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Thursday 14 February, 2019

Grocery delivery startup Buymie has secured fresh funding from retail and rugby stars
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Grocery delivery startup Buymie has secured fresh funding from retail and rugby stars

Feb 14th 2019, 6:01 PM 4,120 Views 0 Comments

The Dublin startup recently signed a deal with Lidl to provide its customers with a one-hour delivery service.

Wednesday 13 February, 2019

As Dublin's co-working scene heats up, Guinness Enterprise Centre is doubling in size
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# Startups And Tech

As Dublin's co-working scene heats up, Guinness Enterprise Centre is doubling in size

Feb 13th 2019, 7:00 AM 873 Views 0 Comments

The facility currently holds 500 people working for 85 startups and small businesses.

Tuesday 12 February, 2019

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

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

Feb 12th 2019, 1:00 AM 5,575 Views 0 Comments

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

Sunday 10 February, 2019

After navigating some hiring issues, influencer ads agency Centus is plotting to open a US base
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# Media And Marketing

After navigating some hiring issues, influencer ads agency Centus is plotting to open a US base

Feb 10th 2019, 1:01 AM 4,172 Views 0 Comments

The startup had to hold off opening a presence stateside to bolster staff numbers in its Galway office.

Friday 8 February, 2019

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

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

Feb 8th 2019, 1:01 AM 875 Views 0 Comments

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

Thursday 7 February, 2019

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

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

Feb 7th 2019, 1:01 AM 2,772 Views 0 Comments

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

Tuesday 5 February, 2019

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

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

Feb 5th 2019, 6:01 PM 2,381 Views 0 Comments

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

Monday 4 February, 2019

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

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

Feb 4th 2019, 6:15 PM 4,443 Views 0 Comments

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

'We can't move fast and break things': Why FoodMarble is pacing itself despite €1m in sales
# Startups And Tech
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# Startups And Tech

'We can't move fast and break things': Why FoodMarble is pacing itself despite €1m in sales

Feb 4th 2019, 1:01 AM 1,681 Views 0 Comments

The Dublin startup is looking into new products and a possible funding round this year.

Thursday 31 January, 2019

'It's not just a man and his dog': Echelon's boss says negative 'myths' surround data centres
# Resource And Energy
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# Resource And Energy

'It's not just a man and his dog': Echelon's boss says negative 'myths' surround data centres

Jan 31st 2019, 1:01 AM 1,392 Views 0 Comments

It has been warned that data centres could be a big drain on Ireland’s power grid.

Wednesday 30 January, 2019

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

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

Jan 30th 2019, 11:28 AM 5,773 Views 0 Comments

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

Sunday 27 January, 2019

Goodbye Facebook, hello hologram phone calls? The future of staying in touch
# Future Focus
# Future Focus

Goodbye Facebook, hello hologram phone calls? The future of staying in touch

Jan 27th 2019, 7:30 PM 14,065 Views 11 Comments

The way we communicate is about to get a whole lot more virtual.

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

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

Jan 27th 2019, 1:00 AM 2,790 Views 0 Comments

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

Wednesday 23 January, 2019

Hauliers want to run their trucks on greener fuel - but there's hardly anywhere to top up the tank
# Policy And Economy
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# Policy And Economy

Hauliers want to run their trucks on greener fuel - but there's hardly anywhere to top up the tank

Jan 23rd 2019, 5:01 PM 1,548 Views 0 Comments

Over a dozen refuelling points are meant to be open by the end of the year, but only one is operational.

After raising another €500k, Parkpnp plans a big push into the US for its latest product
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# Startups And Tech

After raising another €500k, Parkpnp plans a big push into the US for its latest product

Jan 23rd 2019, 1:01 AM 1,442 Views 0 Comments

Europcar Ireland boss Colm Menton has rolled behind the project to help fund the expansion.

Monday 21 January, 2019

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

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

Jan 21st 2019, 6:01 PM 3,698 Views 0 Comments

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

Sunday 20 January, 2019

Brian Caulfield on his 'sabbatical' of sorts and what happened to the best idea he ever had
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# Startups And Tech

Brian Caulfield on his 'sabbatical' of sorts and what happened to the best idea he ever had

Jan 20th 2019, 1:01 AM 2,288 Views 0 Comments

The serial entrepreneur talks about what he’s been up to during his not-so-quiet career break.

Wednesday 16 January, 2019

Festive spending took a hit and retailers have pointed the finger at... Black Friday again
# Retail And Services
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# Retail And Services

Festive spending took a hit and retailers have pointed the finger at... Black Friday again

Jan 16th 2019, 7:02 PM 525 Views 0 Comments

New figures from Visa show overall spending by consumers fell last month.

Iconic Offices finds the Irish market 'challenging' – and is plotting its overseas debut soon
# Building And Property
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# Building And Property

Iconic Offices finds the Irish market 'challenging' – and is plotting its overseas debut soon

Jan 16th 2019, 1:01 AM 1,695 Views 0 Comments

The flexible office space provider is eyeing up more locations after launching its biggest office to date.

Tuesday 15 January, 2019

Ireland's biggest business group says high-profile planning issues are spooking foreign investment
# Policy And Economy
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# Policy And Economy

Ireland's biggest business group says high-profile planning issues are spooking foreign investment

Jan 15th 2019, 1:01 AM 711 Views 0 Comments

A new Ibec report has suggested a number of ways to streamline development in the country.

Sunday 13 January, 2019

'Did you see that billboard, or was it just me': The personalised future of advertising
# Future Focus
# Future Focus

'Did you see that billboard, or was it just me': The personalised future of advertising

Jan 13th 2019, 6:00 PM 18,994 Views 10 Comments

Individual billboards and the $40 billion marketing potential of Alexa – the next stage in the advertising revolution.

Saturday 12 January, 2019

A threat to 350 jobs and 'unconstitutional' – here's Viagogo's legal memo to the State about tout laws
# Policy And Economy
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# Policy And Economy

A threat to 350 jobs and 'unconstitutional' – here's Viagogo's legal memo to the State about tout laws

Jan 12th 2019, 1:01 AM 1,895 Views 0 Comments

The government is seeking legal advice on issues raised by the ticket resale website.

Wednesday 9 January, 2019

'We've quite a bit of ambition left': IT giant Ergo is aiming to hit €100m in sales next year
# Startups And Tech
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'We've quite a bit of ambition left': IT giant Ergo is aiming to hit €100m in sales next year

Jan 9th 2019, 6:01 PM 811 Views 0 Comments

Chief executive John Purdy says the business is eyeing up more acquisitions.

Tuesday 8 January, 2019

The boss of Diageo's local whiskey says Ireland's luxury range is 'underdeveloped'
# Food And Drink
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# Food And Drink

The boss of Diageo's local whiskey says Ireland's luxury range is 'underdeveloped'

Jan 8th 2019, 1:01 AM 3,311 Views 0 Comments

The drinks giant wants its new Roe & Co brand to take the lead in the super premium category.

Monday 7 January, 2019

Poll: Do you believe all the economic doom and gloom predicted for 2019?
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# Insights And Opinion

Poll: Do you believe all the economic doom and gloom predicted for 2019?

Jan 7th 2019, 3:01 PM 969 Views 0 Comments

The previews for the 12 months ahead have flooded in, with most wary of a slowdown in growth.

Sunday 6 January, 2019

Louis Copeland's family wants to create the next Avoca of the Irish crafts market
# Retail And Services
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# Retail And Services

Louis Copeland's family wants to create the next Avoca of the Irish crafts market

Jan 6th 2019, 1:01 AM 1,976 Views 0 Comments

The family recently launched the Made of Irish online store selling items like candles and pottery.

Friday 4 January, 2019

5 Irish founders share the one day in business they'll never forget
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5 Irish founders share the one day in business they'll never forget

Jan 4th 2019, 1:01 AM 1,562 Views 0 Comments

These entrepreneurs talk about door-stepping Pat Kenny and when a launch goes horribly wrong.

Sunday 30 December, 2018

No to Tinder, yes to DNA matching: The future of romance
# Future Focus
# Future Focus

No to Tinder, yes to DNA matching: The future of romance

Dec 30th 2018, 8:15 PM 26,224 Views 26 Comments

Dates are more accessible than ever thanks to apps. But it’s no easier to find a fulfilling relationship. How can tech help?

Friday 28 December, 2018

After opening a raft of new cafés, the firm behind Costa Coffee in Ireland banked a record profit
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# Food And Drink

After opening a raft of new cafés, the firm behind Costa Coffee in Ireland banked a record profit

Dec 28th 2018, 4:50 PM 5,906 Views 0 Comments

The owners of the franchise have plans to double down on the Irish market even further.

Thursday 27 December, 2018

Savills is struggling to let part of this Dublin office and says co-working hubs are the reason why
# Building And Property
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# Building And Property

Savills is struggling to let part of this Dublin office and says co-working hubs are the reason why

Dec 27th 2018, 4:00 PM 7,704 Views 0 Comments

The owners of the building received no interest for some units in their brand new Silicon Docks office.

Tuesday 25 December, 2018

5 inspiring stories from Irish founders who came back from the brink
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5 inspiring stories from Irish founders who came back from the brink

Dec 25th 2018, 1:01 AM 1,447 Views 0 Comments

From Christmas disasters to near-death experiences, entrepreneurs talk about some of their low points.

Friday 21 December, 2018

These emails reveal the inside story of how Dún Laoghaire's innovation hub plan fell apart
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# Startups And Tech

These emails reveal the inside story of how Dún Laoghaire's innovation hub plan fell apart

Dec 21st 2018, 1:01 AM 4,722 Views 0 Comments

The project was abruptly axed in October amid claims that a vital licence hadn’t been secured.

Sunday 16 December, 2018

Bye bye credit cards, hello paying by eyeball: The future of spending your money
# Future Focus
# Future Focus

Bye bye credit cards, hello paying by eyeball: The future of spending your money

Dec 16th 2018, 8:30 PM 24,780 Views 50 Comments

Your eyes and fingerprints are about to become a crucial part of how you pay for things.

'A field day for the black market': Docs reveal what the minister was told after the budget VAT hike
# Policy And Economy
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# Policy And Economy

'A field day for the black market': Docs reveal what the minister was told after the budget VAT hike

Dec 16th 2018, 1:01 AM 2,392 Views 0 Comments

Hospitality firms and hairdressers wrote to Paschal Donohoe to say they will be forced to shut up shop.

Friday 14 December, 2018

As it fights to keep a café open, Dunnes argues it hasn't made a Starbucks-style violation
# Retail And Services
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# Retail And Services

As it fights to keep a café open, Dunnes argues it hasn't made a Starbucks-style violation

Dec 14th 2018, 1:01 AM 5,056 Views 0 Comments

The retailer was ordered to close its Café Sol outlet in Liffey Valley by the local council.

Wednesday 12 December, 2018

A junior minister tried citing a 25-year-old policy to spare tourism firms some pain from VAT hikes
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# Tourism And Transport

A junior minister tried citing a 25-year-old policy to spare tourism firms some pain from VAT hikes

Dec 12th 2018, 1:01 AM 787 Views 0 Comments

But the appeal to his Fine Gael colleague, Paschal Donohoe, doesn’t appear to have paid off.

Monday 10 December, 2018

Fintech startup Swoop seals €1m for its 'virtual CFO' concept and eyes up moves abroad
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Fintech startup Swoop seals €1m for its 'virtual CFO' concept and eyes up moves abroad

Dec 10th 2018, 6:01 PM 1,981 Views 0 Comments

The Dublin-based company has also bagged €400,000 for winning a UK ‘open banking’ competition.

Thursday 6 December, 2018

After announcing a global jobs cull, Yelp shrunk its Dublin HQ to nearly nothing
# Retail And Services
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# Retail And Services

After announcing a global jobs cull, Yelp shrunk its Dublin HQ to nearly nothing

Dec 6th 2018, 1:01 AM 886 Views 0 Comments

New documents show dozens of jobs have been axed from the review website’s Irish office.

Tuesday 4 December, 2018

Applegreen built a fuel station exactly where it said a rival's plan would cause traffic chaos
# Retail And Services
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# Retail And Services

Applegreen built a fuel station exactly where it said a rival's plan would cause traffic chaos

Dec 4th 2018, 6:01 PM 5,657 Views 0 Comments

The firm appealed a rival’s south Dublin plans last year and then opened up its own outlet on the site.

Saturday 1 December, 2018

Following its major funding deal, Nuritas has lined up satellite bases abroad to target specific talent
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Following its major funding deal, Nuritas has lined up satellite bases abroad to target specific talent

Dec 1st 2018, 1:01 AM 470 Views 0 Comments

The Dublin city centre-based biotech firm secured €30 million in finance from the EIB this week.

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