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Love a good bargain

It’s that time of year when love’s young dream needs to ditch the dreaming for a day and dig into the pocket instead to show their other half how much they really mean to them. Valentine’s Day may be simply another Hallmark holiday to you, or a bit of a laugh, or you’re excitedly awaiting […]

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When a startup needs to recruit staff, it becomes the candidate

As your startup grows, you’ll need to start hiring. How do you conduct interviews for your startup to help you recruit the best candidates? If you’re been following this startup diary, you might recognise that as a trick question. Traditional interviews are a low information ritual at best, and a serious waste of everybody’s time […]

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Ireland’s first live 5G demo hosted by Vodafone at Dublin’s Trinity College

Ireland’s first successful live demonstration of 5G technology was carried out at an event in Dublin’s Trinity College. Vodafone Ireland and Ericsson achieved 15 Gigabit per second speeds with a latency of less than five milliseconds at the Douglas Hyde Gallery. In addition to showcasing “the 5G speeds of the future”, Vodafone also tested pre-standard […]

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‘House prices to fall here if UK fails to get Brexit deal’

Property prices will fall if Britain leaves the European Union without a trade deal, a new report states. This country faces Brexit-related risks because of its tight links with Britain, its largest trading partner, according to ratings agency Standard and Poor’s (S&P). “Should the UK government fail to secure a transition phase and crash out […]

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ESB set to deliver €150m in savings to large businesses

ESB, though its business line Smart Energy Services, is set to deliver €150m in savings on energy costs to over 300 large businesses across Ireland and the UK. Savings will be delivered through a range of measures including auditing companies to help them bring about changes in their energy use, help with retrofitting in buildings […]

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Soaring cost of housing could derail Dublin’s investment potential – Irish billionaire Patrick Collison

Ireland’s most successful technology entrepreneur has warned that soaring housing costs threaten to derail Dublin’s future and its investment potential. Patrick Collison, the 29-year-old Limerick-born billionaire co-founder of payments firm Stripe, who has announced a major new jobs expansion in Dublin, told the Irish Independent that the capital’s housing spike is being noted as far […]

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App ‘to give local businesses the chance to compete against big brands’ – for less than the price of a newspaper ad

An app that will give local businesses the chance to compete online with big brands is launching this week. According to its creator Philip Cullen, RUBAN is about shopping local and keeping the country’s high streets busy. Local businesses will be able to manage a business profile on the app and post notifications about their […]

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AgTech accelerator targets start-ups with €800,000 investment opportunity

AgTech accelerator programme Yield Lab Europe has opened for applications from start-up companies for its 2018 programme. Under the programme, the Galway-headquartered Yield Lab will support up to eight companies with an investment of €100,000. In addition the chosen start-ups will receive mentoring and training to help them turn their ideas into successful internationally scalable […]

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AgTech accelerator targets start-ups with €800,000 investment opportunity

AgTech accelerator programme Yield Lab Europe has opened for applications from start-up companies for its 2018 programme. Under the programme, the Galway-headquartered Yield Lab will support up to eight companies with an investment of €100,000. In addition the chosen start-ups will receive mentoring and training to help them turn their ideas into successful internationally scalable […]

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SMEs face higher rates for loans as banks tighten grip on market

The Irish small and medium enterprise (SME) lending market has become increasingly concentrated in the last six months. There are now fewer banks in Ireland holding an ever larger market share of the lending to SMEs, according to the Central Bank’s SME Market Report. According to the data, this sentiment is applicable to both outstanding […]

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