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UrParts.com to change the way spare parts are sourced

Irish brother and sister Sonya and Simon Fitzpatrick have started an online business called UrParts.com, which aims to revolutionise the spare parts industry for construction, agricultural and commercial truck industries. What makes UrParts.com unique? According to Sonya Fitzpatrick, what makes UrParts.com unique is that a buyer submits one enquiry which […]

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Business Bootcamp coming up in Fingal

There’s a Business Bootcamp coming up in Fingal on 31st Jan and 1st Feb for 30 start-ups and aspiring entrepreneurs. The Fingal County Enterprise Board (CEB) is doing the recruiting and calling it an ‘Intensive Business Bootcamp’ aimed at those who only started their business in 2012 or are about […]

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Enterprise Ireland launches €500,000 fund for female entrepreneurs

A new €500,000 start-up fund for female entrepreneurs has been launched by Enterprise Ireland. Details of the Competitive Start Fund for Female Entrepreneurs, which is aimed at stimulating high potential female-led business start-ups, were announced today by Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mr Richard Bruton TD. The initiative is […]

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Women Mean Business award winners announced

The Women Mean Business Magazine (WMB) held its 6th Annual Women Mean Business Conference & Awards in Dublin’s Shelbourne Hotel, St Stephen’s Green today, with a number of award winners announced. The event, which recognises the achievements of Ireland’s businesswomen, was officially opened by Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation […]

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Successful start-ups have more female execs – US study

US venture-backed companies that have held successful exits employed more female senior executives than unsuccessful companies, according to a new research study from Dow Jones VentureSource. The study finds that the median proportion of female executives in successful companies is 7.1pc, more than double the 3.1pc median in unsuccessful companies. […]

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Good Food Ireland to have ‘Experience’ at NPC

Emphasising its commitment to local food, Good Food Ireland is creating a live food ‘Experience’ at the National Ploughing Championships in New Ross, Co Wexford on 25-27 September. Minister Brendan Howlin TD will officially open the Experience, which is sponsored by Ulster Bank. It will include cookery demonstrations from well-known […]

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Redmills makes first shipment to China

Based in Goresbridge, Co Killkenny, animal feed company Connolly’s Redmills has increased the export proportion of its revenue from 2pc in 2007 to 15pc last year. This family-run business, in operation since 1908, recently became the first foreign company in the world to be registered to distribute horse feed into […]

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