Made in Ireland

Made in Ireland
Highlights The Irish economy is expected to grow by 3.5% this year It remains the most popular place in Europe for major US companies, including Facebook and Apple, to set up shop Financial services, IT, medtech and construction are major growth area...
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Irish infrastructure and the impact of Brexit

Irish infrastructure and the impact of Brexit
Highlights Ireland focuses on infrastructure to sustain economic growth € 2.6bn in unallocated money will be given to projects designed to improve competitiveness There are many projects to come, including the Luas Cross City rail, the N25 New Ross B...
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Capitalising on ‘Brexodus’

Capitalising on ‘Brexodus’
Highlights Fintech, clearing and asset management are seen as promising business areas for EU member countries post-Brexit Dublin property agents report a rise in enquiries from UK companies Infrastructure in the Irish capital might struggle to meet ...
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Get Set For Mobile Recruitment

Get Set For Mobile Recruitment
Highlights More than half of all job applications are completed on a mobile device, according to recruitment group Indeed Many recruiters do not have mobile-friendly career pages, but simple solutions for creating them are available With 4.4 billion ...
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The SME Toolkit: Reducing Staff Turnover

The SME Toolkit: Reducing Staff Turnover
Retaining talent is an ongoing challenge for all businesses, but among small organisations high staff turnover can harm productivity. Small teams need nurturing to ensure that employees remain loyal. But this doesn’t mean simply offering extra money....
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Success with Succession

Success with Succession
As companies grow, succession planning can be a vital but overlooked element of business strategy. Ensuring a smooth handover brings a number of benefits; from keeping staff members motivated, to maintaining continuity with long-term strategy, and ma...
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5 Ways to Boost Media Coverage for Your Business

5 Ways to Boost Media Coverage for Your Business

Every new business needs the power of PR to make a splash, but where do you start, and how can you get it right without breaking the bank? Here are 5 ways to boost media coverage for your business. 

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Hot Property: Understanding IP

Hot Property: Understanding IP
  Highlights  Intellectual property is a unique asset that you create, and can add value to your company Intellectual property can have more than one owner and is not exclusive to the originator When starting a business, ensure you are not ...
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The SME Toolkit: Boost Your Business Website

The SME Toolkit: Boost Your Business Website
Highlights   First impressions count with your business website, so make sure it creates the right image for your customer base   Look at who views your site and how – and market it accordingly   Ensure customer peace of mind by securi...
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Embarking On International Business

Embarking On International Business

The next challenge for the entrepreneur is to grow beyond the borders and become a global business. Not everyone can manage to get into international business as seamlessly as they should, and to be fair, not every business is meant to be a global business. But if you have ambitions to go global here's what you need to know if you want to run a successful global business.

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The Human Firewall

The Human Firewall
Highlights Cyber criminals can gain information via social media accounts and pose as managers using inside information Staff are best placed to recognise unusual behaviour and should be encouraged to question and double-check anything amiss It’s tru...
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Are The EU’s CAP Payments Fair?

Are The EU’s CAP Payments Fair?
Payments through the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) supplement income for farmers, but are they fairly distributed? Farming can be a precarious way to make a living. Farmers are often at the mercy of volatile markets and bad weather. Establish...
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Going The Extra Mile: Ireland’s Transport Sector

Going The Extra Mile: Ireland’s Transport Sector
The logistics sector is a vital component of the Irish economy. We look at the international and domestic challenges and changes facing transport and haulage. There were an estimated 48,800 people employed in core freight-transport, distribution and ...
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Smarter Stays

Smarter Stays
Powering the leisure sector is expensive, but with a little strategy, hotels can decrease energy expenses. The hotel and leisure sector uses vast amounts of energy and with that usage comes huge opportunities for carbon reductions, but the task of re...
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‘Uberisation’ And The Future of Global Chauffeuring

‘Uberisation’ And The Future of Global Chauffeuring
Uber and other transport network companies have transformed the global chauffeuring market. But opportunities remain in the sector for enterprising businesses that can offer a bespoke service. Uberisation – it’s one of those buzzwords that provokes a...
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Slipping and Sliding - Economics Weekly

Slipping and Sliding - Economics Weekly
The world economy seems to be struggling a bit. The latest global PMI manufacturing survey figure was consistent with growth between 2% year on year and 3% year on year. That is weak. But it is also predominantly centred on emerging economies. The US...
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Base Rate Cut, Is It Enough?

Base Rate Cut, Is It Enough?
The Bank of England’s surprisingly broad range of attempts to fend off a recession in the wake of the Brexit referendum has met only a half-hearted welcome from big business. The Confederation of British Industry said the unprecedented cut in the bas...
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