SFA chairwoman Sue O’Neill said the SME and Entrepreneurship Strategy was needed to ensure competitiveness.

The Small Firms Association (SFA) has called on the Government to publish its strategy to help SMEs unlock their potential by the end of the year. SF(...)

Bank of America, PayPal and Netflix post their reults on Wednesday. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

MONDAY Results: GW Pharmaceuticals. Indicators: Irish trade statistics (Jul); Euro-zone industrial production (Aug). Meetings: Brexit: Are We in (...)

The economy as reflected in unemployment rates in Ireland and across Europe continues to look healthy. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Monday, September 30th Indicators: Euro zone unemployment (Aug); UK GDP (Q2), business investment (Q2), mortgage approvals and lending (Aug), net len(...)

“My generation might think that having a nine-to-five workplace routine is important, but the millennial generation wants a lot more flexibility.” Photograph: Getty Images

More than four-fifths of small businesses in Ireland are finding it difficult or very difficult to recruit and retain the right people. This was among(...)

 Spotify will announce its results on Monday. Photograph: Reuters/Lucas Jackson/File Photo

MONDAY Results: Trinity Biotech, Alphabet, McDonald’s, Spotify. Indicators: Irish retail sales (March); euro zone loan growth and money supply (Ma(...)

Small Firms Association (SFA) chair Sue O’Neill is seeking a national small business strategy similar to the State’s FDI strategy.

At a time when the economy is performing at its strongest for many years, sentiment among small businesses has, paradoxically , softened. Small Firms (...)

Ryanair releases third-quarter numbers on Monday.    Earlier this month, it lowered its full-year guidance   to about €1 to €1.1 billion on the back of weaker winter fares. Photograph: Gleb Garanich/Reuters

Monday Results: Ryanair, Alphabet.  Indicators: Irish services PMI (Jan), exchequer returns (Jan); euro zone PPI (Dec); UK construction PMI (Jan(...)

The SFA said small firms are expected to be more cautious until there is more certainty about the post-Brexit relationship between the EU and UK. Photograph: Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty Images

The Small Firms Association (SFA) has called on the Government to step up its preparations for a no-deal Brexit. In its end-of-year statement, the or(...)

Malala Yousafzai will be at the Simmons Leadership Conference

MONDAY Results: Eventbrite. Indicators: Irish construction PMI (Oct), CSO trade statistics (Sep). Meetings: Fáilte Ireland unveils plans for 2019 ((...)

Former UK prime minister Tony Blair is scheduled to speak Web Summit in Lisbon. Photograph: Kirsty O’Connor/PA Wire

Monday Results: Mylan, Avadel Pharmaceuticals, Taro Pharmaceuticals, Avis Budget, Ferrari, Marriott International. Indicators: Irish services purcha(...)

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