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Dublin: 10 °C Wednesday 3 June, 2015

There’s a brand new Irish biscuit company – and they’re baking up plenty of jobs

The new company’s promising a “commercially competitive local Irish source of biscuits”. Sounds delicious.

How a 22 year old turned a crazy idea into a company seeking $2 million

He realised the enormous potential that social media held in the area of freestyle rap.

From TheJournal.ie Drinking wine in Ireland is expensive. Really, really expensive Some Neck

Drinking wine in Ireland is expensive. Really, really expensive

The National Off-Licence Association says it’s hurting smaller sellers.

Meet the toy that is doing its little bit to bring down Barbie

Lottie is the creation of a Donegal-based company with global ambitions.

Ireland’s biggest home-owned chain of record stores is still growing

Sales at Golden Discs are bucking a global trend.

Why a global cyber-security firm chose Cork over London for its European base

eSentire plans to hire 100 staff for its new Irish operation.

These are the jobs that are winning and losing as the economy picks up

Average pay packets took another hit at the start of the year.

A fast-growing Irish company has its sights on $100 billion in currency deals

Competition is heating up in the foreign-exchange trade.

From TheJournal.ie Shoppers should soon get a lot more rights – here’s how Consumer Protection

Shoppers should soon get a lot more rights – here’s how

Consumer laws are about to get a shake up.

Forcing people to pay for their own retirement will ‘put many jobs and businesses at risk’

The government wants a universal pension system – but not everyone thinks that’s a good idea.

This is who you should (and shouldn’t) accept on LinkedIn

It’s about quality, not quantity.

Inside the first whiskey distillery to open in Dublin in over 125 years

The Teeling Whiskey Distillery is keeping alive a family tradition that started more than two centuries ago.

Stuck for space? One man has built a floating office in Dublin’s Silicon Docks

Inside DoSpace – a co-working space with a few differences.

Want to start a childcare business with a difference? This man knows how

Ciaran Flynn’s Childpaths sprung from his experience as a parent. There’s plenty of room for original ideas in Ireland’s childcare industry…

The Irish-owned company that’s shaking up payments could be worth €4.5 billion soon

If the talks are successful, Stripe’s valuation would have increased by €2.9 billion in the space of 15 months.

From TheJournal.ie For the first time in seven years, Ireland’s unemployment rate is under 10% Long Time Coming

For the first time in seven years, Ireland’s unemployment rate is under 10%

There are now 1.9 million people employed in Ireland and 212,000 who are unemployed.

So where do Irish graduates want to work in 2015? And how much do they expect to make?

What Irish students REALLY want it seems is stability. That, and to work for Paddy Power…

From TheJournal.ie What are the economics of same-sex marriage? Column

What are the economics of same-sex marriage?

Dr Daragh McGreal discusses the potential economic impact of the same-sex marriage vote.

‘The best place on this island to make a game at the moment is Belfast’

Why Ireland is lagging behind in the $80 billion global games industry.

‘We thought we could set up an online shop, work from home and make a fortune’

One of the sisters behind Clevamama tells us about building an award-winning export business.

Why are Irish creches going out of business?

Ireland has some fairly progressive childcare measures in place, yet still child-minding businesses are going to the wall.

From TheJournal.ie Menu terms like “artisanal”, “farmhouse” and “natural” now have to mean something On The Menu

Menu terms like “artisanal”, “farmhouse” and “natural” now have to mean something

Chances are, you probably won’t know what those terms mean, other than the food will cost a couple of euro extra.

Run your own business? There’s some lovely news for you today

The government has launched a tax rebate scheme for startups which could see 41% of any owner-investment reclaimed.

From TheJournal.ie A century ago Irish whiskey dominated the world – so what happened? Rise And Fall

A century ago Irish whiskey dominated the world – so what happened?

Exports aren’t expected to hit the peaks of over 100 years ago again until 2020.

How Irish whiskey has been brought back from ‘near extinction’

Thousands of rural jobs could be created if the local sector recreates the success of the Scotch industry.

‘They are looking for soft targets’: New whiskey maker hit with €500,000 Irish Water bill

But the Walsh Whiskey Distillery has no intention of paying.

From TheJournal.ie Going up: The construction industry is on a winning streak right now Supply And Demand

Going up: The construction industry is on a winning streak right now

The Ulster Bank’s new figures have shown growth in the construction industry continued in April.

Why Uber could be about to become the most valuable startup in history

The ride-sharing company will soon be priced at over $50 billion if all goes to plan.

Ten million downloads and counting – inside a Dublin games studio with a difference

How do you convince parents to buy apps for their kids? StoryToys has found a way.

From TheJournal.ie The Irish minimum wage? It could be worse, you could live in Mexico… Money Money Money

The Irish minimum wage? It could be worse, you could live in Mexico…

Ireland’s low pay standard finishes quite high up the OECD rankings.

These will be the boom industries for European startups this year

And Ireland has been punching above its weight in getting many of these new businesses off the ground.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin’s Viking Splash Tours are heading for Europe… Cover Your Ears
From TheJournal.ie Irish people say what they really think about civil servants Satisfaction

Irish people say what they really think about civil servants

There seems to be a disparity between people’s experiences and what they feel.

4 things anyone can learn from the brains behind these little bottles

We talked to Innocent’s marketing guru about creating a great brand.

There’s an awful lot of money being made through infertility…

Not everyone conceives easily. In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) is huge business worldwide, but what kind of future has it in Ireland?

These are the hottest European startups right now

The first three months of 2015 were big for investment deals.

All the complaints over this controversial billboard may have backfired spectacularly

The advertiser looks like it’s laughing all the way to the bank.

Ever dreamed of starting your own record label? Here’s how one duo did it

We talk to Dublin’s Paper Trail Records about having the ‘best job’.

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