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#fora

# fora - Sunday 18 November, 2018

Ireland's a post-Brexit paradise for EU workers 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.

Hot-desk giant WeWork has a spot in the new One Central Plaza but no plans outside Dublin yet

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

# fora - Saturday 17 November, 2018

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

The attraction is expected to be up and running in early 2020 – at nearly double the cost than first expected.

# fora - 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 - 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 - 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.

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.

# fora - 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.

Penneys' owner will keep shunning online shopping so it can drive social media 'mania'

Associated British Foods is planning to introduce more partnerships with so-called ‘influencers’.

# fora - Sunday 4 November, 2018

The duo behind Dublin's newest tourist attraction say its near-end was like 'sudden death'

Four years since the idea was floated, the Vaults Live is open after being spared from examinership.

# fora - Saturday 3 November, 2018

Fewer visitors toured Ireland by bus last year - and not everyone's blaming it on Brexit

Industry figures say poor parking facilities are also hindering the sector.

Four Star Pizza is eyeing a move into Britain as it hits saturation point in Ireland

The pizza chain’s director says it is already “at capacity” in many areas of the local market.

# fora - Thursday 1 November, 2018

‘Anybody in their right mind would have been concerned - we were learning on the job’

As part of our How My Business Works series, we profile Codd Mushrooms.

'I was flying to London weekly to meet clients - it wasn't your typical final year in college'

During her final year in UL, Eimear McManus’s work placement ended up being much more.

After opting for fewer but bigger stores, Life Style Sports has managed to stay in the black

The company restructured its retail portfolio in 2017 and made a €4.1m profit.

Fewer visitors toured Ireland by bus last year - and not everyone's blaming it on Brexit

Industry figures say poor parking facilities are also hindering the sector.

Mark Little's new venture Kinzen promises the news app that isn't 'creepy'

The startup is trying to reboot how people consume media.

Four Star Pizza is eyeing a move into Britain as it hits saturation point in Ireland

The pizza chain’s director says it is already ‘at capacity’ in many areas of the local market.

The duo behind Dublin's newest tourist attraction say its near-end was like 'sudden death'

Four years since the idea was floated, the Vaults Live is open after being spared from examinership.

'An inability to answer very basic questions': How an Irish 'virtual hospital' project fell flat

Consultants for US firm Mercy Virtual said meetings with health officials were cancelled at short notice.

# fora - Tuesday 30 October, 2018

Plans for a €20m digital hub at Dún Laoghaire have been axed - but no one can agree why

The Harbour Innovation Campus developer is at odds with the local council over permission for the office.

# fora - Monday 29 October, 2018

For the first time in seven years, fewer French tourists are planning a trip to Ireland

Local tourism officials want to beef up their PR and media presence in the country.

# fora - Thursday 25 October, 2018

'As two lads out of college, getting premises was tough. The day we got keys, I was scared sh*tless'

Micheal Dyer has been cheffing since his teens but left the career to set up a business with a college friend.

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

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

Brown Bag Films wants 'less restrictive' foreign worker rules as it struggles to find EU staff

The Irish animation studio joined other employers in calling for an overhaul of existing permits.

For the first time in seven years, fewer French tourists are planning a trip to Ireland

Local tourism officials want to beef up their PR and media presence in the country.

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