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Opinion: In praise of Ireland's social entrepreneurs, making waves in a pandemic
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Opinion: In praise of Ireland's social entrepreneurs, making waves in a pandemic

Apr 6th 2021, 10:43 AM 9,918 Views 2 Comments

Siobhán O’Keeffe of Social Entrepreneurs Ireland outlines the important work many entrepreneurs with a social conscience have been doing in the last year.

Alice-Mary Higgins: The 'low-ball' public procurement model is broken and needs reform
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Alice-Mary Higgins: The 'low-ball' public procurement model is broken and needs reform

Mar 24th 2021, 7:00 AM 16,096 Views 18 Comments

The senator has proposed new legislation to rebalance the process.

Opinion: Remote working should not become the 'Mother' option, leaving women behind
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Opinion: Remote working should not become the 'Mother' option, leaving women behind

Mar 16th 2021, 7:00 AM 17,488 Views 21 Comments

Mary Rose Burke of Dublin Chamber outlines the stumbling blocks faced by working women and the need for more flexible working options for all.

Barber to Government: 'Haircuts boost mental health - let us open for just two weeks'
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Barber to Government: 'Haircuts boost mental health - let us open for just two weeks'

Feb 23rd 2021, 5:44 PM 49,533 Views 105 Comments

Barber Robbie Connaughton calls on the government to consider allowing salons to open temporarily to allow them to serve customers.

Opinion: Government plans for remote working are welcome, but companies must embrace the changes
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Opinion: Government plans for remote working are welcome, but companies must embrace the changes

Jan 15th 2021, 7:00 AM 16,865 Views 16 Comments

Grow Remote’s Tracy Keogh welcomes the Government plans to legislate for more remote working but says companies must move from ‘remote-friendly’ to ‘remote-first’ for it to work.

Opinion: On Nollaig na mBan, we strive to celebrate Irish women in business
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Opinion: On Nollaig na mBan, we strive to celebrate Irish women in business

Jan 6th 2021, 8:00 PM 13,841 Views 6 Comments

Emily and Lucy O’Connor felt there wasn’t enough being done for Irish women in business, so they decided to do something about that.

Opinion: Securing the world’s data - Ireland’s rising role as a global data hub
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Opinion: Securing the world’s data - Ireland’s rising role as a global data hub

Dec 29th 2020, 7:30 AM 12,540 Views 7 Comments

Ireland is a well-placed host for the world’s data, explains Jacky Fox of Accenture, but we need to seize all future opportunities.

My 2020: Bibi Baskin on why she loved lockdown just a little too much
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My 2020: Bibi Baskin on why she loved lockdown just a little too much

Dec 27th 2020, 7:30 AM 33,554 Views 4 Comments

Broadcaster and wellness practitioner Bibi Baskin on why lockdown forced her to embrace the quiet and ultimately change how she earns a living.

Online learning is here to stay and Covid-19 changes have pushed it further
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Online learning is here to stay and Covid-19 changes have pushed it further

Aug 9th 2020, 10:30 AM 34,317 Views 20 Comments

Colman Walsh of the UX Design Institute says remote working during the Covid-19 lockdown also spurred on a hunger for remote learning.

Opinion: The food service industry must handle Covid-19 hygiene risks with plastic-free packaging
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Opinion: The food service industry must handle Covid-19 hygiene risks with plastic-free packaging

Aug 2nd 2020, 7:30 AM 24,179 Views 15 Comments

Tommy McLoughlin of Butterfly Cup outlines why the fight to get rid of plastic must continue in the midst of the Covid-19 changes.

Opinion: We've adapted to remote working in a crisis - where do we go from here?
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Opinion: We've adapted to remote working in a crisis - where do we go from here?

Jul 26th 2020, 10:30 AM 16,539 Views 17 Comments

Rowena Hennigan is an expert in remote working. She says emergency remote working in the pandemic is not the way to approach remote working long term.

Festivals might be off for 2020 but we've moved our events business entirely online
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Festivals might be off for 2020 but we've moved our events business entirely online

Jul 19th 2020, 10:30 AM 18,580 Views 4 Comments

Jamie Deasy and Brian McDermott created Event Fuel but have completely rearranged and renamed their business in the wake of Covid-19.

Ireland's freelancers have been hit hard but we've built a platform to help them find work
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Ireland's freelancers have been hit hard but we've built a platform to help them find work

Jul 5th 2020, 7:30 AM 19,604 Views 6 Comments

Peter McPartlin and Úna Herlihy work in Irish media and have built The Indie List to link up employers with creative freelancers.

The three Rs: A business consultant's tips on getting back on your feet and coming out of the crisis stronger
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The three Rs: A business consultant's tips on getting back on your feet and coming out of the crisis stronger

Jun 28th 2020, 7:30 AM 21,545 Views 10 Comments

Brian Cremin of 3SIXTY consultancy says it’s important that businesses examine all aspects of how they work and adapt fast to meet the new changes.

'We've heard of moneylenders meeting customers at the post office as they collect their social welfare'
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'We've heard of moneylenders meeting customers at the post office as they collect their social welfare'

Jun 15th 2020, 7:00 AM 32,497 Views 22 Comments

Dr Olive McCarthy and Dr Noreen Byrne of UCC say while new Central Bank rules for moneylenders are welcome, they don’t go far enough.

It's difficult to consider in the midst of Covid-19, but a no-deal Brexit still looms large
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It's difficult to consider in the midst of Covid-19, but a no-deal Brexit still looms large

Jun 14th 2020, 7:30 AM 12,004 Views 27 Comments

Fine Gael’s Neale Richmond is calling for an extension to the trade talks to take Covid-19 into account and avoid a no-deal Brexit.

Unhappy in your work? Here's some advice from a career coach
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Unhappy in your work? Here's some advice from a career coach

Jun 7th 2020, 10:30 AM 33,230 Views 21 Comments

Tracy Ward has set up her own career coaching business during the Covid-19 shutdown. She says it’s been challenging but rewarding and she has advice for others.

Master of the High Court: 'Restructuring SMEs through examinership is needed in these tough times'
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Master of the High Court: 'Restructuring SMEs through examinership is needed in these tough times'

May 31st 2020, 7:30 AM 12,060 Views 11 Comments

Master of the High Court, Edmund Honohan says SMEs always bear the brunt of recession, and this time things need to change.

Covid-19 took our festival trade, so this summer people are using our tents in their back gardens
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Covid-19 took our festival trade, so this summer people are using our tents in their back gardens

May 24th 2020, 10:30 AM 22,516 Views 5 Comments

Pamper the Camper founder Shane Ó Ciardhubhaín says Covid-19 blew the festival business away for 2020, so they’ve worked fast to adapt.

'Businesses have adapted fast and moved online. April's .IE registrations were up a third'
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'Businesses have adapted fast and moved online. April's .IE registrations were up a third'

May 17th 2020, 10:30 AM 14,436 Views 18 Comments

David Curtin, CEO of IE Domain Registry, says digital is crucial to the long-term survival of SMEs

From gold rum to hand sanitiser: How our brewing business responded to the Covid-19 crisis
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From gold rum to hand sanitiser: How our brewing business responded to the Covid-19 crisis

May 10th 2020, 11:30 AM 20,934 Views 13 Comments

Sam & Maud Black of Blacks Brewery and Distillery in Kinsale have adapted their business model fast, even moving to produce hand sanitiser.

'We lost 92% of business in 24 hours, but we've adapted fast and maybe people can learn from us'
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'We lost 92% of business in 24 hours, but we've adapted fast and maybe people can learn from us'

May 3rd 2020, 7:30 AM 54,032 Views 17 Comments

Kieran Doyle of Doyles Veg Prep explains how quick thinking after the shutdown has enabled his business to continue.

'It's our duty to buy local during this pandemic'
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'It's our duty to buy local during this pandemic'

Apr 26th 2020, 10:15 AM 36,973 Views 62 Comments

Lory Kehoe of Trinity College says in order to preserve our economy, consumers in Ireland must choose local first.

How one coffee business is adapting to Covid-19 changes with a new support scheme
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How one coffee business is adapting to Covid-19 changes with a new support scheme

Apr 12th 2020, 12:00 PM 52,887 Views 28 Comments

Ferg Brown from Roasted Brown has come up with a way to boost his own coffee sales while supporting his customers.