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Tuesday 28 March 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# Irish Business

All time
# fair competition
'Leaving Cert papers shouldn't be published in France': PAC probing Ireland's 'lazy' approach in awarding State contracts
The PAC is to look at issues of non-compliance with procurement rules for all State bodies.
# food for thought
‘It’s a bit like Ready Steady Cook’: How FoodCloud and charities are fighting food poverty in the west of Ireland
As charities see demand increase this Christmas, the team behind FoodCloud is making things a little easier.
# Road To Recovery
Irish businesses want EU to loosen its grip so Ireland can stop playing catch up
Business group Ibec says Ireland needs to seek more flexibility from Europe to keep the country on the right road to recovery.
# butter beer
Kerrygold is making booze now – yes, that Kerrygold
# Thanks Penneys
A household Irish name built from humble beginnings: The Penneys story
It all began in Dublin’s fair city in 1969.
# Best in show
The cleanest town in Ireland is...
They’ve won three years in a row now.
# Salary
Good news: Your boss might be planning a wage bump for you
More than half of businesses in Ireland are planning to increase basic employee salaries.
# no not that one
What do you do when your business has "ISIS" in its name?
“I had the name first.”
# B2B Services
B2B service producer prices up 3.4% in Q1 2014
CSO says this index should not be considered indicative of more general price trends in the economy.
# SME Exports
AIB announces €200m fund to support Irish SME exports
The bank’s latest Exports Outlook Report for SMEs shows positive mood among Irish companies for expanding their export market in 2014.
Column: Betting your business on the domestic Irish market is foolish, lazy and unnecessary
Being ‘the best in Ireland’ is too limited a goal for Irish businesses today; businesses should emulate Germany’s ‘Mittelstand’ approach to drive export growth, writes Patrick Burke.
# Jobswatch
Irish company to recruit 70 engineers after winning €16m contract in Abu Dhabi
Kelly Steel Engineering is to build a 3,500 tonne baggage handling facility at Abu Dhabi’s new Airport.
# job fairy
Eishtec creates 250 jobs in Waterford and Wexford
The new positions will support UK customers on T-Mobile plans and tariffs.
# Savings
Burton: 'Welfare savings is one of the reasons we could reduce Budget adjustment'
A reduction in the Live Register has produced €150 million in welfare savings.
# The Future is Bright
Irish business 'nervous about unpleasant budget surprises'
But they are brightened by further increases in activity levels over the past three months.
7 shopping experiences you'll only have in Ireland
Ireland is a pretty unique place for small businesses, all things considered.
# Late payment
Late payment from customers is the 'biggest challenge' for businesses
A new survey also found that Irish businesses in the UK are outperforming their UK counterparts in a number of areas.
# Jobs
Better business conditions mean 'more firms are hiring'
A new survey from KBC Bank Ireland and Chartered Accountants Ireland looks at business sentiment in the country, and says Irish business activity has strengthened.
# Optimistic
Irish senior executives optimistic about career prospects
High number are open to moving to new jobs, despite the recession.
# Multinationals
Irish multinationals employed almost 249,000 abroad in 2010
Figures show the UK was the most important destination country for Irish businesses abroad.
Column: Bobby Kerr – We need to promote our Irishness
The Dragon’s Den star explains how his own firms reached the brink of failure, and what that taught him about supporting Irish business.
# Trade
Ireland launches trade mission to France
Minister Bruton, Enterprise Ireland and dozens of Irish companies are taking part in the three-day trade trip to boost Irish exports.
# Business
Irish business activity "strengthens in early 2012"
A survey by KBC Bank Ireland/Chartered Accountants Ireland shows that Irish business activity levels show the first clear improvement since 2007.
# Outlook
Irish businesses third most pessimistic: report
Irish firms have ranked as the third most pessimistic – coming in only behind Spain and Japan.
# Limerick
Company controlling Limerick Independent up to €1m in debt
Newspaper forced from offices.
# Recessionomics
Cost of doing business in Ireland goes down
We’ll drink to that.