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# fora - Sunday 10 December, 2017

Dublin's docklands are getting a new 'brand' to lure tourists

But businesses are worried they’re being left out of the plans.

One of Ireland's biggest developers says it may never repay its €120m debt

Gannon Homes was founded by prominent Celtic Tiger builder Gerry Gannon.

# fora - Friday 8 December, 2017

Flat-pack king Ikea sold more than €160m worth of furniture in lreland this year

Turnover at the local wing of the Scandinavian giant grew by 10%.

# fora - Thursday 7 December, 2017

This Galway games startup is bringing Danger Mouse to people's fingertips

As part of our weekly Startup Spotlight series, we profile 9th Impact.

A Superquinn scion and consumer giant Unilever are backing this grocery delivery startup

Buymie wants to raise nearly €400,000 through a crowdfunding campaign.

One of Ireland's biggest developers says it may never repay its €120m debt

Gannon Homes was founded by prominent Celtic Tiger builder Gerry Gannon.

Promising Dublin tidal energy company OpenHydro is axing a big share of its staff

The business builds huge turbines that produce renewable energy.

Dragon Alison Cowzer's new biscuit firm has junked its UK growth plans due to Brexit

Drogheda-based East Coast Bakehouse plans to target the Middle East and mainland Europe instead.

The Irish firm controlled by super agent Jorge Mendes has paid out a whopping €80m

Mendes represents soccer stars like Cristiano Ronaldo and Jose Mourinho.

Supervalu's owner is buying a fine foods supplier from the maker of Cuisine de France

The Musgrave group has agreed to acquire La Rousse Foods for an undisclosed sum.

Dublin's docklands are getting a new 'brand' to lure tourists

But businesses are worried they’re being left out of the plans.

'After 9/11, my business stopped overnight and I had to let excellent people go'

Tour America’s Mary McKenna also talks about how no one believed in her business 20 years ago.

'It wasn't easy coming home to set up a company - even finding a place to live was impossible'

After time in Denmark, Julie O’Donnell returned to Ireland to set up a digital agency for the health sector.

'It'll devastate the countryside': Laois locals object to one of Ireland's biggest solar farms

The project is planned for a site the size of nearly 200 soccer pitches.

'A victory for common sense': New rules clear the way for dogs in cafés and pubs

A business group supported by Google campaigned for the changed guidelines.

'At 22, I borrowed €1.5m to open a pub. I was ballsy then... now I'd be terrified'

As part of our How My Business Works series we profile Ernest Cantillon’s Cork businesses.

# fora - Wednesday 6 December, 2017

The Irish Times has bought the media group behind the Irish Examiner

The deal will have to be cleared by competition watchdogs.

# fora - Sunday 3 December, 2017

'It's remarkably efficient working with a twin - but I wish there were more of us'

Happy Pear’s Stephen Flynn also talks about why failure is ‘fabulous’.

'My choice was to knuckle down and do something for myself - or emigrate'

As part of our How My Business Works series we profile Dublin-based Docklands Dental.

'It's damaging the image of the city': Galway's traffic could be costing it jobs

The western hub has been ranked as having the worst congestion in the country.

# fora - Saturday 2 December, 2017

The overdue Metro North is holding back plans for a 'civic space' at Stephen's Green

Dublin council still wants to finish the café-friendly plan – but it’s waiting for clarity on the long-delayed rail line.

# fora - Thursday 30 November, 2017

'It's remarkably efficient working with a twin - but I wish there were more of us'

Happy Pear’s Stephen Flynn also talks about why failure is ‘fabulous’.

'When I bought my partner out of the business, I took a deep breath. It was now all on me'

This entrepreneur talks about how a job in a computer repair shop led him into his own business.

A Meath startup is betting on insects to reinvent how we produce food

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

Voxpro's founder has backed a Kim Kardashian-approved online vintage fashion store

Irish-founded Open for Vintage hopes to raise nearly €167,000.

Profits at the country's biggest independent coffee chain have passed the €2m mark

But losses at Insomnia’s UK division quadrupled last year.

A lot of workers plan to switch jobs for more money next year

The majority of employees in Ireland are dissatisfied with their current pay packages.

The firm behind the Tyrrelstown controversy has lost in a bid to knock Dalkey Manor

Twinlite wanted to build dozens of luxury houses at the prime site.

'It's damaging the image of the city': Galway's traffic could be costing it jobs

The western hub has been ranked as having the worst congestion in the country.

Salad chain Chopped has signed a multimillion-euro deal to spread across Spar's network

The food company currently has 32 stores in the Republic.

The overdue Metro North is holding back plans for a 'civic space' at Stephen's Green

Dublin council still wants to finish the café-friendly plan – but it’s waiting for clarity on the long-delayed rail line.

'My choice was to knuckle down and do something for myself - or emigrate'

As part of our How My Business Works series we profile Dublin-based Docklands Dental.

Dublin council is recruiting outside help to look after the unloved Liffey boardwalk

The riverside walkway has earned a reputation as unsafe for locals and tourists alike.

Bray Wanderers invokes the 'great' Johnny Ronan in an effort to build hundreds of apartments

The club wants to redevelop its historic home stadium, the Carlisle Grounds.

# fora - Sunday 26 November, 2017

Dunnes Stores' Asian restaurant Neon racked up a tasty profit last year Yum

Dunnes Stores' Asian restaurant Neon racked up a tasty profit last year

The eatery was acquired by the retailer nearly two years ago.

Whatever happened to... a gigantic underwater tunnel linking Ireland and the UK?

The idea to connect the two islands by rail has been around for over 100 years.

How officials stop tourists overrunning Ireland's 'golden geese' of attractions

Visitors are slowly being diverted away from some of the country’s most iconic monuments.

# fora - Saturday 25 November, 2017

Locals stall plans from 'bad neighbours' Trinity College to rent student beds to tourists

The accommodation in Dartry can cater for up to 1,000 students.

# fora - Thursday 23 November, 2017

Meet the Dublin startup trying to win new business... and overcome Trump's travel ban

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

This billion-euro Irish firm is shopping its way to become a gaming industry giant

Dublin-based Keywords Studios has bought dozens of smaller firms over the past two years.

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