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#fora magazine

# fora-magazine - Thursday 17 May, 2018

A 'slow adventure' tourist attraction will be rolled out from Dublin... to Longford

It’s hoped the Royal Canal Greenway will appeal to walking and cycling fans at home and abroad.

‘Running your own business is quite a lonely experience at times’

As part of our How My Business Works series, we profile Wicklow-based Smart Storage.

'Worst come to worst, I'd have stood on the street to find work so I could provide for my family'

After losing his accountancy job, Emeka Ikwukeme tried to find a job but ended up as his own boss.

One of the world's largest law firms is opening a post-Brexit office in Dublin

DLA Piper sees opportunities to expand by helping foreign companies in their moves to the capital.

This is what it will take to turn Dublin into a European cruise capital

The semi-state that runs the port is looking to Denmark and Canada for inspiration.

An Irish-owned firm has bagged the contract to install and maintain the World Cup final pitch

SIS Pitches has also fitted its patented synthetic and real grass hybrid at five other Russian venues.

One of the largest tourist accommodation projects in Ireland has been given the go-ahead

Tetrarch Capital plans to create a 595-unit hotel and short-term letting block at Ned’s pub in Dublin.

Woodie's is revamping its stores as part of an Apple-inspired reboot

Nearly 30 outlets will get a makeover by the end of this year.

A big developer wants to build 200 homes on the site of Dublin's second-most expensive house

Chesterfield House in Blackrock was bought in 2004 for €47 million.

# fora-magazine - Thursday 10 May, 2018

Meet the 'secretive' Limerick man who's quietly putting eyes on spacecraft and cars

Arralis CEO Barry Lunn is working towards the motoring industry’s ‘iPhone moment’.

Dr Quirkey's profits halved the same year the famous arcade fell foul of the taxman

The directors stated the firm is still snapping up land to build a mega casino in Tipperary.

Dublin council is planning a 'last-mile delivery' service to cut back on trucks and vans in the city

The local authority wants businesses to put forward suggestions for a shared freight logistics service.

A plan by restaurant mogul Paddy McKillen Jnr to revamp two south Dublin joints hits a roadblock

The Press Up Group wants to demolish and rebuild the Union Café and Kennedy’s in Mount Merrion.

After luring some of Deloitte's top staff, this blockchain firm is setting up shop in Dublin

ConsenSys has hired senior staff from the big-four giant, including its EMEA blockchain boss.

'Shortly after launching our main device, I had to let people go - it was gut-wrenching'

Drop CEO Ben Harris also talks about learning to become a ‘facilitator’.

'On the day I signed the lease, the news that night said the recession had started'

Matt Hall reflects on 70-hour weeks during the downturn and building pubs from scratch.

What Irish businesses can learn from the man who mopped up the Guinness Light disaster

Brand expert David Gluckman talks about marketing taboos and why focus groups are flawed.

‘The idea came at the right time - it was just before we were planning to emigrate’

As part of our How My Business Works series, we profile The Irish Fairy Door Company.

Dublin Airport has to fork out €15m to soundproof homes and schools near its new runway

Hundreds of properties need to be insulated before the completion of the new €320 million airstrip.

# fora-magazine - Thursday 3 May, 2018

Overseas construction workers are turning down moves to Ireland due to high property prices

The property sector has suffered from a lack of skilled workers in recent years.

Irish LinkedIn rival Cohort is shutting down after failing to raise more money

The startup, founded by Eamon Leonard, was backed by some tech heavyweights.

Lloyds Pharmacy's refusal to negotiate with trade unionists could spark industrial action

The company says it deals with employees through a ‘colleague representative committee’.

Dublin council has 'serious concerns' about Larry Goodman's plans for the Setanta Centre

The beef baron applied to demolish and redevelop the complex last month.

‘You might see a successful business and fancy having a go, but you rarely see the sacrifices made’

After taking a career break to raise her kids, Catriona Coyle set up her own business to get back to work.

'The biggest risk I've ever taken? Working directly with my father'

Cól Campbell of Bewley’s also talks about the toughest thing he’s ever had to do.

Up to one-third of firms haven't been paying their Dublin Town bills on time

But the not-for-profit says 95% of its members eventually comply with the levy.

'It's serial objecting to try and do a deal': The truth behind Irish forecourt planning rows

Petrol resellers regularly stall competitors’ expansion plans across the country with their objections.

# fora-magazine - Thursday 26 April, 2018

What new European rules to stop 'unfair' grocery deals could mean for the Irish food sector

Farmers have welcomed moves to rebalance power in the supply chain.

Cathay Pacific's Europe boss says he's 'surprised' at the level of Asian interest in Ireland

The new Dublin-Hong Kong route has attracted interest from Chinese, Japanese and Filipino globetrotters.

The car market is 'shrouded in uncertainty' as imports outpace new registrations

Second-hand cars from the UK are hurting domestic sales, according to a new report.

This ex-Connacht rugby star has been named Ireland's best young entrepreneur

Conor O’Loughlin set up gym software outfit Glofox in 2013 after his rugby career was cut short by injury.

Toy store Smyths has snapped up dozens of Toys R Us outlets for €80m

The deal signals the Irish retailer’s first step into mainland Europe.

'I used to be scared to say no - I had to learn how to stand up to senior people'

Deliveroo Ireland’s Liam Cox also says he’s had to become a better communicator in the role.

'My mother prayed to every saint in the world that I wouldn't go to art college'

Mairead deBlaca talks about leaving the corporate life to design and sell her own jewellery.

'Everybody said our beer would never sell in Ireland - luckily, we've proved them wrong'

Michaela Dillon’s career took her from making dresses on Broadway to starting a brewery in Roscommon.

Why some fashion stores choose to 'stick to the knitting' and resist selling online

Despite its popularity, e-commerce doesn’t always make business sense.

The boss of Supermac's wants robots to help run his fast food empire

Pat McDonagh says staff retention is the biggest challenge facing the company in its fourth decade.

# fora-magazine - Friday 20 April, 2018

Here's what is stopping Norwegian's transatlantic dreams from fully taking flight

The budget carrier is facing tough competition from powerful forces.

# fora-magazine - Thursday 19 April, 2018

Two Limerick solar farms have the go-ahead after locals' health concerns were thrown out

There has been a logjam of solar projects in the planning system after dozens of appeals across Ireland.

One of the world’s biggest consultant firms is telling Irish businesses to prepare for a hard Brexit

PwC Ireland says that the prospect of the worst-case scenario remains ‘too likely to ignore’.

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