10 crucial employment law and HR changes to look out for in 2019

Advice by Peninsula Ireland Associate Director of Advisory Alan Hickey   From GDPR to widespread claims of workplace sexual harassment, 2018 has been a busy year in HR and employment law.   Although employers may hope for a quieter 2019, it’s looking likely that there will be a number of issues that are prevalent throughout […]

Average households to spend over €2,690 in shops this Christmas

Retail Ireland, the Ibec group that represents the sector, today published its Christmas Retail Monitor 2018 (see attached pdf) that predicts the Irish household will spend an average of €2,690 in shops this December, approximately €866 more than any other month of this year and roughly 3% more than Christmas 2017.   The monitor predicts […]

€1 million in start-up funding for overseas entrepreneurs and experienced business professionals

The Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys TD, has announced two new Competitive Start Funds (CSFs) totalling up to €1 million to support overseas entrepreneurs and start-ups led by experienced business professionals. The funds, which will run simultaneously, will be administered by Enterprise Ireland. Each fund will provide up to €50,000 in equity […]

Construction Industry requires more female workers to solve Ireland’s housing and infrastructure crises

Survey shows just over 70% of construction companies recognise the need for more women in the industry Industry aims to increase proportion of female workers in the industry from 10% to 25% by 2030  A survey by the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) has found that on average approximately only 1 out of 10 construction workers […]

350,000 Euro in Funding and Support Available for People with the Best Ideas and Projects to Tackle Social Problems

A Geodesic Dome; A Rickshaw Service for the Elderly; A Solution to the Housing Crisis – just some of the ideas that have won funding and support so far. What will the Irish population think of this year? SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS IRELAND has launched a callout for people across the country with ideas to tackle social […]

Ibec welcomes Project Ireland 2040

Business heralds Project Ireland 2040 as a new era for ambition and investment for the Irish economy and society   Ibec, the group which represents Irish business, has today welcomed the announcement of Project Ireland 2040, comprising of the National Development Plan and the National Planning Framework.   Ibec CEO, Danny McCoy, said: “The launch […]

Over €30m Invested In Start-ups By Enterprise Ireland In 2017

Over half of supported start-ups based in regions outside Dublin   Minister Humphreys stresses crucial role of indigenous business and the regional economy   Regional €500K Competitive Start Fund announced at Start-Up Showcase 2018   Enterprise Ireland, the state agency responsible for the development and growth of Irish companies in global markets, invested €31 million […]

Calling all Micro, SME or MNCs based in the Mid-West region to avail of funding supports available to them

Information session on funding supports available to Micro, SME or MNCs based in the Mid-West region taking place on February 21. Nine Skillnet learning networks based in the mid-west region have collaborated with local organisations to offer this information session in response to the growing need for awareness of funding options among businesses in the mid-west […]

Enterprise Ireland’s Brexit Advisory Clinic, Portlaoise

Enterprise Ireland is running a series of nationwide Brexit Advisory Clinics, the next of which will take place in Portlaoise on Thursday, 22nd February.   The purpose of the clinic is to support companies affected by Brexit in Laois and the surrounding areas to take immediate action to address their exposure. The clinic aims to strengthen […]

Jerry Kennelly says graduates from Irish institutions ‘not job ready’ and has his say on Dublin-based tech giants

Serial entrepreneur Jerry Kennelly was the speaker as 50 entrepreneurs from the West Cork area attended the inaugural Ludgate First Tuesdays event, an exclusive networking event for entrepreneurs on the 4th of July at the Ludgate Hub, Skibbereen. It was the first in a series of events to be held at the Hub. Kennelly, who […]

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