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# fora-magazine - Thursday 15 March, 2018

A Waterford virtual reality startup has bagged millions from a stock market float

Immersive VR Education raised €6.7 million through a dual listing in Dublin and London.

A Cork startup is selling $100 biocomputers powered by jellyfish DNA

As part of our weekly Startup Spotlight series, we profile Cell-Free Technology.

'Housing is too expensive - planners must have twiddled their thumbs during the recession'

Glandore founder Michael Kelly also explains why Ryanair’s boss is a hero.

'I remember seeing the cracks appearing in 2005 - property prices just didn't add up'

After starting in residential property, Tommy Redmond is building offices to attract firms to Wexford.

'Universities are criticised for taking in too many foreign students – but we want even more' UCC

'Universities are criticised for taking in too many foreign students – but we want even more'

The new dean of UCC’s business school talks about how it plans to break into the top-50 club.

Made in Ireland: How Java Republic goes from bean to cup

We took a look inside the Irish coffee company’s Dublin roastery as it nears its 20-year anniversary.

This vulture-fund backed homebuilder has spent over €100m on land for new houses

Glenveagh Properties plans to build up to 2,235 homes on the seven sites.

Tesco has quashed a payout for a worker accused of stealing cash from self-scan tills

CCTV showed the man accessing the note dispensers – but he claimed he was unfairly dismissed.

Take a guided tour of... the Irish-led tech juggernaut that calls Anglo's ex-HQ home

Take a look behind the scenes at Intercom’s offices on St Stephen’s Green.

The man behind box office hit The General wants to build a massive film studio in Meath

The 11,300 sq m development is being lined up for a business park in Ashbourne.

'It's a disgrace': Food firms that revived areas in the crash are getting stung with rent spikes

The industry is concerned that property pension funds are purposely pushing up prices.

Two people stand in the way of Waterford's €280m Saudi-backed regeneration project

The development involves a new shopping centre, office blocks and up to 300 apartments.

# fora-magazine - Monday 12 March, 2018

Uber plans to launch its food delivery service in Ireland later this year

The tech company will face stiff competition from established players like Deliveroo.

# fora-magazine - Thursday 8 March, 2018

Dublin IT jobs could be sent offshore in Aer Lingus's latest shakeup

Staff were told of the planned changes at a management meeting yesterday.

Bosses at LinkedIn and Wrigley have invested in this Irish social network for women

GirlCrew has banked $1 million in funding from some big-hitters in tech.

'My advice to people starting in fashion? Roll up your sleeves'

Style guru Sonya Lennon also talks about becoming an expert jumper-folder.

'I was getting work calls the week after giving birth to my son - I just couldn't take maternity leave'

After moving to Australia during the recession, Niamh Murdock returned home to open a cosmetic clinic.

Meet the Dublin startup that wants to become the Spotify of news

As part of our weekly Startup Spotlight series, we profile News Over Audio.

The UK's divorce from the EU is hurting Ireland's cross-border weddings trade

Northern Irish couples are the ‘bread and butter’ of some regional hoteliers.

It's 'unlikely' big housebuilders will buy any of the remaining 250 ghost estates

Asset management firm Investec says there are ‘few if any’ opportunities for the main construction firms.

Restaurants are recruiting chefs from Italy and Croatia to fill shortages here

The industry says Ireland needs to train an extra 8,000 cooks.

The global head of Michelin reveals how restaurants can win a coveted star

There are just 11 businesses in Ireland that have received the esteemed award.

Trinity heads for another south Dublin showdown as it plans 300 more student beds

The college has run into several planning disputes with Dartry residents over student housing.

'Not a viable business': Popular Irish YouTube channel Facts will be axed after losing €400k

The brand was set up by then 17-year-old Shane Corry in 2013.

Starbucks has faced almost no penalty for opening stores without planning approval

Two councils are taking legal action against the coffee giant, but things are moving slowly.

This sheep farmer is leading the push to set up Ireland's first hemp co-op

Ed Hanbidge says there’s the potential to turn the crop into a major farming industry.

Salad chain Chopped will fight to stop a prime Dublin outlet being shut down

The city council has refused the fast food chain permission to trade on Grafton Street.

# fora-magazine - Thursday 1 March, 2018

Private investigators were fined €20k for using family connections in the gardaí to access info

Eamon O’Mordha & Company was digging up information for insurance company clients.

Dublin retail rents are six times higher than the national average

It costs €6,000 per sq m to rent desirable shop space in the capital.

Tourism Ireland says 'the craic' alone isn't enough to win back British tourists

Niall Gibbons said there needs to be more of a focus on outdoor activities for visitors.

Argos and Virgin Media head the list of firms prosecuted for unsolicited marketing

The Data Protection Commissioner released details of its 2017 investigations.

The Irish food board will pay UK influencers thousands a year to plug mushrooms

Bord Bia is about to roll out a multimillion-euro campaign across Britain and Ireland.

'Catering isn't a bed of roses. There's a lot of swearing and sometimes pans are thrown at you'

After growing up in France, Sheena Dignam came back to Ireland to set up two businesses.

'We make mistakes every day - if you're not failing, you're not trying very hard'

Strong Roots’ Sam Dennigan also talks about why entrepreneurs should ‘stick to the knitting’.

Why the Irish family business sector could be 'cleaned out' in a generation

Selling to a foreign buyer is often the best option for indigenous firms, experts say.

This Dublin medtech startup has a plan to keep patients out of hospitals

As part of our weekly Startup Spotlight series, we profile PatientMpower.

'I went from working in a flash office in Dublin to a laneway in Ennis. It was a shock'

As part of our How My Business Works series, we profile Limerick telecoms infrastructure firm 4Site.

Why councils will soon be fining themselves for owning vacant housing sites

The vacant sites levy was introduced to free up land for homes.

'Distillers will go out of business': Why Ireland needs to build big whiskey warehouses

Developers are worried planning delays could hurt small firms.

# fora-magazine - Sunday 25 February, 2018

An Irish answer to Amazon's same-day delivery has bagged €650k from investors

Dublin startup WeBringg has raised funding from several private investors – but it needs more.

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