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# fora - Yesterday’s News

Ireland's competition watchdog is probing reports of nursing homes ripping off elderly people

Nursing homes are reportedly charging residents extra for routine services like hairdressing.

# fora - Sunday 15 October, 2017

Dublin's convention centre raked in a multimillion-euro profit last year

The facility was owned by boom-time builders Johnny Ronan, Richard Barrett and Harry Crosbie.

A Dublin startup tackling stomach problems with a breath test has raised nearly €1.5m

FoodMarble is being backed by Sean O’Sullivan’s VC fund SOSV.

A Louth firm that wanted to rival Tesla's electric sports car is going under

Swift Composite Prototypes has been placed into liquidation.

# fora - Saturday 14 October, 2017

From builders to sunbed salons – here are the business winners and losers from the budget

It has been a bad week for fizzy drinks firms, but things look better for small businesses.

Nearly a decade after its bailout, AIB wants to turn its customers into 'fans'

But one of the bank’s retail execs says people may need to pay extra for face-to-face services.

Lily O'Brien's chocolates founder: 'Sugar is becoming a little bit of a bad guy'

But Mary Ann O’Brien expects the Kildare company to hit €50m in sales within a few years.

Budget 2018 is over - here are some important things you may have missed

Key details about tax – and tax avoidance – flew under the radar.

# fora - Friday 13 October, 2017

A Louth firm that wanted to rival Tesla's electric sports car is going under

Swift Composite Prototypes has been placed into liquidation.

Nearly a decade after its bailout, AIB wants to turn its customers into 'fans'

But one of the bank’s retail execs says people may need to pay extra for face-to-face services.

# fora - Thursday 12 October, 2017

A leading Irish VC firm is getting behind the country's biggest crowd lender

Linked Finance has raised €2 million from Frontline Ventures and dozens of other investors.

A Dublin startup tackling stomach problems with a breath test has raised nearly €1.5m

FoodMarble is being backed by Sean O’Sullivan’s VC fund SOSV.

From builders to sunbed salons – here are the business winners and losers from the budget

It has been a bad day for fizzy drinks firms, but things look better for small businesses.

Dublin's convention centre raked in a multimillion-euro profit last year

The facility was owned by boom-time builders Johnny Ronan, Richard Barrett and Harry Crosbie.

Lily O'Brien's chocolates founder: 'Sugar is becoming a little bit of a bad guy'

But Mary Ann O’Brien expects the Kildare company to hit €50m in sales within a few years.

'Out of touch with reality': Property firms slam major stamp duty hike

The tax on commercial property was tripled in this year’s Budget.

'Setting up a company was a needs must situation - we couldn't find jobs for love nor money'

Zahra Media Group’s Gina Miltiadou talks about ‘failing forward’ and her struggle with small talk.

'We've made a lot of mistakes. Learning from each of them is the reason we're still here'

After starting out in IT, Joe Bohan moved into the hotel trade before opening a restaurant with his wife.

'We nearly signed a huge lease during the Celtic Tiger. I shiver when I think of the debt'

As part of our How My Business Works series, we profile Galway food firm FeedThePulse.

Budget 2018 is over - here are some important things you may have missed

Key details about tax – and tax avoidance – flew under the radar.

'There's a problem with Dublin. There's a danger it could self-destruct'

The head of Mayo County Council says investment needs to be better spread across Ireland.

The High Court has cleared the way for Apple's €850m Athenry data centre

The tech company has faced a near three-year wait for the development.

# fora - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

SuperValu, Centra and Daybreak stores hit by attempted cyber attack

The Musgrave Group has urged customers to check their bank statements as a precaution.

# fora - Sunday 8 October, 2017

'We wondered, would we die as a town?': How Westport was regenerated

Council architect Simon Wall now wants to make the area an adventure hotspot.

# fora - Saturday 7 October, 2017

'Flying is not seen as the sensational job it used to be in the 60s': Why airlines are flying into a future of pilot shortages

A leading trainer says high entry costs and poor marketing are turning off aspiring flyers.

McDonald's Ireland dished out over €100m to its corporate owners last year

McDonald's Ireland dished out over €100m to its corporate owners last year

The fast-food chain’s local division also booked a multimillion-euro profit.

A major housing development in Sandyford has been handed a 'mystifying' knock-back

Ires Reit was denied permission to build more than 450 apartments in south Dublin.

# fora - Thursday 5 October, 2017

Ericsson 'regrets' cuts as more than 100 of its Irish staff lose their jobs

The Swedish company is facing falling sales and tough competition.

'Watching the Irish state throw money at people doing so much less with it is frustrating'

Bill Liao reveals SOSV’s expansion setbacks in Ireland and the right way to go about social enterprise.

This Dublin startup wants to help people skip the lunch queue

As part of our weekly Startup Spotlight series we profile Bamboo.

'I used to triple-check everything – I had to learn to trust people'

Guinness Storehouse boss Paul Carty also explains why it’s not OK to drink at a business meeting.

'After one long week we bawled all the way home in the car. We couldn't console each other'

Claire Finnan started out as a nurse before moving to PR then launching a baby fair.

A Galway company that tracks truckers has been snapped up by a Nasdaq-listed firm

Blue Tree Systems has been sold to Orbcomm.

How Paddy Power is using its brick-and-mortar bookies to push spending online

Cash is still king, as far as the bookmaker’s concerned.

McDonald's Ireland dished out over €100m to its corporate owners last year

The fast-food chain’s local division also booked a multimillion-euro profit.

A major housing development in Sandyford has been handed a 'mystifying' knock-back

Ires Reit was denied permission to build more than 450 apartments in south Dublin.

Why airlines are flying into a future of pilot shortages

A leading trainer says high entry costs and poor marketing are turning off aspiring flyers.

'We lost €1m when an unhappy customer rang Joe Duffy. I still have nightmares'

As part of our How My Business Works series, we profile the Irish arm of Hidden Hearing.

'We wondered, would we die as a town?': How Westport was regenerated

Council architect Simon Wall now wants to make the area an adventure hotspot.

# fora - Wednesday 4 October, 2017

Aer Lingus says it has 'benefited substantially' from Ryanair's troubles

The former state-owned carrier is also poaching pilots from failed UK carrier Monarch.

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