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DataEgg to build pilot scheme at VW factory

DataEgg to build pilot scheme at VW factory

The Kilkenny-based DataEgg has been asked by Volkswagen (VW) to develop a proof of concept project in a German factory, bringing the Irish startup a step closer to a €150m deal with the carmaker. The industrial augmented-reality designer was one of six startups chosen globally to present concepts as part of a competition run by Volkswagen in partnership with Siemens. […]

Moloughney makes a return to the fray with Finglas housing project

Moloughney makes a return to the fray with Finglas housing project

Former aviation entrepreneur Pat Moloughney has moved to further expand his plans for a housing development in Finglas in Dublin 11. His move into housebuilding follows a tough financial period following the recession in which he declared bankruptcy in the UK and was involved in a legal battle with Nama over a €31m debt. His housebuilding company Greenwich Project Holdings […]

The companies making hay while the sun shines – and those feeling the heat

The companies making hay while the sun shines – and those feeling the heat

When the temperature is touching 30 degrees and the sun is beaming down what could be more refreshing than a cool drink? Throw in a World Cup and 2018 has been the kind of summer drinks manufacturers dream about. After a torrid couple of years, the summer of 2018 has been just what the doctor ordered for C&C, which manufactures […]

Regions step up fight to lure tech jobs from Dublin

Regions step up fight to lure tech jobs from Dublin

When Skout Secure Intelligence, an international cyber-security firm, chose Portlaoise as its European headquarters last week it highlighted an existing pool of talent as one of the reasons for picking Ireland as a base. But Laois is among a growing number of Irish regions attracting Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) from outside of the capital. Several companies, backed by IDA Ireland, […]

Department of Business pays out €300,000 to OECD for ‘policy roadmap‘

Department of Business pays out €300,000 to OECD for ‘policy roadmap‘

The Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation is to pay the OECD €300,000 for a 20-page SME “policy roadmap”, new figures have revealed. The ‘Review of SME and Entrepreneurship Policies and Issues in Ireland‘ that is currently under way by the intergovernmental economic organisation is just one of a range of consultant reports that the department has agreed to so […]

Apocalyptic no-deal Brexit predictions are starting to look hollow

Apocalyptic no-deal Brexit predictions are starting to look hollow

Paschal Donohoe has been warning about the dangers of a no-deal Brexit, saying around 40,000 Irish jobs would go. His dark warnings are grounded in various studies conducted since that awful day in June 2016 when the Brexit referendum was passed in the UK. But his timing about the appalling vista of a chaotic British exit from the EU is […]

Why media training can make or break a leader

Why media training can make or break a leader

I was at a party recently where I was introduced to a former international broadcaster. A nice-looking chap who had apparently specialised in covering the entertainment and music biz, he told me how he had delved into media training. “I hated it”, he said. “Really?” I asked, surprised. “What bothered you?” “The people. They were so stupid and unable. I […]