Nicola Mortimer of Three: “I definitely think the environment for entrepreneurs has changed for the better.”
The start-up island

Ireland now boasts 36 incubators and accelerators dedicated to supporting start-up activity, with another six due to come on line this year. Accenture(...)

Irish residents must pay tax here on their worldwide income, including that from Britain and the North. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Monday Results: Netflix Indicators: US NAHB housing market index (Apr) Netflix has 93.8 million members Late last year Netflix promised us the(...)

Tom Healy, director of   the Nevin Economic Reseach Institute.

The Nevin Economic Research Institute has called for the establishment of a new semi-State housing company to supply the market with more affordable r(...)

For SMEs looking to secure access to finance today, education about the expanded menu of options open to them is vital. Photograph: iStock
Time to look beyond the banks

Time was when funding a business began and ended at the bank. About the only upside of the banking crisis is that there are now more alternative sourc(...)

Drop of €560 million in UK exports

One of the main umbrella bodies for the Irish food and drink industry here has called for urgent new policy measures to meet the challenge of Brexit. (...)

Billy Kane, former PTSB chief executive, set up Finance Ireland in 2002. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (Isif) has announced plans to invest €30 million in equity into Finance Ireland, the country’s biggest non-bank (...)

Michael Noonan giving his Budget 2017 speech in the Dáil.

A Cheann Comhairle, This is the sixth budget I have introduced since 2011. Since then the country has overcome huge challenges, challenges that many (...)

Mark Fielding, chief executive of Isme. “Much of the problem . . . stems from inadequate training of bank staff who do not have the necessary skills and expertise to analyse businesses proposals.” Photograph: Frank Miller

Banks’ demands that small business owners personally guarantee their companies’ loans are hindering the supply of credit, a survey published today sa(...)

Fianna Fail inance spokesman Michael McGrath said a full State Enterprise Bank would be created and retained regardless of what stake the State retained in other banks. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Fianna Fail would create a new State-owned bank to lend to every company regardless of their size if elected to Government. The party’s manifesto wil(...)

AIB Headquarters in Ballsbridge Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/Irish Times

AIB has secured a further €200 million from the Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland (SBCI) to lend to Irish businesses. The funding will be made(...)

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