Jerry Kennelly

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Anne Heraty, chair of this year’s judges, becomes EY Entrepreneur of the Year  in 2006. Photograph: Cyril Byrne
EY Awards: 19 years in Ireland

The EY Entrepreneur of the Year competition is considered one of the most prestigious awards programmes for business leaders, operating in more than 1(...)

Jerry Kennelly: “In the past 20 years trade sales of Irish companies have gone from valuations of tens of millions to a stage where nobody blinks an eye to hear of a sale for hundreds of millions of euro”

A widely held perception is that entrepreneurs start businesses to make money. I not entirely convinced. We like to think we’ve found a new way to rev(...)

Jerry Kennelly, chief executive of “What is hard is finding the people who make the decisions  and getting them to believe  they should  back you”

Many people think entrepreneurship means having a great idea, collecting the grants and then swanning around the world meeting clients in swanky resta(...)

How to entice emigrants home

The sharp put down of a previously-floated idea on how Ireland might entice emigrants to return home was a hard political lesson for Minister for Jobs(...) founder Jerry Kennelly said the lack of Irish software engineers pointed to education policy failures and unintended consequences of IDA success.

Ireland lacks a cohesive State policy in terms of software engineering that is limiting our potential and damaging key players, says entrepreneur Jer(...)

David Walsh: “Money is more necessary to me than important.”

Are you a saver or a spender? A bit of both. Although Netwatch is Carlow-based and mighty proud of that fact, I come from Kerry, and was raised on a (...)

Michael Carey, managing director of East Coast Bakehouse: “While we have many examples of individually good initiatives, our approach to education and training does not optimise this ‘entrepreneur flow’.” Photograph: Eric Luke

Are entrepreneurs born or made? Can anyone become an entrepreneur or does it require the right genetics? Indigenous entrepreneur-led growth and job (...)

Bizimply has developed a workforce management platforms that is predominantly used by companies in the hospitality, retail and healthcare sectors

Irish technology firm Bizimply has completed a €2 million funding round to support the company’s growth plans and announced plans to double its workfo(...)

Entrepreneur Jerry Kennelly: says leaders’ debate and recent polls indicate that people are seeing through the spin.

Entrepreneur Jerry Kennelly sold two stock photography firms for $135m in 2006 . Read Jerry’s full profile here The leaders’ debate and recent polls (...)

Chanelle managing director Michael Burke and Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the announcement  of the generic drug group’s new production facility in Loughrea in Co Galway. Photograph: Michael Dillon

Another election pit stop, another jobs announcement. Selling a message that exhorts the electorate to trust the present government’s responsible mana(...)

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