Enterprise Support Grant Available to Small Business Owners and Funding for School Meals Scheme to be Extended into Summer

Want to get Ireland back working again. In many cases, this means tackling the roadblocks and obstacles which stop an otherwise viable business from getting back up and running or simply giving them a helping hand. It is crucial that we approach this task in an innovative and flexible manner and this is what underpins […]

Inland Fisheries Ireland Sponsorship Fund 2017 Open For Applications

Inland Fisheries Ireland has launched its Sponsorship Fund for 2017 which will support angling events and initiatives across the country. The fund supported 44 events to the tune of €30,000 in 2016 with a particular focus on initiatives which help grow Ireland’s angling tourism product and support novice anglers. Angling in Ireland is currently worth […]

Calling All Offaly Business Women For Enterprise Ireland International Business Women’s Conference

The countdown is on to the second annual Enterprise Ireland International Business Women’s Conference. The conference will be held in conjunction with the Rose of Tralee International Festival on Monday, August 22nd at the Brandon Hotel, Tralee in county Kerry.   Enterprise Ireland is calling on the business women of Offaly to join them and […]

South East Regional Skills Forum ‘Open For Business’ To Help Employers

Representatives from the recently-established South East Regional Skills Forum (SERSF) have held their first meeting with Minister of State with responsibility for Training and Skills, John Halligan TD.   The event, at Lyrath Estate Hotel in Kilkenny, provided an opportunity for the SERSF to brief the Minister on the objectives of the Forum and its […]

Cash for local business start ups – in places you wouldn’t believe!

With banks reluctant to lend, and local economies struggling, this may not appear the ideal time to set-up a new business, but a recent study and start-up guide for SME’s just published by Sli Nios Fearr (A Better Way) may help pave the way – especially as it’s available as a free download as of […]

Small Business leads the way as the first 32 county #SMEcommunity tweet-up takes place in Birr

If Ireland is looking for a demonstration of phenomenal growth and positivity it doesn’t have to look much further than the Twitter group known as #SMEcommunity. What started a mere 8 months ago with a single tweet between two Irish business people, has now grown into an offline gathering incorporating all 32 counties which will […]

IFA Farm Business Chairman Slams ‘Sharp Practices’ Of Banks

IFA Farm Business Chairman James Kane has hit out at the ‘sharp practices’ that the banks are engaged in by increasing the costs of borrowing for existing farm and other small business customers. Mr Kane said, “Over the past year, interest rates and other borrowing costs have increased for farm business customers as the financial […]

Start & Grow Enterprise Expo in Tullamore

The Start & Grow Enterprise Expo taking place in Tullamore on Friday 18th November. This 1 day Enterprise Expo will be packed with entrepreneurial insights, business development opportunities, access to a wide range of business organisations and agencies in 1 location, a unique Ideas Zone and free mentoring. Attendance is free but Registration is essential. […]

Offaly Based ATSR Signs $5M Multi-Year Deal With Ohio-Based Ferno Washington, Inc.

Partnership Brings Fully Integrated Control Systems Technology to Emergency Service Vehicles for the First Time; Solution Increases Fleet Efficiency and Reduces Fuel Costs Offaly Based ATSR Ltd. today signed a $5 million, multi-year partnership agreement with Ferno Washington, Inc., an Ohio-based provider of professional emergency, mortuary and healthcare products. ATSR designs and manufactures fully integrated communications […]

Does Your Tourism Business Need A Boost?

Offaly Local Development Company is organising a training programme for Tourism Providers in County Offaly. The training is focusing on customers – knowing what they want and meeting their needs and of course making a profit by running a more effective and efficient tourism business. Programme content will include; marketing your business/destination, customer service, presenting […]