New start-up SwitchingRooms.ie provides students with rent-free accommodation

www.switchingrooms.ie is a new online start-up that provides a solution to the housing shortage and escalating rents third level students face. Switching Rooms provides a platform for students to advertise the room they are leaving behind, on its database, search for a suitable match in the required destination and do a direct swap thus eliminating the crippling […]

Businesses won’t survive if they are not sustainable: free Midlands bootcamp aims to get companies ready with unmissable tips and expert advice

Sustainable Nation Ireland, the national body helping Irish business become more sustainable, is hosting 2°Camp Midlands-based businesses are invited to register and take part for free on Thursday,April 13 at the Enterprise Ireland Midlands Office in Athlone. Well-known author and Entrepeneur Ron Immink will guide businesses through the ins and outs of sustainability Topics include resource efficiency, […]

One week to go to apply to Social Entrepreneurs Ireland for funding and support– another 5k up for grabs for bright ideas to change Ireland

8 winning social entrepreneurs will receive initial €300,000 in funding and support with potential for further investment and development opportunities 15 people with early-stage ideas will win a place at the Academy for Social Entrepreneurs PLUS the chance to pitch for up to €5,000   SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS IRELAND has reissued the call for ambitious individuals with […]

New funding available for enterprise training – Offaly businesses encouraged to apply

Skillnets – the national agency responsible for funding and supporting training networks – has announced details of a new training fund that will support private sector businesses with the growth and competitiveness agenda by addressing their current and future skills needs. A group of businesses from the same sector or region can collectively apply to […]

93% Of Employees Want a Christmas Bonus- not a Party, Reveals Irishjobs.ie

IrishJobs.ie Research Shows Private Sector as unhappy as the public sector on pay and getting ready to move on   93% want a Christmas bonus, not a party 56% of Irish job seekers haven’t had a salary increase this year 70% will be asking for a salary increase in the next 12 months 62% are […]

Calling all Offaly engineering firms – Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards now open for entries

Entries are now being sought throughout the country including County Offaly for the 2016 Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards held in association with ESB. These annual awards are chosen and presented by the 23,000-strong membership organisation in recognition of the achievements of engineers who have demonstrated exceptional engineering skills through their work. In addition to the […]

OECD confirms Irish economy needs to increase support for local indigenous enterprise – Matt Carthy MEP

Sinn Féin MEP Matt Carthy has said an OECD report on the Irish economy released this week warns the Irish government that its support for multinational enterprises needs to be rebalanced towards local small and medium enterprises. The Sinn Féin MEP said: “The OECD has confirmed Sinn Féin’s analysis that the Irish economy needs to increase support for local indigenous enterprise rather than focus on tax breaks for multinationals in the knowledge-based […]

Food Safety Resources designed for you, by you!

Safefood want food business operators to have their say in the development of relevant food safety resources. The information collected will be used to provide new and improved food safety tools for food industry SMEs on the island of Ireland. EIQA are managing the survey on behalf of safefood and if you would like to […]

Food Works Ireland is calling all Offaly Food Entrepreneurs

Are you a budding food entrepreneur? Do you have a big idea for a food business? Could you create a successful and scalable global food business? Food Works, an intensive business development and accelerator programme designed for food and drink start-ups, could be the ideal opportunity for you. Ambitious individuals, with an interest in building an international […]

Shortage of IT professionals for Irish Businesses continues

More than 51% Irish businesses* have had difficulties filling vacancies for IT specialists. (all figs. collected 2014). This is higher than the EU average of 40% for businesses* looking for IT staff who have found it hard to recruit qualified staff. The figures come from a new Eurostat report which looks at the “Information and Communication […]

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