Offaly entrepreneurs: passing a business on to the next generation? Four questions can avoid a gift becoming a curse

The transfer of a family business from one generation to the next has the potential to create tension and conflict   The Law Society of Ireland recommends that Offaly business owners and the next generation plan ahead and develop a family agreement   Answering four questions can help avoid a gift becoming a curse “Family […]

EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ on the hunt for Offaly entrepreneurs

Now in its 22nd Year, the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2019 programme officially opens today for nominations. The theme of this year’s programme is “Be Brave, Be Bold” and all sectors and businesses of all sizes across the island of Ireland are invited to submit their nominations until 15 February. The 24 finalists for 2019 will […]

Resilient Performance by Irish Food & Drink Exports in 2018, Creed

Food exports to the UK grow despite continued uncertainty Irish butter sales surpass €1 billion for the first time Despite a year of unprecedented global volatility, involving political uncertainty, extreme weather events and continuing currency fluctuations impacting competitiveness, the value of Irish food, drink and horticulture exports reached €12.1 billion in 2018, down just 4 […]

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 […]

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