Brendan Allen

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The winning food products, as selected by Irish chefs, for the Euro-Toques Irish Food Awards, presented in Co Cavan on Monday

Seaweed, edible flowers, pasture-fed meats, dairy produce and stone-ground wholemeal flour produced at Ireland’s last working water-powered mill, are (...)

Should self-employed pay more in social insurance to access a broader range of benefits?

Last month the Government announced plans to widen the net of eligibility for those who need State support when their business dries up. From November(...)

Thanks to an amendment to the BIK regime, if your employer were to buy you a new Tesla (if they could track one down) retailing at about €100,000, you would get to save €17,160 a year in taxes.  Photograph: CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP/Getty Images

It’s not just your income that you pay tax on; if you earn more than €1,905 a year, a host of other perks and benefits you enjoy through your employme(...)

Eoghan Finneran: “At present the digital sustainable soil management market is worth €6m  per annum between Ireland and the UK, and over €1bn   globally”
New Innovator: FarmEye

FarmEye is a newly minted agritech company co-founded in June of this year by farmer, scientist and agricultural consultant Eoghan Finneran, marine sc(...)

The committee was told that with planning permission on hand for 33,000 houses in the capital the planning system was not the problem, “how we activate the delivery of homes is the issue”. Photograph: PA

Delays in the planning system could be adding as much as €4,000 a year to the purchase price of a new home, senior Department of Housing officials hav(...)

In 2004, Alexander Osterwalder wrote in his doctoral thesis that “all parts of a business have to be optimised and that details in a business model make the difference”

Decision makers in business are challenged by complexity. This makes it hard to innovate and test out opportunities for future growth. Mastering si(...)

While some landlords may just be coming to terms with settling a sizeable tax bill as a result of having never paid the Non Principal Private Residenc(...)

Entrepreneurial outreach: Prof Suzi Jarvis outside the Clinton Building at UCD. photograph: eric luke

A university should be part of its broader community.That conviction has led Prof Suzi Jarvis, head of UCD’s Innovation Academy, to launch a new Rural(...)