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'Spa-like showers' and a 'barista bar': How Dublin Airport plans to go fancy in a €1.7bn upgrade

The hub has proposed more than 100 projects as it caters to another 10 million passengers from 2020.

DUBLIN AIRPORT HAS proposed moving Terminal 1′s security, adding new fast-track services and beefing up its food and retail offering as part of a billion-euro plan to prepare for 10 ...

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The founders of Voxpro have pumped some cash into Dublin fintech startup Trezeo

Dan and Linda Kiely are among the investors in the ‘income smoothing’ service.

DUBLIN FINTECH STARTUP Trezeo has received a fresh investment from Voxpro founders Dan and Linda Kiely a few months after landing regulatory approval in the UK.

Recent company filings show that ...

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Hold-ups at Ireland's workplace watchdog are causing business headaches

Postponements, absent parties and late submissions are creating logjams.

DELAYS IN DEALING with claims at the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) are adding needless costs and uncertainty for companies, according to businesses and their representatives.

At a meeting with Business ...

2018-11-16 15:13 open_in_new
Baristas and burritos: How Circle K is prepping for fuel's decline

The forecourt retailer says more than 50% of transactions are now non-fuel purchases.

FORECASTING THAT 2025 will be the “tipping point” of electric cars, service station operator Circle K is betting on baristas and burritos to shore up its future revenues.

Paul Doggett, head of ...

2018-11-15 21:02 open_in_new
Bankless migrants struggle to send cash home. Galway's Pip It wants to change that

As part of our weekly Startup Spotlight series, we profile the fintech company.

GALWAY FINTECH FIRM Pip It started out targeting e-commerce payments before it discovered a bigger opportunity – migrants who were looking to send payments back home using cash.

The original idea for ...

2018-11-15 19:53 open_in_new
Blockchain has a big problem - Irish workers aren't interested

The budding industry is crying out for talent.

A LACK OF interest in blockchain puts Ireland at risk of falling behind other markets in developing the technology. 

That’s according to new research commissioned by tech PR firm Wachsman, which suggested that three-quarters of Irish ...

2018-11-15 17:37 open_in_new
Fresh after raising millions, tech firm Arkphire is building a 'centre of excellence' in Mayo

The company has acquired Mayo outfit CloudStrong as part of the plans.

FRESH OFF RAISING a multimillion-euro investment, Dublin IT services firm Arkphire plans to stake a claim outside the capital with a new hub in Castlebar. 

Arkphire, which provides cloud and IT managed services, ...

2018-11-15 15:13 open_in_new
'I'm more interested in starting up companies than shutting them down'

AccountsIQ’s Tony Connolly talks late-night emails, recruitment challenges and Richard Branson.

COMBINING HIS BACKGROUND in accounting and IT, Tony Connolly founded AccountsIQ in 2004 with the aim of creating a cloud-based financial management application. 

His accounting ...

2018-11-14 20:04 open_in_new
Ireland's a post-Brexit paradise for EU staff in the UK - but many are priced out of the move

The cost of housing is too much for some, while taxes make high-earners think twice.

WORKERS FROM THE EU who are flooding out of the UK are looking to Ireland as an escape route – but a move to the Republic will only make financial sense for a select few.

Figures released today by ...

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Irish entrepreneur Oisin Hanrahan got a $4m-plus share windfall from the sale of Handy

But investors took easily the largest share of the potential $160 million total deal.

IRISH ENTREPRENEUR OISIN Hanrahan received a share windfall worth more than $4 million from the sale of his on-demand home services firm Handy as part of its merger with a billion-dollar US ...

2018-11-13 21:10 open_in_new
As Dublin firms struggle to recruit, the rental crisis shows no sign of letting up

Goodbody analysts have issued a stark warning on the country’s low level of housing stock.

THE COUNTRY’S GROWING rental crisis shows no sign of letting up any time soon, analysts have warned.

The quarterly rental market report showed that rents across the country ...

2018-11-13 14:37 open_in_new
Poll: Would you support gender quotas for Ireland's company boards?

The government today unveiled a plan to increase the number of female professors.

THE GOVERNMENT HAS unveiled plans to create up to 45 female-only professor roles in Irish universities to increase the low representation of women in the senior academic roles.

It has set a target that ...

2018-11-13 02:58 open_in_new
Europe's air safety watchdog echoed US warnings about Boeing's Max planes

Norwegian is the only local operator affected by the ‘airworthiness directive’.

FOLLOWING THE LEAD of its American counterpart, Europe’s air safety watchdog has alerted airlines about a potential flaw in software on-board certain Boeing aircraft types.

An emergency ...

2018-11-12 19:20 open_in_new
Even though it won't bring 'big profits', the Shed Distillery is cracking on with a visitor centre

Pat Rigney says the attraction will be up and running in early 2020 – at nearly double the cost.

THE SHED DISTILLERY is ploughing ahead with plans to build a new ‘visitor experience’ – even though its owner is anticipating it will cost nearly double than first expected and ...

2018-11-12 14:41 open_in_new
Inside Dublin Airport's 'secret third terminal' - the one where selfies are banned

DAA is targeting deep-pocketed executives and honeymooners with its ‘platinum services’ facility.

DUBLIN AIRPORT’S RAPID growth isn’t just putting pressure on the hub’s public-facing facilities – it has led to increased demand for its ‘secret’ third terminal ...

2018-11-11 17:04 open_in_new
Zara's owner is shuttering an Irish operation used to handle over €1 billion in global online sales

The move comes as Inditex plans a huge expansion of its digital retail presence.

THE CLOTHING GIANT behind fashion brands Zara, Bershka and Pull&Bear is shuttering an Irish subsidiary used to process more than €1 billion in international online sales.

The move comes in the ...

2018-11-10 17:04 open_in_new
Award-winning Cork startup Thalman Health is headed for liquidation

The three-year-old company was led by former Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur winner James Foody.

AN IRISH WEARABLES startup fronted by a former young entrepreneur of the year has called in the liquidators only months after securing a significant EU grant.

Established in 2015, the ...

2018-11-10 03:46 open_in_new
WeWork won't turn to other Irish cities until it has conquered Dublin

The company has two offices open in the capital with three more in the pipeline.

CO-WORKING OFFICE GIANT WeWork has no plans to expand outside Dublin in the near future as it focuses all of its attention on growing its presence in the Irish capital.

The company’s head of real ...

2018-11-09 16:10 open_in_new
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EVERY DAY AT Fora, we bring our readers the latest news and essential insights from Ireland’s leading entrepreneurs and most innovative businesses.

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2018-11-09 15:04 open_in_new
'My twins came nine weeks early - I was checking emails on my phone by an incubator'

As part of our How My Business Works series, we profile Wedding Dates.

LEAVING SCHOOL AT the turn of the century, Ciara Crossan says that “everyone was trying to get jobs in tech”.

But after studying business information systems in University College Cork and getting a steady job ...

2018-11-09 03:46 open_in_new
'I always take on too much, and that's a big mistake. You can let people down'

Arkphire’s Paschal Naylor talks business plans, Bill Gates and starting a tech firm during the recession.

PASCHAL NAYLOR WORKED in printing, accounting and IT before founding Arkphire in 2010.

The company provides technology services, including both IT products and support, to ...

2018-11-08 20:46 open_in_new