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BizPlus 09/13/2019 11:21
Endeavor, a global non-profit organization that supports and accelerates high-impact entrepreneurs, plans to open an Irish office later this year. Operating on an all-island basis, the office will be based in Dublin, and will work with founders and companies that have passed through the initial startup phase and who demonstrate the potential for rapid expansion …. .
BizPlus 09/13/2019 09:10
While fears about the risks posed by Brexit understandably dominate economic commentary, new data suggest that the economy has significant capacity to withstand such difficulties, writes Austin Hughes (pictured) chief economist at KBC Bank Ireland. GDP data for the second quarter suggest the Irish economy reached the mid-point of 2019 with strong positive momentum, with …. .
BizPlus 09/13/2019 09:00
Hermes Investment Management has added eleven financial services jobs to its tally as it moves into a new office in Dublin. The expansion is being part-funded by taxpayers through grant aid from IDA Ireland. The active asset management company, founded in 1983, has 400 staff in its international operation, with offices in London, New York, …. .
BizPlus 09/13/2019 08:35
Emerald Contact Centre is to create 200 new jobs at its new offices in Waterford Business Park. Emerald provides customer care and sales support for a range of financial, health and travel publications internationally, and will fill the new positions over the next three years. With 140 staff now working at the newly-refurbished Confederation House, …. .
BizPlus 09/13/2019 07:18
Sponsored Content The Conscious Cup Campaign helps Origin Green members make the switch to reusable cups and eventually eliminate the use of disposable cups in Ireland, writes Sorcha Kavanagh, Campaign Co-Ordinator In Ireland we consume 22,000 single-use cups every hour!
BizPlus 09/13/2019 06:58
Dublin Airport has opened a new premium lounge for business and first class passengers travelling eastwards from the airport. The East Lounge is situated between Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 and will cater for passengers travelling with Emirates, Etihad Airways, Cathay Pacific, Turkish Airlines and Qatar Airways. Managing director Vincent Harrison said: “East Lounge is …. .
BizPlus 09/13/2019 06:52
Grocery magazine Checkout says that Irish brands are more than holding their own in its latest Top 100 Brands survey, with Irish brands holding three of the six spots. For the 15th year in a row, Coca Cola heads the list at number one, but Brennans Bread is ranked in third place, Avonmore at fourth …. .
BizPlus 09/13/2019 06:51
Budget 2020 represents an opportunity for the government to add fresh impetus to progress towards its Innovation 2020 Strategy targets, writes Damien Flanagan (pictured) of KPMG The forthcoming budget offers the government an opportunity to drive a significant increase in research and development (R&D) activity at a crucial time for the Irish economy.
BizPlus 09/13/2019 05:35
Dominic Smith Expert Electrical has launched a new TV and home entertainment showroom in its flagship store in Dundrum Village Centre. Ahead of the Rugby World Cup, the retailer says that the store has a specially designed audio-visual room showcasing products from some of the world’s leading premium brands. Dominic Smith says it’s the only …. .
BizPlus 09/12/2019 09:37
Permanent TSB has agreed to sell a Non-Performing Loan portfolio to Start Mortgages, an affiliate of the Lone Star Funds. The bank said the portfolio consists of 1,932 borrower relationships, comprising 1,422 Private Dwelling Homes and 510 Buy To Lets. Start Mortgages will commence servicing the loans in early 2020. The sold portfolio has a …. .
BizPlus 09/12/2019 08:33
Environmentally-friendly firelighter company Firebuilder is looking to raise €200,000 in equity investment via a crowdfunding campaign. The Ashford company manufactures its eco-friendly alternative to traditional kerosene-based firelighters from recycled compressed cardboard. According to Firebuilder, its firelighter has been independently tested by various bodies and companies, including Bord na Mona, and is proven to perform better …. .
BizPlus 09/12/2019 07:49
Productivity gains will be essential for many SMEs after Brexit, says Joe Aherne of Leading Edge Group Brexit, whatever form it eventually takes, poses a once in a generation challenge for Irish SMEs. While the media focus has been firmly on the growing probability of a hard Brexit, the fact remains that the UK’s departure …. .
BizPlus 09/12/2019 06:21
Venture capital funding for Irish tech firms fell by 5% in the first half of 2019, though Q2 buoyancy indicates that a recovery may be underway. That’s the main conclusion in a report by the Irish Venture Capital Association in association with William Fry. Overall, VC investment in the tech amounted to €430m through H1 …. .
BizPlus 09/11/2019 06:54
Two cloud software companies specialising in managing hotel properties and revenue are partnering to bring an integrated service to hotels in Ireland and the UK. Guestline develops property management platforms for the hotel industry, while Right Revenue provides the sector with revenue analytics software. Both companies are headquartered in the UK; Guestline operates an Irish …. .
BizPlus 09/11/2019 06:05
Mercedes Benz has unveiled the first of its planned electric vehicle range in Ireland, the EQC, and will begin sales of the battery-powered SUV in the last quarter of the year. The car will be sold through a small selection of Mercedes dealers. Heading the model offering is the EQC 400 4-Matic, 300Kw/408hp model starting …. .
BizPlus 09/11/2019 05:51
Virgin Media Television has made six senior appointments at its Virgin Media Solutions division. Frankie Carty, who joins from Core, will become head of agency business with responsibility for the strategic leadership, management and development of the agency trading business. Tara Moran has been appointed head of partnerships and digital innovation with responsibility for traditional …. .
BizPlus 09/11/2019 05:23
Applications for the final Competitive Start Fund of this year will open on September 24, and Enterprise Ireland is looking for ambitious entrepreneurs and startups with an innovative product to apply. Fifteen successful applicants will receive up to €50,000 in equity funding from the €750,000 fund, which EI is hoping will unearth ventures suitable for …. .
BizPlus 09/11/2019 05:08
Accountancy firm Moore Stephens has rebranded as Moore as part of a wider rebrand of the Moore Stephens global consultancy network. The firm, established in 1970, is ranked in the top ten accountancy practices in Ireland and employs more than 130 people in its Cork and Dublin offices. Managing partner Ned Murphy, pictured above with …. .
BizPlus 09/11/2019 04:15
Tech ventures focused on water conservation, education and compliance are among the six startups chosen for the latest NDRC at ArcLabs accelerator, which operates in Waterford IT. The ArcLabs accelerator is the second one to have been opened by NDRC in the south-east region since 2018. Waterford Institute of Technology and Enterprise Ireland are partnering …. .

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