Mimi Murray

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Blockchain in production is still extremely limited across the globe, and holding it back is the inability to get it out of proof of concept.

There are two origins for the word blockchain. The first is the blockchain as it is used in cryptocurrencies and in this context, the word was invente(...)

There have been a number of courses launched by various colleges and industry bodies to provide and support education in the sector

In 2017 commercial aircraft carried 4.1 billion passengers on 37 million commercial flights. There were more than 31,000 commercial aircraft registere(...)

Mark Redmond, chief executive of the American Chamber of Commerce Ireland: “We constantly hear that the talent US companies find in Ireland is second to none – and that is across all sectors.” Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography.

With Brexit and current global trade tensions playing out, Ireland’s role in promoting the transatlantic relationship in Europe has never been more im(...)

Long Meadow apple farm

It’s the season of mellow fruitfulness, and as such it’s a great time to visit Ireland’s Orchard County, Armagh. The Bramley apple was first brought (...)

Ray, Natalya, Ros and Charles Coyle run Tayto Park in Co Meath.
Keeping it in the family

Seventy-five per cent of Irish businesses are family-owned but families are not necessarily happy or harmonious entities. However, there are ways in w(...)

James O’Donnell, Asia Markets manager at Bord Bia: “China has an ever-increasing need for protein as its middle class expands, be that meat, dairy or seafood. Ireland is a net exporter in these areas, so we are ideal partners.”
Taking the Oriental route

With a middle class of more than 400,000 million people, demand for Irish goods and services in China has surged in recent years and Ireland is now on(...)

In recent years, alternative finance providers have sprung up, making it easier for SMEs to access working capital, especially during their growth phases. Photograph: Getty Images

Typical lenders, such as the main banks, require personal guarantees or to lock people in to loans for a certain period of time, but in recent years o(...)

Firms note a number of benefits from having strong and considered diversity policies, including employees having a greater sense of loyalty and dedication to their job. Photograph: iStock

Inclusivity in the workplace has never been more significant – as Ireland reaches almost full employment, it is essential in attracting and keeping sk(...)

We’re very close to the previous peak in terms of rent now

The last number of years has seen great opportunities for investors in the commercial and residential property rental sectors, with current trends set(...)

Eddie Cullen, Ulster Bank; James O’Connor of Microsoft and vice-president of the American Chamber of Commerce; Jim Callan, Stephen Ryan and Dervila Layden of Econiq; Prof Mary Daly, Royal Irish Academy, and Shaun Murphy. Photograph: Maxwells
Awards honour research excellence

Now in its third year, the US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards recognises excellence in research innovation and invention that has occurred in Irela(...)