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Entrepreneurship in Ireland Returns to Pre-Recession Levels

One in every 23 people in Ireland (aged 18-64 years) is a new business owner according to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) 2016 Survey of Entrepreneurship in Ireland which has just been published. These figures are similar to the US and high compared to European countries. Enterprise Ireland, supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise […]

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Valentine’s is Business as Usual for SME Spouses

With Valentine’s Day on the horizon, The Blacknight SME Awards carried out a survey this week of the spouses and partners of SME owners. The results confirm that entrepreneurship can be challenging for couples, while family support is seen as an essential resources for SMEs. “If the people at home don’t believe in the project, they may as well call it […]

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27,600 New Jobs Created in Ireland in 2014

There are 27,600 extra people at work in Ireland compared to one year ago, according to the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD. The Minister has commended all involved in making 2014 a great year for jobs. “I wish to pay tribute in particular to the twin heroes of the recovery – first […]

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Gene Murphy on Irish Startup Weekends [Audio]

It’s Global Entrepreneurship Week, and four Irish cities are taking part in the Global Startup Battle. Galway Startup Weekend was on last weekend, and Dublin, Cork and Limerick are repeating the exercise next weekend. Gene Murphy is one of the organisers of Startup Weekend Dublin, and he’s my guest on today’s podcast. Click on the player above to […]

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Galway is First in the Fray as Four Irish Cities Join Global Startup Battle

Global Entrepreneurship Week gets underway this weekend, and startup weekends are being held in four Irish cities as part of the Global Startup Battle. Galway Startup Weekend is kicking off in about an hour at NUI Galway. Participants with ideas will make 60 second pitches which then get whittled down to the top ideas. Teams will be formed […]

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Electricity Exchange Founder is Limerick’s Best Young Entrepreneur

A University of Limerick engineering graduate has won €20,000 after being named Limerick’s Best Young Entrepreneur at a function hosted in the Castletroy Park Hotel. Founded by Dr. Paddy Finn, Electricity Exchange provides systems and expertise for Demand Side Units, used by large electricity users to manage their own generation of some of their own power. […]

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