60pc of spending online goes abroad

Ireland’s rocketing consumer spending has fuelled a surge in online shopping, but the upswing in digital purchases has come at the expense of local retailers.

Sharing distribution costs could help artisan food producers grow

The retail food industry has for years been dominated by well-established brands, but more recently that has been interrupted by the discounters.

Brexit offering opportunities for Irish firms in fintech area

“I talk about fintech being like a parent and a child, with the bank being the parent and fintech the child.

Do you ‘think creatively and do things differently’? This entrepreneurial competition could be for you

Whether you’ve got an entrepreneurial idea to explore or wish your grow your existing budding enterprise, this annual national competition is now open for business.

Home economics: Sinead Ryan answers your property questions

Q. I’m confused about the new affordable mortgages being proposed. Do I still need a deposit and do I have to buy a local authority home?

Rents spiral despite Minister’s claims that bargains are available

Rental costs were up again in January despite the rate of inflation falling back, new official figures show.

Revealed: How much your local pub needs to make to stay open

Last year saw a 6pc increase in turnover in card sales for Ireland’s pub sector, according to AIB’s 2018 Pubs Outlook.

Hydrogen to power homes, boats and cars on Aran Islands

The Aran Islands will form part of an EU study to see if hydrogen can be produced using renewable energy to power cars, boats and heat buildings.

Enterprise offices help create 4,000 startup jobs

ALMOST 4,000 jobs were created last year by startups and small businesses backed by their Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs).

Is Your Business Fit for 2018?

In discussion with Mark Kellett, CEO Magnet Networks, we ask is your business fit for 2018?

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