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Revealed: How much your local pub needs to make to stay open

Last year saw a 6pc increase in turnover in card sales for Ireland’s pub sector, according to AIB’s 2018 Pubs Outlook. Food was a key driver of growth for the period, with food service i [...]

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Hydrogen to power homes, boats and cars on Aran Islands

The Aran Islands will form part of an EU study to see if hydrogen can be produced using renewable energy to power cars, boats and heat buildings. The €3.5m project led by NUI Galway will [...]

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Enterprise offices help create 4,000 startup jobs

ALMOST 4,000 jobs were created last year by startups and small businesses backed by their Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs). This brings the total number of jobs created by LEO-supported c [...]

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Is Your Business Fit for 2018?

In discussion with Mark Kellett, CEO Magnet Networks, we ask is your business fit for 2018? What should be front of mind to ensure your company is in the right shape and securely and saf [...]

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Europe warned of gas shortage without more Russian imports

Europe will face a gas shortage and price spike as soon as the next decade if it doesn't decide quickly to boost imports from Russia as gas purchases from the US or Qatar fail to match dema [...]

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Dislike: Millions of young people are quitting Facebook

Young people are turning their backs on Facebook, according to a new report. Two million people under the age of 25 will stop using the social network this year, research firm eMarketer [...]

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Enterprise offices help create 4,000 startup jobs

ALMOST 4,000 jobs were created last year by startups and small businesses backed by their Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs). This brings the total number of jobs created by LEO-supported c [...]

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Consumer sentiment reaches 17 year high

Consumer sentiment rose to a 17 year high in January, as people start to feel the benefits of the economic recovery. The latest KBC Bank Ireland/ESRI consumer sentiment index found that [...]

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Confidence builds in construction sector

The construction sector here made a strong start to the year, posting faster increases in activity, new orders and employment, as well as seeing confidence improve again. But input costs [...]

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Number of regular savers drops in January

The proportion of people saving regularly dropped to 50pc in January from 53pc in December. In addition, consumers also felt more dissatisfied with the amount that they were saving, with [...]

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Voice-activation will change marketing - and our lives

A little bit of Irish radio history was made last week when the country's commercial radio sector came together with RTÉ to launch a new voice-activated version of the popular Irish Radio P [...]

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Companies urged to look at steps to reduce the plastics problem

Today, just 2pc of the plastic on the global market is being turned into new packaging. And Ireland is a big offender, ranked at the top of European Union countries as the biggest produc [...]

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Love a good bargain

It's that time of year when love's young dream needs to ditch the dreaming for a day and dig into the pocket instead to show their other half how much they really mean to them. Valentine [...]

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When a startup needs to recruit staff, it becomes the candidate

As your startup grows, you'll need to start hiring. How do you conduct interviews for your startup to help you recruit the best candidates? If you're been following this startup diary, y [...]

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Ireland's first live 5G demo hosted by Vodafone at Dublin's Trinity College

Ireland's first successful live demonstration of 5G technology was carried out at an event in Dublin's Trinity College. Vodafone Ireland and Ericsson achieved 15 Gigabit per second speed [...]

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'House prices to fall here if UK fails to get Brexit deal'

Property prices will fall if Britain leaves the European Union without a trade deal, a new report states. This country faces Brexit-related risks because of its tight links with Britain, [...]

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ESB set to deliver €150m in savings to large businesses

ESB, though its business line Smart Energy Services, is set to deliver €150m in savings on energy costs to over 300 large businesses across Ireland and the UK. Savings will be delivered [...]

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Soaring cost of housing could derail Dublin's investment potential - Irish billionaire Patrick Collison

Ireland's most successful technology entrepreneur has warned that soaring housing costs threaten to derail Dublin's future and its investment potential. Patrick Collison, the 29-year-old [...]

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App 'to give local businesses the chance to compete against big brands' - for less than the price of a newspaper ad

An app that will give local businesses the chance to compete online with big brands is launching this week. According to its creator Philip Cullen, RUBAN is about shopping local and keep [...]

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AgTech accelerator targets start-ups with €800,000 investment opportunity

AgTech accelerator programme Yield Lab Europe has opened for applications from start-up companies for its 2018 programme. Under the programme, the Galway-headquartered Yield Lab will sup [...]

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