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#Dragons' Den

# dragons-den - Thursday 25 October, 2018

'They called me a "five-to-niner". I don't believe in work-life balance'

Ex-Dragons’ Den star and Harmonia CEO Norah Casey also talks about the rip-off ‘pink tax’.

# dragons-den - Wednesday 17 October, 2018

Gavin Duffy: 'Can I apologise there are three candidates from the Dragons' Den?'

On’s The Candidate podcast, Duffy said that he and the other Dragons were not “in cahoots”.

# dragons-den - Thursday 23 August, 2018

'We now have a puncher’s chance, last year we were going in with two hands behind our back'

Bernard Jackman has recruited strongly in a bid to reverse the fortunes of the Dragons.

# dragons-den - Monday 30 July, 2018

Duffy says Higgins speaks to people's heads but he speaks to their hearts

The businessman also said he wouldn’t be a ‘Trump president’.

# dragons-den - Wednesday 7 March, 2018

Leo has borrowed an idea or two from Dragon's Den for this new video

Fancy making a ‘pitch’ on how to improve the country to a panel of Fine Gael ministers?

# dragons-den - Saturday 24 February, 2018

'I'm an optimist - life is a wonderful gift': Welcome to the world of Seán Gallagher

The one-time presidential candidate explains why he’s so bullish on the future for Ireland.

Warner Bros company hit out at Dublin start-up 'like a ton of bricks' over Scooby brand name

ScoobyBox has had to change its brand name to BusterBox after trademark issues with a Warner Bros company.

# dragons-den - Thursday 6 July, 2017

A deluxe men's clothes shop owned by a former Dragons' Den star has shut

Niall O’Farrell’s Henry Jermyn store in Dublin recently held a closing down sale.

# dragons-den - Wednesday 24 May, 2017

Dragon's Den star to moderate Leo and Simon in Fine Gael hustings

Duffy said he will act as “an independent, objective moderator”.

# dragons-den - Thursday 9 March, 2017

Do you waste food? This Dragons' Den investor wants supermarkets and shoppers to cut it out

Ireland generates over one million tonnes of food waste per year.

# dragons-den - Monday 5 September, 2016

From The Daily Edge An Irish guy wowed people on Dragon's Den last night with his 'toilet flusher for kids' Kids Flush

# dragons-den - Wednesday 2 March, 2016

Dragon's Den star Peter Casey wants to give rural Ireland a boost if he gets into the Seanad

He announced today that he will run in the elections for the upper house of the Oireachtas.

# dragons-den - Monday 7 September, 2015

Former Dragons' Den star accused of 'sexual activity' with 13-year-old girl

Douglas Richard is also an adviser to David Cameron.

# dragons-den - Thursday 29 May, 2014

Dragons' Den inventor in row with employer over trolley key

Ray Shannon pitched the Trolkey on the TV programme, but his employer has taken issue with his development of the product.

# dragons-den - Monday 28 April, 2014

€1 million export deal for Dragon's Den reject

Mullingar native lands export deal despite being turned down by Dragons.

# dragons-den - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

Open thread: What invention would you most like to see?

Be as creative as you like.

# dragons-den - Tuesday 25 February, 2014

Taoiseach X2, recycling cars and a 'dragon': Everything happening in Leinster House today

What’s going on in Leinster House? Well, if you must know…

Dragon’s Den star to discuss entrepreneurship before Oireachtas committee today

O’Sullivan will discuss what the government can do to encourage and support entrepreneurs in business.

# dragons-den - Sunday 26 May, 2013

The guy who cried on Dragons' Den is now making watches for five Premier League teams

It’s been a busy 18 months for Jason O’Reilly and Pride Watches.

# dragons-den - Saturday 4 May, 2013

Top readers' comments of the week

Here’s our round-up of the best, the most interesting and the most commented-on pieces from the past week. Did you make it in?

# dragons-den - Sunday 28 April, 2013

The 13-year-old who will make you feel like an underachiever Junior Dragons This post contains videos

The 13-year-old who will make you feel like an underachiever

A junior version of Dragon’s Den will hear from Jordan Casey who has his own gaming company and started coding at age 9.

# dragons-den - Monday 22 April, 2013

Dragon invests €200k in former construction worker's bakery

Sean O’Sullivan invested in the Cherry Blossom Bakery, gaining a 30 per cent stake for €200,000.

# dragons-den - Wednesday 20 February, 2013

Column: Childcare is the main obstacle for women getting into business

If we want more women to become entrepreneurs and help rebuild the economy, then a national childcare scheme is needed, says Sarah Nic Lochlainn.

# dragons-den - Saturday 19 January, 2013

Column: From idea to reality, the story of a young Irish start-up

Gary Fox took a business idea from college classroom to young company. Here he describes how he did it.

# dragons-den - Friday 4 January, 2013

Feargal Quinn the most admired entrepreneur among Irish SMEs

The Superquinn founder and independent senator tops a survey of Irish small and medium enterprises.

# dragons-den - Monday 26 November, 2012

"This is the right decision": Norah Casey to leave Dragons' Den

The businesswoman said she had enjoyed her time as a Dragon, but is leaving because of her media and other commitments.

# dragons-den - Sunday 28 October, 2012

Nine months after tearful Dragons Den pitch, watchmaker seals deal with Man Utd and Liverpool Pride Watches This post contains videos

Nine months after tearful Dragons Den pitch, watchmaker seals deal with Man Utd and Liverpool Exclusive

Jason O’Reilly brought Dragons to tears in January – and next month will start selling official merchandise for two of the world’s biggest soccer clubs.

# dragons-den - Saturday 20 October, 2012

Gallagher doesn't rule out having another run for President

Asked by Gay Byrne if he’d do it all over again, the former Dragons’ Den panellist – and soon-to-be new dad – simply says: “Who knows?”

# dragons-den - Saturday 22 September, 2012

My favourite speech: Owner and CEO of Harmonia, Norah Casey Famous Words This post contains videos

My favourite speech: Owner and CEO of Harmonia, Norah Casey

Continuing our series on of public figures’ favourite speeches, a former dragon to the den chooses a speech from the women’s suffrage movement in the US.

# dragons-den - Thursday 29 March, 2012

Column: Gavin Duffy - Why I cried on Dragon's Den

“According to RTE I am a hardnosed, fire-breathing Dragon… So why did I cry, almost like a baby, on last Sunday night’s Dragon Den.”

# dragons-den - Monday 26 March, 2012

VIDEO: Jason O'Reilly "over the moon" after Dragons' Den success Dragons' Den This post contains videos

VIDEO: Jason O'Reilly "over the moon" after Dragons' Den success

O’Reilly’s pitch on last night’s show, about a range of sports-themed coloured watches, literally reduced one Dragon to tears.

# dragons-den - Thursday 28 July, 2011

Gallagher has "never ever been secretive" of Fianna Fáil links Race For The Áras This post contains a poll

Gallagher has "never ever been secretive" of Fianna Fáil links

Presidential hopeful Sean Gallagher denies accusations that he is covering up his past links to the Fianna Fáil party.

# dragons-den - Monday 27 June, 2011

Take 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock

# dragons-den - Monday 20 June, 2011

Off the mark: Longford council backs Seán Gallagher’s presidential bid (...or does it?)

Has Dragons Den investor Sean Gallagher gotten off the mark in his quest to contest the Presidential Election?

# dragons-den - Tuesday 10 May, 2011

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

Our nightly wrap-up of what’s been going on… including some hints on who to watch in tonight’s Eurovision semi-final.