New financing platform aims to support the construction of 250 homes with €60m of loans

Initiative Ireland is aiming to finance €60m in construction loans to fund 250 family homes. It intends to launch Ireland’s first syndicated property finance platform in September to raise cash from investors, or members, and lend it on to builders.

Guinness has a €16m expansion plan in store

UP TO 300 construction jobs will be created as part of a €16m expansion of the landmark Guinness Storehouse in Dublin, Ireland’s most-visited fee-paying tourist attraction.

UK still the top destination for emigrating Irish professionals

The UK remains the top destination for professionals leaving Ireland, despite the country’s intention to leave the European Union.

Shopify to create 100 new jobs in Galway

Shopify, a cloud-based, multi-channel retail platform designed for small and medium-sized businesses, is creating 100 new jobs in Galway with the help of IDA Ireland.

Software company Zendesk to create 300 jobs in Dublin

loud-based provider of customer service Zendesk is to create 300 jobs in Dublin over the next three to four years.

Fresh bubble fear as property prices jump yet again

The surge in property prices has picked up pace, with a renewed increase in Dublin values.

Increase of 6pc in number of start-ups on 2016

Almost 1,900 start-up companies were established on average each month in the first six months of 2017, an increase of 6pc compared to the same period in 2016.

Adrian Weckler’s guide to technology for small businesses

10 tech health checks for your business 1 How to smoothly upgrade your old work laptop 

Bank of Ireland new shares set at €7.38

Bank of Ireland’s new shares started trading Monday at €7.38 each –compared to the 24.60 cents each where they closed last Friday.

Customer databases may soon become more trouble than they are worth

In June 2015, UK pub chain JD Wetherspoons was hit by a cyber attack. More than 650,000 emails and some staff details were stolen. When the breach was discovered, the company’s founder and chairman sounded an interesting note on security.

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