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Ronan Leenane: we focus on managing the outgoing spend on essential’s such as electricity, gas, telecoms, mobile telecoms, broadband, waste and more

Ronan Leenane was in recruitment when the recession hit his business hard in 2009. Needing to reduce his overheads, he found that he’d been paying too(...)

Genovese Foods owners Enda McCormack and Gill Toal plan to launch new vegetarian products and new packaging for products sold through gourmet outlets

It’s 7.15am and Gill Toal is standing in Dublin’s fruit and vegetable market eyeing up the produce. With no time to linger, she picks out fresh basil (...)

Michael Kelly: “We didn’t recognise the important role social media can play in increasing awareness of a business.”

Michael Kelly is managing director of Glandore, which provides serviced private office and hot-desking space to more than 1,600 clients in Dublin and (...)

State files have been released under the 30-year rule at the National Archives. Photograph: Frank Miller

In the Spring of 1987, the Russian government asked Arklow Engineering whether the company could do repair work at the Co Wicklow company’s shipyard. (...)

Gina Cassidy: “By name and nature, this business is the heartbeat of our family.”

Gina Cassidy is the creative director of Purcell & Woodcock, a luxury lifestyle brand offering usable luxury products such as candles, diffusers a(...)

4site founder Ian Duggan: “We simplify complex engineering solutions and work with clients to help them maximise the value of their infrastructure.” Photograph:  Sean Curtin/True Media

Ian Duggan’s background as principal engineer at Esat Digifone in 1996 was an ideal foundation to set up a consultancy company offering engineering se(...)

François Colussi of PureMagic Kitesurfing School. Photograph: Gareth McCormack

Question: What sets your business apart from the competition? Answer: Dollymount was my first crush in Dublin. I couldn’t believe somewhere so beaut(...)

Northside Graphics director Gary White (right) with (from left) David Brown, sales and marketing director: Richard Campbell, operations manager; and brother Neil White, who is also a director of the business.

Northern Ireland’s foremost digital printing company, Northside Graphics, began life as a repro house in 1988. In those years, Northside ran film to e(...)

Madeline McKeever: ‘It seems to me that those who use chemicals should be regulated, not the people who don’t’

Plant scientist Madeline McKeever sends organic vegetable seeds all over the world from her remote farm on the Turk Head peninsula in west Cork. What(...)

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(...)

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