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Triona Mac Giolla Rí and Alan Rowe of Aró Digital Strategy: based in Furbo within the Gaeltacht, they provide services to top hotels including some  in London and Copenhagen.

Triona Mac Giolla Rí and Alan Rowe were studying and working in the UK before moving back to Galway in 1991. At that time, finding employment proved d(...)

GourmetFuel co-founder Emma Buckley: “I do try to put the laptop down, put the phone on airplane mode and focus on important quality time at home.”

GourmetFuel is a health food company started by siblings, Rob and Emma Buckley. Incorporated in 2014, it began trading January 2015 with a year of res(...)

Paycheck Plus founder Anne Reilly: “Asking for help is actually a sign of strength and not weakness.”

Anne Reilly, founder of Paycheck Plus, is no stranger to awards but a high accolade at this year’s Global Payroll Awards has put her Co Louth business(...)

Jürgen Hick: “It’s not about killing as many pests as possible because, unless you manage the source problem, more will come”

Jürgen Hick received his first falcon, a kestrel, from a nest (under licence) when he was 15. He has never lost his fascination with birds of prey an(...)

Ciarán and Melanie Breslin: “The biggest mistake we made would be the sleepless nights we have had over social media sites,” says Melanie.

A Derry cafe that started five years ago with just four staff on Carlisle Road has now expanded to employ 43 staff in outlets across the city Primros(...)

Tully Nurseries managing director Padraig Tully with his sister  Niamh who handles the marketing side of things for the company. The family-run business found new revenue streams after the financial crash. Photograph: Joe Keogh

Tully Nurseries had its best year ever in 2007. Its commercial landscaping business was flat out servicing the needs of the building boom and managing(...)

Alfred Lawless Jnr took over running the company from his father in  1999

With one machine and a set up investment of £10,000, Alfred Lawless returned to Wicklow in 1972 to establish Automatic Plastics after a brief trial em(...)

Denis Kiely: “Everybody’s shopping online but yet the retailers are carrying the can for all these other business that are operating   not having an actual premises.” Photograph: Shane O’Neill

Tom Skinny’s Pizza Parlour is something of an institution in the Tipperary town of Clonmel. Established in 1992, it has evolved through many changes o(...)

Chief financial officer of credit and debit card payments company Square Sarah Friar  with  Alexander Mann Solutions chief executive Rosaleen Blair at the Ladies who Launch event in Belfast

Female entrepreneurs from across Northern Ireland gathered in Belfast for the city’s first Ladies Who Launch event hosted by San Francisco-based techn(...)

European head of Salesforce Ventures Alex Kayyal: in Dublin to attend SaaStock, a “software as a service” conference for venture capitalists, founders and executives

The start-up ecosystem in Europe has been growing at an impressive rate, according to Alex Kayyal, European head of Salesforce Ventures. In Dublin (...)

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