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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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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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
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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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Boosting Customer Experience on the Irish High Street

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Online sales are rising in Ireland and putting pressure on the traditional bricks-and-mortar retailers. We look at how businesses can improve their in-store customer service, and the impact it might have on the high street. Retail Ireland, the body t...
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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
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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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