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Construction work was on the up again last month (and firms are hiring)
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# Optimism

Construction work was on the up again last month (and firms are hiring)

Dec 8th 2014, 9:20 AM 5,898 Views 11 Comments

Some firms hired new staff to prepare for further growth in work.

A third of ads for financial services 'do not meet guidelines'
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A third of ads for financial services 'do not meet guidelines'

Jul 14th 2014, 12:31 PM 5,094 Views 8 Comments

A Central Bank survey assessed almost 300 advertisements from 23 different firms.

Carl Scarpa and Flannery's Pub among eight firms who saved over 400 jobs so far this year
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Carl Scarpa and Flannery's Pub among eight firms who saved over 400 jobs so far this year

Mar 31st 2014, 11:36 AM 13,305 Views 5 Comments

The Hughes Blake SME Examinership Index showed that seven of the eight firms were SMEs.

"There was no sweetheart deal for Apple" in Ireland
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# Corporation Tax

"There was no sweetheart deal for Apple" in Ireland

Sep 19th 2013, 12:25 PM 4,430 Views 12 Comments

CEO of IDA Ireland Barry O’Leary told the Oireachtas Public Accounts Committee that foreign companies are paying a substantial amount of corporation tax.

Better business conditions mean 'more firms are hiring'
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Better business conditions mean 'more firms are hiring'

Jul 2nd 2013, 6:30 AM 3,333 Views 8 Comments

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.

‘Put her back in her box’: ISME slams Burton’s call to raise minimum wage
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# Minimum Wage

‘Put her back in her box’: ISME slams Burton’s call to raise minimum wage

Jun 16th 2013, 4:30 PM 9,517 Views 86 Comments

The small and medium-sized firms’ body says increasing the minimum wage forces employers to pay more than the going rate.

Poll: Should we increase the minimum wage?
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# Your Say

Poll: Should we increase the minimum wage?

Jun 16th 2013, 10:09 AM 16,198 Views 181 Comments

Minister Joan Burton has called for a rise in the current wage of €8.65 per hour. Do you agree with her?

Property sector accounts for almost half of outstanding business loans
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# Lending

Property sector accounts for almost half of outstanding business loans

Jun 13th 2013, 3:10 PM 4,023 Views 3 Comments

Lending to both small and large businesses in this sector continued to fall over the the last year.

12 companies which originally sold entirely different products
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# Career Change

12 companies which originally sold entirely different products

Jan 1st 2013, 9:45 AM 28,475 Views 27 Comments

What did Tiffany & Co, Avon and Nokia sell before they became household brands? Not jewellery, cosmetics nor phones…

Small and medium businesses could* deliver 20,000 jobs
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# Jobswatch

Small and medium businesses could* deliver 20,000 jobs

Dec 28th 2012, 6:45 AM 2,837 Views 11 Comments

The Small Firms Association makes optimistic prediction for 2013 – *but only if SMEs are “placed at the heart of economic policy”.

Limerick company launches scholarship to fight skills shortage
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Limerick company launches scholarship to fight skills shortage

Dec 27th 2012, 3:23 PM 6,651 Views 5 Comments

Emutex has launched a scholarship and internship for third level undergraduate students, after having to go abroad to hire seven out of 10 people in 2012.

New website to make awarding of state contracts easier for firms
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# Tendering

New website to make awarding of state contracts easier for firms

Nov 12th 2012, 2:10 PM 4,906 Views 7 Comments

Procurement Minister Brian Hayes said the website will significantly reduce the amount of documentation for companies bidding for contracts.

Central Bank Governor calls for focus on corporate restructuring
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Central Bank Governor calls for focus on corporate restructuring

Sep 28th 2012, 9:07 AM 2,473 Views 5 Comments

Patrick Honohan said many firms may need restructuring to survive and avoid imminent loan defaults.

Only 15 per cent of firms are in growth mode - survey
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Only 15 per cent of firms are in growth mode - survey

May 21st 2012, 10:07 AM 734 Views 1 Comment

An all-island survey found that 46 per cent half of Irish businesses are currently experiencing contraction, fighting for survival, or are in the process of winding up.

Google is Ireland's most reputable company, while John Player, Quinn and AIB come last
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# Reputation

Google is Ireland's most reputable company, while John Player, Quinn and AIB come last

May 2nd 2012, 10:54 AM 7,714 Views 17 Comments

Google, Kerry Group and Apple are top of the class when it comes to corporate reputation in Ireland.

Six firms collapsed each day in the first quarter of this year - report
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# In The Red

Six firms collapsed each day in the first quarter of this year - report

Mar 30th 2012, 11:01 AM 1,561 Views 9 Comments

Half of the 31,070 companies that were stress-tested by a risk analyst firm in the first quarter of this year were deemed “high risk”.

€5.1 million in contracts secured by Irish firms in Oz
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# Good News

€5.1 million in contracts secured by Irish firms in Oz

Sep 16th 2011, 6:26 PM 644 Views 5 Comments

Forty five Irish companies journeyed to Australia to forge new business relationships and sign contracts.