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#fora

# fora - Yesterday’s News

'One day I had all the perks of a tech company and the next I was doing flyering on the street'

Gym + Coffee’s Niall Horgan talks about giving up his job to start his athletic clothing business.

‘Dawson Street was a fifth of our sales. When we closed we thought it would be a disaster’

From 3am starts to make juices to opening restaurants, Jack Kirwan talks about setting up his business.

Digitalisation could lead to nearly 50,000 job ‘losses’. Here’s why the government isn't worried

The adoption of new technology is expected to slow employment growth but will also create opportunities.

After five years and more than €6m, Nephin Whiskey will finally start production

The Mayo distillery will be operational next year – but it’ll be a while until the Irish product hits shelves.

A junior minister tried citing a 25-year-old policy to spare tourism firms some pain from VAT hikes

But the appeal to his Fine Gael colleague, Paschal Donohoe, doesn’t appear to have paid off.

Delivery providers are ready to wed for life. But some restaurants just want to keep it casual

Despite threats of higher commissions from Deliveroo, many businesses don’t want to be tied to one platform.

Industrial lights are really dull - and that's given birth to a whole new industry

Lighting-as-a-service is tipped to balloon into a multibillion-dollar industry by the mid-2020s.

As it fights to keep a café open, Dunnes argues it hasn't made a Starbucks-style violation

The retailer was ordered to close its Café Sol outlet in Liffey Valley by the local council.

# fora - Sunday 9 December, 2018

Tech giants 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.

# fora - 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’.

Etihad Airways will reduce its Dublin-Abu Dhabi flights from next year

The route will go from 14 to 11 weekly flights, using larger aircraft on some services.

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 - Sunday 2 December, 2018

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.

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.

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.

# fora - Saturday 1 December, 2018

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.

# fora - 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.

Ryanair is suing Irish officials over where the airline's staff are taxed

The High Court challenge relates to tax laws for Europe-based workers.

# fora - Sunday 25 November, 2018

'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.

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

The budding industry is crying out for talent.

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

Postponements, absent parties and late submissions are creating logjams.

# fora - 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.

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