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

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

Oct 25th 2018, 2:33 PM 1,429 Views 1 Comment

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

Gavin Duffy: 'Can I apologise there are three candidates from the Dragons' Den?'
# Aras 18
# Aras 18

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

Oct 17th 2018, 8:09 AM 23,307 Views 17 Comments

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

'We now have a puncher’s chance, last year we were going in with two hands behind our back'
# The Dragons Den
From The42
# The Dragons Den

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

Aug 23rd 2018, 9:00 PM 12,372 Views 9 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 30th 2018, 9:50 AM 26,287 Views 115 Comments

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

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

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

Mar 7th 2018, 5:48 PM 16,030 Views 55 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 24th 2018, 12:00 PM 17,382 Views 43 Comments

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
# Busterbox
# Busterbox

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

Feb 24th 2018, 7:45 AM 24,897 Views 37 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 6th 2017, 2:56 PM 3,051 Views 1 Comment

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

Dragon's Den star to moderate Leo and Simon in Fine Gael hustings
# I'm In
# I'm In

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

May 24th 2017, 6:48 PM 17,188 Views 41 Comments

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

Do you waste food? This Dragons' Den investor wants supermarkets and shoppers to cut it out
# Waste Not To Want Not
# Waste Not To Want Not

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

Mar 9th 2017, 6:03 AM 12,266 Views 25 Comments

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

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

An Irish guy wowed people on Dragon's Den last night with his 'toilet flusher for kids'

Sep 5th 2016, 3:22 PM 14,547 Views 5 Comments

You what now?

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

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

Mar 2nd 2016, 12:07 PM 12,170 Views 20 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 7th 2015, 2:09 PM 27,073 Views 0 Comments

Douglas Richard is also an adviser to David Cameron.

Dragons' Den inventor in row with employer over trolley key
# Trolleyed
# Trolleyed

Dragons' Den inventor in row with employer over trolley key

May 29th 2014, 6:39 PM 48,517 Views 0 Comments

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

€1 million export deal for Dragon's Den reject
# Missed Opportunity
# Missed Opportunity

€1 million export deal for Dragon's Den reject

Apr 28th 2014, 12:00 PM 38,040 Views 49 Comments

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

Open thread: What invention would you most like to see?
# 22nd Century
# 22nd Century

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

Mar 12th 2014, 10:47 AM 7,096 Views 95 Comments

Be as creative as you like.

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

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

Feb 25th 2014, 9:00 AM 3,918 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 25th 2014, 7:30 AM 6,053 Views 22 Comments

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

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

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

May 26th 2013, 11:00 AM 42,773 Views 43 Comments

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

Top readers' comments of the week
# You Told Us
# You Told Us

Top readers' comments of the week

May 4th 2013, 11:00 AM 9,026 Views 40 Comments

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?

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

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

Apr 28th 2013, 5:00 PM 23,532 Views 25 Comments

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

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

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

Apr 22nd 2013, 2:13 PM 19,341 Views 21 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 20th 2013, 7:00 AM 141 Views 35 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 19th 2013, 7:00 PM 973 Views 31 Comments

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

Feargal Quinn the most admired entrepreneur among Irish SMEs
# Small Business
# Small Business

Feargal Quinn the most admired entrepreneur among Irish SMEs

Jan 4th 2013, 6:45 AM 4,788 Views 14 Comments

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

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

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

Nov 26th 2012, 4:23 PM 16,117 Views 39 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 28th 2012, 4:10 PM 42,425 Views 65 Comments

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.

Gallagher doesn't rule out having another run for President
# Aras 2018?
# Aras 2018?

Gallagher doesn't rule out having another run for President

Oct 20th 2012, 8:00 AM 5,147 Views 45 Comments

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?”

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

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

Sep 22nd 2012, 10:30 AM 5,547 Views 19 Comments

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

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

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

Mar 29th 2012, 7:00 PM 1,259 Views 71 Comments

“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.”

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

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

Mar 26th 2012, 2:14 PM 9,691 Views 22 Comments

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

Gallagher has "never ever been secretive" of Fianna Fáil links
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

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

Jul 28th 2011, 12:10 PM 1,690 Views 20 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 20th 2011, 8:32 PM 830 Views 6 Comments

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

The Daily Fix: Tuesday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

May 10th 2011, 7:47 PM 1,957 Views 0 Comments

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