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# fora - Saturday 22 September, 2018

A bid to keep GAA fan haunt the Big Tree serving on match days has been blocked

The site is being turned into a hotel, but publican Louis Fitzgerald wanted to keep the beer garden open.

Following a three-year feud with Cork council, Starbucks has closed its Patrick Street store

The Irish operators of the coffee chain have opened numerous unauthorised outlets in recent years.

# fora - Thursday 20 September, 2018

'I learned my first business lesson making stuffed toys at 11 - not even my mother bought one'

From running creches to gig-economy firms, Hannah Wrixon talks about what she’s learned so far.

'Progress was slow on my new bike startup – so I moved to Asia'

Here’s why I couldn’t have founded my company back home in Ireland.

A bid to keep GAA fan haunt the Big Tree serving on match days has been blocked

The site is being turned into a hotel, but publican Louis Fitzgerald wanted to keep the beer garden open.

As Ireland's talent war rumbles on, the cost of replacing staff has doubled

The average price tag on replacing a worker now stands at €13,100.

Irish Life is worried Amazon's huge data centre in Tallaght could affect its future housing projects

The pensions fund has a site adjacent to the facility being planned by the tech giant.

'Brits aren't overly physical': How Irish tourism operators are being told to sell overseas

Fáilte Ireland has been handing out advice on marketing to key regions.

'Donnybrook isn't designed for this' – a Tidy Towns group is rallying against this new D4 hotel

The local group said the project would cause more traffic at a troublesome Dublin pinch point.

Following a three-year feud with Cork council, Starbucks has closed its Patrick Street store

The Irish operators of the coffee chain have opened numerous unauthorised outlets in recent years.

'They're dropping like flies': Why Cork pubs have been closing in droves

The Rebel County has lost more than 300 venues over a little more than a decade.

# fora - Monday 17 September, 2018

After branding battle, Conor McGregor will call his whiskey Proper No. Twelve

The MMA fighter’s new product will initially launch in Ireland and the US.

# fora - Saturday 15 September, 2018

Fast-food chain sees 'huge' opportunities in Dublin - despite competition and high rent

The UK-based franchise has pushed back the launch of its first Irish outlet until early next year.

# fora - Thursday 13 September, 2018

‘We’ve had some horrendous gigs where the lads would be up past their ankles in muck’

As part of our How My Business Works series, we profile Ryans Cleaning.

'You'll find rumours spread during bad times. I've heard people say my business is in receivership'

Paul Walsh’s parents bought Mallow’s Springfort Hall nearly 30 years ago – now he is continuing the legacy.

'Too many generic hotels': The owner of Cork's Imperial Hotel says Dublin has lost its mojo

Allen Flynn from Flynn Hotels says the capital needs smaller, family-run operations.

Fast-food chain Leon sees 'huge' opportunities in Dublin - despite tough competition and high rent

The UK-based franchise has pushed back the launch of its first Irish outlet until early next year.

After launching two new transatlantic routes, Aer Lingus is eyeing up Vancouver

The IAG-owned carrier has ambitions to develop more direct flights to Canada.

KBC says banks only have themselves to blame for losing business to digital upstarts

Well-funded fintech startups are lining up to poach customers from traditional banking firms.

The founder of Java Republic says people are sick of the ‘dreadful’ coffee chains

David McKernan also weighs in on ‘bulls**t’ coffee trends and a few controversial business contacts.

Johnny Ronan has the all-clear to build one of Dublin city centre's largest housing blocks

The 325 apartments, and 102-unit aparthotel, will be constructed in Dublin’s docklands.

Plans to put a children's play centre in Swords superclub the Wright Venue have been shelved

The local council said the proposal from owner Michael Wright would require full planning permission.

Ryanair cabin crew are pushing ahead with 'the biggest strike in the company's history'

Staff across mainland Europe will stage a stoppage on 28 September.

# fora - Sunday 9 September, 2018

An Post might turn its 'surplus' property into commercial space

The semi-state could also look at relocating more of its operations from a number of sites.

# fora - Thursday 6 September, 2018

'In the lean times we didn't have a sausage. Now feck that, we can make money again'

As part of our How My Business Works series, we profile M. Kelly Interiors.

'Money dried up and I was about to lose my apartment. I hit a really low point'

Aisling Burke talks about how she overcame many obstacles to set up her teeth-whitening business.

A waitress who was sacked over a bad TripAdvisor review has been awarded €2,000

The woman claimed she was unfairly dismissed after a customer described her as ‘abrupt’.

'An unwanted end': Murphy & Gunn is closing in Milltown after 50 years selling BMWs

Some 37 workers will be affected by the directors’ decision to wind up one of its two dealerships.

One farmer stands in the way of Facebook's plans to expand its Meath data centre campus

The social media giant is planning a facility the size of around eight Aviva pitches.

Premier Inn is opening its first Dublin city-centre hotel in this long-vacant George's Street building

The UK budget accommodation chain is planning dozens more facilities in the capital.

An Post is weighing up options to turn its 'surplus' property into commercial space

The semi-state could also look at relocating more of its operations from a number of sites.

‘Starting the rock concerts put Slane on the map, but now we’re going in a new direction’

With a new distillery, Alex Conyngham is aiming to turn Slane Castle into a destination for whiskey.

The dairy council can keep its ‘insulting’ ads - despite over a hundred complaints

But the advertising watchdog upheld objections to information on the NDC’s website.

# fora - Tuesday 4 September, 2018

Billionaire Dermot Desmond has the all-clear to demolish Ireland's most expensive house

His new mansion on Dublin’s Shrewsbury Road will be three times the size of the current home.

# fora - Sunday 2 September, 2018

One of the world's biggest cryptocurrency exchanges is dipping a toe into Ireland

Coinbase is testing Dublin as part of its aggressive global expansion.

# fora - Saturday 1 September, 2018

'Precarious work becoming the norm': How a ban on zero-hours contracts may backfire

Experts say banning the contracts could just give rise to other insecure work setups.

# fora - Thursday 30 August, 2018

Luas drivers could take industrial action because new routes are messing with their lunch

Trade union Siptu has taken operator Transdev to the Labour Court over the ‘cooler bag’ dispute.

'On my first day, I turned on the computer and went, "Oh my God, what am I doing?"'

Vicki O’Toole of packaging supplier JJ O’Toole Ltd talks about learning to trust her gut.

'I tested my first health supplement on my family – nobody died so we said we’d keep going'

As part of our How My Business Works series, we profile Revive Active.

A bartender won compensation after being asked to form a 'human barrier' at a concert

An agency broke employment laws by asking the man to perform the task, which wasn’t in his contract.

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