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The Irish studio started with just myself…now we have 36 employees.’ Blockchain firms look to Dublin

16th November 2018

A growing cryptocurrency ecosystem and availability of tech talent is attracting blockchain leaders, and their companies, to Ireland. Digital currency exchange Coinbase has most recently helped to expand the crypto economy here, opening an office in Dublin just last month. At the time, the firm’s UK CEO Zeeshan Feroz said that Dublin, with its diverse […]

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Startup diary: There are three rules that every startup needs to follow for sales success

16th November 2018

Once you have users for your online product, how do you sell to them? This an important question. I often speak to aspiring founders about their ideas and the first question I always end up asking is: “Who will give you money and why?” The need to ask this question is a remarkably frequent occurrence. […]

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Fifth of employers consider quitting Dublin to beat spiralling costs

16th November 2018

One in five employers are considering moving outside of Dublin due to rising costs, according to the latest ‘Quarterly Employment Market Monitor’ from Cpl Resources. This comes on the back of new figures from the Central Statistics Office showing that property prices continue to rise. While the median, or middle, price for a property nationwide […]

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Mum-run firms organise pop-up event to encourage shoppers to buy local this Black Friday

14th November 2018

Five small businesses are joining forces at a two-day event to encourage consumers to buy local, and Irish, this Black Friday. Owner of online store CHAOS+HARMONY Roisin Scott is behind the ‘Indi Pop-Up Shop’, where herself and four other “hard working mamas” will set up stall and sell their wares. “I’ve been in business just […]

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Adrian Weckler: ‘Why cities bend over for tech’

14th November 2018

Imagine Google and Facebook employing 20,000 people in Dublin. What sort of power would that bring? What effect would it have on the city, its economy, its infrastructure, its culture? If you don’t think this could happen, think again. Figures last week showed that the two companies now employ 11,000 people between them, with another […]

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One in three Irish SMEs targeted by fraud

14th November 2018

A third of Irish small and medium businesses have been targeted by fraud in the past 12 months. The most common types of fraudulent scams encountered by SMEs are phishing emails, which seven in 10 have experienced, according to research carried out to mark National Fraud Awareness week. Other types of fraud encountered by businesses […]

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Foreign legion: Just 3pc of men who move abroad are doing it to follow their partner’s career path

12th November 2018

A quarter of women who move abroad to live do so because their partner accepted a job overseas – but the same is true for only 3pc of men. This is according to the 2018 HSBC ‘Expat Explorer’ report. With males accounting for six in every 10 expatriate workers, they make up the majority in […]

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Monday 12 November 2018 Why can’t I add son to our car’s policy?

12th November 2018

My son is 19 years old and he started college in September. He stays in Dublin Monday to Friday and comes home most weekends. He would like to be added to our car insurance, even though he may only use the car two-three times a month, but it would be useful to have him insured. […]

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Nationwide rents surge 30pc higher than during Celtic Tiger

12th November 2018

Rents have risen 30pc above Celtic Tiger rates and reached a record high for the 10th consecutive quarter, according to a new report. The findings by Daft.ie don’t expect the rental hikes to stop any time soon. Nationally, there has been a rise of 11.3pc on last year, with the average monthly rental cost coming […]

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Tech hub’s rocket man helps high-risk startups fly high

9th November 2018

“People come into incubators and very often it’s just for space, they are thinking ‘that’s what I need, a nice space would be good’. But actually, by the time they exit what you find is that the real value they’ve gotten is the networking, the connections, the monies they were able to attract as a […]

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