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Hugh O’Regan dies

The Thomas Read Group

The Thomas Read Group

Businessman Hugh O’Regan, the hotelier and publican who established The Thomas Read Group, died unexpectedly.

The group owned a large number of Dublin’s most profile pubs, including The Bailey, Pravda, Searson’s and Ron Black’s, as well as the Morrison Hotel. O’Regan started the chain when he bought is first pub in Dublin in 1988, before building it up into Ireland’s biggest pub chain. [Read more…]

SAP Holds Start-UP Focus Forum

SAP AppHaus

SAP AppHaus

SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) hosted its first Start-Up Focus Forum in Ireland at its newly established AppHaus in the Citywest Business Campus, Dublin.  As part of SAP’s strategic efforts to work and engage with start-up companies in major innovation hubs around the world, the Forum will enable SAP to share its innovative technologies with start-ups from across the UK and Ireland, with the intent of identifying and cultivating groundbreaking products that can deliver high quality solutions to real-world problems using SAP HANA. [Read more…]

United Drug considers Irish delisting

United Drug considers de-listing

United Drug considers de-listing

The Irish Stock Exchange notes United Drug’s announcement that its Board is reviewing the company’s listing arrangements to allow for potential inclusion in the FTSE UK Index Series. [Read more…]

HR Start-Up Secures Investment

Careergro, a human resources start-up company

Careergro, a human resources start-up company

Careergro, a human resources start-up company headquartered at NovaUCD, today announced that it has secured an investment of €300,000 from private investors and Enterprise Ireland. [Read more…]

Congress Launches 2012 Pre-Budget Submission

Ireland needs growth plan

Ireland needs growth plan

“Ireland needs a new plan for growth,” Congress General Secretary David Begg said on Thursday (27th October).

Speaking at the launch of Growth is the Key – the Congress Pre-Budget submission – David Begg said: “The most important deficit facing Ireland is the deficit in the demand for labour. That needs to be tackled as a priority. [Read more…]