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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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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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InterTradeIreland: 84% of Companies Across the Island are Stable or Growing

Cross-border economies are growing The latest InterTradeIreland Business Monitor Report for Quarter three (July – September 2015) shows that the economy is continuing to grow. All sectors are performing well but the professional services sector is taking the lead with 50% of businesses expanding and 95% stable or expanding. Divergence […]

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Selling Online to America

Seven years ago I launched a consumer product called the Cush’n Shade, and because of our climate, it wasn’t really suited to the Irish market. We were forced to export to new markets so we decided to target the American market. We didn’t speak any foreign languages and we recognised […]

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