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Sunday 10 February, 2019

Bye-bye bifocals, hello bionic eyes: the future of seeing and hearing

Plus how Amazon’s Alexa could be literally inside your ear.

Wednesday 9 January, 2019

From Business ETC 'When you start your own business it's not always 9 to 5, sometimes it's more like 24/7' Resource And Energy

'When you start your own business it's not always 9 to 5, sometimes it's more like 24/7'

Pinergy’s Enda Gunnell talks about the challenges of starting a business and doing stock takes on a farm.

Wednesday 26 December, 2018

From Business ETC 'It's all about the customer experience - the day you take that for granted, you're dead' Food And Drink

'It's all about the customer experience - the day you take that for granted, you're dead'

Freshii’s Dave O’Donoghue talks about getting into the food industry and the tough task of letting staff go.

Monday 24 December, 2018

From Business ETC An Post made not one but three Christmas ads this year. Here's how - and why Media And Marketing

An Post made not one but three Christmas ads this year. Here's how - and why

The postal service looked around the globe to try find ‘authentic’ Irish festive stories.

Thursday 20 December, 2018

From Business ETC Major concert promoters will hike ticket prices under incoming tax changes Policy And Economy

Major concert promoters will hike ticket prices under incoming tax changes

Restaurants and hotels have lost their special 9% VAT rate – but so have some event organisers.

Wednesday 19 December, 2018

From Business ETC 'I’d love to lie and say I’ve got great work-life balance, but the truth is I don’t at all' Retail And Services

'I’d love to lie and say I’ve got great work-life balance, but the truth is I don’t at all'

Jenny Huston talks about giving up a career in radio to start her jewellery business, Edge Only.

From Business ETC Retailers blame ‘alarmist’ weather warnings for a decline in December shoppers Retail And Services

Retailers blame ‘alarmist’ weather warnings for a decline in December shoppers

But Retail Excellence says 2018 Christmas sales in Ireland will still be in line with last year.

Thursday 13 December, 2018

From Business ETC After a bumper year for co-working spaces, demand is expected to slow in 2019 Building And Property

After a bumper year for co-working spaces, demand is expected to slow in 2019

Savills predicts there will be ‘winners and losers’ as competition continues to rise in Dublin.

Wednesday 12 December, 2018

From Business ETC 'One day I had all the perks of a tech company and the next I was doing flyering on the street' Retail And Services

'One day I had all the perks of a tech company and the next I was doing flyering on the street'

Gym + Coffee’s Niall Horgan talks about giving up his job to start his athletic clothing business.

Tuesday 11 December, 2018

From Business ETC After five years and more than €6m, Nephin Whiskey will finally start production Food And Drink

After five years and more than €6m, Nephin Whiskey will finally start production

The Mayo distillery will be operational next year – but it’ll be a while until the Irish product hits shelves.

From Business ETC Digitalisation could lead to nearly 50,000 job ‘losses’. Here’s why the government isn't worried Work

Digitalisation could lead to nearly 50,000 job ‘losses’. Here’s why the government isn't worried

The adoption of new technology is expected to slow employment growth but will also create opportunities.

Monday 10 December, 2018

From Business ETC Dublin has been named one of the top cities in the world for foreign investment Startups And Tech

Dublin has been named one of the top cities in the world for foreign investment

The capital came in third overall in a ‘global cities of the future’ report on the best locations for FDI.

Wednesday 5 December, 2018

From Business ETC 'I think my blind optimism papered over the blatant risk. Now I think, that was ballsy' Food And Drink

'I think my blind optimism papered over the blatant risk. Now I think, that was ballsy'

Metalman’s Grainne Walsh talks about why not to open a brewery if you just want to make beer.

From Business ETC Tech behemoths are turning Dublin into one of Europe’s hottest property markets Building And Property

Tech behemoths are turning Dublin into one of Europe’s hottest property markets

A PwC report has ranked the capital as a top city for real estate investment and development.

Monday 3 December, 2018

From Business ETC ‘It’s part of the digital age’: How companies are dealing with online employee reviews Work

‘It’s part of the digital age’: How companies are dealing with online employee reviews

Glassdoor has attracted reviews from more than 20,000 employees in Ireland.

Thursday 29 November, 2018

From Business ETC Tayto Park is planning a second roller coaster 'that will make people stop and stare' Tourism And Transport

Tayto Park is planning a second roller coaster 'that will make people stop and stare'

General manager Charles Coyle says several new attractions are in the pipeline.

Wednesday 28 November, 2018

From Business ETC 'I wish I spoke more languages - I often feel stupid at meetings where everyone is multilingual' Startups And Tech

'I wish I spoke more languages - I often feel stupid at meetings where everyone is multilingual'

Diaceutics’ Peter Keeling talks healthcare challenges and how he recovered after his first business failed.

From Business ETC Ireland's financial watchdog says an economic slowdown is ‘inevitable’ Policy And Economy

Ireland's financial watchdog says an economic slowdown is ‘inevitable’

An Irish Fiscal Advisory Council report notes the short-term outlook is strong – but there are risks ahead.

Monday 26 November, 2018

From Business ETC Cans were once considered 'cheap'. Now craft beer makers are mad for them Food And Drink

Cans were once considered 'cheap'. Now craft beer makers are mad for them

The number of Irish microbreweries opting for cans has nearly doubled in the last two years.

Sunday 25 November, 2018

From Business ETC 'A lot of sectors are in the doldrums': Why farms are being told to chase the tourist dollar Tourism And Transport

'A lot of sectors are in the doldrums': Why farms are being told to chase the tourist dollar

Teagasc says agri-tourism innovation – from tours to quad bikes – could ‘breathe new life’ into rural areas.

Wednesday 21 November, 2018

From Business ETC 'My father gave the best advice - be comfortable with failure, otherwise you'll never take risks' Retail And Services

'My father gave the best advice - be comfortable with failure, otherwise you'll never take risks'

Golden Discs’ Stephen Fitzgerald talks about the ups and downs of music retail and the ‘tragic’ rental crisis.

Tuesday 20 November, 2018

From Business ETC Irish chefs will be asked to be more 'positive' with staff to dispel the Gordon Ramsay image Work

Irish chefs will be asked to be more 'positive' with staff to dispel the Gordon Ramsay image

Chef Network is launching a ‘kitchen charter’ as worker shortages continue to rise in the industry.

Friday 16 November, 2018

From Business ETC Hold-ups at Ireland's workplace watchdog are causing business headaches Work

Hold-ups at Ireland's workplace watchdog are causing business headaches

Postponements, absent parties and late submissions are creating logjams.

Thursday 15 November, 2018

From Business ETC Baristas and burritos: How Circle K is prepping for fuel's decline Food And Drink

Baristas and burritos: How Circle K is prepping for fuel's decline

The forecourt retailer says more than 50% of transactions are now non-fuel purchases.

Wednesday 14 November, 2018

From Business ETC 'I'm more interested in starting up companies than shutting them down' Startups And Tech

'I'm more interested in starting up companies than shutting them down'

AccountsIQ’s Tony Connolly talks late-night emails, recruitment challenges and Richard Branson.

Tuesday 13 November, 2018

From Business ETC As Dublin firms struggle to recruit, the rental crisis shows no sign of letting up Building And Property

As Dublin firms struggle to recruit, the rental crisis shows no sign of letting up

Goodbody analysts have issued a stark warning on the country’s low level of housing stock.

Monday 12 November, 2018

From Business ETC Even though it won't bring 'big profits', the Shed Distillery is cracking on with a visitor centre Food And Drink

Even though it won't bring 'big profits', the Shed Distillery is cracking on with a visitor centre

Pat Rigney says the attraction will be up and running in early 2020 – at nearly double the cost.

Thursday 8 November, 2018

From Business ETC 'My twins came nine weeks early - I was checking emails on my phone by an incubator' Startups And Tech

'My twins came nine weeks early - I was checking emails on my phone by an incubator'

As part of our How My Business Works series, we profile Wedding Dates.

From Business ETC 'I always take on too much, and that's a big mistake. You can let people down' Startups And Tech

'I always take on too much, and that's a big mistake. You can let people down'

Arkphire’s Paschal Naylor talks business plans, Bill Gates and starting a tech firm during the recession.

From Business ETC Facebook is backing Ireland 'for the long-term' as it moves HQ Building And Property

Facebook is backing Ireland 'for the long-term' as it moves HQ

The tech firm is leasing the campus currently occupied by AIB, with capacity for an extra 5,000 staff.

Wednesday 7 November, 2018

From Business ETC Commission-hungry delivery services will be the top 'disruptor' for Irish restaurants and cafés Food And Drink

Commission-hungry delivery services will be the top 'disruptor' for Irish restaurants and cafés

A Bord Bia foodservice sector report says operators need to adapt and embrace the likes of Deliveroo.

Tuesday 6 November, 2018

From Business ETC Heineken warned that new alcohol laws will make Ireland ‘less attractive’ for foreign investment Food And Drink

Heineken warned that new alcohol laws will make Ireland ‘less attractive’ for foreign investment

The beer giant lobbied the Health Minister before the controversial bill was passed.

Monday 5 November, 2018

From Business ETC 'You're either premium or you're not': Why Wicklow Wolf won't compete with the beer giants Food And Drink

'You're either premium or you're not': Why Wicklow Wolf won't compete with the beer giants

The brewer could increase output tenfold with a new €4 million facility, due to open next year.

Thursday 1 November, 2018

From Business ETC ‘Our first big project was shelved - I thought we were screwed; we had no money coming in’ Building And Property

‘Our first big project was shelved - I thought we were screwed; we had no money coming in’

As part of our How My Business Works series, we profile i3PT.

From Business ETC Four Star Pizza is eyeing a move into Britain as it hits saturation point in Ireland Food And Drink

Four Star Pizza is eyeing a move into Britain as it hits saturation point in Ireland

The pizza chain’s director says it is already ‘at capacity’ in many areas of the local market.

Sunday 28 October, 2018

From Business ETC The world of food is a 'lonely old road' - but this investor knows that 'people gotta eat' Food And Drink

The world of food is a 'lonely old road' - but this investor knows that 'people gotta eat'

Serial investor and former Kellogg’s Europe boss, Stephen Twaddell, talks food and drink deals.

From Business ETC Nine years after moving its HQ to Ireland, 'experience gift' giant Smartbox will launch here Retail And Services

Nine years after moving its HQ to Ireland, 'experience gift' giant Smartbox will launch here

The French-founded company has more than 600 staff in Dublin – and it plans to keep expanding.

Friday 26 October, 2018

From Business ETC BrewDog plans to open its first Irish bar next year - but finding the right site is a 'real challenge' Food And Drink

BrewDog plans to open its first Irish bar next year - but finding the right site is a 'real challenge'

The Scottish beer company had previously planned to set up shop in Dublin by the end of 2018.

Thursday 25 October, 2018

From Business ETC ‘Anybody in their right mind would have been concerned - we were learning on the job’ Food And Drink

‘Anybody in their right mind would have been concerned - we were learning on the job’

As part of our How My Business Works series, we profile Codd Mushrooms.

From Business ETC Airbnb has accused the government of doing a ‘cut and paste’ job with new letting laws Building And Property

Airbnb has accused the government of doing a ‘cut and paste’ job with new letting laws

Regulations on short-term lets in Ireland are set to be introduced next year.

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