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# business-matters - Tuesday 6 April, 2021

Opinion: In praise of Ireland's social entrepreneurs, making waves in a pandemic
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Opinion: In praise of Ireland's social entrepreneurs, making waves in a pandemic

Apr 6th 2021, 10:43 AM 10,198 Views 2 Comments

Siobhán O’Keeffe of Social Entrepreneurs Ireland outlines the important work many entrepreneurs with a social conscience have been doing in the last year.

# business-matters - Wednesday 24 March, 2021

Alice-Mary Higgins: The 'low-ball' public procurement model is broken and needs reform
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Alice-Mary Higgins: The 'low-ball' public procurement model is broken and needs reform

Mar 24th 2021, 7:00 AM 16,381 Views 18 Comments

The senator has proposed new legislation to rebalance the process.

# business-matters - Tuesday 16 March, 2021

Opinion: Remote working should not become the 'Mother' option, leaving women behind
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Opinion: Remote working should not become the 'Mother' option, leaving women behind

Mar 16th 2021, 7:00 AM 17,720 Views 21 Comments

Mary Rose Burke of Dublin Chamber outlines the stumbling blocks faced by working women and the need for more flexible working options for all.

# business-matters - Tuesday 23 February, 2021

Barber to Government: 'Haircuts boost mental health - let us open for just two weeks'
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Barber to Government: 'Haircuts boost mental health - let us open for just two weeks'

Feb 23rd 2021, 5:44 PM 49,676 Views 105 Comments

Barber Robbie Connaughton calls on the government to consider allowing salons to open temporarily to allow them to serve customers.

# business-matters - Friday 15 January, 2021

Opinion: Government plans for remote working are welcome, but companies must embrace the changes
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Opinion: Government plans for remote working are welcome, but companies must embrace the changes

Jan 15th 2021, 7:00 AM 17,043 Views 16 Comments

Grow Remote’s Tracy Keogh welcomes the Government plans to legislate for more remote working but says companies must move from ‘remote-friendly’ to ‘remote-first’ for it to work.

# business-matters - Wednesday 6 January, 2021

Opinion: On Nollaig na mBan, we strive to celebrate Irish women in business
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Opinion: On Nollaig na mBan, we strive to celebrate Irish women in business

Jan 6th 2021, 8:00 PM 13,891 Views 6 Comments

Emily and Lucy O’Connor felt there wasn’t enough being done for Irish women in business, so they decided to do something about that.

# business-matters - Tuesday 29 December, 2020

Opinion: Securing the world’s data - Ireland’s rising role as a global data hub
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Opinion: Securing the world’s data - Ireland’s rising role as a global data hub

Dec 29th 2020, 7:30 AM 12,642 Views 7 Comments

Ireland is a well-placed host for the world’s data, explains Jacky Fox of Accenture, but we need to seize all future opportunities.

# business-matters - Sunday 27 December, 2020

My 2020: Bibi Baskin on why she loved lockdown just a little too much
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My 2020: Bibi Baskin on why she loved lockdown just a little too much

Dec 27th 2020, 7:30 AM 33,961 Views 4 Comments

Broadcaster and wellness practitioner Bibi Baskin on why lockdown forced her to embrace the quiet and ultimately change how she earns a living.

# business-matters - Sunday 9 August, 2020

Online learning is here to stay and Covid-19 changes have pushed it further
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Online learning is here to stay and Covid-19 changes have pushed it further

Aug 9th 2020, 10:30 AM 34,396 Views 19 Comments

Colman Walsh of the UX Design Institute says remote working during the Covid-19 lockdown also spurred on a hunger for remote learning.

# business-matters - Sunday 2 August, 2020

Opinion: The food service industry must handle Covid-19 hygiene risks with plastic-free packaging
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Opinion: The food service industry must handle Covid-19 hygiene risks with plastic-free packaging

Aug 2nd 2020, 7:30 AM 24,235 Views 15 Comments

Tommy McLoughlin of Butterfly Cup outlines why the fight to get rid of plastic must continue in the midst of the Covid-19 changes.

# business-matters - Sunday 26 July, 2020

Opinion: We've adapted to remote working in a crisis - where do we go from here?
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Opinion: We've adapted to remote working in a crisis - where do we go from here?

Jul 26th 2020, 10:30 AM 16,646 Views 17 Comments

Rowena Hennigan is an expert in remote working. She says emergency remote working in the pandemic is not the way to approach remote working long term.

# business-matters - Sunday 19 July, 2020

Festivals might be off for 2020 but we've moved our events business entirely online
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Festivals might be off for 2020 but we've moved our events business entirely online

Jul 19th 2020, 10:30 AM 18,867 Views 4 Comments

Jamie Deasy and Brian McDermott created Event Fuel but have completely rearranged and renamed their business in the wake of Covid-19.

# business-matters - Sunday 5 July, 2020

Ireland's freelancers have been hit hard but we've built a platform to help them find work
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Ireland's freelancers have been hit hard but we've built a platform to help them find work

Jul 5th 2020, 7:30 AM 19,781 Views 7 Comments

Peter McPartlin and Úna Herlihy work in Irish media and have built The Indie List to link up employers with creative freelancers.

# business-matters - Sunday 28 June, 2020

The three Rs: A business consultant's tips on getting back on your feet and coming out of the crisis stronger
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The three Rs: A business consultant's tips on getting back on your feet and coming out of the crisis stronger

Jun 28th 2020, 7:30 AM 21,581 Views 10 Comments

Brian Cremin of 3SIXTY consultancy says it’s important that businesses examine all aspects of how they work and adapt fast to meet the new changes.

# business-matters - Monday 15 June, 2020

'We've heard of moneylenders meeting customers at the post office as they collect their social welfare'
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'We've heard of moneylenders meeting customers at the post office as they collect their social welfare'

Jun 15th 2020, 7:00 AM 32,705 Views 22 Comments

Dr Olive McCarthy and Dr Noreen Byrne of UCC say while new Central Bank rules for moneylenders are welcome, they don’t go far enough.

# business-matters - Sunday 14 June, 2020

It's difficult to consider in the midst of Covid-19, but a no-deal Brexit still looms large
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It's difficult to consider in the midst of Covid-19, but a no-deal Brexit still looms large

Jun 14th 2020, 7:30 AM 12,018 Views 27 Comments

Fine Gael’s Neale Richmond is calling for an extension to the trade talks to take Covid-19 into account and avoid a no-deal Brexit.

# business-matters - Sunday 7 June, 2020

Unhappy in your work? Here's some advice from a career coach
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Unhappy in your work? Here's some advice from a career coach

Jun 7th 2020, 10:30 AM 34,099 Views 21 Comments

Tracy Ward has set up her own career coaching business during the Covid-19 shutdown. She says it’s been challenging but rewarding and she has advice for others.

# business-matters - Sunday 31 May, 2020

Master of the High Court: 'Restructuring SMEs through examinership is needed in these tough times'
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Master of the High Court: 'Restructuring SMEs through examinership is needed in these tough times'

May 31st 2020, 7:30 AM 12,094 Views 11 Comments

Master of the High Court, Edmund Honohan says SMEs always bear the brunt of recession, and this time things need to change.

# business-matters - Sunday 24 May, 2020

Covid-19 took our festival trade, so this summer people are using our tents in their back gardens
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Covid-19 took our festival trade, so this summer people are using our tents in their back gardens

May 24th 2020, 10:30 AM 22,570 Views 5 Comments

Pamper the Camper founder Shane Ó Ciardhubhaín says Covid-19 blew the festival business away for 2020, so they’ve worked fast to adapt.

# business-matters - Sunday 17 May, 2020

'Businesses have adapted fast and moved online. April's .IE registrations were up a third'
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'Businesses have adapted fast and moved online. April's .IE registrations were up a third'

May 17th 2020, 10:30 AM 14,638 Views 17 Comments

David Curtin, CEO of IE Domain Registry, says digital is crucial to the long-term survival of SMEs

# business-matters - Sunday 10 May, 2020

From gold rum to hand sanitiser: How our brewing business responded to the Covid-19 crisis
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From gold rum to hand sanitiser: How our brewing business responded to the Covid-19 crisis

May 10th 2020, 11:30 AM 20,985 Views 13 Comments

Sam & Maud Black of Blacks Brewery and Distillery in Kinsale have adapted their business model fast, even moving to produce hand sanitiser.

# business-matters - Sunday 3 May, 2020

'We lost 92% of business in 24 hours, but we've adapted fast and maybe people can learn from us'
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'We lost 92% of business in 24 hours, but we've adapted fast and maybe people can learn from us'

May 3rd 2020, 7:30 AM 54,416 Views 17 Comments

Kieran Doyle of Doyles Veg Prep explains how quick thinking after the shutdown has enabled his business to continue.

# business-matters - Sunday 26 April, 2020

'It's our duty to buy local during this pandemic'
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'It's our duty to buy local during this pandemic'

Apr 26th 2020, 10:15 AM 37,071 Views 62 Comments

Lory Kehoe of Trinity College says in order to preserve our economy, consumers in Ireland must choose local first.

# business-matters - Sunday 12 April, 2020

How one coffee business is adapting to Covid-19 changes with a new support scheme
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How one coffee business is adapting to Covid-19 changes with a new support scheme

Apr 12th 2020, 12:00 PM 53,001 Views 28 Comments

Ferg Brown from Roasted Brown has come up with a way to boost his own coffee sales while supporting his customers.