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Girls turned off IT jobs by ‘geeky, anti-social, overly masculine, nerdy image’

A leading industry figure thinks women are turned off by the ‘overly masculine’ sector.

The unexpected backlash when a startup CEO slashed his own salary to pay staff double

Gravity Payments boss Dan Price was lauded as a hero to other founders – but the story didn’t end there.

Irish whiskey is going through a resurgence – but not everyone will enjoy it

One of Ireland’s best-known whiskey makers has some warnings for the industry.

Ireland’s most popular place to order takeaway has delivered some very tasty numbers

Just Eat’s latest results are in – and the returns are healthy.

Really need a caffeine kick? Now you can get a monthly coffee subscription

One for the discerning Irish coffee addict.

Take a look at 10 of the most beautifully designed products in the world today

Everything from a retro-themed motorbike to a rubbish bin made out of rubbish.

How one Irish sports-technology startup is taking it to the likes of Adidas

Playertek thinks it can help everyone train like a pro.

From TheJournal.ie Well holy God: Marty McFly’s Hoverboard is now a reality (sort of) We Don't Need Roads
From TheJournal.ie The good times are back – This taxi app will bring champagne right to your door Notions

The good times are back – This taxi app will bring champagne right to your door

The service has launched in London and it’s not as pricey as you’d think.

How did ice-cream sellers cope with the worst July ever summoned by Mother Nature?

One company we talked to has even taken to using Irish rainwater as a key ingredient in its sorbets.

Now Irish workers can build up their holidays when they’re long-term sick

You can also carry over the leave you’ve build up, for up to 15 months.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland could have fewer jobs next year unless urgent action is taken Competitiveness

Ireland could have fewer jobs next year unless urgent action is taken

While there have has been big growth, there is still plenty to worry about.

Cash pool for female startup founders needed to ‘end discrimination against women’

An Oireachtas committee wants a €25 million fund set aside for female entrepreneurs.

An Uber for helicopters? It’s happening, thanks to U2′s former travel booker

Want to fly from your New York hotel to the airport for around $200? There’s an app for that.

This boss sold his company for a fortune – then gave his staff over €200,000 each

Nevzat Aydin said he was setting a “bad example” for other employers.

Why Richard Branson isn’t a good role model for would-be startup founders

Budding entrepreneurs need to have more realistic goals.

From TheJournal.ie New film studio set to bring some Hollywood glamour to Limerick Troy Studios

New film studio set to bring some Hollywood glamour to Limerick

The studio aims to cater for major international projects.

From TheJournal.ie Controversial app Uber to create 300 jobs in Limerick Job Fairy

Controversial app Uber to create 300 jobs in Limerick

Taxi drivers have protested against the app in other countries.

From TheJournal.ie There’s a massive shortage of chefs in Ireland Kitchen Crisis

There’s a massive shortage of chefs in Ireland

Restaurant owners say 5,000 additional trainee chefs are needed each year.

From TheJournal.ie Irish whiskey will always have to be made in Ireland Drink Up

Irish whiskey will always have to be made in Ireland

In the last decade, Irish whiskey exports grew by almost 200%.

Just Eat’s ‘upmarket’ delivery rival is about to go global

Deliveroo, which launched in Ireland in April, has raised $70 million to fuel its growth.

The payments startup founded by two Irish brothers now worth a staggering $5 billion

Even Visa is putting its money into Stripe.

These guys are crowdfunding the answer to the male contraceptive pill

Does this mean we’ve reached peak crowdfunding?

A members-only luxury travel site claims it has hit on a ‘global multi-billion’ business

UK-based Secret Escapes is promising “hand-picked hotels and holidays”.

5 charts that show how much Irish jobs have changed in less than one generation

There have been some big changes in the country over the past two decades.

From TheJournal.ie Stop the world – fake milk is on the way Unreal

Stop the world – fake milk is on the way

For a good reason though. Muufrii (pronounced ‘Moofree’) will provide all the goodness of real milk without any of that pesky cow nonsense.

We asked a top corporate headhunter just how easy it was to poach rivals’ staff

The stakes are high when it comes to recruiting the best talent.

Good news burrito fans: Boojum’s just been bought and they’re promising more stores

The Mexican fast-food stores are remaining in Irish hands.

Lost in translation? This Irish language-tech startup is here to help

Dublin-based Iconic Translation Machines is growing fast.

From TheJournal.ie Here are the industries that are hiring and firing right now Breakdown

Here are the industries that are hiring and firing right now

There has been a 17% increase in the number jobs available over the past year.

An Irish startup thinks it can stop you from blocking online ads

The digital ad wars are heating up.

Business groups are lining up to pour scorn on the coalition’s minimum wage plans

The Low Pay Commission has issued its report. ISME says there’s “no justifiable economic argument” for the increase.

From TheJournal.ie Should Irish bosses be doing more to keep workers healthy? Working Lunch

Should Irish bosses be doing more to keep workers healthy?

New research has also found that only a quarter of employees get away from their desks during lunch time.

From TheJournal.ie So, who exactly should you be tipping in Ireland? A Customer's Guide This post contains a poll

So, who exactly should you be tipping in Ireland?

Your bartender? Your hairdresser? WHO?

Ben & Jerry’s millionaire co-founder is ploughing some cash into Ireland

ChangeX has finished a round of seed funding – and several big names are on board.

From TheJournal.ie HSE defends not awarding €1 million contract to Irish small business Love Me Tenders

HSE defends not awarding €1 million contract to Irish small business

A foreign company was awarded the contract.

Another 50c an hour ‘won’t help families with spiralling rents and extra taxes’

But business groups are against any rise in the minimum wage.

How one inventor turned an idea for ‘space-age Play-Doh’ into a million-euro company

Sugru’s Jane ní Dhulchaointigh tells us how she went from student to internationally-recognised founder.

This Irish cook has been mixing it up ‘like a pro’ as part of the Jamie Oliver empire

Cold brew coffee made with kitchen paper, anyone? How about a knockout G&T?

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should the minimum wage be raised? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the minimum wage be raised?

ISME said an increase would have a “substantial knock-on effects for businesses”.

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