Many small businesses 'still waiting to feel any recovery'
The Small Firms Association (SFA) has painted a harsh picture of the realities facing Ireland's small businesses as attention turns to Budget 2017.
The Small Firms Association (SFA) has painted a harsh picture of the realities facing Ireland's small businesses as attention turns to Budget 2017.
With the conclusion of the Rio Olympics, it feels like summer is coming to an end. A slew of Irish companies report first-half results this week, including insulation maker Kingspan, newly-...
It seems we're a nation utterly obsessed with brands.
Melvin Benn has a very cool job.
I have a confession to make: I spend too much money on Hailo. The taxi ordering app is a reliable friend when I'm running late, bringing a car...
The UK Department of Health's anti-fraud unit is understood to be investigating after a staff member at a British company allegedly impersonated a NHS official, with the aim of spreading untrue information about an Irish rival.
Detailed guidance on internet users' right to privacy regarding their location, amid the rise of GPS-enabled apps and games like Pokemon Go, is to be released by the Data Protection Commissioner.
Mountain Province Diamonds, the Canadian gem explorer backed by Dermot Desmond, has said its biggest asset - a stake in the world's largest new diamond mine, Gahcho Kue - is on track to enter commercial production by the first months of 2017.
Jennie and Karena Hutton are sisters from Galway City. They set up their cold-pressed juice business, Juicy Lucy, two years ago. Jennie explained their story.
A Blanchardstown hair-extension business has secured deals with 400 US salons and signed up celebrity customers including supermodels Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid and Ashley Graham as it pushes into North America.
Mum of two Rani Dabrai is the founder of Miss Moneypenny, a virtual assistance provider based in Limerick.
This week the European Central Bank will hold its first scheduled monetary policy meeting since the UK voted to leave the European Union.
Fianna Fáil has called on the Department of Finance to clarify the amount Ireland must pay to the EU budget in the wake of last week's misleading economic growth figures.
Brown Thomas is on the hunt for Arabic-speaking staff as Middle Eastern customers flock to Ireland for stud visits and shopping.
A solar energy company has lashed out at Government subsidies paid for energy produced...
Investors will get a smorgasbord of data this week from some of the world's largest economies.
Tv3 has submitted a planning application for a new broadcasting studio at its Ballymount campus in Dublin.
FBD must be prepared to invest more in IT, chief executive Fiona Muldoon has said.
Millennials get a completely undeserved hard time. The generation aged between 21 and 35, or anybody who came of age around the millennium, is regularly dismissed as over-indulged and entitled.
Husband and wife Dean Gibson and Kathy McCallion gave up the bright lights of the Big Apple after 16 years to set up a hotel in Connemara. Dean told their story.
AIB Bank has reached a settlement with Nolan Transport and 13 members of the well-known haulage and logistics dynasty.
Annie Aragón, from Venezuela (29), is a co-founder of Artik Bikes, a Dublin-based electric bicycle manufacturer.
RTE is to air an in-house TV documentary made entirely on an iPhone as the state broadcaster ramps up investment into mobile technology.
A new, four-year framework agreement on medicine prices could generate savings of €12m a month in the first year of its operation, it has been claimed.
We brought four of Ireland's most senior professional women together to ask how they did it and get their advice for other women. Investec head of treasury Aisling Dodgson, EY assurance partner Julie Fenton, UCD Smurfit School MBA programme director Orla Nugent and Eir's human resources chief Orla Coughlan spoke to Sarah McCabe
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and Gross National Product (GNP), as they are presently calculated, will remain the Central Statistics Office's primary measurements for economic growth.
Several of the world's largest oil and gas companies have shown interest in investing in Providence Resource's Druid off-shore oil prospect, the company's chief executive, Tony O'Reilly Jr, said yesterday.
Several “supermajors”– the world’s largest public oil and gas companies – have shown interest in investing in Providence Resource’s Druid off-shore oil prospect, the company’s chief executive Tony O’Reilly Junior said at an extraordinary general meeting held in Dublin.
Niall Thompson (41), a dad of two, is founder and chief executive of Interflow Logistics, which provides logistics services to conference exhibitors in Ireland and abroad.
'On June 16 2013 my son Kevin was killed in a hit and run incident in New York City. He was 26.
Eir is sticking firmly to the "bundle" approach, according to its consumer division managing director Jon Florsheim.
Vintners and hotels are among the worst offenders when it comes to packaging recycling.
Property developer Deirdre Foley has claimed that inspectors appointed by the Workplace Relations Commission to investigate the redundancy of 460 workers at Clerys department store, forwarded material from her laptop "while trying to erase the evidence of doing so".
James Fox (33) lives in Sutton, Co Dublin. He is the founder of thebabybox.com, which sells all-in-one kits for parents of new babies.
EY, Grant Thornton and New York management consulting group Oliver Wyman have been shortlisted to carry out part of the Central Bank's investigation of tracker mortgages. Contracts to carry out part of the examination will go to those firms, though it is not yet clear how much they will be worth.
An association of credit unions has called for an overhaul of the Central Bank's mortgage lending rules to reflect whether or not borrowers have equity in a home.
Britain's decision to leave the European Union will prompt hundreds of thousands of millennials working in Britain and the EU - including many young Irish who emigrated to the UK for work - to consider a move to Ireland, a leading recruiter has said.
ABP's pet-food division, C&D Foods, has bought a major French pet-food manufacturer out of bankruptcy for an undisclosed sum.
Providence Resources chief executive Tony O'Reilly Junior will up his stake as part of a €66m share sale designed to rescue the exploration company.
Irish solar energy group BNRG has committed to developing $200m worth of solar assets in the US.
"Online betting" is the most expensive catchphrase for Irish advertisers to be associated with on Google, according to research prepared for the Sunday Independent.
A representative body for taxis and hackneys is hoping to entice a new insurer to enter the market amid a massive spike in the cost of insuring their vehicles.
Kildare-based Adrian Boyle (49) is co-founder and chief executive of Cathx Ocean, which builds lighting and camera systems for underwater vehicles as well as software that interprets underwater images.
Allianz will increase the cost of car insurance by another 5pc by the half-year point as insurance prices continue to climb across the sector.
RTE is overhauling its distribution approach to take account of the changing way in which people consume audiovisual content.
Bigger companies are doing better than small businesses, according to new research.
Famed US angel investor Dave McClure has said Irish technology company Intercom is worth around half-a-billion dollars.
Tesco has changed transport providers, awarding the major logistics contract to DHL.
Dad of two Declan Barrett (45), from Ashbourne in Meath, is chief commercial officer and co-founder of UrbanVolt, an energy efficient lighting provider.
Management at the State's biggest telecoms company is receiving letters every day from people living in rural Ireland, seeking improved internet access.
Dunnes Stores is fighting a High Court bid to compel it to keep open the doors of its Edward Square Shopping Centre store in Galway, which allows pedestrian access to the nearby Eyre Square.
The Department of Jobs and Enterprise has set itself the task of predicting the direction technology will take for the next 20 years.
Rugby star Jamie Heaslip has backed an Irish search app and is planning a new food venture.
Presumptive US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has said he made a charitable gift worth $2,000 (€1,750) to Failte Ireland in February 2015.
Jo Brennan, from Carlow and now living in Kilkenny, is the founder of Jamjou. Her company provides a game-based training programme for customer-facing staff.
Irish fans of Marks & Spencer are turning to online shopping at a faster rate than their UK counterparts.
A covenant which contributed to the collapse of funds sold by AIB was not revealed to investors until years after they bought in, the High Court has heard.
Digicel has launched a rebrand in El Salvador after investing tens of millions in the state.
The chief technology officer of Barack Obama's election campaign and the head of Intercom are advisors to a new social networking start-up from Dublin entrepreneur Eamon Leonard.
A group representing telecommunications companies such as BT and Sky has claimed there should be a "zero tolerance" approach following new disclosures on practices at Eir that could disadvantage its competitors.
Around one third of first-time buyers is trying to get around the Central Bank's new mortgage lending rules, the Sunday Independent understands.
A quarter of all sales delivered by media are driven by print advertising, according to new research.
Financial technology firm First Derivatives is in talks with a Formula 1 team, an oil and gas company, a supermarket chain and an aircraft manufacturer as part of a push into new markets.
Coillte is the latest company to put its hand up for business opportunities provided by the State-subsidised National Broadband Plan, in what appears to be a reversal of its exit from the telecoms sector.
An IRISH rival to Hailo is expanding into the US.
Ryanair is likely to have lost between €30m and €40m during its fourth quarter as a result of the Brussels terrorist attacks and air traffic control strikes, double the estimate chief executive Michael O'Leary gave last month.
The main banks' fight for mortgage business will heat up further in the coming weeks, with fresh announcements expected for customers of AIB subsidiaries EBS and Haven.
Ireland is the second-most attractive location for EU jobseekers, new research has found.
Landlords are lining up for a "battle royale" over lease guarantees provided by UK retail giant Debenhams following a decision by its Irish arm to enter into examinership.
A review of government websites has claimed a college education is required to understand more than half of them.
Dublin-based medical start-up Let's Get Checked has agreed a deal with US laboratory giant Quest Diagnostics to facilitate its launch in the US.
An Irish PLC, a large charity and several law firms have been hit with malicious "CEO fraud" attempts in recent months, the Sunday Independent understands.
Tax refunder Taxback has signed a deal with Airbnb that will make the Irish company the "preferred tax partner" for Irish Airbnb hosts.
Local authorities wrote off or waived €201m worth of unpaid commercial rates in one year.
Fresh from commemorating the 1916 Rising by Irish rebels committed to independence, Enda Kenny will abruptly change tack by travelling to Britain to campaign in all but name to keep the UK in the European Union.
Sinead Doherty (35) is the founder and chief executive of personal tax company Fenero.
Cairn Homes has defended the pay of its top executives.
Paddy Power Betfair is rowing back on offering extremely long odds after losing £4m (€5.06m) on Leicester City's shock Premier League win.
Property developer Greg Kavanagh is being sued by a former business partner, Mark Murray, who wants High Court declarations that he owns up to €1m worth of Dublin properties.
The Health Service Executive has approved the business case for a €900m e-health plan designed to digitalise Ireland's health system.
The majority of Permanent TSB customers who contested offers of compensation in a row over tracker mortgages have been unsuccessful.
Developer Greg Kavanagh has stood down several lawsuits in recent years.
Currencyfair, one of Ireland's hottest-tipped start-ups, recorded a loss of €3.22m in 2015. This follows a loss of €2.63m in 2014.
Web Summit has attracted around 20 times as many attendees for its flagship event compared to the same time last year.
A fund backed by the Czech finance minister has bought a 51pc stake in an Irish fertility business.
Many Irish boards seriously underestimate the impact of advertising to the detriment of their companies, a group of accountants heard yesterday.
A former AIB private banking manager who sold property investments promoted by the lender is among a group of almost 350 people suing the bank over the funds' collapse.
Malin, the Irish life sciences investment group led by former Elan chief Kelly Martin, is anticipating its first major payout.
Eir expects to make €10m in cash this year from the sale of chunks of its vast property portfolio.
Richard Barrett's Bartra Capital is believed to be bidding on a portfolio of valuable south Dublin sites being sold by Greg Kavanagh's New Generation Homes.
It will be a busy week for business hacks, with a raft of performance updates and AGMs ahead.
On the short stroll between Louis Copeland's headquarters and Brother Hubbard, one of Dublin's most popular coffee shops, a multitude of shopkeepers call out greetings from their doorways to master tailor Louis Copeland as we walk and talk our way through city centre Dublin.
Retail giant Tesco Ireland says it "vigorously denies" allegations of fraudulent concealment made against it by a former Irish supplier.
It looked, for a while, like the IPO was back. The volume and proceeds of companies raising money on the public markets tanked during the recession, but by mid-2015 a renaissance was well under way.
Pharmaceutical-maker Alexion is weighing up Ireland for its next manufacturing investment.
Despite recent gains there is still huge resistance to diversity in Irish workplaces, the country’s most prominent LGBT business leader has said.
A company which helps small and medium businesses connect with a wider variety of sources of finance has launched a new and updated funding platform.
Alison Cowzer believes Ireland's appetite for home-grown produce is more than strong enough to overcome cravings for household names like McVities or Oreo.
An Irish firm backed by US investors has made another €150m available to developers and other businesses seeking to finance small property projects or to buy property loans back from banks and funds.
New Irish private equity firm Causeway Capital has launched its first fund to be invested in small and medium businesses in the UK and Ireland.
Currencyfair is undergoing a brand revamp led by new chief marketing office Nils Anden.
A new online student loans provider intends to enter the Irish market as early as this summer.
A British infrastructure investment firm chaired by the former chief executive of Eircom is one of the backers of a bid to deliver the National Broadband Plan - a contract which the company he once led is also bidding for.
Irish SMEs are facing additional costs to doing business as tens of thousands of van drivers face insurance hikes on the anniversary of the collapse of Setanta Insurance.
Powerscourt Capital, Enterprise Ireland and other private investors have injected €500,000 into a new Irish technology start-up aimed at revolutionising television advertising.
One of the peculiarities of the looming threat of a British exit from the European Union is just how quiet so many businesses have been on the subject.
Annina Lebeau (44), is the founder of The Pram Doctor, a buggy valeting and repair service based in Co Wexford.
Dublin-based Bizimply has raised €2m to help it grow.
A social housing provider has called on Nama to make Dublin development land available to it, rather than finished or partly completed units in other parts of the country.
Frockadvisor is a social commerce platform which connects people interested in fashion.
The conversation about whether a company should or should not participate on social media is already over.
AIG is underwriting a new online reputation insurance product for Irish businesses, aimed particularly at SMEs.
Luas operator Transdev is obliged to pay the state a €10m penalty if it fails to meet its contractual duties to deliver the light rail service, the Sunday Independent has learned.
Gearoid Spellman (25) is the founder of Vitalrate, a Galway business selling wristbands and other promotional material.