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# fora - Yesterday’s News

Tayto Park wants to build a seven-storey hotel with sky bars and a slide

The hotel will have capacity for up to 1,000 guests.

# fora - Monday 22 May, 2017

The deluxe Dromoland Castle is getting a touch-up worth €20 million

The five-star hotel and golf course hosted the likes of Nelson Mandela and Muhammad Ali in the past.

Ireland's largest private landlord is appealing 'exaggerated claims' against a Sandyford project

Ires Reit had hoped to build more than 460 apartments at the partially developed Rockbrook site.

# fora - Sunday 21 May, 2017

With its ridesharing plans parked, Uber struggles to justify more Irish investment

With its ridesharing plans parked, Uber struggles to justify more Irish investment

But the company’s local head is still confident its flagship service will launch here.

'I set up the first Irish bar in Jakarta. It took 18 months just to get Guinness on tap'

This former IT worker and salesman wound up as a pub owner in Asia.

Harvey Norman's security chief: 'I've caught nuns, priests and neighbours shoplifting'

Michael Neary warned that retail managers aren’t equipped to deal with court cases against thieves.

# fora - Saturday 20 May, 2017

'The shop was too reliant on me. If I was away, people would come but wouldn't buy anything'

After being let go three times in two years, this former phone shop owner is back running his own business.

Ireland's largest private landlord is appealing 'exaggerated claims' against a Sandyford project

Ires Reit had hoped to build more than 460 apartments at the partially developed Rockbrook site.

# fora - Friday 19 May, 2017

The EU says Ireland needs to hurry up and collect its €13 billion from Apple

The European Commission ruled last year that the tech firm owed the huge sum for unpaid taxes.

# fora - Thursday 18 May, 2017

Investor takes majority stake in Sam McCauley Chemists in huge €50m deal

The pharmacy chain was set up in Wexford almost 60 years ago.

The 'Clayton' brand spreads across Dublin as Ireland's biggest hotelier expands

Dalata is splashing out tens of millions to acquire part of two well-known Dublin hotels.

This Irish teeth-straightening startup is opening in Dublin. Next stop, Australia and Canada

As part of our new weekly Startup Spotlight series, we profile Your Smile Direct.

Investors have piled in to back this Irish woman's 'space-age Play-Doh'

Kilkenny native Jane ní Dhulchaointigh leads Sugru, which just raised £2m.

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Love Irish Food has to stop 'misleading' ads that say its brands use Irish ingredients

It followed a complaint over salmon from Scotland that bore the group’s logo.

An Irish firm's €2bn offshore wind farm is clear to build after a major legal win

Eddie O’Connor’s Dublin-based Mainstream is leading development of the Scottish project.

Shannon Airport's duty-free is getting a major makeover, complete with 'water wall'

The airport’s retail chief is promising features that ‘the finance guys will think are mad’.

Investor takes majority stake in Sam McCauley Chemists in huge €50m deal

The pharmacy chain was set up in Wexford almost 60 years ago.

Ireland's largest private landlord is appealing 'exaggerated claims' against a Sandyford project

Ires Reit had hoped to build more than 460 apartments at the partially developed Rockbrook site.

'I've had two great successes, two modest successes and one catastrophe'

Over three decades in medtech has taught this executive to be careful who he takes funding from.

'I sold over £100m worth of property in 2006. Then MS wiped me out for four years'

This former estate agent battled multiple sclerosis but went on to set up two new companies.

With its ridesharing plans parked, Uber struggles to justify more Irish investment

But the company’s local head is still confident its flagship service will launch here.

Is Irish media ownership too concentrated? Here's who is behind the major players

A few billionaires feature prominently in the news sector.

Six months after quitting Twitter, Mark Little is cooking up another project

The former RTÉ journalist and founder of Storyful has his eye on the ‘broken’ media model.

Harvey Norman's security chief: 'I've caught nuns, priests and neighbours shoplifting'

Michael Neary warned that retail managers aren’t equipped to deal with court cases against thieves.

'I didn't want to gamble with my children's futures, so I sold my company'

Ian Jackson recently sold his business, Pure Power, to US giant Kohler.

# fora - Wednesday 17 May, 2017

Bank of Ireland has poached a senior UK exec for its new CEO

HSBC’s Francesca McDonagh will be the pillar bank’s first female chief.

Scottish financial giant Standard Life says Dublin will likely be its new EU base

The company wants to keep access to the single market after Brexit.

# fora - Tuesday 16 May, 2017

Dublin is one of the 10 most expensive cities worldwide in which to build

A new study found building costs are higher in the Irish capital than in Paris or Madrid.

# fora - Sunday 14 May, 2017

The firm behind First Dates Ireland: 'You're only as good as your last job and next idea'

For Coco Television and other independent TV outfits, a lot hinges on the whims of RTÉ.

'If you thought about setting up a business too deeply, you mightn't do it'

As part of its new weekly Startup Spotlight series, Fora profiles Sligo’s StoryLab.

A Dublin startup is trying to stop millennial workers from quickly switching jobs

EngageSmith has raised €400,000 to expand internationally and hire 20 new staff.

Two state-backed bodies are doing battle over long-awaited sewerage plans for Kerry

The dispute hinges on the future of Lough Leane, a popular tourist and fishing spot.

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Inside the growing furore between Limerick residents and Irish Cement... over dust

The local cement plant is owned by a subsidiary of CRH, one of Ireland’s biggest companies.

The curious case of a Kildare shopping centre and the 'great wall of Dunnes'

The barrier stands at around six feet – not quite as high as its Chinese counterpart.

# fora - Saturday 13 May, 2017

'Now's the best time to start a company because everyone else is scared s**tless'

Irish founder Dylan Collins thinks Brexit will be a godsend for any entrepreneur with guts.

Ryanair's marketing chief: 'I don't want customers to love us'

Kenny Jacobs said the budget airline is now ‘nice enough’.

# fora - Thursday 11 May, 2017

A Dublin startup is trying to stop millennial workers from quickly switching jobs

EngageSmith has raised €400,000 to expand internationally and hire 20 new staff.

'Now's the best time to start a company because everyone else is scared s**tless'

Irish founder Dylan Collins thinks Brexit will be a godsend for any entrepreneur with guts.

'If you thought about setting up a business too deeply, you mightn't do it'

As part of our new weekly Startup Spotlight series, we profile Sligo’s StoryLab.

The firm behind First Dates Ireland: 'You're only as good as your last job and next idea'

For Coco Television and other independent TV outfits, a lot hinges on the whims of RTÉ.

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