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Michael Cronin: ‘We are uniquely positioned to deliver future proofed homes throughout Ireland’

Michael Cronin started his Kerry-based quarrying business at the age of 18 and added a second string to his bow in 2006 when he diversified into energ(...)

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(...)

Jando founders Julie and Owen McLoughlin. ‘I think Brexit is also going to be extremely challenging. If they leave with no deal it’s going to be a disaster for both countries,’ says Julie

Jando is an award-winning printmaking studio founded by husband-and-wife team Julie and Owen McLoughlin. Jando creates an original range of architectu(...)

Liz Harte and Jack Harte pictured ahead of the 2019 National Enterprise Awards. Photograph: Martina Regan

Harte Outdoor Lighting in New Ross was established by Willie Harte in 1983. He was an electrical engineer with a vision for high-end lighting to be ma(...)

 Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar and Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys at the conference in the Aviva stadium in Dublin.

Irish small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are weak or underperforming in a number of key areas , a report has found, These include exports, internati(...)

David and Jill Crawford started their business in a farmhouse in 2011.

Just Live a Little is the granola brand started David and Jill Crawford in their farmhouse in Portaferry in 2011. They originally sold their product a(...)

Kevin O’Connor: ‘I don’t ask anyone to do anything I wouldn’t do myself – but sometimes that expectation may be too high.’

Kevin O’Connor of General Paints, which is based in a former Famine workhouse on a five-acre site in Celbridge. The company produces the well-known Co(...)

Gerard Darcy, MD of Pemberley Audio Visual Solutions: ‘I find work/life balance difficult running a company as a father of three young children who also need my attention.’ Photograph: Sean Brosnan

Pemberley Audio Visual Solutions was established in 2012 by managing director Gerard Darcy and has grown to employ 15 people at its headquarters in Ta(...)

Paul Cummins of SeaChange: ‘Safety is often seen as external but, in reality, safety is a core part of every business’

Paul Cummins is managing director of SeaChange, a behaviour-based safety solutions consultancy based in Naas, Co Kildare. The family business was foun(...)

Dooley Insurance Group managing director Tim Dooley: “As regards staff, I believe in hiring hard and managing easy.”

Set up in 1957, the Dooley Insurance Group has doubled its business through organic growth and acquisitions in the last five years. What is special a(...)

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