Companies in the construction sector in particular are feeling the pinch, according to InterTradeIreland’s survey

Business growth is at its lowest in more than five years as companies adopt a “wait and see” attitude to investment decisions, a new survey shows. Th(...)

‘The landscape at the moment when it comes to seed funding is quite dry.’ Image: Thinkstock

A shortage of seed finance could threaten the potential of some of the most promising new and growing companies on the island, InterTradeIreland, warn(...)

 Aidan Gough from InterTradeIreland:  “Although moderate to rapid growth was found in businesses of all sizes, types and sectors, it was especially prevalent amongst larger firms.” Photograph: Conor McCabe.

Ireland’s economic recovery is being driven by just 40 per cent of firms, according to InterTradeIreland’s latest Business Monitor. While business con(...)

Barry Cryan, Conal O’Neill, Pat Walsh and Anthony Killeen from winning Mayo company PanelDuct. Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography

A cost-saving innovation for the construction industry, developed by a west of Ireland engineering firm, has won the overall prize at this year’s Iri(...)

At the launch of  InterTradeIreland’s  Funding for Growth Advisory Service for local SMEs were Michael Neary, partner corporate finance at Grant Thornton, and Margaret Hearty, acting chief executive of InterTradeIreland. Photograph: Keith Arkins

The Government’s latest action plan for jobs has called for a new focus on how best to maximise the benefits to SMEs of the evolving financial landsca(...)

Margaret Hearty, acting CEO of InterTradeIreland: “There will be new opportunities for SMEs with the realignment of public procurement guidelines.”

The public-procurement sector across the island of Ireland is worth an estimated €12.2 billion and presents huge opportunities to small and medium ent(...)

InterTradeIreland’s technology transfer programme, called Fusion, works through companies discussing a specific business need with InterTradeIreland, which then identifies potential university or college partners with the required expertise to address that need

Fusion is InterTradeIreland’s all-island technology transfer programme, aimed at helping businesses improve profitability by partnering them with a th(...)

Aidan Gough: “It is critical to improve the quality and relevance of the financial information being given to SMEs.”

The availability of finance or lack of it for SMEs is the subject of almost continuous public discourse. But much of it is based on anecdotal e(...)

Minister of State for Public Service Reform Brian Hayes said there are plenty of opportunities for small businesses willing to capitalise on public tenders.

Small businesses have been urged to tender for more State contracts as the Coalition seeks to open up the public procurement process.Representatives f(...)

From left: Irish Times Managing Director Liam Kavanagh, Michael McAleer, Irish Times Innovation Editor, and Aidan Gough, strategy and policy director of InterTradeIreland, at the launch of The Irish Times InterTradeIreland Innovation Awards 2014. photograph: frank miller

The search for the most ingenious and original innovations on the island begins today, with the launch of The Irish Times InterTradeIreland Innovation(...)

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