Credit Guarantee Scheme supports Irish SMEs with over 88m in lending says Minister


The latest Quarterly Report from the Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland (SBCI) on its operation, on behalf of the State, of the Credit Guarantee Scheme (CGS) for SMEs, shows that for the first quarter of 2018, CGS Facilities were sanctioned for 30 Irish SMEs, for a total of over €4.4 million in funding that will […]

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Three quarters of Irish SMEs say Brexit is having no impact so far


AIB has today released its latest Brexit Sentiment Index for the first quarter of 2018. The index shows that three quarters of Republic of Ireland SMEs and two thirds of those in Northern Ireland say Brexit is having no impact so far, with concerns around future impact and visibility. AIB’s Brexit Sentiment Index conducted by […]

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Technology Digital companies account for 70% of office market take up in N Ireland


Take-up by technology, digital and media occupiers has dominated the office market within Northern Ireland throughout the first quarter of 2018. This is according to a new report by commercial property agents, Lisney. The data shows that these companies accounted for 70% of office take-up, equating to 189,917 sq. ft. of the quarter’s record breaking […]

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57% of Irish people claim smart phone is their main source of news


Fifty seven percent of Irish people say their smartphone is their primary source of news. This according to Three Ireland who today launched the second edition of The Three Connected Ireland Report – a quarterly research report that examines the ways in which mobile technology is changing how we interact with each other, businesses and government, and […]

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Irish Government e-invoicing move could set the stage for blockchain evolution


It may be e-invoicing today, but blockchain ledgers tomorrow. Ireland has been signed up as a PEPPOL (Pan-European Public Procurement Online) Authority member in what is a critical first step towards e-invoicing. What this effectively means is that the Irish Government is putting in place a structure for modern e-invoicing. This could speed up transactions between Government […]

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47% of Irish adults felt deflated and low when they returned to work this January


iReach Insights have today released the results of a nationally representative survey of over 1,000 adults in Ireland who were asked about New Year’s resolutions and feelings about going back to work in January. Almost half of all adults in Ireland (47%) felt deflated and low when they returned to work in January. This affects more […]

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Irish parents missing out on job opportunities due to a lack of childcare


Three out of ten parents (28%) could not attend work or have missed out on new job opportunities because they could not access childcare. This is according to a survey of 1,000 respondents which was undertaken on behalf of Seas Suas, the representative body for independent providers in the early education and childcare sector. The […]

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Enterprise Ireland supported companies created over 19,000 new jobs in 2017


Enterprise Ireland has this week reported the creation of 19,332 new jobs by Enterprise Ireland backed companies in 2017. It is estimated that 209,338 people are now employed in companies supported by the agency. This is the highest total employment achieved in the history of the agency. The figures represent a net increase of 10,309 […]

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