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Peer-to-peer lenders are answering Ireland's call to help with the housing crisis

The alternative financial providers offer insight into the demand in Ireland for this kind of lending.

WHEN DAVID JELLY arrived home from London a few years ago after a stint in investment banking in the UK, he spotted a gap in the market.

While Ireland was recovering from the ...

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The ads industry watchdog is still fielding dozens of complaints about influencers

The ASAI says the volume of objections shows a high level of awareness of ‘transparency requirements’.

SPONSORED POSTS ON social media channels have become big business in recent years, with some Irish internet stars earning thousands of euro for a single Instagram ...

2019-07-20 17:16 open_in_new
Medtech startup OncoMark has secured more than €4m in funding from investors

The company’s prognostic test is used with breast cancer patients.

ONCOMARK, A DUBLIN-BASED medtech startup developing an early-stage test for breast cancer, has received more than €4 million in fresh funding from investors.

Filings at the Companies Registration Office show ...

2019-07-20 03:37 open_in_new
Free Now's Irish boss says the taxi app's new name might seem 'a bit strange' - but give it time

Meet Alan Fox, the man responsible for ensuring Mytaxi’s new moniker feeds into a wider strategy.

IN THE UPSTAIRS conference room of Free Now’s Dublin headquarters, you’ll find traces of the cab-hailing app’s recently retired moniker, Mytaxi.

A large prop with the old ...

2019-07-19 17:07 open_in_new
SuperAwesome is launching a new safe streaming platform built specifically for kids

The fast-growing kidtech company was founded by Irish entrepreneur Dylan Collins.

KIDTECH COMPANY SUPERAWESOME has unveiled a new video streaming platform aimed at children between the ages of seven and 12. 

The company, which was founded by Irish entrepreneur Dylan Collins and ...

2019-07-19 16:04 open_in_new
Your crash course in... France's digital services tax and the impact on Ireland

The Macron government’s 3% levy has also drawn scorn from the Trump administration.

LAST WEEK, FRANCE inched closer to making its digital services tax a reality when its senate passed a new levy. The rules will impose a 3% annual tax on revenue generated in France by digital ...

2019-07-18 19:04 open_in_new
Tixserve has scored a contract to deliver mobile tickets for matches and gigs at Twickenham

The startup says that its white-label platform can help prevent exorbitant ticket resales.

TICKETING STARTUP TIXSERVE has signed a deal with England’s Rugby Football Union (RFU) to provide digital ticket delivery at Twickenham Stadium.

The startup has built a system to deliver ...

2019-07-18 15:55 open_in_new
Fintech company Fenergo has raised €66m in investment

The Dublin company has been rapidly expanding internationally.

IRISH FINTECH COMPANY Fenergo has raised €66 million in investment, according to documents recently filed with the Companies Registration Office.

Fenergo, led by chief executive Marc Murphy, is one of Ireland’s ...

2019-07-18 03:19 open_in_new
Google Maps has introduced real-time updates for Dublinbikes

Dublin is one of 24 cities where Google has rolled out the new feature.

DUBLIN COMMUTERS ARE now able to use Google Maps to check if a bike is free at their nearest Dublinbikes station. 

As part of a global roll-out of bike-sharing station information, Google said it has fully ...

2019-07-17 16:40 open_in_new
Hotels enjoyed another year of growth - but it looks like the fun's over

There’s likely to be a ‘resistance’ to price increases so hoteliers will have to cut down their rising costs.

THE HOTELS INDUSTRY recorded another year of bumper sales and profits – but the fun could be over for the trade as it grapples with rising costs and ...

2019-07-17 15:37 open_in_new
Here's what pundits make of Ryanair's decision to cut back its growth plans

The airline reduced its summer 2020 schedule in light Boeing 737 Max delays.

RYANAIR’S DECISION TO scale back its growth plans for summer 2020 in light of the ongoing grounding of the Boeing 737 Max aircraft has been described as a “mixed bag” by aviation pundits.

The airline ...

2019-07-17 03:02 open_in_new
'I used to be motivated by a fear of failure. I kind of got over that'

Gary Lavin, the founder of VitHit, talks fear of failure, managing growth and why he’s not pursuing kombucha.

IT IS A few years now since Gary Lavin set off in his Jeep, stopping into local shops around Ireland to sell a new vitamin drink called VitHit.  

Spotting a gap ...

2019-07-16 18:37 open_in_new
Poll: Would you pay extra rent for the perks of co-living?

Shared living remains a hot topic in Ireland as more groups enter the Dublin scene.

CO-LIVING HAS DOMINATED Irish headlines in recent months, with global players moving to the capital amid a housing crisis.

While some say the public is uneducated about what co-living exactly is, ...

2019-07-16 12:19 open_in_new
Planning is rife with conflict, so this startup built a 'virtual town hall' to settle disputes

As part of our weekly Startup Spotlight series, we profile PLACEengage.

CAROL TALLON HAS been in the property and planning industries for over 15 years and has seen the best and worst of it.

“I actually gave up a career in law and decided to move into property in 2006,” she says, ...

2019-07-15 18:28 open_in_new
Upfront rent and relocation services - how tech companies are winning talent as rents keep rising

Ireland’s recruitment and tech experts weigh in on how to attract the best staff to Dublin.

IF YOU’RE NOT offering added support, then you could lose out – it’s an issue that tech companies based in Dublin are dealing with as they fight for the top talent against the backdrop ...

2019-07-13 17:07 open_in_new
Stringent online payments rules are fast approaching. Now firms want an 18-month delay

But fintech giant Stripe says it’s ‘irresponsible’ to hope for any extension on Strong Customer Authentication.

A TRADE BODY representing several European payments companies has called for an 18-month delay on the EU’s Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) ...

2019-07-13 03:28 open_in_new
A gaming studio fronted by EA and Riot Games vets is out of stealth mode in Dublin

Vela Games, the new face in Ireland’s games landscape, has raised €3.4 million.

A NEW GAMES studio helmed by veterans of Riot Games and EA has set up its base in Dublin and has snagged €3.4 million in seed funding from investors.

Vela Games was founded in 2017 but had been ...

2019-07-12 18:01 open_in_new
Free Now told the government 'night mayors' could make it easier for clubbers to get cabs

The company formerly called Mytaxi urged the Culture Minister to bring the concept to Dublin.

CAB-HAILING COMPANY FREE Now, which recently changed its name from Mytaxi, told the government that introducing so-called ‘night mayors’ in Dublin would help deal with transportation ...

2019-07-12 15:55 open_in_new
Rental platform Spotahome is opening a Dublin office amid the city's housing crisis

The online room booking site is putting boots on the ground to be closer to customers.

WITH THE BACKDROP of Ireland’s deepening rental crisis, Spanish home rental startup Spotahome is doubling down on Dublin by opening an office in the city.

The company provides an online booking ...

2019-07-11 17:52 open_in_new
Irish retailers could have an opportunity to compete with British online shops thanks to Brexit

Industry experts weigh in on how SMEs can win back sales as tariffs and exports on UK goods loom.

WITH THE IRISH government warning a no-deal Brexit could push up the price of online shopping and inbound deliveries from the likes of Asos and Boohoo, there may be a silver lining for Irish ...

2019-07-11 03:10 open_in_new
With a near-€2m top-up in the back pocket, Supply Finance is hungry for more deals in Europe

The Dublin-based fintech company is preparing its next deal to close later this year.

FINTECH STARTUP SUPPLY Finance has raised a top-up round of €1.8 million from existing investors.

The Dublin-based startup, founded in 2017, helps in the providing of trade financing to small- and ...

2019-07-10 19:49 open_in_new