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From TheJournal.ie Inside the Irish restaurant in an old boat shed where places sell out in hours Way Out West

Inside the Irish restaurant in an old boat shed where places sell out in hours

We take a look at the one-of-a-kind Dillisk Project in Galway.

From TheJournal.ie Inside the 'Woodstock for radio' about to take over a small Limerick village Hearsay Festival

Inside the 'Woodstock for radio' about to take over a small Limerick village

“We were literally looking at it and telling people there wasn’t anything else like it in Europe.”

From TheJournal.ie This conference is trying to turn the west into a hub for drones Up And Away

This conference is trying to turn the west into a hub for drones

And it involves Achill Island and kitesurfing.

From TheJournal.ie How one small group of people is building Ireland's most high-tech town Fast Lane

How one small group of people is building Ireland's most high-tech town

Skibbereen in west Cork is about to be put firmly on the business map.

From TheJournal.ie This Irish company may have finally found an answer to crap pub wine Wine Not?

This Irish company may have finally found an answer to crap pub wine

WineLab want to bring wine-on-tap to the masses.

From TheJournal.ie How two men built a pub and brewing empire from the depths of the recession Lager Than Life

How two men built a pub and brewing empire from the depths of the recession

We talked to one of the brains behind the Galway Bay Brewery about pub closures, craft beer and the Wetherspoon effect.

From TheJournal.ie Sick of the gym? Maybe try pole dancing, trapeze or laughter yoga Get Off The Couch

Sick of the gym? Maybe try pole dancing, trapeze or laughter yoga

There’s more than one way to get in shape.

From TheJournal.ie The incredibly stressful launch of an Irish company's high-tech stress-beating device Squeezed

The incredibly stressful launch of an Irish company's high-tech stress-beating device

Galvanic crowdfunded its way to market with the Pip. Here’s why.

From TheJournal.ie How an Irish startup could revolutionise the way everyone looks at health An Apple A Day

How an Irish startup could revolutionise the way everyone looks at health

Nuritas is mining ‘nature’s wealth’ from the most everyday of sources – food.

From TheJournal.ie This Dingle whiskey distillery is selling vodka and gin to help fund the business Whiskey Business

This Dingle whiskey distillery is selling vodka and gin to help fund the business

You have to play the long game if you want to get into the whiskey business, which is why the Dingle Whiskey Distillery is thinking outside the box.

From TheJournal.ie People around the world could make a tidy sum by sending one startup their soil Brown Is Beautiful

People around the world could make a tidy sum by sending one startup their soil

“It’s sort of like a lottery, but it’s going to save humanity at the same time.”

From TheJournal.ie How one Irish sports-technology startup is taking it to the likes of Adidas Game On

How one Irish sports-technology startup is taking it to the likes of Adidas

Playertek thinks it can help everyone train like a pro.

From TheJournal.ie Why Richard Branson isn't a good role model for would-be startup founders Idol Thoughts

Why Richard Branson isn't a good role model for would-be startup founders

Budding entrepreneurs need to have more realistic goals.

From TheJournal.ie We asked a top corporate headhunter just how easy it was to poach rivals' staff Yoink

We asked a top corporate headhunter just how easy it was to poach rivals' staff

The stakes are high when it comes to recruiting the best talent.

From TheJournal.ie These are the jobs with the brightest futures in Ireland right now Looking Ahead

These are the jobs with the brightest futures in Ireland right now

But there are also skills that can help you in almost any career.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 big mistakes you should never make on LinkedIn Bad Connections

The 5 big mistakes you should never make on LinkedIn

No duck-face selfies, please.

From TheJournal.ie An Irish startup wants tech workers to go for lunch and come back with jobs POwer Lunch
From TheJournal.ie How co-working offices are changing the way we do business Sharing Space

How co-working offices are changing the way we do business

Shared workspaces can lead to great things – as long as everyone keeps the noise down.

From TheJournal.ie Why ridesharing has run into some major roadblocks in Ireland Carmageddon

Why ridesharing has run into some major roadblocks in Ireland

The movement is a global phenomenon – but here it has stalled before even getting started.

From TheJournal.ie 6 reasons why people should embrace peer-to-peer lending The Whiff Of Money

6 reasons why people should embrace peer-to-peer lending

We talk to the head of Grid Finance, one of Ireland’s two peer-to-peer loan platforms.

From TheJournal.ie Thousands of women are making friends with complete strangers because of a Dublin trio Let's Hear It For The Girls

Thousands of women are making friends with complete strangers because of a Dublin trio

Welcome to the ‘slightly-organised chaos’ that is GirlCrew.

From TheJournal.ie Want to start a childcare business with a difference? This man knows how Making A Difference

Want to start a childcare business with a difference? This man knows how

Ciaran Flynn’s Childpaths sprung from his experience as a parent. There’s plenty of room for original ideas in Ireland’s childcare industry…

From TheJournal.ie Why are Irish creches going out of business? Rock And A Hard Place

Why are Irish creches going out of business?

Ireland has some fairly progressive childcare measures in place, yet still child-minding businesses are going to the wall.

From TheJournal.ie Ten million downloads and counting - inside a Dublin games studio with a difference Storytoys

Ten million downloads and counting - inside a Dublin games studio with a difference

How do you convince parents to buy apps for their kids? StoryToys has found a way.

From TheJournal.ie There's an awful lot of money being made through infertility... Bundles Of Joy

There's an awful lot of money being made through infertility...

Not everyone conceives easily. In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) is huge business worldwide, but what kind of future has it in Ireland?

From TheJournal.ie Ever dreamed of starting your own record label? Here's how one duo did it Rock And Roll

Ever dreamed of starting your own record label? Here's how one duo did it

We talk to Dublin’s Paper Trail Records about having the ‘best job’.

From TheJournal.ie 'If I hadn't taken this chance I wouldn't be able to sleep at night' Taking The Plunge

'If I hadn't taken this chance I wouldn't be able to sleep at night'

Rory O’Farrell’s Melosity is looking to redefine how Irish musicians record their sounds. A product ‘with the wow factor’ is the first priority.

From TheJournal.ie Why the original social network refuses to die MySpace

Why the original social network refuses to die

It’s like the mid-2000s all over again – but this time it’s all about the music.

From TheJournal.ie Want to jam with a Rolling Stone? Now you can Smart Music

Want to jam with a Rolling Stone? Now you can

A new app called WholeWorldBand is making all kinds of new things possible in the music industry.

From TheJournal.ie How to be the next Hozier Future Stars This post contains videos

How to be the next Hozier

A layperson might be surprised at just how good a system Ireland has in place for its aspiring musicians.

From TheJournal.ie How vinyl is saving the humble record store Wax On

How vinyl is saving the humble record store

The format has been going through a renaissance with music fans.

From TheJournal.ie Why being sustainable makes for good business Lean And Green

Why being sustainable makes for good business

For March’s in-depth coverage of SMEs, we looked at business and the environment, and making enterprise more sustainable.

From TheJournal.ie An Athlone company is helping solve a big problem for the world's growing population Dirty Water

An Athlone company is helping solve a big problem for the world's growing population

Oxymem has overhauled waste-treatment processes which have barely changed in a century.

From TheJournal.ie Businesses don't have to scrimp on quality - a little innovation can go a long way Sme Book Club

Businesses don't have to scrimp on quality - a little innovation can go a long way

‘Frugal Innovation’ is a book for businesses that want to do great things with less.

From TheJournal.ie These are the reasons why every business should think about sustainability How To Guide

These are the reasons why every business should think about sustainability

It can save you money – and help you earn more.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should more be done to develop renewable energy in Ireland? No Spin Zone This post contains a poll

Poll: Should more be done to develop renewable energy in Ireland?

There has been a lot of debate about the country’s energy mix for the future.

From TheJournal.ie There are some major holes in Ireland's renewable energy plans Tilting At Windmills

There are some major holes in Ireland's renewable energy plans

And the country could have to pay penalties worth up to €400 million a year if things do go wrong.

From TheJournal.ie This startup wants to save companies a tidy sum on their energy bills The Big Idea

This startup wants to save companies a tidy sum on their energy bills

Energy Elephant’s big idea is deceptively simple.

From TheJournal.ie There are lots of good reasons to get behind Irish products. Here are some of them... Traceability

There are lots of good reasons to get behind Irish products. Here are some of them...

For February’s in-depth coverage of SMEs, we looked at how buying local matters and the importance of traceability.

From TheJournal.ie Setting up a food business is a lot more doable than you think Sme Book Club

Setting up a food business is a lot more doable than you think

‘Money For Jam’ should be a bible for anyone culinary-inclined who wants to strike out on their own

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