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Ireland is counting on India

The following article appeared in today’s online publication of The New Indian Express and with their permission we are re-producing the article here (with thanks to Gerry Ennis of Ulster Bank) The numbers “Over a thousand technology companies, half of the world’s financial  institutions, nine out of 10 global pharmaceutical […]

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Back to basics in food

Paula Donoghue, Consumer Insights and Innovation, Bord Bia-Irish Food Board In our series looking at PERIscope 2013, we identified five key themes emerging from the research: A Foodie World Back  to Basics The Environment Shopping Around Health & Wellness As well as seeing a greater interest in cooking highlighted in […]

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We are still a rural country

“Ireland is still a rural country with 72 per cent of our population living predominantly in rural regions as compared to the EU average of 22 per cent or seven per cent for Switzerland.  If we are to create a sustainable economy and a stable society for Ireland then we […]

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How to Build Your Work at Home Brand

Contrary to popular perception, working from home represents a fantastic opportunity to build your own brand and enter entrepreneurship. The opportunity to convert your domestic environment into a business one is proving to be an attractive option for mothers with a start-up spirit! In this post I talk about how […]

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Agricultural Enthusiasm Prevails

Refreshing It is always refreshing to attend an event where enthusiasm and a positive outlook prevail. Such was the case at the Macra na Feirme National Conference which ran over the October Bank Holiday weekend in Carlow with Ulster Bank as main sponsor. Lively panel Conference delegates interacted well with […]

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Simple Ways to Increase Employee Happiness

Making employees happy is nearly impossible sometimes — everybody wants something different out of their job, and everybody wants different perks. While you likely don’t have the budget to provide your employees the same perks as Google employees, there are simple steps you can take to improve employees’ well-being — and […]

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Ballyhaise Dairy Open Day

The poor weather didn’t deter a crowd of several hundred visitors attending the ballyhaise dairy open day held on the 1st Oct. The event has been a regular fixture in recent years offering farmers in the region an insight into Ballyhaise’s ongoing research programme. The objective of the project is […]

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Is There Scope For More USD Weakness?

We recently received the news that the US government re-opened and last week we saw key US Economic data start to flow again. This kicked off with the September unemployment rate and non farm payrolls number; however these numbers managed to disappoint the markets. The headline figures missed expectations with […]

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Macra Na Feirme Annual Conference

Ulster Banks stand for the Macra Na Feirme national conference is set-up with delegates from around the country to start arriving at 3 pm for the weekend rally. All attending should ensure a visit to the Ulster Bank stand over the weekend to talk to our agri- managers about our […]

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