Follow the Leader: Barry McCarthy, Assure Hedge

Barry McCarthy, founder and CEO of Assure Hedge.

In the latest in our series of interviews with business leaders about their journey so far and plans for future success, we speak to Barry McCarthy, founder and CEO of Assure Hedge in Dublin.

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In Focus South-West Ireland - Attracting Industry As Well as Tourists

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The Ring of Kerry, Blarney Castle and the Dingle Peninsula are not only attracting tourists to the South West of Ireland – some stars of industry find it irresistible, too. We examine what the region has to offer for business:

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Follow The Leader: Conall Laverty, Wia

Conall Laverty, founder and CEO of Wia, a cloud-based connectivity platform.
In the latest of our series of interviews with business leaders from across the country, we speak to Conall Laverty, founder and CEO of Dublin-based firm Wia, about his business journey. Join our Business Achievers community and get access to downloa...
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In Focus South-East Ireland - A Burgeoning Tech Hub

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Brimming with history, the South East of Ireland is fast becoming a tech hub. We examine what the region has to offer for business and why it has resisted adopting a silicon label. 

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Follow the Leader: Andreea Wade, Opening.io

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In the latest in our series of interviews with business leaders from across the country, we speak to Andreea Wade, co-founder and CEO of recruitment solution Opening.io, on how she leads her business.

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Gaining Momentum: Noreen Doyle, The Irish Biltong Company

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The latest in our series of interviews with influential Irish business leaders features Noreen Doyle, co-founder and CEO of The Irish Biltong Company, who believes maintaining a clear focus is the key to business success.

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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
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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 !
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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
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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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