Group hails energy export opportunity
IRELAND can benefit from a new multi-billion euro export opportunity as EU countries review their energy policies in the wake of oil and gas price rises and the nuclear disaster in Japan, according to the National Offshore Wind Association of Ireland.
Yesterday, it called on the Government to capitalise on "our underutilised renewable energy resources and build an export market for Irish energy".
Boparan claims Northern victory
RANJIT Boparan has formally claimed victory in the battle for Northern Foods after declaring his offer for the company "unconditional as to acceptances". Mr Boparan said yesterday his company controlled some 79pc of Northern. Mr Boparan will now look to bring the company private.
ISME says minister key to firms' survival
THE Irish Small & Medium Enterprises Association (ISME) has called on the new Minster for Small Business John Perry to address the issues facing the sector. At a meeting with the minister, the association claimed the next few months would be "crucial" to the survival of thousands of small businesses and the role of the minister would be pivotal in ensuring that ongoing concerns, including cost competitiveness, access to credit and late payments, were addressed.
New angel syndicate has €2m to invest
A NEW syndicate of angel investors has been formed with €2m to channel into knowledge intensive technology-based start-ups. Called TechExecs, it is led by entrepreneur Ian Shearer and several other private investors. Its formation was announced at an angel investing conference in Dublin yesterday.