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Gaining Momentum: Eamon Moore, Hikari Data Solutions

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In the latest in our series of briefings with influential Irish business leaders, we feature Eamon Moore of Hikari Data Solutions, who believes taking a chance is the route to business gain.

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Ireland Proves Fertile Ground For Fintech Sector

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Regulatory support and growing overseas investment in Ireland’s already buoyant financial services industry is creating an increasingly favourable environment for Ireland’s fintech sector.

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Tips for Fintech Startups

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In the fast-developing fintech sector, a strong grasp of roles and responsibilities will help companies grapple with the finer details of regulation and strategy. From the Companies Act 2014, which places the onus on directors to fully understand their role and responsibilities, to the raft of financial regulation, directors in the fintech industry have a lot to contend with. So where to begin? This guide, aimed at start-ups, gives an outline. Here are tips for fintech startups:

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Follow The Leader: Declan Mahon, Collar & Cuff

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In the latest in our series of interviews with business leaders from across the country, we speak to Declan Mahon, founder of tailoring company Collar & Cuff, about his business drivers. Follow the Leader: Declan Mahon, Collar & Cuff:

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Agri-Food Series: Pastures New with Daniel Cronin of Oysterhaven Dairy Farm

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In the latest in our Agri-Food series, Farmer Daniel Cronin of Oysterhaven Dairy Farm reveals how he diversified the family farm business.

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Agri-Food Series: Going Organic with Gordon McCoy of McCoy Organic Farm

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The best way forward? In the latest in our Agri-Food series, Gordon McCoy of McCoy Organic Farm talks about the challenges and benefits of converting his family farm to organic. 

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Interesting article
Wednesday, 19 September 2018 11:22
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Gaining Momentum: Alison Banton

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The Momentum Series 2018, in partnership with Dublin Chamber of Commerce and Ulster Bank, brought together inspirational business leaders to shore their views on growth opportunities to fellow entrepreneurs. In our series of interviews with Momentum's speakers, we cast the spotlight on Alison Banton, CEO at beauty business Brooke & Shoals Fragrances.

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Follow the Leader: Pat FitzGerald

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In the latest of our series of interviews with business leaders about their journey so far and plans for future success, we speak to Pat FitzGerald, founder and MD at Beotanics & FitzGerald Nurseries in Stoneyford, Kilkenny.

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Contactless to Drive Payments

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In the second instalment of our two-part series on the evolution of payments in Ireland, Ulster Bank’s head of payments, Celine Singleton, explains how businesses have embraced contactless payments.

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Buying Cars Online – The New Customer Journey

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  • Most customers start their car-buying journey online, researching mileage, body types, road tax and safety ratings
  • Customers make, on average, only 1.5 visits to a dealership when purchasing a new car
  • Dealers are therefore changing the way they reach out to potential buyers, making the online service they offer more appealing
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Chain Reaction: Pat McCormick

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Pat McCormick is incoming president of the Dundalk Chamber of Commerce and head of department at the Department of Electronic and Mechanical Engineering at the Dundalk Institute of Technology in County Louth. We spoke to Pat recently and asked him for his views on upcoming impacts for business:

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Banking on Change in Payments Market

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In the first of a two-part series on the future of payments in Ireland, Ulster Bank’s head of payments, Celine Singleton, looks at current trends in a nation where cash remains king. Ireland is a country of contradictions, no more so than when it com...
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Very interesting Celine - looking forward to part of this interview !
Monday, 20 August 2018 13:43
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Channelling the Digital Vision

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Highlights Reflecting the growing popularity of digital devices, 58% of Irish citizens used online banking in 2017 Many banks offer a range of online services, with the potential to develop a greater range of options for business customers 80% of Iri...
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It's an exciting (as well as challenging) time for the banks, as they need to figure out how to be as nimble as new digital start ... Read More
Thursday, 16 August 2018 10:38
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Follow the Leader, Philip Noone, Aalto Bio Reagents

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In the latest in our series of interviews with business leaders about their journey so far and plans for future success, we talk to Philip Noone, CEO of innovative Irish biotechnology firm Aalto Bio Reagents. Philip Noone, CEO of Aalto Bio Reagents, ...
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Digital Marketing: Trends and Opportunities in 2018

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With consumers spending more time online, discover the key trends that will help you harness the power of digital marketing. Here is our roundup of Digital Marketing: Trends and Opportunities in 2018:

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Follow the Leader, Ronan Cunningham, Footee

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In the latest of our series of interviews with business leaders about their journey so far and plans for future success, we speak to Ronan Cunningham, owner of Footee and president of the Irish Footgolf Association.

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Follow the Leader, John Crumlish, Galway International Arts Festival

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In the latest of our interviews with business leaders about their journey so far and plans for future success, we speak to John Crumlish, CEO of Galway International Arts Festival.   Now in its 41st year, Galway International Arts Festival (GIAF) is ...
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Great interview from John Crumlish. The Festival this year was amazing.
Thursday, 02 August 2018 16:33
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Cryptocurrency: More Than Just a Craze

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Though the bitcoin bubble may appear to be bursting, regulations and innovation could help small businesses in Ireland benefit from what cryptocurrency has to offer. Here's why cryptocurrency is more than just a craze:

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Follow the Leader: Sinead Devlin

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In the latest of our series of interviews with business leaders about their journey so far and plans for future success, we speak to Sinead Devlin, managing director of Emergenetics International for the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) region, based in Dublin.

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Tara De Buitlear
Another very interesting interview with an Irish business leader. #BusinessAchievers
Monday, 30 July 2018 12:13
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Super insight into a very exciting & innovative company. Congrats Sinead, Ashley and Frank and continued success to Emergenetics!... Read More
Monday, 30 July 2018 12:42
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Follow the Leader - Brian O'Reilly, of MCE Events

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In the latest of our interviews with business leaders about their journey so far and plans for future success, we speak to Brian O’Reilly, MD at Dublin-based MCE Events. Since it was founded 18 years ago, MCE has organised events and parties for hous...
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Nice to read about another indigenous SME who has grown.
Thursday, 19 July 2018 09:45
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