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Dublin: 6 °C Thursday 13 December, 2018

#fora magazine

# fora-magazine - Friday 7 December, 2018

'I think my blind optimism papered over the blatant risk. Now I think, that was ballsy'

Metalman’s Grainne Walsh talks about why not to open a brewery if you just want to make beer.

'Four months in, M&S emailed about stocking my gin. I thought it was my mates taking the mick'

After hitting the shelves of ‘Marksies’ and Aldi, Gareth Irvine’s gin business has gone global.

Eir has accused ComReg of breaking EU laws in its clampdown on costly helplines

The watchdog is rolling out new rules relating to ‘non-geographic numbers’.

Tech behemoths are turning Dublin into one of Europe’s hottest property markets

A PwC report has ranked the capital as a top city for real estate investment and development.

There's a lack of new hotel rooms in regional cities. Here's why investors aren't biting

Fáilte Ireland says that Kilkenny and Galway are crying out for fresh accommodation.

‘It’s part of the digital age’: How companies are dealing with online employee reviews

Glassdoor has attracted reviews from more than 20,000 employees in Ireland.

Applegreen built a fuel station exactly where it said a rival's plan would cause traffic chaos

The firm appealed a rival’s south Dublin plans last year and then opened up its own outlet on the site.

# fora-magazine - Thursday 29 November, 2018

'I wish I spoke more languages - I often feel stupid at meetings where everyone is multilingual'

Diaceutics’ Peter Keeling talks healthcare challenges and how he recovered after his first business failed.

'Starting from scratch in your 30s and 40s isn't easy on any couple. It was such a dark period'

Gina Cassidy from Purcell & Woodcock says the key to working with your partner is not bringing it home.

Ireland could be pitched as a 'detox destination' for soul-searching celebs

A State-sanctioned report says the travel sector should chase well-heeled tourists.

Blackwater Distillery wants to use blockchain to rid Irish whiskey of 'smoke and mirrors'

The Waterford firm hopes to extend its new traceabilty platform to its suppliers.

After delivering another tasty profit, Supermac's is testing Deliveroo - with mixed results

Pat McDonagh’s fast-food empire is trialling third-party delivery services as it posts record sales.

Two years after the 'double Irish' was shelved, Google used it to shift billions to Bermuda

However the search giant says it has since paid tax on the offshore profits in the US.

As Uber Eats arrives in Ireland, Deliveroo threatens defecting restaurants with higher rates

Competition in on-demand delivery has intensified with the new player in town.

'It's a very big ask to build it there': The unlikely case for an 'airport city' in the midlands

Dismissed by some as blue-sky thinking, advocates say the proposal could ease Dublin constraints.

# fora-magazine - Thursday 22 November, 2018

'My father gave the best advice - be comfortable with failure, otherwise you'll never take risks'

Golden Discs’ Stephen Fitzgerald talks about the ups and downs of music retail and the ‘tragic’ rental crisis.

'A pat on the back is six inches from a kick in the arse. We're taking it one burger at a time'

BuJo’s Michael Sheary spent years prepping the concept behind his first restaurant.

Hold-ups at Ireland's workplace watchdog are causing business headaches

Postponements, absent parties and late submissions are creating logjams.

Irish chefs will be asked to be more 'positive' with staff to dispel the Gordon Ramsay image

Chef Network is launching a ‘kitchen charter’ as worker shortages continue to rise in the industry.

Blockchain has a big problem - Irish workers aren't interested

The budding industry is crying out for talent.

Baristas and burritos: How Circle K is prepping for fuel's decline

The forecourt retailer says more than 50% of transactions are now non-fuel purchases.

'Spa-like showers' and a 'barista bar': How Dublin Airport plans to go fancy in a €1.7bn upgrade

The hub has proposed more than 100 projects as it caters to another 10 million passengers from 2020.

Excess heat from Amazon's giant data centre will be used to warm homes in Tallaght

The local authority has a €15 million plan for Ireland’s first data centre-based ‘district heating system’.

# fora-magazine - Thursday 15 November, 2018

'I always take on too much, and that's a big mistake. You can let people down'

Arkphire’s Paschal Naylor talks business plans, Bill Gates and starting a tech firm during the recession.

'We thought it'd blow up into a billion-dollar app overnight. Sometimes you get carried away'

Parkpnp’s Garrett Flower talks about how he refocused his business and hiring the best people for the job.

Ireland's a post-Brexit paradise for EU staff in the UK - but many are priced out of the move

The cost of housing is too much for some, while taxes make high-earners think twice.

WeWork won't turn to other Irish cities until it has conquered Dublin

The company has two offices open in the capital with three more in the pipeline.

Award-winning Cork startup Thalman Health is headed for liquidation

The three-year-old company was led by former Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur winner James Foody.

Even though it won't bring 'big profits', the Shed Distillery is cracking on with a visitor centre

Pat Rigney says the attraction will be up and running in early 2020 – at nearly double the cost.

Zara's owner is shuttering an Irish operation used to handle over €1 billion in global online sales

The move comes as Inditex plans a huge expansion of its digital retail presence.

Inside Dublin Airport's 'secret third terminal' - the one where selfies are banned

DAA is targeting deep-pocketed executives and honeymooners with its ‘platinum services’ facility.

# fora-magazine - Sunday 11 November, 2018

Heineken warned that new alcohol laws will make Ireland ‘less attractive’ for foreign investment

The beer giant lobbied the Health Minister before the controversial bill was passed.

# fora-magazine - Saturday 10 November, 2018

'You're either premium or you're not': Why Wicklow Wolf won't compete with the beer giants

The brewer could increase output tenfold with a new €4 million facility, due to open next year.

# fora-magazine - Thursday 8 November, 2018

'I always take on too much, and that's a big mistake. You can let people down'

Arkphire’s Paschal Naylor talks business plans, Bill Gates and starting a tech firm during the recession.

'Selling my dad's practice was tough. It had put food on the table and clothes on our back'

Told there was no job for him in the family practice, vet Charles Cosgrave decided to reinvent his father’s firm.

'You're either premium or you're not': Why Wicklow Wolf won't compete with the beer giants

The brewer could increase output tenfold with a new €4 million facility, due to open next year.

Crowley Carbon is building a developer team in Sofia because Dublin talent is too costly

The Bulgarian capital is providing the energy tech firm a more cost-effective way to scale.

Pat Phelan says his new cosmetic clinic chain could be a 'half-billion-dollar business'

The Cork entrepreneur is planning five new Sisu branches across Ireland and the UK.

Ikea has gone cold on opening another Irish store - because it's focused online instead

The Swedish flat-pack furniture giant had been looking at opening in south Dublin or Cork.

Heineken warned that new alcohol laws will make Ireland ‘less attractive’ for foreign investment

The beer giant lobbied the Health Minister before the controversial bill was passed.

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