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Yesterday’s News


Saturday 27 September, 2014

These maps show Ireland's third level spin-off companies - but what do they tell us?

The country’s spin outs all in one place – but what do they need to survive?

Monday 22 September, 2014

How to: spin a company out of a third-level institute

The ideas might be there, but the product isn’t always.

Friday 19 September, 2014

What I learned: striving for the paperless classroom

Tablet computers could soon replace books – but it’s not as simple as just adding iPads.

Thursday 11 September, 2014

The Big Idea: The Dublin education company building a global audience of 1 million students

Examtime is just 18 months old, but already is making waves in the education world by putting students first.


Friday 5 September, 2014

SME Focus: Everything you need to know about innovation and SMEs

For our in-depth coverage of Irish SMEs last month, we focused on the opportunities in the tourism sector.

Dundalk smarter homes start-up wins European business gong

Climote is billing itself as a rival to Nest, which was purchased by Google for $3.2 billion.

Thursday 4 September, 2014

Nama'd developer of Swords homes made €143 million loss in 2012

Developer Gerry Gannon was also part of the Maple 10 Anglo Irish Bank transaction.

There's a new man in the saddle at Paddy Power

Analysts said they’re unconcerned by Andy McCue’s lack of online experience.


Wednesday 3 September, 2014

Ulster Bank is selling a massive €1.7 billion Irish loan book

The bank is hoping to sell its non-performing loans while interest in the Irish market is strong, experts said.

New homes 'won't be built fast enough to keep a lid on prices'

We’re seeing a recovery, but it’s not a ‘quality’ recovery.

We have the US and UK to thank for the strength of our services sector

Exports from multinationals shouldn’t cloud a strong underlying performance, economist said.

Got €27 million to spare? Five star Adare Manor could be yours

The real estate agent this morning denied that Nama is selling the property.

Tuesday 2 September, 2014

Return of the old guard at Quinn Group as long-time stakeholders swoop on sales process

Sean Quinn has given his ‘moral support’ to the bid.

Michael Noonan's going on a European charm offensive worth hundreds of millions

The Minister is looking to seal a deal for early repayment of our IMF loans, which would bring down repayments considerably.

Ireland's last home-owned record store is back in the black

Golden Discs has seen a reversal in fortune, returning to profit this week

Nosebleed office rents could force companies to 'fringe' of Dublin city centre

Dublin 1, 3, 7 and 8 could become more sought-after thanks to supply constraints

Ireland has a €12.5 billion problem mortgage mountain to climb

The headline number of arrears has fallen, but ultra long term problem loans continue to climb.

SME book club: lies, damned lies and blogging

Each month, as part of’s SME coverage, we’ll be reviewing a business book that makes a difference.

Monday 1 September, 2014

This Galway husband and wife team found a new purpose for drones - saving lives

Disaster Tech Lab uses drone mounted sensors to search for survivors using WiFi signals.

Tesco's position as top Irish supermarket choice is looking increasingly shaky

No prizes for guessing who the UK seller is losing ground to…

'Largest ever' fundraising campaign planned for Mayo craft distillery

Nephin Distillery is hoping to raise €114,000 over the next 35 days.

Good news: the manufacturing sector just hit 15 year highs

Ireland is bucking the wider European trend with overwhelmingly positive figures for last month.

Friday 29 August, 2014

Pressure is mounting on Mario Draghi to turn on the cash taps

Weak inflation data from the EU could force the Italian’s hand.

Irish aversion to debt is "most disappointing" aspect of recovery

Loan repayments were €437 million higher than new lending last month.

The Briefcase: The biggest landlord in the land, wage rows and Limerick's new oil barons

This was the week in business.

Nama's €211 million deal this morning has made this company Ireland's largest landlord

Just the €50 million above the guide price, so.

Thursday 28 August, 2014

The new owner of these Dublin apartments is paying €25 million just to finish them off

Hibernia bought the apartments from Ulster Bank as part of a €67 million deal earlier this year.

Americans are acquiring a taste for Jameson - but it's not so bright at home

Sales are up nearly 10% in America, but are struggling at home.

142 registrations drive 'exceptional' consumer spending last month

Car sales are a massive 32.1% higher than last year.

Canny punters give Paddy's profits a €34 million kicking

But they still made over €60 million so far this year, so our sympathies are limited.

Independent News and Media sees headline profits surge

INM has doubled its net profits, despite taking an on-paper loss on its Australian interests.

Irish households pay just under 24% in tax, a new study says

If you’re at the bottom or the top of the income charts, you pay more than the average.

Wednesday 27 August, 2014

13.4% jump in prices means we have a 'frothy' property market - but is it a bubble?

Latest data from the CSO shows that prices around the country are significantly higher than last year.

The SFA is warning the new small business minister to steer clear of wage hikes

This afternoon Ged Nash said that businesses should try and award pay increases where possible.

An average Irish hotel room is used about 220 nights of the year

Many rural hotels are still treading water, while business perks up in Dublin

Ryanair has taken the wraps off its business class 'goodies' (but there's no little blue curtain)

But there will be (a few) seats with extra leg room.

Show me the money: the reality of investment in Irish tech

Investment in indigenous tech companies has rallied during the recession – but what’s driving it?

Tuesday 26 August, 2014

A Limerick company could have found $10 billion worth of oil in Tunisia

Circle Oil’s share price jumped almost 25% on the news.

UK sales are saving Kingspan's profits with Irish revenues static

Overall, the building giant’s profits were up by 24% compared to 2013.

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