There is no business that opens solely in order to employ other people. Employment is what happens after a product is successful. Jobs are the consequence of product success. Photograph: iStock

‘This will be a Government of enterprise, creating new jobs.” “Creating 200,000 jobs by 2025” [in tourism]. “Our aim is to create 200,000 new jobs b(...)

  Inishmaan:   farmers on the island   are putting cattle on boats and bringing them to Mayo. Photograph:   Andy Haslam/New York Times

Cattle on the Aran Islands have been shipped to Co Mayo because of severe water and fodder shortages due to the dry weather, the Oireachtas Covid-19 c(...)

Joe Steve Ó Neachtain 1942-2020.  Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

The death has taken place of the renowned writer, actor and activist Joe Steve Ó Neachtain. Born in in Cré Dhubh, An Spidéal, in 1942, Mr Ó Neachtai(...)

App developer Daragh Molloy, who established Tadco, a company based at the gteic hub overlooking Galway Bay in Furbo. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Daragh Molloy might work in Ireland’s most spectacular office. Looking out from his desk in Furbo, Connemara, you can see Galway Bay stretched out, wi(...)

Rows of mink cage houses each holding up to 1,000 mink. Donegal-born Sven Sjoholm’s parents, Sune and Karita Sjoholm, moved from Finland in 1968 in response to an advertisement looking to attract foreign fur farmers to Ireland.

Hidden among the hills of south Donegal, tucked behind a shroud of fir trees, is one of Ireland’s most controversial farms. Tall steel gates, electric(...)

An Aer Lingus regional plane parked at Donegal airport. Photograph: Bryan O’ Brien/The Irish Times

A prominently located ad in Donegal Airport’s departures area poses a serious question: “Do you really need to leave?” Medical device maker Randox, i(...)

Conradh na Gaeilge wants appointment of a senior minister with responsibility for Irish and the Gaeltacht. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Budget 2019 has failed to deliver fairness to Gaeltacht communities and highlights the need for a senior Government minister with Cabinet responsibili(...)

Conradh na Gaeilge protesting outside the GPO in August to ensure An Post will not end services through Irish in Gaeltacht areas as part of the current redundancy process. Photograph: Alan Betson

Almost 90 community, language and Gaeltacht organisations have come together to support a pre-budget call for funding of a plan that would help create(...)

Jenny O’Halloran of Bláth na Mara: “I think Dad is confident we can to do a professional job and has let us at it to prove ourselves.”
Keeping business in the family
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Jenny O’Halloran was living in New Zealand when she got a life-changing phone call from her father, Máirtín Concannon. Concannon had founded the seawe(...)

The O’Malley family, who run Achill Island Sea Salt

Achill Island Sea Salt is a family business that was inspired by the forgotten tradition of salt production on the island. Founded by Marjorie O’Malle(...)

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