Follow the Leader - Sue O'Neill of Shellcove

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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 Sue O’Neill, managing director of association management company Shellcove. Founded by Sue O’Neill in 2004, Shellcove...
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Great to hear Sue's story... looking forward to hearing more from Sue at the SFA conference tomorrow - http://www.sfa.ie/IBEC/Eve... Read More
Wednesday, 23 May 2018 16:43
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Follow the Leader - Colin Chapman of Digigrow

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In our series of interviews with business leaders about their journey so far and plans for future success, we speak to Colin Chapman, commercial director of digital development consultancy, Digigrow, based in Sandyford, Dublin. Prior to joining Digig...
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Great to hear about Colin & Digigrow's journey. Hear more from Colin at the SFA Conference in UCD tomorrow when the panel discusse... Read More
Wednesday, 23 May 2018 15:36
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Follow the Leader: Killian Stokes

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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 Killian Stokes, co-founder of Moyee Coffee, a ‘FairChain’ coffee company based in Dublin. Moyee Coffee Ireland was se...
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Full speed ahead? Car sales in Ireland

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  Highlights Since the Brexit vote, the fall in sterling’s value has led to a rise in imports of used vehicles, with sales of new cars in decline   Industry figures believe the switch to greener vehicles will stimulate demand   In the ...
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The Secrets to Farming Success

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PJ O’Keeffe, Macra na Feirme Young Farmer of the Year 2017, talks about the challenges he’s faced to get where he is today. Dairy farmer PJ O’Keeffe, 33, had been farming with his parents for 10 years when he took over the running of the business in ...
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Green Light: Section 481

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From Star Wars to Vikings, the Irish creative industry is reaping the benefits of the Section 481 tax credit. It’s not every day you walk into a pub and find Luke Skywalker pulling a pint of Guinness. The Bridge Bar in Portmagee, County Kerry, became...
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Follow the leader: John Kearns, Priory Brewing

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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 John Kearns, Chief Executive of Priory Brewing, based in Tallaght, Dublin. Tallaght has been a strong home to food an...
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Well done to John & the team at Priory Brewing - industry awards within their first year of their beer going on the market and a s... Read More
Wednesday, 02 May 2018 12:40
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GDPR for SMEs

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Highlights Thousands of Irish companies could be unprepared for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes into force across the EU in May Data breaches can lead to hefty fines, and must be reported to the Data Protection Commissioner...
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Some good advice there for all SMEs assessing the impact of GDPR for them.
Wednesday, 18 April 2018 15:13
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It's a big change for businesses to prepare for, but great to see that there will be a more holistic approach to data protection a... Read More
Monday, 23 April 2018 20:02
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Follow the Leader : Anthony Birchall, of Gifts.ie

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In our series of interviews with business leaders about their journey so far and plans for future success, we speak to Anthony Birchall, director and co-founder of gifts.ie, an online personalised gift delivery service based in Dublin. Gifts.ie was f...
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A nice read Anthony, a home grown success story where you had the foresight of the move to direct channels in the gift & hospitali... Read More
Tuesday, 27 March 2018 10:15
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Incentivising Investment: The Tax Landscape as a Lever

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How could Ireland’s taxation system work harder to attract investment in ICT post Brexit? The Irish ICT (information and communications technology) sector is one of the fastest growing in the world. There are currently 105,000 people working in the s...
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Building for Brexit

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Highlights The UK is Ireland’s biggest two-way trading partner, with trade between the countries estimated to be worth more than €60bn a year The Irish government’s Project Ireland 2040 scheme outlines a number of infrastructure projects that could h...
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Steering SMEs Through Brexit

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Highlights About 90% of Irish businesses are SMEs – and over 40% of their exports go to the UK The British Irish Chamber of Commerce, which represents businesses in both countries, has called on the Irish government to ease the path of SMEs through B...
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Follow the Leader : Emma Kennedy, The Echo

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In the third of our series of interviews with business leaders about their business journey so far, we speak to Emma Kennedy, MD of The Echo, a local newspaper based in Tallaght, Dublin. The Echo, which is the only paid-for local paper in the city, w...
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Nice to read a story of a family business, in a challenging sector whose resilience has carried them across challenging times, ada... Read More
Thursday, 08 March 2018 14:22
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Follow The Leader: Dave Meier, Hidden Depth.

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In the second of our series of interviews with business leaders about their business journey so far, we speak to Dave Meier , who launched his web design agency Hidden Depth in 2009. What began with just Dave Meier and a laptop has grown into an awar...
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Wednesday, 21 February 2018 15:05
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The Wild Atlantic Way Is A Winner For Tourism

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A 2,500-kilometre driving route along Ireland’s west coast is proving popular with visitors and tourism businesses alike. Billed as one of the world’s ultimate road trips, the Wild Atlantic Way is Ireland’s answer to California’s Pacific Coast Highwa...
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Emerging Technologies: Shaping the Future of Customer Service

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With everything from artificial intelligence to cloud computing rapidly transforming the business landscape, we explore how emerging technologies can help companies interact with customers, improve their services and gain insight into trends and habi...
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Delighted to have been asked to contribute to this article, very exciting times in the financial sector with rise of AI. Well don... Read More
Wednesday, 24 January 2018 14:48
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It's fantastic to see this technology leveraged in ways that offers meaningful insights, ultimately benefitting the customer!... Read More
Thursday, 25 January 2018 11:59
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Follow the Leader: Brooke Tully

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In the first of our series of interviews with business leaders about their business journey so far, we speak to Brooke Tully, an Australian who moved to Dublin just over 18 months ago to launch BikeExchange Ireland. The venture is part of a wider gro...
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Colin O'Sullivan
Great to see Bike Exchange establishing in Ireland. Great read.
Friday, 19 January 2018 13:09
Tara De Buitlear
An interesting read - thanks Brooke. Nice to hear from a business leader here in Ireland, with a global business and brand and to ... Read More
Monday, 22 January 2018 13:10
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Brexit update: The Swiss model

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Highlights Switzerland is considered a ‘quasi-member’ of the single market and has the freedom to strike its own trade deals, but must also accept the free movement of people A Swiss-style relationship for the UK could present opportunities for Irela...
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Great article - interesting to see how the Swiss model works.. The important thing for Ireland is to keep focussing on the opportu... Read More
Tuesday, 16 January 2018 15:33
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EU GDPR: How to Prepare

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With the General Data Protection Regulation coming into effect in May next year, experts offer guidance to businesses on how to deal with the EU’s overhaul of data protection laws. The government has described the Data Protection Bill – which will gi...
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Your Club and Country

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Ulster Bank and the IRFU have teamed up again for a lucrative fundraising draw that benefits the country’s clubs. This is the seventh season that Ulster Bank will work with the IRFU to raise money for the grassroots club game through the Your Club, Y...
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