Projects on Fundit have a 73 per cent success rate, and 94 per cent of projects come from first-time creators, while 59 per cent of all pledges come from first-time funders.

Fundit, an Irish crowdfunding platform for creative ideas, has reached €3 million in pledges to 1,000 projects. Since its launch in 2011, more than 53(...)

The Willis Clan from Nashville, Tennessee, performing in a previous year’s Fleadh Cheoil in Cavan. Photograph: Alan Betson

With “cuts” being the most uttered word in the arts sector, festivals have continued to look to private funders to make their events happen. But sp(...)

Irish entrepreneur Philip Martin who has used crowdfunding sites Linked Finance and Crowdcube to raise money for a burrito bar and a tortilla manufacturing venture

Zack Brown’s potato salad is taking the internet by storm. But it’s not just any potato salad. It may well be the world’s most expensive. Earli(...)

Dr Mick Carter and Gail Condon, founders of Writing for Tiny. Photograph: Colm Mahady/Fennell Photography

The first round of companies hoping to raise funds from Trinity College’s new crowdfunding platform ended their campaigns last week without hitting th(...)

Andrew Hetherington was paid in the region of €250,000 annually by Repak, despite the fact that he effectively ran the organisation part-time, commuting to Dublin from Scotland for about three days a week. Photograph: Pat Langan

Repak, which sacked its chief executive Andrew Hetherington earlier this year following alleged financial irregularities at the industry recycling gro(...)

Repak is licensed by the Minister for the Environment to run a statutory recycling scheme for retailers and other large waste-packaging producers

Repak has dismissed its long-standing chief executive Andrew Hetherington following an inquiry by accountants Grant Thornton into alleged financial ir(...)

God be with the days when we used to go back to the shop with our empty bottles of Taylor Keith lemonade and get refunds. It may have been just a few (...)