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Jobs in Small Businesses Predicted

fingal enterprise job

The Local Enterprise Office in Fingal has predicted that 75 new jobs will be created by award-winning small businesses in the region. [Read more…]

UCD Spin-Out Shortlisted

UCD spinout

OxyMem, a University College Dublin (UCD) spin-out, is one of just nine companies established by academic entrepreneurs, to be shortlisted for the sixth annual Academic Enterprise Awards. [Read more…]

Sheehan for CPA Council

jimmy sheehan

The Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland (CPA Ireland) has announced the formal election of Jimmy Sheehan, of Sheehan and Associates, Lucan to Council. The announcement was made at the Annual CPA Ireland Conferring Ceremony which took place recently in Dublin. [Read more…]

Bill Must Not Increase Cost of Business

Chambers Ireland

Chambers Ireland has today called on Government to ensure that the cost of doing business does not rise as a result of the Local Government Bill 2013. The call comes in advance of a meeting of the select Sub-committee on the Environment, Community and Local Government. [Read more…]

Enbio Signs €500000 Contract

Enbio - Surface Technology

Enbio – Surface Technology

Enbio, the Irish surface technology company, today announced that it has secured a €500,000 contract with the European Space Agency (ESA).

The contract will enable Enbio to optimise a proprietary surface treatment for use as a ‘sunscreen’ to better protect satellites as they travel in space. The contract will also enable Enbio to establish its first manufacturing facility at its headquarters at NovaUCD, the Centre for New Ventures and Entrepreneurs, at University College Dublin. [Read more…]

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…]

Programme unites business ideas

National Digital Research Centre

National Digital Research Centre

People with clever digital business start-up ideas and people interested in getting involved in developing these start-ups have a golden opportunity to do just that through NDRC’s unique Swequity Exchange programme [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…]

Ireland StartUp Awards 2012

Ireland StartUp Awards 2012

Ireland StartUp Awards 2012

Three Wicklow businesses shortlisted in the National Start-up Awards (Burlington Hotel) have won gold in their respective categories; Rainbusters received gold for ‘Best Retail’ Start-up and silver for ‘Best Online’ Start-up; received gold for ‘Best Social Enterprise’ Start-up and Old Rectory received gold for ‘Best Craft Based’ Start-up. [Read more…]