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# fora - Sunday 20 October, 2019

'The first year we were completely crazy': How getting a Michelin star impacts Irish restaurants

Fine-dining eateries still grapple with skills shortages and rising labour costs.

# fora - Friday 18 October, 2019

Irish tech startup Pest Pulse has been acquired by a US cleaning services giant

The deal will see the company join ServiceMaster’s group that’s pushing further into Europe.

Five Lamps Brewery has a new home - and plans to trial UK exports

The C&C-owned beer maker will test its drinks in London.

Sugar, plastics and vegan demands: Lir Chocolate's boss on the coalface of confectionery

Ann Murray talks about segueing from food to beauty and back again.

Michelin stars are like an 'international avalanche' for restaurants. Then the food coma kicks in

Fine-dining eateries still grapple with skills shortages and rising labour costs.

Revolut and N26 rocked Irish banking. Now their competition is coming to town

Bunq and Raisin recently entered the market, which already has some big players.

# fora - Thursday 10 October, 2019

This startup's drones are getting ready for take off from Clare

In our weekly Startup Scout series, Fora picks out promising companies that are emerging from Ireland.

'Never put in an email what you wouldn't be prepared to put on your office door'

Tools of the Trade: RDI Hub CEO Liam Cronin talks trust and why he looks to Steve Jobs for inspiration.

Betting software startup Banach scored €1m, with backing from ex-Paddy Power execs

Paddy Power’s co-founder is among the investors taking a punt on the company again.

A massive shock to corporation tax could cost Ireland as much as €6bn a year

That’s according to a Department of Finance paper exploring ‘extreme’ but plausible scenarios.

Softbank-backed hotel chain Oyo is making preparations for entering Ireland

The company has aspirations to ‘build the largest hotel business’ in the country.

Talent, funding and evolving threats: Inside Ireland's ever-changing cybersecurity scene

Fora catches up with various players in the ecosystem to survey the lay of the land.

'If we didn't expand, we'd fail': KC Peaches' boss lays out her growth plan

Meet Seattle-born Katie Cantwell, the founder that is busy building out the popular cafe chain.

# fora - Thursday 3 October, 2019

Limerick edtech startup Jumpagrade is bringing grinds into the digital age

In our weekly Startup Scout series, Fora picks out promising companies that are emerging from Ireland.

'Without confidence you won't take any chances or risks'

Tools of the trade: Huckletree’s co-founder Andrew Lynch talks ultramarathons, confidence and family.

The government has been asked to consider extending state aid to Shannon and Cork airports

Could aviation be used to promote regional growth?

Paddy Power owner Flutter set for 'truly transformational' merger deal

Flutter Entertainment plans to merge with The Stars Group, creating a global betting giant.

Meet the artists-turned-event planners partying with Facebook and Diageo

H&G Creations’ Deirdre Young and Sinead Bailey Kelly turned a passion for visual arts into a career.

The return of the tech IPO? Euronext is hoping for an upturn in public floats with Ireland in its sights 

Fora was on board as a group of Irish tech companies headed to Rotterdam to explore market options.

When it comes to Ireland's sustainable energy, creating simplicity could prove complex

The government has some ambitious targets for 2030 – but industry has plenty of work to do.

# fora - Thursday 26 September, 2019

Output Sports is building smart sensors for strength and conditioning training

In our weekly Startup Scout series, Fora picks out promising companies that are emerging from Ireland.

'Success has many metrics. Seeing our team and their families grow is really satisfying'

Simon Lynch, the co-founder of Wicklow Wolf brewery, talks bees, rugby and hops.

Where Ireland fits into Facebook's grand plans for its Libra cryptocurrency

The project’s Calibra team is staffing up in Dublin in the face of scrutiny from EU lawmakers.

Talent, capital and innovation: A new startup group is advocating for major policy change

Scale Ireland is lobbying for changes to tax structures and access to early-stage funding for startups.

Meet the man who wants to bring Silicon Valley nous to the Irish startup scene

Returning home after working with Peter Thiel’s Palantir, Eoin Hayes wants to help Irish startups grow.

'This is absolutely existential': Inside Dublin Airport's fight for growth

The airport has experienced a breakneck upswing. Now it is fighting regulatory challenges to keep up.

# fora - Friday 20 September, 2019

Offr wants to bring much-needed tech to online property buying

In our weekly Startup Scout series, Fora picks out promising companies that are emerging from Ireland.

'If you limit growth to your own personal potential, that's a really stupid place to be'

Tools of the Trade: Serial food entrepreneur John Stapleton talks authenticity and gut feeling.

Safe storage provider Merrion Vaults is opening new facilities in the US and Spain

The Irish company is also opening a facility in Edinburgh as part of an ongoing expansion.

Dating app Tinder is building out a safety and moderating team in Dublin

The unit is based at Match Group’s European base in the Irish capital.

E-scooter giant Lime has been on the charm offensive to get on Irish streets

E-scooter giant Lime has been on the charm offensive to get on Irish streets

The company is keen to launch scooter-sharing in Ireland but has no plans for bikes.

From bikes to roast duck: The Irish businesses jumping at an incoming EU-Vietnam trade deal

Some see the agreement as a beacon of hope amid Brexit and the US-China trade war.

'It's all about your story': How companies decide the right time to float on the public markets

Euronext recently launched the latest edition of its IPO Ready programme.

# fora - Friday 13 September, 2019

How Mystudypal is helping secondary school students make sense of their study plans

In our weekly Startup Scout series, Fora picks out promising companies that are emerging from Ireland.

'I've learned that falling in love with an idea that isn’t working can lead to a disaster'

Tools of the Trade: Pestle and Mortar’s Sonia Deasy talks overnight success and thinking before you speak.

Medtech reps warn the industry is facing a 'cliff edge' with incoming EU rules

Critics say bottlenecks in compliance checks could lead to a shortfall in medical devices.

Food firm Strong Roots has raised over $18m to become a 'household brand' in the US and UK

The company recently rolled out its frozen vegetable products in 3,000 US stores.

'Out of our control': How cross-border companies are trying to prepare for a no-deal Brexit

Some businesses close to the border have already changed their supply base in recent months.

Meet the Fujitsu veteran taking the firm's Irish business deeper into the push for sustainability

Tony O’Malley discusses his time in the Defence Forces and leading a long-standing firm amid constant change.

Fulfil's founding duo will launch co-branded products under their new Cali Cali label

The pair are planning to roll out ranges with the likes of Kepak, Manor Farm and Strong Roots.

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