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# fora - Sunday 23 April, 2017

Ireland is 'poised to become the springboard to Europe' for fast-growing tech firms

KPMG highlighted the trend in its latest global VC report.

One investor made €560m on Bank of Ireland shares snapped up after the crash

Prem Watsa has been referred to as the ‘Canadian Warren Buffett’.

# fora - Saturday 22 April, 2017

'We're making whiskey for wine drinkers, not just something to get s**tfaced with'

The firm behind Waterford Distillery has €20 million to spend on getting its product ready for market.

# fora - Friday 21 April, 2017

After 90 years in business, Éamon de Valera's Irish Press firm is being wound up

The one-time publishing business was set up by the former taoiseach in the 1920s.

Plans to build over 100 apartments in south Dublin have been shot down

The council said that the plan from a well-known developer would overshadow existing properties.

# fora - Thursday 20 April, 2017

Ireland is 'poised to become the springboard to Europe' for fast-growing tech firms

KPMG highlighted the trend in its latest global VC report.

Why tech firms are up in arms about two nations cracking down on foreign work visas

Australia and America both want to ensure more jobs for their own citizens and not foreign workers.

'We're making whiskey for wine drinkers, not just something to get s**tfaced with'

The firm behind Waterford Distillery has €20 million to spend on getting its product ready for market.

'I could see my father's business was failing, but no one listened to me'

After watching her dad’s salon flounder, Marsha Abrahams used those lessons in her own career.

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'When my kidneys failed, I had to abandon my dream to be a pilot and find a new career'

After investing thousands in flight training, this entrepreneur launched a medical startup.

'A work trip for me is going to Alaska to climb the highest mountain in North America'

As part of our How My Business Works series, we profile adventure holiday firm Earth’s Edge.

Two Kerry brothers plan to construct Ireland's tallest building in Cork

Kevin and Donal O’Sullivan have helped develop some of New York’s most iconic structures.

# fora - Wednesday 19 April, 2017

Cork loses out as passengers continue to flock to Dublin Airport

The capital’s hub is taking a massive chunk of Ireland’s total air traffic.

# fora - Tuesday 18 April, 2017

Whatever happened to... A giant Disneyland-style theme park in north Dublin?

The development would have been the biggest ever in Ireland – even including a monorail.

# fora - Sunday 16 April, 2017

'A lot of my book was painful to write - I was admitting the things I’ve f**ked up'

3FE founder Colin Harmon self-published a title for his master’s degree.

How much money Irish firms could make from solar - and where they can get it

The country doesn’t have a big solar industry yet, but that may soon change.

As Cuba emerges from economic hibernation, opportunity knocks for Irish firms

But don’t expect anything to happen quickly in the Caribbean nation.

# fora - Saturday 15 April, 2017

Ireland slips down the global tourism competitiveness scale

But the industry isn’t too worried.

Ireland's 'Just Eat of salon bookings’ says Brexit is scaring investors away

Beutifi raised €350,000 to open a London office and take on new staff.

'United Airlines forgot the courts of public opinion and law are two very different things'

Communications expert Jack Murray delivers a masterclass in how to deal with a social media storm.

# fora - Friday 14 April, 2017

Who is Jonathan Sugarman? Here's what you need to know

The former Unicredit executive claims his life has been ruined by his whistleblowing.

Eventbrite says it’s stumping up for GamerCon refunds - but the organiser disagrees

Scores of people couldn’t access the gaming event after waiting in the wind and rain for hours.

Here's what you need to know about Eir's record fine from the telecoms watchdog

The company blamed the weather for delivering poor phone services in 2015.

Jonathan Sugarman: 'We may wake up tomorrow and need another bank guarantee'

The former Unicredit executive said his life was ‘utterly destroyed’ after he came forward about breaches.

# fora - Wednesday 12 April, 2017

The 'surprising' email that led to Irish-founded Stripe's latest company buyout

The online payments firm has acquired startup advice site Indie Hackers.

The 'surprising' email that led to Irish-founded Stripe's latest company buyout

The online payments firm has acquired startup advice site Indie Hackers.

'I wish I'd realised sooner that high-flying entrepreneurs are just ordinary people'

As directory enquiries slowly died, Nicola Byrne was forced to reinvent her business.

'I had one of the country's best jobs, but I couldn't stop thinking about this business idea'

Michael Murphy ditched the Bord Bia boardroom to launch a yoghurt startup.

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A Dublin company is about to start a major drill for oil off the Kerry coast

It will be one of the first such projects by a local company in Irish waters since the recession.

Tallaght's Square shopping centre is clear for expansion after its court battle with Dunnes

The development has been stalled for years, with the supermarket accused of ‘blocking’ tactics.

As Cuba emerges from economic hibernation, opportunity knocks for Irish firms

But don’t expect anything to happen quickly in the Caribbean nation.

'At 21 I knew an office job wasn't for me, so I went into running restaurants'

As part of our How My Business Works series, we profile Dublin restaurant chain Cocu.

Newstalk, 98FM and Spin's CEOs to go in a major Communicorp reshuffle

Only TodayFM’s CEO has retained his position.

Regional carrier Stobart Air blames poor training for its illegal sharing of sensitive staff info

The airline operates flights on behalf of Aer Lingus Regional.

# fora - Tuesday 11 April, 2017

The owner of the Irish Mirror has just bought RSVP magazine

The title is one of Ireland’s top-selling ​women’s ​magazines.

# fora - Monday 10 April, 2017

Pharma giant Johnson & Johnson has snapped up a Galway firm in a massive deal

Neuravi was acquired by the company’s neurosurgery arm, Codman Neuro.

The price of Irish groceries has dropped for the first time in two years

Meanwhile, SuperValu has overtaken Dunnes Stores to become Ireland’s largest supermarket.

Take a guided tour of... Squarespace's flash new Dublin office

The US web design firm recently pulled back the curtains on its European base.

# fora - Sunday 9 April, 2017

'The system is a joke': A quarter of Irish fishing vessels caught with illegal workers

A scheme was brought in last year to protect foreign staff – but there are claims that exploitation is still rife.

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