The research suggests that two thirds of Irish people have noticed local businesses adapting services to offer online shopping as well as investing in safety measures. Photograph: iStock

The vast majority of Irish consumers want to shop locally this Christmas to support businesses in their community and more than half say they will do (...)

5G brings faster speeds of up to 1Gbit per second, as well as increased security, reliability and lower lag time on data

Failure to invest in 5G technology could result in a €12.6 billion economic loss over the next decade, according to a new study. The study, which has(...)

Retail Excellence  said the budget  “delivered some reassurance to concerned retailers”. Photograph: iStock

Business groups have broadly welcomed the measures in Budget 2021, saying the package of supports would help many businesses cope with the worrying do(...)

A shop on Dublin’s Henry Street.

Covid-19 restrictions are the biggest risk to small businesses in the coming months, while a gap is emerging between small firms doing well and those (...)

The platform will initially accommodate about 40,000 tests a year.

Educational technology company Prodigy Learning has won a contract to provide cloud-based standardised testing in primary and post-primary schools loc(...)

Paschal Donohoe said the economy was seeing more commercial activity now and it was thus appropriate to adjust the rates of subsidy available. Photograph: Collins

The Government will re-examine part of its newly launched €2.3 billion employment subsidy scheme to address concerns it could have a negative effect o(...)

‘The next government should have a major focus on entrepreneurship and small business,’ says SFA director Sven Spollen-Behrens

The Small Firms Association (SFA) is calling on the incoming government, whatever its complexion, to take be more supportive of small business than it(...)

Halo Business Angel Network in Powerscourt, Co Wicklow

Monday, February 3rd Results: Ryanair, Alphabet, Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Viacom. Indicators: Euro zone manufacturing PMI (Jan); UK manufacturing PMI(...)

Public worries about “compo culture” scams forcing up the cost of motor and other insurance are nothing new. Photograph: Dave Meehan

All this furious talk of soaring insurance premiums and dodgy whiplash claims really does raise people’s hackles. We might all do ourselves an injury (...)

 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(...)

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