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The woman who took Primark global has a new job with Ireland's crafts body
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The woman who took Primark global has a new job with Ireland's crafts body

Dec 22nd 2016, 8:49 PM 17,470 Views 6 Comments

Breege O’Donoghue left her role with the clothes giant in September.

The Irish woman who took Primark global has a new job with Ireland's crafts body
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The Irish woman who took Primark global has a new job with Ireland's crafts body

Dec 22nd 2016, 4:11 PM 3,360 Views 0 Comments

Breege O’Donoghue left her role with the clothes giant in September.

The long and winding career of Gary McGann - one of Ireland's best-known business leaders
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The long and winding career of Gary McGann - one of Ireland's best-known business leaders

Dec 17th 2016, 8:15 PM 13,346 Views 7 Comments

McGann has been appointed chairman of Aryzta, the company behind Cuisine de France.

The long and winding career of Gary McGann - one of Ireland's best-known business leaders
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The long and winding career of Gary McGann - one of Ireland's best-known business leaders

Dec 14th 2016, 11:43 AM 1,643 Views 0 Comments

McGann has been appointed chairman of Aryzta, the company behind Cuisine de France.

A company that makes buses quieter is hitching a ride off strict noise-pollution rules
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A company that makes buses quieter is hitching a ride off strict noise-pollution rules

Dec 12th 2016, 1:00 AM 335 Views 0 Comments

Blessington firm Ventac sees growing opportunities for its technology in North America.

'Being an entrepreneur is lonely. It's a bit like surfing - instinctive and solitary'
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'Being an entrepreneur is lonely. It's a bit like surfing - instinctive and solitary'

Dec 11th 2016, 9:30 AM 169 Views 3 Comments

This former champion surfer started her company with YouTube sewing tutorials.

'Being an entrepreneur is lonely. It's a bit like surfing - instinctive and solitary'
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'Being an entrepreneur is lonely. It's a bit like surfing - instinctive and solitary'

Dec 6th 2016, 6:01 PM 85 Views 0 Comments

This former champion surfer started her company with YouTube sewing tutorials.

A young Dublin med-tech firm has snared two pharma giants as its first customers
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A young Dublin med-tech firm has snared two pharma giants as its first customers

Dec 5th 2016, 1:00 AM 2,651 Views 0 Comments

GE Healthcare and MedImmune have ordered Valitacell’s maiden product.

The creator of Skype is looking to take down couriers with his army of robots
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The creator of Skype is looking to take down couriers with his army of robots

Dec 4th 2016, 11:10 AM 13,023 Views 23 Comments

Ahti Heinla says his on-demand robot delivery business will help small businesses compete.

The creator of Skype is looking to take down couriers with his army of robots
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The creator of Skype is looking to take down couriers with his army of robots

Dec 4th 2016, 6:01 AM 651 Views 0 Comments

Ahti Heinla says his on-demand robot delivery business will help small businesses compete.

Your crash course in... The rise and fall of the 'Willy Wonka' energy firm that claimed to defy physics
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Your crash course in... The rise and fall of the 'Willy Wonka' energy firm that claimed to defy physics

Nov 26th 2016, 7:45 AM 23,520 Views 21 Comments

The company, set up by the ‘Willy Wonka of energy’, reportedly raised €23m from investors.

'I got very little from school – the best lesson I ever learned was from selling piglets'
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'I got very little from school – the best lesson I ever learned was from selling piglets'

Nov 25th 2016, 4:01 PM 1,509 Views 0 Comments

This businessman went from livestock, to shrubs, painting and then coal – and wound up making sheds.

Your crash course in... The rise and fall of Steorn, the energy firm that claimed to defy physics
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Your crash course in... The rise and fall of Steorn, the energy firm that claimed to defy physics

Nov 24th 2016, 3:00 PM 10,791 Views 0 Comments

The company, set up by the ‘Willy Wonka of energy’, reportedly raised €23m from investors.

'We treat the Cork family sawmill like a big company. Rivals cut logs, we make money'
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'We treat the Cork family sawmill like a big company. Rivals cut logs, we make money'

Nov 23rd 2016, 3:09 PM 4,739 Views 0 Comments

As part of our How My Business Works series, we profile Cork timber processor GP Wood.

'This is a 102-year-old family business - you don’t want anything to go wrong on your watch'
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'This is a 102-year-old family business - you don’t want anything to go wrong on your watch'

Nov 5th 2016, 6:00 PM 20,675 Views 2 Comments

With no business background, Vicki O’Toole had to learn fast when she took over a major packaging firm.

Falling sales of books, hardware and fuel are leading to a retail slowdown
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Falling sales of books, hardware and fuel are leading to a retail slowdown

Nov 4th 2016, 4:28 PM 143 Views 0 Comments

New CSO data indicated the lowest annual volume of retail sales in almost three years.

'This is a 102-year-old family business - you don’t want anything to go wrong on your watch'
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'This is a 102-year-old family business - you don’t want anything to go wrong on your watch'

Oct 30th 2016, 4:00 PM 1,207 Views 0 Comments

With no business background, Vicki O’Toole had to learn fast when she took over a major packaging firm.

'I was good at copying at school. That might be a bad thing, but in business it isn’t always the case'
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'I was good at copying at school. That might be a bad thing, but in business it isn’t always the case'

Oct 12th 2016, 1:17 PM 218 Views 0 Comments

This builder turned food entrepreneur says he looked overseas to find the best approach.

This company wants to change the entire fashion industry - by leasing people their jeans
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This company wants to change the entire fashion industry - by leasing people their jeans

Oct 9th 2016, 12:07 PM 17,168 Views 19 Comments

The Dutch founder of Mud Jeans says cheap, mass-produced clothes mean ‘somebody has been hurt’.

This company wants to change the entire fashion industry - by leasing people their jeans
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This company wants to change the entire fashion industry - by leasing people their jeans

Oct 8th 2016, 4:00 PM 972 Views 0 Comments

The Dutch founder of Mud Jeans says cheap, mass-produced clothes mean ‘somebody has been hurt’.

For the first time in years, Irish manufacturers say they don't plan on hiring any more staff
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For the first time in years, Irish manufacturers say they don't plan on hiring any more staff

Oct 3rd 2016, 11:31 AM 120 Views 0 Comments

The sector is still growing, but at a slower pace.

How a 'chance tweet' has helped put this Mayo-based robotics startup on the map
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How a 'chance tweet' has helped put this Mayo-based robotics startup on the map

Sep 18th 2016, 4:00 PM 840 Views 0 Comments

A message on Twitter led Colmac Robotics to develop a prototype of a computerised handbag for US personal finance firm Finder.

One of Ireland's richest men says building his €8bn firm happened by chance
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One of Ireland's richest men says building his €8bn firm happened by chance

Sep 17th 2016, 6:00 AM 4,845 Views 0 Comments

Paul Coulson, the head of packaging firm Ardagh, also warned that Ireland needs to forge links with the EU in the wake of Brexit.

A Tallaght security-tech firm has been snapped up by a German industry giant
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A Tallaght security-tech firm has been snapped up by a German industry giant

Sep 1st 2016, 5:37 PM 822 Views 0 Comments

Access Control Technology is being acquired by Vanderbilt for an undisclosed sum.

'It was an easy decision to set up my own business because I had no choice - I needed a job'
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'It was an easy decision to set up my own business because I had no choice - I needed a job'

Aug 30th 2016, 6:30 PM 51 Views 0 Comments

This founder started her first company in the depths of the recession out of necessity.

In their quests for cheaper parts, plane and car makers are warming to 3D printing
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In their quests for cheaper parts, plane and car makers are warming to 3D printing

Aug 25th 2016, 8:45 AM 301 Views 0 Comments

Boeing has described the technology as a ‘game-changer’.

The head of Irish biotech company Ourobotics has died unexpectedly
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The head of Irish biotech company Ourobotics has died unexpectedly

Aug 18th 2016, 10:22 AM 2,975 Views 0 Comments

Jemma Redmond, 38, co-founded the company developing tech capable of printing human organs.

Galway beauty products supplier Lifes2Good topped €50m in sales last year
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Galway beauty products supplier Lifes2Good topped €50m in sales last year

Aug 16th 2016, 6:17 PM 815 Views 0 Comments

The company’s flagship hair-care brand has been endorsed by celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow.

As farm incomes dwindle, getting farmers to embrace technology is a tough sell
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As farm incomes dwindle, getting farmers to embrace technology is a tough sell

Aug 14th 2016, 6:01 AM 637 Views 0 Comments

Many agribusiness owners are more worried about learning to use smartphones than the latest gizmos.

Finance says we don't want 'brass-plate operations' after a meat giant's no-tax move
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Finance says we don't want 'brass-plate operations' after a meat giant's no-tax move

Aug 11th 2016, 11:30 AM 1,063 Views 0 Comments

Brazilian firm JBS’s plans to shift €30 billion in assets to Ireland have been branded “a complete joke”.

'The first day staff in the warehouse use our voice software is always a disaster. They are terrified'
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'The first day staff in the warehouse use our voice software is always a disaster. They are terrified'

Aug 10th 2016, 3:00 PM 904 Views 0 Comments

As part of our weekly How My Business Works series we profile logistics tech firm Heavey RF.

The world's biggest meatpacker is moving to Ireland but don't expect it to pay much tax
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The world's biggest meatpacker is moving to Ireland but don't expect it to pay much tax

Aug 9th 2016, 7:49 PM 32,766 Views 46 Comments

Brazilian meat processor JBS is moving €30 billion in assets to Dublin, but will run the operation from the UK.

The world's biggest meatpacker is moving to Ireland but don't expect it to pay much tax
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The world's biggest meatpacker is moving to Ireland but don't expect it to pay much tax

Aug 9th 2016, 12:35 PM 4,092 Views 0 Comments

Brazilian meat processor JBS is moving €30 billion in assets to Dublin, but will run the operation from the UK.

After a decade of research, this spin-out company is about to build its world-first x-ray
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After a decade of research, this spin-out company is about to build its world-first x-ray

Aug 7th 2016, 4:01 PM 868 Views 0 Comments

NovaUCD-based SiriusXT has been working on a revolutionary €2 million-plus device.

Tesla wants to build a fully automated 'alien dreadnaught' factory
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Tesla wants to build a fully automated 'alien dreadnaught' factory

Aug 4th 2016, 10:38 AM 543 Views 0 Comments

Elon Musk says the company was in “production hell” for the first half of the year.

Nike is giving up on golf gear to sell more shoes and clothes
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Nike is giving up on golf gear to sell more shoes and clothes

Aug 4th 2016, 9:43 AM 314 Views 0 Comments

The announcement leaves deals with high-profile players like Rory McIlroy in limbo.

One of Ireland's top manufacturers could shift business to the North if the UK rolls out tariffs
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One of Ireland's top manufacturers could shift business to the North if the UK rolls out tariffs

Aug 1st 2016, 1:00 AM 2,233 Views 0 Comments

But Combilift chief Martin McVicar says Brexit is more of a ‘ripple rather than a disaster’.

'It's very difficult for traditional business to find funding because everyone is looking for apps'
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'It's very difficult for traditional business to find funding because everyone is looking for apps'

Jul 31st 2016, 4:01 PM 780 Views 0 Comments

Carlow’s CBL Equipment want to shake up the catering industry – where some products have barely changed in decades.

The vast majority of Irish exporters say Brexit will have a negative impact on their business
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The vast majority of Irish exporters say Brexit will have a negative impact on their business

Jul 28th 2016, 8:39 AM 79 Views 0 Comments

A new survey shows that the referendum vote has already had an effect on business.

How rising insurance costs are squeezing small Irish businesses dry
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How rising insurance costs are squeezing small Irish businesses dry

Jul 24th 2016, 6:01 AM 1,842 Views 0 Comments

Some firms have been quoted threefold increases in their premiums.