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Much more to do if STEM is to be a game-changer

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The importance of STEM — science, technology, engineering and maths — is a well established fact of modern life, writes John Daly.

US tax plan could still prove to be Ireland’s undoing

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Pushing my way through the lobby of Google’s European headquarters in Dublin, for an evening meeting, against a hoard of techies from 60 countries exiting the building, was proof enough that there was unlikely to be any sudden change in the status of Ireland as a location for US corporations, writes John Whelan.

No secret to games success for 9th Impact

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An Irish games firm is tapping into 1980s cartoon characters to fund its growth, writes Trish Dromey

Little room for hot air in energy debate

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Ireland is set to travel a bumpy — and very expensive — road in the journey to meet its clean energy and carbon emission reduction targets, writes Kyran Fitzgerald

Cork has all the ingredients to be global food hub

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 12:00

The Cork region, and UCC in particular should become more energised about the global food and drink industry, writes Joe Gill

Strencom announce 20 jobs for Cork and Dublin amid expansion

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 12:00

Cork and Dublin are to share 20 new jobs as cloud computing firm Strencom said it would plough €6m of reinvested profits into expansion.

Citizens are still in a fragile state

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 12:00

So did the decision by Frances Fitzgerald to stand down amount to the end of the drama or did it represent just the end of Act 3, Scene 4? As citizens of this State we need to know the answer.

Making cents: Students should get savvy when buying on budget

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 12:00

Consumer advice with Gráinne McGuinness

Lighting a fuse for a big bang in rural food tourism

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 12:00

Last week I was at an event we hosted for clients in the Cork area which was hosted in the superb Páirc Uí Chaoimh facilities.

US rates plan not set in stone

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 12:00

The euro has been on a steady upward path against the dollar for much of this year as it climbed from $1.04 in early January to around the $1.20 level by August, writes Oliver Mangan.

Retail is in flux as brick gives way to click

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 12:00

‘Black Friday’ is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to changing consumer buying habits
and Irish retailers have a lot to do if they are to keep pace, writes Kyran Fitzgerald

Cake firm enjoys sweet success with quirky marketing and packaging

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 12:00

Quirky marketing and packaging is helping Broderick Brothers grow worldwide, writes Trish Dromey

Bitcoin’s record high may also prove to be its peak

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 12:00

It’s fair to suggest 2017 will be remembered as a year of very strong share price performances in technology companies and significant technology-led disruption to other industries, writes David Holohan

EU views North as a new Berlin in Brexit talks

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 12:00

There is room for a special deal on the North in any Brexit deal. 

Irish bonds untroubled by snap election threat

Sat, 11/25/2017 - 12:00

A potential for a snap election has generated huge interest from abroad but Irish bonds and the euro were left untouched as investors bet the effect on the looming Brexit summit would be limited, writes Eamon Quinn.

Origin Enterprises makes strong start to year

Sat, 11/25/2017 - 12:00

Analysts are expected to increase net profit forecasts for Origin Enterprises, following the Dublin-based agri-services group reporting a strong start to its current financial yea, writes Geoff Percival.

Paddy Power shares rise on Oz talk

Sat, 11/25/2017 - 12:00

Shares in Paddy Power-Betfair jumped by over 3% on the back of reports linking the Dublin-based betting and gaming services group with Australian online betting firm CrownBet, writes Geoff Percival.

Brexit gloom for Irish tourists

Sat, 11/25/2017 - 12:00

Brexit uncertainties are likely to result in higher prices for Irish holidaymakers, the main representative body for the travel industry has warned, writes Geoff Percival.

Ireland’s construction output projected to grow 28%

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 12:00

Ireland’s construction output will increase for the next three years by 28%, the second fastest in Europe, as home building picks up pace, according to new industry forecasts, writes Eamon Quinn.

Brexit threat looms large

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 12:00

The export sector is the lifeblood of the small open Irish economy and if this sector is doing well, then the whole economy tends to do well, writes Jim Power.

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