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A view on Brexit

The British Irish Chamber of Commerce has only been around since 2011, but it feels like that they have been around forever. Its role is to promote trade between Ireland and the UK. Currently that trade is 57 billion annually and sustains 400,000 jobs. Here is John McGrane  (6 minute […]

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Bizimply Wins the Web Summit 2015

Dublin-based tech startup Bizimply is delighted to announce that it is the winner of both of the top startup prizes at this year’s Web Summit! The company was awarded first prize in the 2015 ESB Spark of Genius Award on the Marketing Stage at midday, before being announced the overall […]

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Some Alternative SME Funding Options

It always surprises me to see how little awareness there is out there concerning some fairly mainstream funding options for small businesses. Most of the people will be fairly familiar with two of the mainstream funding options, which seems to top the poll, namely the Enterprise Ireland funding ( and […]

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Northern Ireland Regional Finalists Announced for 2015 InterTradeIreland Seedcorn Competition

Derry~Londonderry and Belfast Company take top regional prizes Derry~Londonderry company, Modern Democracy, was recently named the Best Early Stage company and Belfast-based Photonics Measurements the Best New Start company at the Northern Ireland final of the 2015 InterTradeIreland All-Island Seedcorn Investor Readiness competition.   €20,000 funding secured for regional winners […]

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Choosing Your First Office

Choosing your first office is exciting. Your office is your base of operations. Whether you have been working out of your home or are simply a budding entrepreneur who is ready for a first office, how you choose can make all the difference in the world. The wrong office space […]

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Stephen Trant of Ulster Bank; John Murphy of Glanbia; Richard Dollard from Tullogher, Kilkenny; Mark Heffernan from Dunnamaggin, Kilkenny and Padraig Brennan from Clara,  Offaly pictured at the Ulster Bank Young Farmers Seminar at Corrin Marts, Fermoy, Co. Cork.
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Excellent Young Farmer event at Corrin Centre Fermoy

The event was facilitated by Katherine O’Leary of the Irish Farmers Journal. Panelists were Anne-Marie Butler (Ulster Bank), Alan Jagoe (dairy farmer, President of CEJA 2015-2017), Ed Donovan (dairy new entrant), Brendan Horan (Teagasc Moorepark) and Patrick Ryan (pig farmer). Next generation Katherine O’Leary spoke about the enthusiasm of youth […]

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