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Saturday 27 September, 2014

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

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

Sep 27th 2014, 10:00 AM 10,882 Views 9 Comments

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
# Thinking Capital
# Thinking Capital

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

Sep 22nd 2014, 7:45 AM 6,113 Views 1 Comment

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

Friday 19 September, 2014

What I learned: striving for the paperless classroom
# App-ly Yourself
# App-ly Yourself

What I learned: striving for the paperless classroom

Sep 19th 2014, 8:30 AM 8,944 Views 28 Comments

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
# Back To School
# Back To School

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

Sep 11th 2014, 8:49 PM 10,528 Views 3 Comments

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

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Friday 5 September, 2014

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

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

Sep 5th 2014, 5:20 PM 7,474 Views 1 Comment

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

The Briefcase: The €1 trillion question, queues for houses, and the charm of Michael Noonan
# Inbox Me
# Inbox Me

The Briefcase: The €1 trillion question, queues for houses, and the charm of Michael Noonan

Sep 5th 2014, 12:41 PM 9,551 Views 16 Comments

This was the week in business.

Dundalk smarter homes start-up wins European business gong
# Cooling Off
# Cooling Off

Dundalk smarter homes start-up wins European business gong

Sep 5th 2014, 10:44 AM 8,106 Views 9 Comments

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
# Gannon Homes
# Gannon Homes

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

Sep 4th 2014, 1:00 PM 16,991 Views 22 Comments

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
# Changing Horses
# Changing Horses

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

Sep 4th 2014, 10:07 AM 10,866 Views 7 Comments

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
# Sell Off
# Sell Off

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

Sep 3rd 2014, 6:10 PM 12,046 Views 17 Comments

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'
# Upward Trend
# Upward Trend

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

Sep 3rd 2014, 4:14 PM 9,131 Views 52 Comments

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
# Special Relationships
# Special Relationships

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

Sep 3rd 2014, 1:13 PM 5,199 Views 35 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 3rd 2014, 11:02 AM 13,760 Views 14 Comments

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
# QBRC
# QBRC

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

Sep 2nd 2014, 6:15 PM 18,928 Views 29 Comments

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

Michael Noonan's going on a European charm offensive worth hundreds of millions
# This Charming Man
# This Charming Man

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

Sep 2nd 2014, 5:18 PM 10,440 Views 45 Comments

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
# Music To Their Ears
# Music To Their Ears

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

Sep 2nd 2014, 2:46 PM 20,090 Views 36 Comments

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
# Office Space
# Office Space

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

Sep 2nd 2014, 1:03 PM 9,700 Views 14 Comments

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
# Debt Problem
# Debt Problem

Ireland has a €12.5 billion problem mortgage mountain to climb

Sep 2nd 2014, 11:32 AM 9,803 Views 30 Comments

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

SME book club: lies, damned lies and blogging
# Ryan Holiday
# Ryan Holiday

SME book club: lies, damned lies and blogging

Sep 2nd 2014, 7:45 AM 4,770 Views 3 Comments

Each month, as part of TheJournal.ie’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 Zones
# Disaster Zones

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

Sep 1st 2014, 5:34 PM 19,650 Views 10 Comments

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
# Every Little Hurts
# Every Little Hurts

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

Sep 1st 2014, 12:28 PM 19,875 Views 57 Comments

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

'Largest ever' fundraising campaign planned for Mayo craft distillery
# Penny In The Jar
# Penny In The Jar

'Largest ever' fundraising campaign planned for Mayo craft distillery

Sep 1st 2014, 11:31 AM 9,658 Views 27 Comments

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

Good news: the manufacturing sector just hit 15 year highs
# Growth Spurt
# Growth Spurt

Good news: the manufacturing sector just hit 15 year highs

Sep 1st 2014, 10:05 AM 4,659 Views 14 Comments

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
# Deflation Stations
# Deflation Stations

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

Aug 29th 2014, 4:46 PM 9,728 Views 48 Comments

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

Irish aversion to debt is "most disappointing" aspect of recovery
# Borrower Nor A Lender
# Borrower Nor A Lender

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

Aug 29th 2014, 3:36 PM 17,653 Views 38 Comments

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
# Inbox Me
# Inbox Me

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

Aug 29th 2014, 1:28 PM 13,438 Views 4 Comments

This was the week in business.

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

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

Aug 29th 2014, 11:01 AM 17,904 Views 35 Comments

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
# Finishing Touches
# Finishing Touches

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

Aug 28th 2014, 6:00 PM 31,024 Views 30 Comments

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
# High Spirits
# High Spirits

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

Aug 28th 2014, 4:28 PM 15,902 Views 41 Comments

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

142 registrations drive 'exceptional' consumer spending last month
# Motoring Along
# Motoring Along

142 registrations drive 'exceptional' consumer spending last month

Aug 28th 2014, 3:40 PM 7,485 Views 30 Comments

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

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

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

Aug 28th 2014, 2:51 PM 12,198 Views 16 Comments

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

Independent News and Media sees headline profits surge
# Paper Money
# Paper Money

Independent News and Media sees headline profits surge

Aug 28th 2014, 10:51 AM 6,089 Views 14 Comments

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
# Taxing
# Taxing

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

Aug 28th 2014, 6:30 AM 12,384 Views 84 Comments

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?
# Toil And Trouble
# Toil And Trouble

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

Aug 27th 2014, 10:50 PM 17,322 Views 45 Comments

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
# Paid The Cost
# Paid The Cost

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

Aug 27th 2014, 5:53 PM 6,602 Views 35 Comments

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
# Inn Business
# Inn Business

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

Aug 27th 2014, 12:54 PM 9,542 Views 12 Comments

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)
# Executive Treatment
# Executive Treatment

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

Aug 27th 2014, 11:44 AM 21,315 Views 59 Comments

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

Show me the money: the reality of investment in Irish tech
# Tech Set
# Tech Set

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

Aug 27th 2014, 7:45 AM 6,231 Views 2 Comments

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
# Well Well Well
# Well Well Well

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

Aug 26th 2014, 10:43 PM 28,903 Views 31 Comments

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

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

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

Aug 26th 2014, 4:58 PM 7,686 Views 4 Comments

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

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