Peter Tanham: SparkPage formed with “a small amount of money and a very large amount of time”.
New Innovator SparkPage

While Peter Tanham and Garrett Reynolds were keen to launch SparkPage – a new service to help companies develop quality mobile sites – they had to hol(...)

Rebecca Wall, a researcher with the Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre, with Dr Catherine Stanton: “Teagasc has a very big collection of bacteria cultures,” says Dr Stanton

Heart disease is a leading cause of death in Ireland with approximately 10,000 people dying from it each year, according to the Irish Heart Foundation(...)

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton: “Boots on the ground in foreign markets are absolutely crucial to building our export base so I think we’ve to make good decisions in the make-up of our budget.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Government has moved to boost Irish exports into the high-growth “Brics” markets of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa with a big incr(...)

Adam Coleman, chief executive of Interventions HR consultancy

There are certain businesses where doing your job well means making yourself surplus to requirements and thus cutting off your income stream. This was(...)

Pamela Jeffrey (centre), founder of the Women’s Executive Network, with some of the recent award-winners in the Ireland’s Most Powerful Women awards announced last month by the network and HSBC Ireland. “As a nation, we need to change our attitude towards women in business and take radical steps to encourage and support start-ups. We need to break down the barriers to success.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Ireland is acknowledged as a world leader in attracting foreign direct investment. No country can match what we have achieved over many decades. Some (...)

 Arun Kapil (centre) of Green Saffron, Marc Amand of La Rousse Foods Ireland and Jenny Melia, manager of food and beverages  at Enterprise Ireland. Photograph: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

Irish spice company Green Saffron has secured investment worth €500,000 to expand into new markets including the UK, mainland Europe, the US and India(...)

Senators will today break for the summer. A referendum is to be held on the abolition of the upper House on Friday, October 4th. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

As Senators head off for the summer recess they have been urged to include a significant tome in their holiday luggage.Fianna Fáil’s Mary White said E(...)

 The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Leo Varadkar confirmed the draft includes provisions allowing the Republic to adopt part of the Cape Town Convention, an international agreement governing aircraft leasing, that will enhance creditors’ security in an airline insolvency. Photograph: The Irish Times

Government plans to adopt insolvency practices laid down in an international treaty will boost the Republic’s €19 billion-a-year aircraft leasing sect(...)

Olan O’Sullivan: “There is huge demand for personal, local experiences that are not ‘packaged’.”
New innovator: TripClocker

“TripClocker is a booking and discovery platform for individually minded tourists and free spirits,” explains Olan O’Sullivan, who set up the fledglin(...)

Eva Milka: “We decided to make a business out of it and got ¤15,000 from the Enterprise Ireland New Frontiers programme. Everyone thought we were mad, some still do.”

After returning from a holiday in France, where she developed a love for eating escargot, Eva Milka was very disappointed she couldn’t buy snails for (...)

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