Fexilon said it expects to hit €3 million in revenues next year and to double turnover to €6 million by the end of 2023. Photograph: IStock

Building tech company Integrated Facilities Solutions (IFS) has rebranded as Fexillon as part of an expansion strategy that will see it more than doub(...)

For inshore fishermen, sprat are now seen as an alternative catch to the lost abundance of skate, ray, plaice and other inshore species. Drawing by Michael Viney

A torrent of little silvery sprats was spilling in panic out of the sea, chased ashore by mackerel, and people were scooping them up with buckets, gle(...)

Demand for skills in sectors such as construction, IT and life sciences were identified in a recent Solas survey. Photograph: iStock.
Skills shortages

Despite the difficulties faced by many in the Irish labour market due to the pandemic, the findings of a recruitment agency survey conducted last Octo(...)

Vessel owners will be required to distribute the payment to staff. Photograph: Donall Farmer

Irish trawler owners will be eligible for a payment of up to €89,000 for keeping their vessels in port for one month, under a Brexit mitigation scheme(...)

The FV Alize : sank on January 4th, 2020, near the end of a  trip dredging for scallops.

Two fishermen died after their boat capsized off Hook Head, Co Wexford, due to a likely loss of stability as they attempted to haul in a catch, accord(...)

Researchers discovered that crabs demonstrated behaviour ‘consistent with the idea of pain’. Drawing by Michael Viney

Human beings hate pain and mostly shrink from inflicting it, even at second hand. But how far does pain reach in the rest of the living world and how (...)

A circular economy aims to reduce waste by keeping products, components and materials in use for as long as possible, continually creating value. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

This summer marks a whole new departure for the VivaGreen Group. The Deansgrange business, which began in 1999, specialises in environmentally friendl(...)

Businesswoman  Portia Quinn: she  enrolled in a Start Your Own Business programme at her Local Enterprise Office just as the first lockdown was announced

Many people took the opportunity the pandemic presented to get a dog. Working from home made it possible for many who had wanted one for years. It’s (...)

Fishing vessels in Cobh, Co Cork. File photograph: Getty

A flotilla of 50 trawlers will sail into Cork Harbour and their crews will march to the office of Taoiseach Micheál Martin calling for a fair share of(...)


A 35-year-old man has been remanded on bail after he pleaded guilty to four fraud offences following a Garda investigation into people falsely claimin(...)

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