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Retail data startup wins pitch contest

6th June 2017

Technology firm Popertee has walked away with first prize in the Wayra UK pitch contest at the TechConnect Live showcase at the RDS. Six finalists had been selected to participate in the live Dragons’ Den-style pitch – all with the ambition to see their business selected to access technology incubator Wayra and Telefónica’s vast network […]

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EU trade deal will open doors for more exporters in Canada

6th June 2017

This week saw a number of Irish businesses announce deals and partnerships in Canada, one of the world’s most successful and stable economies. It was the result of a three-day trade mission, led by Minister of State Seán Canney, aimed at promoting the potential of the new Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), recently agreed […]

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Why finding the right people is vital to business success

6th June 2017

Anne Fanthom is managing director of RecruitmentPlus – a specialist recruitment company which she founded in 1999. Headquartered in Stillorgan, Co Dublin, and with offices in Dundalk and Limerick, the company employs 16 staff and has an annual turnover of more than €4.5m. “We offer a broad range of recruitment services in a number of […]

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Why finding the right people is vital to business success

6th June 2017

Anne Fanthom is managing director of RecruitmentPlus – a specialist recruitment company which she founded in 1999. Headquartered in Stillorgan, Co Dublin, and with offices in Dundalk and Limerick, the company employs 16 staff and has an annual turnover of more than €4.5m. “We offer a broad range of recruitment services in a number of […]

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Hard Brexit could lead to 20pc drop in the level of UK trade to Ireland within a decade

2nd June 2017

A hard Brexit could result in a 20pc drop in the level of UK trade to Ireland, lead to 40,000 job losses and reduce Irish GDP by up to 4pc within a decade, according to the British Irish Chamber of Commerce (BICC). The stark warning was issued at a special Brexit forum hosted by the […]

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A number of Topaz stations across Ireland will offer 99c per litre fuel this weekend

2nd June 2017

Topaz has announced that it will be dropping fuel prices in 14 locations over the bank holiday weekend to 99c per litre for 99 minutes. The fuel offers are to celebrate the rollout of Miles, Topaz’s new fuel additive and fuel brand, across its 430 service stations in Ireland. The rollout of Miles is set to […]

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Sharpest Irish manufacturing growth in almost two years

2nd June 2017

The pace of growth in the Irish manufacturing sector rose to a near two-year high last month thanks to rising new orders and improving economic conditions. New business rose at a faster pace, and while new export orders slowed, the rate of growth still remained substantial, according to the latest Purchasing Managers Index for the […]

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Pension crisis as Irish Life scraps gold-plated fund

1st June 2017

he largest pension provider in the State is closing its staff pension scheme, prompting fears that traditional defined benefit plans are now set to disappear from the private sector. Unions at Irish Life want the law altered urgently in a bid to stop the company closing its defined benefit pension for staff. Some 1,200 staff […]

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Social network site in €180k commitment to help Irish jobseekers

1st June 2017

LinkedIn has announced a new partnership with Jobcare aimed at connecting communities in need with economic opportunities to make their visions a reality. Over the next two years, LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional social network, will provide €180k in funding through the company’s social impact programme, LinkedIn for Good. “With our EMEA headquarters in Dublin, […]

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Soaring rents and legal costs a ‘warning signal’ for the economy, says watchdog

1st June 2017

The dramatic increase in residential rents is a cause of major concern and will potentially have significant adverse consequences for the entire economy, the State’s competitiveness watchdog has warned. Soaring rents and rising house prices will inevitably fuel calls for higher wages, increase the cost of living and ultimately damage competitiveness, the National Competitiveness Council […]

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