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Brian Caulfield on his 'sabbatical' of sorts and what happened to the best idea he ever had

The serial entrepreneur talks about what he’s been up to during his not-so-quiet career break.

IT’S HARD TO describe what Brian Caulfield is doing right now – he doesn’t even know how to sum it up himself.

“I have struggled to find the right word for what I’m doing. ...

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Ryanair hopes its frailest rivals will die soon - but they keep clinging on for dear life

The low-cost airline recently announced its second profit warning in three months.

RYANAIR IS CONFIDENT a lethal cocktail of ever-decreasing airfares and excess capacity will soon thin traffic in Europe’s skies. But the airline’s weaker rivals are tipped to keep clinging on for dear ...

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Salesforce thinks the housing crisis will ease by the time it brings 1,500 new jobs to Dublin

The company is building a new ‘urban campus’ in the docklands to open during 2021.

US TECH GIANT Salesforce is confident that Ireland’s housing crisis will have waned by the time its new offices in Dublin are fully operational.

The enterprise software firm today ...

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Aer Lingus's new look took 26 focus groups, 50 shamrocks and 'less than €2m' to complete

The airline hopes to apply the last lick of paint by 2021.

IT TOOK 26 focus groups, over 50 shamrocks and “less than €2 million” for Aer Lingus to concoct its new image.

As part of a pitch to become a “value carrier” focused on connecting North America with Europe via ...

2019-01-18 14:55 open_in_new
Galway's CorribPoint is helping credit unions avoid money-laundering scandals

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

CREDIT UNIONS MAY be considered low-risk institutions when it comes to money laundering and suspicious activity compared to the big banks, but they still have stringent compliance obligations to ...

2019-01-17 20:01 open_in_new
Autodesk shifted its EMEA base from Switzerland to Ireland because it needed better talent

The design software company said that ‘financial advantages aren’t enough’ anymore.

US DESIGN SOFTWARE firm Autodesk ditched its tax-friendly European headquarters in Switzerland in favour of Dublin in order to attract more talent while keeping some financial ...

2019-01-17 14:46 open_in_new
Festive spending took a hit and retailers have pointed the finger at... Black Friday again

New figures from Visa show overall spending by consumers fell last month.

CONSUMER SPENDING OVER the festive period significantly dipped last month, with Retail Ireland claiming that “deep discounting” pre-Christmas has taken a toll on sales.

According to the latest Irish ...

2019-01-17 03:13 open_in_new
New figures show a drop-off in the value of publicity for Irish hospitality in British media

The value of coverage generated by tourism officials has declined in recent years.

COVERAGE OF IRISH tourism in the British press has become less valuable amid a changing media landscape and flat visitor numbers from the UK market, fresh figures show.

Documents published by ...

2019-01-16 20:55 open_in_new
'When I was younger, I tried to take the easy way out of things in life'

Emma Devlin of Rascals Brewing Company talks about the ‘wow factor’ and balancing passion with planning.

EMMA DEVLIN WORKED in environmental science before she made the move to join her husband, Cathal Donoghue, in running Rascals Brewing Company.

The pair started in ...

2019-01-16 19:52 open_in_new
Iconic Offices finds the Irish market 'challenging' – and is plotting its overseas debut soon

The flexible office space provider is eyeing up more locations after launching its biggest office to date.

AFTER PULLING THE curtains back on its largest shared office, Iconic Offices is scouting for more Irish locations – and is planting the seeds for its international ...

2019-01-16 17:46 open_in_new
We're looking for an editor to lead the team at Fora

If you have what it takes to deliver compelling business news for our readers, we want to hear from you.

ARE YOU A skilled journalist and editorial leader with the ability to inform and engage a business-savvy readership with the articles and insights that matter most to them?

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2019-01-16 12:31 open_in_new
'It doesn't do complexity': Ryanair has closed its package-holiday business after two years

The airline previously claimed Ryanair Holidays was a ‘significant step’ in its transformation.

RYANAIR HAS SHUTTERED a holiday booking service previously heralded as a key component of its much-trumpeted mission to become the ‘Amazon of travel’.

The low-cost airline ...

2019-01-16 03:04 open_in_new
Ireland's biggest business group says high-profile planning issues are spooking foreign investment

A new Ibec report has suggested a number of ways to streamline development in the country.

ONE OF IRELAND’S most influential business groups has claimed that high-profile planning disputes are portraying the country as a “difficult place to do business”.

A new report from Ibec ...

2019-01-15 19:43 open_in_new
Over two years after a Brexit scare, forklift maker Combilift is forecasting double-digit UK growth

The Monaghan giant previously said duties could prompt it to move manufacturing to the North.

MONAGHAN-BASED FORKLIFT MAKER Combilift is projecting double-digit growth in the UK – two and a half years after suggesting it might shift manufacturing to Northern Ireland after ...

2019-01-15 02:55 open_in_new
Irish-founded media firm Storyful has shut its Hong Kong office as it lays off staff

The closure is reportedly a cost-cutting measure for the loss-making company.

NEWS CORP’S STORYFUL, the Irish-founded media firm, has shut its Hong Kong bureau and laid off six editorial staff.

Politico’s Morning Media newsletter was first to report the lay-offs, citing a source ...

2019-01-14 20:37 open_in_new
Poll: Would you pay to listen to a motivational speaker?

Lots of people are willing to fork out hundreds of euro to learn how to sell a pen.

THE CORPORATE WORLD is well stocked with Tony Robbins-style motivational speakers who have a talent for making large crowds of people experience euphoria en masse – often for the price of a hefty ...

2019-01-14 19:34 open_in_new
In its second act, rebooted food-waste startup Obeo is ready to take on new markets

The company almost went under last year but returned as an online-only business.

SIX MONTHS AFTER its near-collapse, food-waste startup Obeo is targeting socially responsible offices and the UK market in its bid to turn the corner.

Obeo, founded in 2014, sold biodegradable food waste ...

2019-01-14 16:25 open_in_new
Medtech firms have a year to prepare for new EU rules but the inspectors aren't ready

Manufacturers are concerned that authorities aren’t fully prepared to meet demand.

THE CLOCK IS ticking on a raft of stringent new rules for medical device makers – and there are serious concerns in the medtech sector that inspectors aren’t prepared for the incoming ...

2019-01-13 17:19 open_in_new
A threat to 350 jobs and 'unconstitutional' – here's Viagogo's legal memo to the State about tout laws

The government is seeking legal advice on issues raised by the ticket resale website.

ONLINE TICKET MARKETPLACE Viagogo has sent a legal memorandum to government ministers warning that proposed ticket tout laws could be unconstitutional and pose a threat to hundreds of jobs at its ...

2019-01-12 17:10 open_in_new
Tayto Park wants humanoid robots to make the queue at its water ride more entertaining

At peak times, customers have to wait up to two hours to get on the Viking Voyage attraction.

TAYTO PARK WILL introduce animatronic robots to the “queue experience” at one of its attractions to make the sometimes hours-long wait more entertaining for customers.

The company behind ...

2019-01-11 15:58 open_in_new
Why Equine MediRecord is adamant it won't take investment from its customers

As part of our weekly Startup Spotlight series, we profile the animal health tech company.

IMAGINE A TYPICAL scene in the office of a horse trainer. Stacks of paper records and books detailing each horse’s medicine regimen and drug testing – all locked away in cabinets to avoid prying ...

2019-01-10 20:01 open_in_new