Tom and Norma Dinneen with their children Áine, Tadhg and Méabh.

Norma Dinneen knows exactly the moment she realised the combination of her high-flying career as an electrical engineer and motherhood was no longer g(...)

Vyvian White of  Lotus Landscape Design

Vyvian White moved his garden and landscape design business, Lotus Landscape Design, from France five years ago where he had run a business for some 1(...)

Deirdre McGlone: “It’s important for women to know that there are supports out there that can help them take an idea from the kitchen table to the boardroom.”

Visionaries inspire us. For Deirdre McGlone, owner of Harvey’s Point in Donegal, it was brother-in-law Jody Gysling who had the vision to see how a ru(...)

Jonathan Russell returned from Canada and set up Nua Canoe. Photograph: Johnjoe Nugent/Decrevi Photography

Little did Jonathan Russell know when he emigrated to Canada in 2011, that he would learn a skill while living there that would become a career. Foll(...)

Writer warns we must acknowledge the weaknesses and limitations of forecasts if a business hopes to live up to its predicted expectations

The country is seemingly awash with entrepreneurs, men and women opening start-ups. There were 35,000 new business owners in 2016 according to an annu(...)

Snail farmer Catherine Cocollos, of Celtic Escargot, based in south Co Galway. Photograph: Ger Ryan

“Sometimes women just cut the bulls**t out and talk without all the business buzzwords that men love to use,” says Karen Keane, and the four other wom(...)

KPMG partner Olivia Lynch: “Irish female entrepreneurs have a major role in helping deliver economic growth and job-creation objectives.”

The ninth cycle of the KPMG-sponsored Going for Growth female entrepreneurship programme kicks off on February 17th. The highly successful initiative (...)

Accelerating the Creation Of Rural Nascent Start-ups (Acorns) is a six-month part-time development programme focused on assisting over 50 female entrepreneurs from outside of the country’s biggest cities to make it big.

The deadline for applications for a new fully-funded initiative aimed at helping early-stage rural-based female entrepreneurs to build their business(...)

Bernice Moran: ‘We plan to have shops in capital cities in the next few years

Virgin Atlantic 747 pilot Bernice Moran is co-founder and director of The Be Sweet Company with her sister Linda Moran. The business specialises in(...)

Siofra Flood, former COO of Swrve, has committed to becoming a lead entrepreneur for the next cycle of Going for Growth. (Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times)

Going for Growth is looking to recruit 60 female entrepreneurs to participate in the next phase of its entrepreneurship programme. The programm(...)

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