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Opinion: In praise of Ireland's social entrepreneurs, making waves in a pandemic
Siobhán O’Keeffe of Social Entrepreneurs Ireland outlines the important work many entrepreneurs with a social conscience have been doing in the last year.
Alice-Mary Higgins: The 'low-ball' public procurement model is broken and needs reform
The senator has proposed new legislation to rebalance the process.
Opinion: Remote working should not become the 'Mother' option, leaving women behind
Mary Rose Burke of Dublin Chamber outlines the stumbling blocks faced by working women and the need for more flexible working options for all.
Barber to Government: 'Haircuts boost mental health - let us open for just two weeks'
Barber Robbie Connaughton calls on the government to consider allowing salons to open temporarily to allow them to serve customers.
Opinion: Government plans for remote working are welcome, but companies must embrace the changes
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.
Opinion: On Nollaig na mBan, we strive to celebrate Irish women in business
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.
Opinion: Securing the world’s data - Ireland’s rising role as a global data hub
Ireland is a well-placed host for the world’s data, explains Jacky Fox of Accenture, but we need to seize all future opportunities.
My 2020: Bibi Baskin on why she loved lockdown just a little too much
Broadcaster and wellness practitioner Bibi Baskin on why lockdown forced her to embrace the quiet and ultimately change how she earns a living.
Online learning is here to stay and Covid-19 changes have pushed it further
Colman Walsh of the UX Design Institute says remote working during the Covid-19 lockdown also spurred on a hunger for remote learning.
Opinion: The food service industry must handle Covid-19 hygiene risks with plastic-free packaging
Tommy McLoughlin of Butterfly Cup outlines why the fight to get rid of plastic must continue in the midst of the Covid-19 changes.
Opinion: We've adapted to remote working in a crisis - where do we go from here?
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.
Festivals might be off for 2020 but we've moved our events business entirely online
Jamie Deasy and Brian McDermott created Event Fuel but have completely rearranged and renamed their business in the wake of Covid-19.
Ireland's freelancers have been hit hard but we've built a platform to help them find work
Peter McPartlin and Úna Herlihy work in Irish media and have built The Indie List to link up employers with creative freelancers.
The three Rs: A business consultant's tips on getting back on your feet and coming out of the crisis stronger
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.
'We've heard of moneylenders meeting customers at the post office as they collect their social welfare'
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.
It's difficult to consider in the midst of Covid-19, but a no-deal Brexit still looms large
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.
Unhappy in your work? Here's some advice from a career coach
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.
Master of the High Court: 'Restructuring SMEs through examinership is needed in these tough times'
Master of the High Court, Edmund Honohan says SMEs always bear the brunt of recession, and this time things need to change.
Covid-19 took our festival trade, so this summer people are using our tents in their back gardens
Pamper the Camper founder Shane Ó Ciardhubhaín says Covid-19 blew the festival business away for 2020, so they’ve worked fast to adapt.
'Businesses have adapted fast and moved online. April's .IE registrations were up a third'
David Curtin, CEO of IE Domain Registry, says digital is crucial to the long-term survival of SMEs
From gold rum to hand sanitiser: How our brewing business responded to the Covid-19 crisis
Sam & Maud Black of Blacks Brewery and Distillery in Kinsale have adapted their business model fast, even moving to produce hand sanitiser.
'We lost 92% of business in 24 hours, but we've adapted fast and maybe people can learn from us'
Kieran Doyle of Doyles Veg Prep explains how quick thinking after the shutdown has enabled his business to continue.
'It's our duty to buy local during this pandemic'
Lory Kehoe of Trinity College says in order to preserve our economy, consumers in Ireland must choose local first.
How one coffee business is adapting to Covid-19 changes with a new support scheme
Ferg Brown from Roasted Brown has come up with a way to boost his own coffee sales while supporting his customers.