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#Irish Business

# irish-business - Tuesday 25 December, 2018

‘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.

# irish-business - Friday 10 July, 2015

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.

# irish-business - Thursday 25 June, 2015

# irish-business - Sunday 1 March, 2015

A household Irish name built from humble beginnings: The Penneys story

It all began in Dublin’s fair city in 1969.

# irish-business - Monday 5 January, 2015

The cleanest town in Ireland is...

They’ve won three years in a row now.

# irish-business - Thursday 23 October, 2014

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.

# irish-business - Sunday 19 October, 2014

What do you do when your business has "ISIS" in its name?

“I had the name first.”

# irish-business - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

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.

# irish-business - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

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.

# irish-business - Monday 2 December, 2013

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.

# irish-business - Friday 25 October, 2013

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.

# irish-business - Thursday 24 October, 2013

Eishtec creates 250 jobs in Waterford and Wexford

The new positions will support UK customers on T-Mobile plans and tariffs.

# irish-business - Thursday 10 October, 2013

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.

Irish business 'nervous about unpleasant budget surprises'

But they are brightened by further increases in activity levels over the past three months.

# irish-business - Tuesday 24 September, 2013

From The Daily Edge 7 shopping experiences you'll only have in Ireland

7 shopping experiences you'll only have in Ireland

Ireland is a pretty unique place for small businesses, all things considered.

# irish-business - Tuesday 20 August, 2013

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.

# irish-business - Tuesday 2 July, 2013

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.

# irish-business - Tuesday 15 January, 2013

Irish senior executives optimistic about career prospects

High number are open to moving to new jobs, despite the recession.

# irish-business - Friday 9 November, 2012

Irish multinationals employed almost 249,000 abroad in 2010

Figures show the UK was the most important destination country for Irish businesses abroad.

# irish-business - Friday 28 September, 2012

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.

# irish-business - Saturday 30 June, 2012

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.

# irish-business - Wednesday 25 April, 2012

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.

# irish-business - Monday 31 January, 2011

Irish businesses third most pessimistic: report

Irish firms have ranked as the third most pessimistic – coming in only behind Spain and Japan.

# irish-business - Monday 30 August, 2010

Company controlling Limerick Independent up to €1m in debt

Newspaper forced from offices.

# irish-business - Thursday 22 July, 2010

AFTER A DECADE of inflation and high costs, prices in Ireland are moderating, that’s the good news from a new report by the National Competitiveness Council. The report says “since January2008, Ireland has regained some of its lost cost competitiveness as domestic inflation remains below
that of our main trading partners and as the euro has weakened.”

This report highlights tangible improvements in the cost of doing business in Ireland and outlines significant falls in property and energy costs. However, the report does say some costs continue to increase or remain relatively high. Property, broadband and legal fees are cited as being costly by the (NCC).

Although energy costs for business decreased by 24% in 2009, Ireland is still the sixth most expensive country of 14 the report benchmarked.

The report also said that mobile phone costs for business were down significantly and that Dublin has become more competitive.

For consumers the report found that Ireland is still expensive when it comes to buy groceries it is the second most expensive in the EU.

However, the average Irish employee must work a shorter amount of time than those in most other benchmarked locations to earn enough to buy branded consumer goods such as an iPod Nano or a Big Mac.