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Thursday 3 October, 2019

The return of the tech IPO? Euronext is hoping for an upturn in public floats with Ireland in its sights 
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# Feature

The return of the tech IPO? Euronext is hoping for an upturn in public floats with Ireland in its sights 

Oct 3rd 2019, 10:06 AM 154 Views 0 Comments

Fora was on board as a group of Irish tech companies headed to Rotterdam to explore market options.

When it comes to Ireland's sustainable energy, creating simplicity could prove complex
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# Feature

When it comes to Ireland's sustainable energy, creating simplicity could prove complex

Oct 3rd 2019, 10:02 AM 1,907 Views 3 Comments

The government has some ambitious targets for 2030 – but industry has plenty of work to do.

Thursday 26 September, 2019

Output Sports is building smart sensors for strength and conditioning training
# Startup Scout
# Startup Scout

Output Sports is building smart sensors for strength and conditioning training

Sep 26th 2019, 10:20 AM 352 Views 0 Comments

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

'Success has many metrics. Seeing our team and their families grow is really satisfying'
# Tools Of The Trade
# Tools Of The Trade

'Success has many metrics. Seeing our team and their families grow is really satisfying'

Sep 26th 2019, 10:19 AM 334 Views 0 Comments

Simon Lynch, the co-founder of Wicklow Wolf brewery, talks bees, rugby and hops.

Mothercare Ireland is revamping its online store as footfall shrinks
# Retail And Services
# Retail And Services

Mothercare Ireland is revamping its online store as footfall shrinks

Sep 26th 2019, 10:19 AM 252 Views 0 Comments

The childcare retailer is also looking to move from town centres into retail parks.

Where Ireland fits into Facebook's grand plans for its Libra cryptocurrency
# Future Of Finance
# Future Of Finance

Where Ireland fits into Facebook's grand plans for its Libra cryptocurrency

Sep 26th 2019, 10:15 AM 306 Views 0 Comments

The project’s Calibra team is staffing up in Dublin in the face of scrutiny from EU lawmakers.

Talent, capital and innovation: A new startup group is advocating for major policy change
# Startups And Tech
# Startups And Tech

Talent, capital and innovation: A new startup group is advocating for major policy change

Sep 26th 2019, 10:13 AM 270 Views 0 Comments

Scale Ireland is lobbying for changes to tax structures and access to early-stage funding for startups.

Meet the man who wants to bring Silicon Valley nous to the Irish startup scene
# Interview
# Interview

Meet the man who wants to bring Silicon Valley nous to the Irish startup scene

Sep 26th 2019, 10:10 AM 550 Views 0 Comments

Returning home after working with Peter Thiel’s Palantir, Eoin Hayes wants to help Irish startups grow.

'This is absolutely existential': Inside Dublin Airport's fight for growth
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# Feature

'This is absolutely existential': Inside Dublin Airport's fight for growth

Sep 26th 2019, 10:05 AM 6,475 Views 15 Comments

The airport has experienced a breakneck upswing. Now it is fighting regulatory challenges to keep up.

Friday 20 September, 2019

Offr wants to bring much-needed tech to online property buying
# Startup Scout
# Startup Scout

Offr wants to bring much-needed tech to online property buying

Sep 20th 2019, 8:26 AM 478 Views 0 Comments

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

'If you limit growth to your own personal potential, that's a really stupid place to be'
# Tools Of The Trade
# Tools Of The Trade

'If you limit growth to your own personal potential, that's a really stupid place to be'

Sep 20th 2019, 8:25 AM 172 Views 0 Comments

Tools of the Trade: Serial food entrepreneur John Stapleton talks authenticity and gut feeling.

Safe storage provider Merrion Vaults is opening new facilities in the US and Spain
# Retail And Services
# Retail And Services

Safe storage provider Merrion Vaults is opening new facilities in the US and Spain

Sep 20th 2019, 8:24 AM 379 Views 0 Comments

The Irish company is also opening a facility in Edinburgh as part of an ongoing expansion.

Dating app Tinder is building out a safety and moderating team in Dublin
# 21st Century Workplace
# 21st Century Workplace

Dating app Tinder is building out a safety and moderating team in Dublin

Sep 20th 2019, 8:23 AM 963 Views 0 Comments

The unit is based at Match Group’s European base in the Irish capital.

E-scooter giant Lime has been on the charm offensive to get on Irish streets

E-scooter giant Lime has been on the charm offensive to get on Irish streets

Sep 20th 2019, 8:21 AM 261 Views 0 Comments

The company is keen to launch scooter-sharing in Ireland but has no plans for bikes.

From bikes to roast duck: The Irish businesses jumping at an incoming EU-Vietnam trade deal
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# Feature

From bikes to roast duck: The Irish businesses jumping at an incoming EU-Vietnam trade deal

Sep 20th 2019, 8:21 AM 352 Views 0 Comments

Some see the agreement as a beacon of hope amid Brexit and the US-China trade war.

'It's all about your story': How companies decide the right time to float on the public markets
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# Feature

'It's all about your story': How companies decide the right time to float on the public markets

Sep 20th 2019, 8:20 AM 1,598 Views 0 Comments

Euronext recently launched the latest edition of its IPO Ready programme.

Friday 13 September, 2019

How Mystudypal is helping secondary school students make sense of their study plans
# Startup Scout
# Startup Scout

How Mystudypal is helping secondary school students make sense of their study plans

Sep 13th 2019, 8:45 AM 246 Views 0 Comments

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

'I've learned that falling in love with an idea that isn’t working can lead to a disaster'
# Tools Of The Trade
# Tools Of The Trade

'I've learned that falling in love with an idea that isn’t working can lead to a disaster'

Sep 13th 2019, 8:44 AM 248 Views 0 Comments

Tools of the Trade: Pestle and Mortar’s Sonia Deasy talks overnight success and thinking before you speak.

Medtech reps warn the industry is facing a 'cliff edge' with incoming EU rules
# Health 2.0
# Health 2.0

Medtech reps warn the industry is facing a 'cliff edge' with incoming EU rules

Sep 13th 2019, 8:43 AM 260 Views 0 Comments

Critics say bottlenecks in compliance checks could lead to a shortfall in medical devices.

Food firm Strong Roots has raised over $18m to become a 'household brand' in the US and UK
# Startups And Tech
# Startups And Tech

Food firm Strong Roots has raised over $18m to become a 'household brand' in the US and UK

Sep 13th 2019, 8:41 AM 685 Views 1 Comment

The company recently rolled out its frozen vegetable products in 3,000 US stores.

'Out of our control': How cross-border companies are trying to prepare for a no-deal Brexit
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# Feature

'Out of our control': How cross-border companies are trying to prepare for a no-deal Brexit

Sep 13th 2019, 8:39 AM 161 Views 0 Comments

Some businesses close to the border have already changed their supply base in recent months.

Meet the Fujitsu veteran taking the firm's Irish business deeper into the push for sustainability
# Interview
# Interview

Meet the Fujitsu veteran taking the firm's Irish business deeper into the push for sustainability

Sep 13th 2019, 8:37 AM 3,685 Views 0 Comments

Tony O’Malley discusses his time in the Defence Forces and leading a long-standing firm amid constant change.

Fulfil's founding duo will launch co-branded products under their new Cali Cali label
# Evolution Of Food
# Evolution Of Food

Fulfil's founding duo will launch co-branded products under their new Cali Cali label

Sep 13th 2019, 8:36 AM 868 Views 0 Comments

The pair are planning to roll out ranges with the likes of Kepak, Manor Farm and Strong Roots.

Thursday 12 September, 2019

Cathay Pacific announces it is suspending its Dublin-Hong Kong service
# Grounded
# Grounded

Cathay Pacific announces it is suspending its Dublin-Hong Kong service

Sep 12th 2019, 8:55 AM 38,469 Views 22 Comments

The non-stop flights will be shelved from November until March 2020.

Saturday 7 September, 2019

Winning the war for talent: how firms get the jump on hiring students as early as possible
# Startups And Tech
# Startups And Tech

Winning the war for talent: how firms get the jump on hiring students as early as possible

Sep 7th 2019, 7:30 PM 15,199 Views 1 Comment

With the new college year dawning, companies will be watching closely for the skills coming on track.

Retail reps have rubbished claims they're 'obliged' to clamp down on the misuse of e-scooters
# Retail And Services
# Retail And Services

Retail reps have rubbished claims they're 'obliged' to clamp down on the misuse of e-scooters

Sep 7th 2019, 7:15 AM 15,824 Views 51 Comments

Transport Minister Shane Ross said stores must inform consumers of the vehicles’ legal status.

Thursday 5 September, 2019

Applaud wants to make gig bookings for musicians flow much easier
# Startup Scout
# Startup Scout

Applaud wants to make gig bookings for musicians flow much easier

Sep 5th 2019, 1:30 PM 388 Views 0 Comments

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

'Always remember that you're not always right - there are two sides to everything'
# Tools Of The Trade
# Tools Of The Trade

'Always remember that you're not always right - there are two sides to everything'

Sep 5th 2019, 1:29 PM 549 Views 0 Comments

Tim Casey of Innocent Drinks talks sustainability, communication and juice.

Streaming giants are cornering the entertainment industry - what's in it for Ireland?
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# Feature

Streaming giants are cornering the entertainment industry - what's in it for Ireland?

Sep 5th 2019, 1:26 PM 577 Views 0 Comments

With Apple, Disney and HBO entering the game, there’s more opportunity and competition than ever.

Retail reps have rubbished claims they're 'obliged' to clamp down on the misuse of e-scooters
# Retail And Services
# Retail And Services

Retail reps have rubbished claims they're 'obliged' to clamp down on the misuse of e-scooters

Sep 5th 2019, 1:24 PM 548 Views 1 Comment

Transport Minister Shane Ross said stores must inform consumers of the vehicles’ legal status.

Winning the war for talent: how firms get the jump on hiring students as early as possible
# Startups And Tech
# Startups And Tech

Winning the war for talent: how firms get the jump on hiring students as early as possible

Sep 5th 2019, 1:23 PM 472 Views 0 Comments

With the new college year dawning, companies will be watching closely for the skills coming on track.

Inside Dogpatch Labs' offshoot for the next generation of tech talent
# 21st Century Workplace
# 21st Century Workplace

Inside Dogpatch Labs' offshoot for the next generation of tech talent

Sep 5th 2019, 1:21 PM 789 Views 0 Comments

The Patch accelerator has caught the eye of entrepreneurs like Bobby Healy and Iseult Ward.

With Juul under the spotlight, meet the man taking its vaping products into the Irish market
# Interview
# Interview

With Juul under the spotlight, meet the man taking its vaping products into the Irish market

Sep 5th 2019, 1:12 PM 1,083 Views 0 Comments

Gareth Smyth talks vaping regulation, advertising and launching in Ireland.

French sports retailer Decathlon's Irish expansion may have hit a stumbling block
# Retail And Services
# Retail And Services

French sports retailer Decathlon's Irish expansion may have hit a stumbling block

Sep 5th 2019, 10:00 AM 19,955 Views 17 Comments

Liffey Valley Shopping Centre says a proposed Dublin store could breach a decades-old planning rule.

Saturday 31 August, 2019

Wi-Fi, touchscreens and tourism: Eir is planning a major revamp of its payphones
# Retail And Services
# Retail And Services

Wi-Fi, touchscreens and tourism: Eir is planning a major revamp of its payphones

Aug 31st 2019, 4:00 PM 16,314 Views 22 Comments

The telecoms company is hoping the changes will bring a bump in users.

Thursday 29 August, 2019

InflightFlix wants to put better tourism videos on your screen mid-flight
# Startup Scout
# Startup Scout

InflightFlix wants to put better tourism videos on your screen mid-flight

Aug 29th 2019, 1:52 PM 804 Views 1 Comment

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

'We should be able to compete with London, Paris, New York - the fashion capitals of the world'
# Tools Of The Trade
# Tools Of The Trade

'We should be able to compete with London, Paris, New York - the fashion capitals of the world'

Aug 29th 2019, 1:51 PM 899 Views 0 Comments

Tools of the trade: Jewellery designer Chupi Sweetman talks ‘independence rings’ and Brexit.

WhatsApp is growing its Irish team that engages with law enforcement
# Startups And Tech
# Startups And Tech

WhatsApp is growing its Irish team that engages with law enforcement

Aug 29th 2019, 1:49 PM 1,232 Views 0 Comments

Analysts are responsible for checking requests made by authorities like An Garda Síochána.

'Nailing your colours to the mast': Ireland still has just one B Corp, with others in the wings
# Policy And Economy
# Policy And Economy

'Nailing your colours to the mast': Ireland still has just one B Corp, with others in the wings

Aug 29th 2019, 1:48 PM 1,009 Views 0 Comments

Getting the sustainable seal of approval can be difficult and many Irish companies don’t know what it entails.

'We're a responsible retailer': Dealz responds to its run-ins with local planners
# Retail And Services
# Retail And Services

'We're a responsible retailer': Dealz responds to its run-ins with local planners

Aug 29th 2019, 1:46 PM 2,338 Views 2 Comments

The discount retailer is planning to open at least 10 new stores in Ireland next year.