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# firms - Monday 8 December, 2014

Construction work was on the up again last month (and firms are hiring)
# Optimism
# Optimism

Construction work was on the up again last month (and firms are hiring)

Dec 8th 2014, 9:20 AM 5,900 Views 11 Comments

Some firms hired new staff to prepare for further growth in work.

# firms - Monday 14 July, 2014

A third of ads for financial services 'do not meet guidelines'
# Banks
# Banks

A third of ads for financial services 'do not meet guidelines'

Jul 14th 2014, 12:31 PM 5,095 Views 8 Comments

A Central Bank survey assessed almost 300 advertisements from 23 different firms.

# firms - Monday 31 March, 2014

Carl Scarpa and Flannery's Pub among eight firms who saved over 400 jobs so far this year
# Jobswatch
# Jobswatch

Carl Scarpa and Flannery's Pub among eight firms who saved over 400 jobs so far this year

Mar 31st 2014, 11:36 AM 13,305 Views 5 Comments

The Hughes Blake SME Examinership Index showed that seven of the eight firms were SMEs.

# firms - Thursday 19 September, 2013

"There was no sweetheart deal for Apple" in Ireland
# Corporation Tax
# Corporation Tax

"There was no sweetheart deal for Apple" in Ireland

Sep 19th 2013, 12:25 PM 4,434 Views 12 Comments

CEO of IDA Ireland Barry O’Leary told the Oireachtas Public Accounts Committee that foreign companies are paying a substantial amount of corporation tax.

# firms - Tuesday 2 July, 2013

Better business conditions mean 'more firms are hiring'
# Jobs
# Jobs

Better business conditions mean 'more firms are hiring'

Jul 2nd 2013, 6:30 AM 3,337 Views 8 Comments

A new survey from KBC Bank Ireland and Chartered Accountants Ireland looks at business sentiment in the country, and says Irish business activity has strengthened.

# firms - Sunday 16 June, 2013

‘Put her back in her box’: ISME slams Burton’s call to raise minimum wage
# Minimum Wage
# Minimum Wage

‘Put her back in her box’: ISME slams Burton’s call to raise minimum wage

Jun 16th 2013, 4:30 PM 9,521 Views 86 Comments

The small and medium-sized firms’ body says increasing the minimum wage forces employers to pay more than the going rate.

Poll: Should we increase the minimum wage?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should we increase the minimum wage?

Jun 16th 2013, 10:09 AM 16,201 Views 181 Comments

Minister Joan Burton has called for a rise in the current wage of €8.65 per hour. Do you agree with her?

# firms - Thursday 13 June, 2013

Property sector accounts for almost half of outstanding business loans
# Lending
# Lending

Property sector accounts for almost half of outstanding business loans

Jun 13th 2013, 3:10 PM 4,025 Views 3 Comments

Lending to both small and large businesses in this sector continued to fall over the the last year.

# firms - Tuesday 1 January, 2013

12 companies which originally sold entirely different products
# Career Change
# Career Change

12 companies which originally sold entirely different products

Jan 1st 2013, 9:45 AM 28,497 Views 27 Comments

What did Tiffany & Co, Avon and Nokia sell before they became household brands? Not jewellery, cosmetics nor phones…

# firms - Friday 28 December, 2012

Small and medium businesses could* deliver 20,000 jobs
# Jobswatch
# Jobswatch

Small and medium businesses could* deliver 20,000 jobs

Dec 28th 2012, 6:45 AM 2,841 Views 11 Comments

The Small Firms Association makes optimistic prediction for 2013 – *but only if SMEs are “placed at the heart of economic policy”.

# firms - Thursday 27 December, 2012

Limerick company launches scholarship to fight skills shortage
# Jobs
# Jobs

Limerick company launches scholarship to fight skills shortage

Dec 27th 2012, 3:23 PM 6,653 Views 5 Comments

Emutex has launched a scholarship and internship for third level undergraduate students, after having to go abroad to hire seven out of 10 people in 2012.

# firms - Monday 12 November, 2012

New website to make awarding of state contracts easier for firms
# Tendering
# Tendering

New website to make awarding of state contracts easier for firms

Nov 12th 2012, 2:10 PM 4,906 Views 7 Comments

Procurement Minister Brian Hayes said the website will significantly reduce the amount of documentation for companies bidding for contracts.

# firms - Friday 28 September, 2012

Central Bank Governor calls for focus on corporate restructuring
# Economy
# Economy

Central Bank Governor calls for focus on corporate restructuring

Sep 28th 2012, 9:07 AM 2,476 Views 5 Comments

Patrick Honohan said many firms may need restructuring to survive and avoid imminent loan defaults.

# firms - Monday 21 May, 2012

Only 15 per cent of firms are in growth mode - survey
# Firms
# Firms

Only 15 per cent of firms are in growth mode - survey

May 21st 2012, 10:07 AM 734 Views 1 Comment

An all-island survey found that 46 per cent half of Irish businesses are currently experiencing contraction, fighting for survival, or are in the process of winding up.

# firms - Wednesday 2 May, 2012

Google is Ireland's most reputable company, while John Player, Quinn and AIB come last
# Reputation
# Reputation

Google is Ireland's most reputable company, while John Player, Quinn and AIB come last

May 2nd 2012, 10:54 AM 7,714 Views 17 Comments

Google, Kerry Group and Apple are top of the class when it comes to corporate reputation in Ireland.

# firms - Friday 30 March, 2012

Six firms collapsed each day in the first quarter of this year - report
# In The Red
# In The Red

Six firms collapsed each day in the first quarter of this year - report

Mar 30th 2012, 11:01 AM 1,561 Views 9 Comments

Half of the 31,070 companies that were stress-tested by a risk analyst firm in the first quarter of this year were deemed “high risk”.

# firms - Friday 16 September, 2011

€5.1 million in contracts secured by Irish firms in Oz
# Good News
# Good News

€5.1 million in contracts secured by Irish firms in Oz

Sep 16th 2011, 6:26 PM 647 Views 5 Comments

Forty five Irish companies journeyed to Australia to forge new business relationships and sign contracts.