€750,000 funding available for start-ups in all sectors through Enterprise Ireland’s Competitive Start Fund

Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys TD and Enterprise Ireland today announced the second Competitive Start Fund (CSF) of the year which will open to all sectors for applications on Tuesday 16th April. The €750,000 fund will support up to 15 successful start-up companies with an investment of up to €50,000 in equity funding. Closing […]

Offaly company honoured with All-Star accreditation at Croke Park

An Offaly company has achieved a quality mark signifying they meet the highest standards of service and trust. Daingean Carpenters Carpentry Works were awarded the coveted All-Ireland Business All-Star accreditation at Croke Park this week. All-Star accreditation is an independently verified standard mark for indigenous businesses, based on rigorous selection criteria. Nick McGowan of Tullamore’s […]

Family businesses ‘the backbone and fabric’ of Ireland’s indigenous economy

Family Business Ireland boss says generations that work together are more important to us than we think The Director of Family Business Ireland says Irish family business companies need to be better acknowledged, as they are the ‘backbone and fabric’ of Ireland’s indigenous economy. JJ O’Connell, Co-Chair and Director of Family Business Ireland made the […]

The Mná Na hÉireann Fund Launched

Social Innovation Fund Ireland, in partnership with Bank of America and the Department of Rural and Community Development, are delighted to officially launch the Mná na hÉireann, Women of Ireland Fund. Pictured L-R: Deirdre Mortell, CEO, Social Innovation Fund Ireland, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, TD,  Anne Finucane, Chairman, Bank of America Merrill Lynch Europe and Vice Chairman, […]

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 […]

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