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# fora - Yesterday’s News

'I replied to emails at 4am and then we packaged orders before college – I don't know how we did it'

Grace O’Sullivan talks about how she juggled studying with setting up her own business.

'I wish I could operate in work with less sleep - the day isn't long enough'

Liam Murphy of professional services firm Wachsman talks about lack of sleep and learning from his employees.

A 'build it and they will come' mantra prompted more Germans to holiday in Ireland

There was a ‘substantial’ 20% increase in visitor numbers in 2018, Davy pundits noted.

After a 'disappointing' year, Broderick's aims to ramp up exports from its Tallaght plant

The family-owned confectionary company recently secured new contracts in Europe.

Virgin Media's TV ad sales have taken a hit for two and a half years - thanks to Brexit

Looming uncertainty has made UK and Irish advertisers camera-shy, according to new documents.

For crypto startups seeking 'legitimacy', new anti-money laundering laws are a double-edged sword

The EU-level rules put more of an onus on companies to monitor customer activity.

'Totally unmanageable': It's taking months for some businesses to secure foreign worker permits

The department plans to ‘eliminate the impact of seasonal challenges’ by allocating more resources.

Weight-loss tea maker Miss Fit has shut up shop weeks after a recall of 'misleading' products

The company’s CEO said the closure has nothing to do with a recent FSAI enforcement order.

# fora - Tuesday 19 February, 2019

An Post is planning to roll out Parcel Motel-style delivery lockers

The company is hoping to become the ‘e-commerce backbone of Ireland’.

# fora - Saturday 16 February, 2019

Shannon had the worst punctuality record of Ireland's main airports last year

Under 32% of all flights at the Clare hub were delayed in 2018.

# fora - Friday 15 February, 2019

What local government should do to transform Ireland's towns into 'smart cities'

Advanced technologies are only becoming more mainstream and could transform communities.

'I'd rather work in the middle of the night than get up early - I'm not pretty in the morning'

Fingal Ferguson of Gubbeen Farmhouse Products also talks about the joys of cleaning mucky pigpens.

As it plots an expansion, the Digital Hub has been ordered to pay up for sitting on vacant land

The State agency has to pay a levy of nearly €100,000 this year – and that figure’s due to rise.

Shannon had the worst punctuality record of Ireland's main airports last year

The Clare hub blamed the delays on its high volume of less predictable long-haul traffic.

Executive assistants' salaries have shot up because too few aides have 'global' skills

The average wage for a corporate aide in the capital stands at €45,000.

Dublin Blue Lager's maker is opening a €10m 'beer factory' in the city centre

The project is being led by the Woolshed’s owner and an ex-Heineken exec.

# fora - Thursday 14 February, 2019

Why native firms are drowning in the incoming tsunami of tech giant jobs

Companies are feeling the ‘pinch’ as salary expectations rise alongside living costs.

Dublin Airport is opening a 'world-class' lounge for passengers flying east

DAA is looking to mirror the success of a facility marketed to transatlantic customers.

# fora - Sunday 10 February, 2019

After a three-year absence, free public Wi-Fi is coming back to Dublin - but not the city centre

The local authority concluded that restaurants and cafés can provide access instead.

# fora - Saturday 9 February, 2019

Aer Lingus exposed over 100 job applicants' details in an email blunder

Candidates’ email addresses were accidentally shared with other jobseekers.

# fora - Thursday 7 February, 2019

Why Dublin's MetroLink is too important to succumb to the whingers and naysayers

The rollout of the light rail service can’t come quick enough for the city’s biggest employers.

'When my colleagues at a previous company were laid off, I felt as if I'd failed the team'

HubSpot’s Barbara McCarthy also talks about learning not to take things personally

Europe's aviation boom is nowhere near over - for the big airlines at least

Pundits say there’s plenty of room for growth as the market picks off small, weak carriers.

Limerick port accuses its clients of trying to kill a floating data centre project 'at all costs'

US firm Nautilus – backed by the Irish State – is due to develop the facility in Limerick city.

Billion-dollar cybersecurity firm Darktrace has opened a base in Dublin

The UK company has been expanding its hefty global footprint in several offices.

Aer Lingus exposed over 100 job applicants' details in an email blunder

Candidates’ email addresses were accidentally shared with other jobseekers.

After a three-year absence, free public Wi-Fi is coming back to Dublin - but not the city centre

The local authority concluded that restaurants and cafés can provide access instead.

Freshly Chopped plans to sell hats, knives and tea towels to keep its Grafton Street outlet alive

The salad bar chain is trying to make peace with Dublin council after a lengthy planning dispute.

# fora - Thursday 31 January, 2019

'I used to get stressed trying to keep my inbox to zero. These days, I let the emails build up'

Flender CEO Kristjan Koik talks about deal-breakers – and his love of fast cars.

'An appearance on Dragons' Den tripled our sales. When they re-aired the show, it happened again'

Evelyn Garland shares her experiences from quitting her job to set up a company with her partner.

VideoDoc is backing a new Irish video-vet service for pets

VideoVet is due to launch here in March ahead of a potential rollout in the UK.

Electric car-sharing service GreenMobility hopes to go head to head with GoCar this year

The Danish company is close to sealing a franchise deal with a local partner in Dublin.

Hoteliers want extra time to prep for the 'financial pressure' of mandatory pensions

Businesses are seeking a four-year extension to the full rollout of a proposed scheme.

Why Parkpnp's founder is changing his plans for the US – and opening a wine and 'cronut' bar

Garret Flower pioneered the croissant-doughnut pastry in Dublin before launching the parking app.

Freshly Chopped might have to rethink its menu thanks to Brexit

The salad bar chain is working on its next supermarket products – and a potential foray into China.

The Ilac's owners hope to turn Henry Street into a Dundrum-style late-night shopping district

Hammerson says it is in talks with other businesses in the area about opening late into the evening.

# fora - Sunday 27 January, 2019

Facebook given go-ahead for upgrades to former AIB headquarters amid plans to move base to Dublin 4

Plans approved for its Ballsbridge campus include a series of bridges to link each office block.

# fora - Thursday 24 January, 2019

'I sold my business for €6m. To get the best deal, you can't be afraid to walk away'

After selling her 12-year-old business, Nikki Evans shares what she learned from the process.

'It's tough turning away customers - we can’t be all things to all people'

Gerard Forde of Bizimply talks about self-starters and competing with big multinationals.

As it announces 1,000 jobs, Facebook has been cleared for a raft of upgrades to its new D4 home

Plans approved for its Ballsbridge campus include a series of bridges to link each office block.

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