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Thursday 7 November, 2019

As TransferMate reaches profitability, its mission for the US market is taking shape
# Future Of Finance
# Future Of Finance

As TransferMate reaches profitability, its mission for the US market is taking shape

Nov 7th 2019, 11:00 AM 355 Views 1 Comment

The Kilkenny fintech company is accelerating its US play after it sealed a deal with Wells Fargo this year.

'There is money being left on the table': Irish startups need more female angel investors
# Health 2.0
# Health 2.0

'There is money being left on the table': Irish startups need more female angel investors

Nov 7th 2019, 10:59 AM 393 Views 0 Comments

Business angel investing is still a predominantly male environment, but it doesn’t have to be.

'I love being close to the metal': A flight in the Profit Hunter with Embraer's John Slattery
# Tourism And Transport
# Tourism And Transport

'I love being close to the metal': A flight in the Profit Hunter with Embraer's John Slattery

Nov 7th 2019, 10:56 AM 8,364 Views 4 Comments

The Clare native showcases the Brazilian firm’s new jet, reflecting on European aviation and sustainable flying.

Saturday 2 November, 2019

Ryanair has blamed Serbian officials for the 'forced cancellation' of a new route
# In The Way
# In The Way

Ryanair has blamed Serbian officials for the 'forced cancellation' of a new route

Nov 2nd 2019, 9:30 AM 24,073 Views 20 Comments

The Irish airline said it was refused permission to operate a new Frankfurt Hahn-Niš service.

Thursday 31 October, 2019

Sweepr wants to be the unifying force for customer support in the connected home
# Startup Scout
# Startup Scout

Sweepr wants to be the unifying force for customer support in the connected home

Oct 31st 2019, 2:00 PM 388 Views 0 Comments

In our weekly Startup Scout series, Fora picks out promising companies that are emerging from Ireland.

'I went from the top to, relatively speaking, very near the bottom'
# Tools Of The Trade
# Tools Of The Trade

'I went from the top to, relatively speaking, very near the bottom'

Oct 31st 2019, 1:59 PM 1,151 Views 0 Comments

Tools of the Trade: Gym chain founder Ben Dunne talks stress, re-grouping and his brain.

The motor industry has asked for a long-term plan on the government's electric vehicle promise
# Policy And Economy
# Policy And Economy

The motor industry has asked for a long-term plan on the government's electric vehicle promise

Oct 31st 2019, 1:59 PM 309 Views 0 Comments

A million cars on Irish roads by 2030 is unlikely with no multi-year approach, companies warned.

Ryanair has blamed Serbian officials for the 'forced cancellation' of a new route
# Tourism And Transport
# Tourism And Transport

Ryanair has blamed Serbian officials for the 'forced cancellation' of a new route

Oct 31st 2019, 1:58 PM 350 Views 0 Comments

The Irish airline said it was refused permission to operate a new Frankfurt Hahn-Niš service.

Meet the Dubliner behind the scenes at $4bn US biotech giant Ginkgo Bioworks
# Deeptech
# Deeptech

Meet the Dubliner behind the scenes at $4bn US biotech giant Ginkgo Bioworks

Oct 31st 2019, 1:55 PM 801 Views 0 Comments

Barry Canton co-founded the company 10 years ago with students and a professor at MIT.

'I don't walk out with the rugby first - I walk out as Gordon'
# Interview
# Interview

'I don't walk out with the rugby first - I walk out as Gordon'

Oct 31st 2019, 1:53 PM 6,793 Views 6 Comments

From rugby to recruitment, former Ireland international Gordon D’Arcy reflects on his colourful career.

Sunday 27 October, 2019

Twenty women say they were not allowed return to work at end of their maternity leave last year
# 21st Century Workplace
# 21st Century Workplace

Twenty women say they were not allowed return to work at end of their maternity leave last year

Oct 27th 2019, 6:30 AM 27,516 Views 23 Comments

Complaints are on the rise amid legislative changes and growing global awareness of gender-related issues.

Thursday 24 October, 2019

DAA criticises move by aviation watchdog to cut Dublin Airport charges
# Tourism And Transport
# Tourism And Transport

DAA criticises move by aviation watchdog to cut Dublin Airport charges

Oct 24th 2019, 9:30 PM 14,772 Views 11 Comments

The chief executive of the airport described the move as a ‘disaster for passengers’.

How Galway's Luna Connect is taking the messy paperwork out of small business lending
# Startup Scout
# Startup Scout

How Galway's Luna Connect is taking the messy paperwork out of small business lending

Oct 24th 2019, 12:45 PM 289 Views 0 Comments

In our weekly Startup Scout series, Fora picks out promising companies that are emerging from Ireland.

'Unless you can pick yourself back up quickly, recruitment can be a brutal industry'
# Tools Of The Trade
# Tools Of The Trade

'Unless you can pick yourself back up quickly, recruitment can be a brutal industry'

Oct 24th 2019, 12:44 PM 502 Views 0 Comments

Tools of the Trade: John Farrelly, managing director of Propeller, talks dogs and resilience.

Maternity-related complaints made to the workplace watchdog have almost doubled
# 21st Century Workplace
# 21st Century Workplace

Maternity-related complaints made to the workplace watchdog have almost doubled

Oct 24th 2019, 12:43 PM 557 Views 0 Comments

Complaints are on the rise amid legislative changes and growing global awareness of gender-related issues.

Global fashion brand Karl Lagerfeld is opening an outlet in Kildare Village
# Retail And Services
# Retail And Services

Global fashion brand Karl Lagerfeld is opening an outlet in Kildare Village

Oct 24th 2019, 12:42 PM 476 Views 0 Comments

The founder of the eponymous luxury label died earlier this year.

Corporate investigations firm Kroll is opening an Irish business
# Financial Services
# Financial Services

Corporate investigations firm Kroll is opening an Irish business

Oct 24th 2019, 12:41 PM 364 Views 0 Comments

The Duff & Phelps-owned company will provide a range of commercial intelligence services.

What will it take to turn Ireland into a mecca for entrepreneurs?
# Feature
# Feature

What will it take to turn Ireland into a mecca for entrepreneurs?

Oct 24th 2019, 12:39 PM 640 Views 1 Comment

Some of Ireland’s brightest business talent look at where our startup set goes next.

'Literally the best thing I've ever done' - Dylan Collins is relishing his role plotting kidtech's future
# Interview
# Interview

'Literally the best thing I've ever done' - Dylan Collins is relishing his role plotting kidtech's future

Oct 24th 2019, 12:37 PM 483 Views 0 Comments

The serial entrepreneur on how he is helping to build a safer internet for children with SuperAwesome.

The global tax world is shifting and it might not be good news for Ireland - what comes next?
# Feature
# Feature

The global tax world is shifting and it might not be good news for Ireland - what comes next?

Oct 24th 2019, 12:30 PM 7,536 Views 15 Comments

The State is staring down the barrel of a new tax reality, one that could cost the Exchequer billions.

Friday 18 October, 2019

Cavan's Apridata wants to simplify data analytics for the distribution sector
# Startup Scout
# Startup Scout

Cavan's Apridata wants to simplify data analytics for the distribution sector

Oct 18th 2019, 9:13 AM 302 Views 0 Comments

In our weekly Startup Scout series, Fora picks out promising companies that are emerging from Ireland.

'How do we decompress after a high-pressure meeting? We have an Xbox in the room'
# Tools Of The Trade
# Tools Of The Trade

'How do we decompress after a high-pressure meeting? We have an Xbox in the room'

Oct 18th 2019, 9:13 AM 379 Views 0 Comments

Tools of the trade: Boy+Girls co-founder Patrick Meade also talks about relaxing his no-dogs policy.

Irish tech startup Pest Pulse has been acquired by a US cleaning services giant
# Startups And Tech
# Startups And Tech

Irish tech startup Pest Pulse has been acquired by a US cleaning services giant

Oct 18th 2019, 9:11 AM 666 Views 0 Comments

The deal will see the company join ServiceMaster’s group that’s pushing further into Europe.

Five Lamps Brewery has a new home - and plans to trial UK exports
# Food And Drink
# Food And Drink

Five Lamps Brewery has a new home - and plans to trial UK exports

Oct 18th 2019, 9:03 AM 651 Views 0 Comments

The C&C-owned beer maker will test its drinks in London.

Sugar, plastics and vegan demands: Lir Chocolate's boss on the coalface of confectionery
# Interview
# Interview

Sugar, plastics and vegan demands: Lir Chocolate's boss on the coalface of confectionery

Oct 18th 2019, 9:02 AM 689 Views 0 Comments

Ann Murray talks about segueing from food to beauty and back again.

Michelin stars are like an 'international avalanche' for restaurants. Then the food coma kicks in
# Evolution Of Food
# Evolution Of Food

Michelin stars are like an 'international avalanche' for restaurants. Then the food coma kicks in

Oct 18th 2019, 9:00 AM 751 Views 0 Comments

Fine-dining eateries still grapple with skills shortages and rising labour costs.

Revolut and N26 rocked Irish banking. Now their competition is coming to town
# Future Of Finance
# Future Of Finance

Revolut and N26 rocked Irish banking. Now their competition is coming to town

Oct 18th 2019, 8:58 AM 13,729 Views 20 Comments

Bunq and Raisin recently entered the market, which already has some big players.

Monday 14 October, 2019

Half of small Irish businesses have cancelled or delayed investment over Brexit
# Brexit
# Brexit

Half of small Irish businesses have cancelled or delayed investment over Brexit

Oct 14th 2019, 7:07 AM 5,696 Views 0 Comments

AIB’s survey of SMEs found that almost half have felt a negative impact from Brexit already.

Thursday 10 October, 2019

This startup's drones are getting ready for take off from Clare
# Startup Scout
# Startup Scout

This startup's drones are getting ready for take off from Clare

Oct 10th 2019, 10:12 AM 668 Views 0 Comments

In our weekly Startup Scout series, Fora picks out promising companies that are emerging from Ireland.

'Never put in an email what you wouldn't be prepared to put on your office door'
# Tools Of The Trade
# Tools Of The Trade

'Never put in an email what you wouldn't be prepared to put on your office door'

Oct 10th 2019, 10:10 AM 692 Views 0 Comments

Tools of the Trade: RDI Hub CEO Liam Cronin talks trust and why he looks to Steve Jobs for inspiration.

Betting software startup Banach scored €1m, with backing from ex-Paddy Power execs
# Startups And Tech
# Startups And Tech

Betting software startup Banach scored €1m, with backing from ex-Paddy Power execs

Oct 10th 2019, 10:08 AM 758 Views 0 Comments

Paddy Power’s co-founder is among the investors taking a punt on the company again.

A massive shock to corporation tax could cost Ireland as much as €6bn a year
# Policy And Economy
# Policy And Economy

A massive shock to corporation tax could cost Ireland as much as €6bn a year

Oct 10th 2019, 10:07 AM 480 Views 0 Comments

That’s according to a Department of Finance paper exploring ‘extreme’ but plausible scenarios.

Softbank-backed hotel chain Oyo is making preparations for entering Ireland
# Tourism And Transport
# Tourism And Transport

Softbank-backed hotel chain Oyo is making preparations for entering Ireland

Oct 10th 2019, 10:03 AM 633 Views 0 Comments

The company has aspirations to ‘build the largest hotel business’ in the country.

Talent, funding and evolving threats: Inside Ireland's ever-changing cybersecurity scene
# Feature
# Feature

Talent, funding and evolving threats: Inside Ireland's ever-changing cybersecurity scene

Oct 10th 2019, 10:00 AM 781 Views 0 Comments

Fora catches up with various players in the ecosystem to survey the lay of the land.

'If we didn't expand, we'd fail': KC Peaches' boss lays out her growth plan
# Interview
# Interview

'If we didn't expand, we'd fail': KC Peaches' boss lays out her growth plan

Oct 10th 2019, 9:52 AM 9,526 Views 6 Comments

Meet Seattle-born Katie Cantwell, the founder that is busy building out the popular cafe chain.

Thursday 3 October, 2019

Limerick edtech startup Jumpagrade is bringing grinds into the digital age
# Startup Scout
# Startup Scout

Limerick edtech startup Jumpagrade is bringing grinds into the digital age

Oct 3rd 2019, 10:12 AM 152 Views 0 Comments

In our weekly Startup Scout series, Fora picks out promising companies that are emerging from Ireland.

'Without confidence you won't take any chances or risks'
# Tools Of The Trade
# Tools Of The Trade

'Without confidence you won't take any chances or risks'

Oct 3rd 2019, 10:11 AM 140 Views 0 Comments

Tools of the trade: Huckletree’s co-founder Andrew Lynch talks ultramarathons, confidence and family.

The government has been asked to consider extending state aid to Shannon and Cork airports
# Tourism And Transport
# Tourism And Transport

The government has been asked to consider extending state aid to Shannon and Cork airports

Oct 3rd 2019, 10:10 AM 246 Views 0 Comments

Could aviation be used to promote regional growth?

Paddy Power owner Flutter set for 'truly transformational' merger deal
# Retail And Services
# Retail And Services

Paddy Power owner Flutter set for 'truly transformational' merger deal

Oct 3rd 2019, 10:09 AM 206 Views 0 Comments

Flutter Entertainment plans to merge with The Stars Group, creating a global betting giant.

Meet the artists-turned-event planners partying with Facebook and Diageo
# Interview
# Interview

Meet the artists-turned-event planners partying with Facebook and Diageo

Oct 3rd 2019, 10:07 AM 296 Views 0 Comments

H&G Creations’ Deirdre Young and Sinead Bailey Kelly turned a passion for visual arts into a career.