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From TheJournal.ie QUIZ: How well do you know Ireland’s shopping habits? Top Brands

QUIZ: How well do you know Ireland’s shopping habits?

The top 100 brands have been named today.

From TheJournal.ie See ya Australia and au revoir France, Ireland has a new favourite winemaker Grape Expectations

See ya Australia and au revoir France, Ireland has a new favourite winemaker

We have all the figures for what local drinkers were sipping last year.

Two million people could have better lives because of one Dublin company’s breakthrough

Mainstay Medical has taken a step closer to bringing its treatment for chronic back pain to market.

From TheJournal.ie Sick of the gym? Maybe try pole dancing, trapeze or laughter yoga Get Off The Couch

Sick of the gym? Maybe try pole dancing, trapeze or laughter yoga

There’s more than one way to get in shape.

From TheJournal.ie How well do you know your employment rights? Knowledge Is Power

How well do you know your employment rights?

Here’s everything you should know…

The incredibly stressful launch of an Irish company’s high-tech stress-beating device

Galvanic crowdfunded its way to market with the Pip. Here’s why.

What I learned… by contracting a deadly tropical disease

Blaine Doyle had a very close-up experience with the very problem his startup has set out to fix.

From TheJournal.ie He tried to build a jewellery business but ended up with a billion-dollar tech company Similarweb

Why this tech CEO says low tax deals were the ‘best thing in the history of the Irish economy’

This week we chatted with the head of US software company Nitro – and he didn’t hold back.

This startup founded by Irish guys is about to be HUGE… and they found a pretty unique way to tell people

Intercom, the “Whatsapp of customer service”, have announced a huge funding and jobs coup… with a cartoon.

From TheJournal.ie The latest job numbers are pretty good news for these two Employment

The latest job numbers are pretty good news for these two

Employment is now increasing at a rate of over 1,000 jobs per week.

What life’s like running this Irish company after it was taken over for €115 million

Dublin’s Realex Payments was sold to a billion-dollar US firm in March.

China just sneezed and the whole world caught a cold

Today was ‘black Monday’ for Asian stocks – and Ireland wasn’t immune from the fallout.

From TheJournal.ie Chimney sweep? It’s a dirty job, but someone’s got to do it… You Do What?

Chimney sweep? It’s a dirty job, but someone’s got to do it…

For the latest in our Odd Jobs series we talked to chimney sweep Karl Walsh of DublinChimneySweep.com.

Fire nearly destroyed my business – this is how I picked up and started again

Simon Evans quit his job to cycle the world, started a business in the recession and then nearly lost it all in a blaze.

How an Irish startup could revolutionise the way everyone looks at health

Nuritas is mining ‘nature’s wealth’ from the most everyday of sources – food.

Why two young Dubliners quit their day jobs to go into business… in Peru

“We’re very proud of the fact that we feel like we represent Ireland in everything we do.”

A look inside Mondo, a bank that’s just an app

Would you be willing to use it?

From TheJournal.ie Vaping is now officially less harmful than smoking, and it’s time the Irish health authorities acknowledged that fact Opinion

Vaping is now officially less harmful than smoking, and it’s time the Irish health authorities acknowledged that fact

Ireland’s health bodies, cancer charities and societies need to follow the facts and treat electronic cigarettes with an open mind, argues Joe Dunne.

From TheJournal.ie Revenue and gardaí need to clamp down hard on the owners of rickshaws before it’s too late Opinion

Revenue and gardaí need to clamp down hard on the owners of rickshaws before it’s too late

Some rickshaw owners in the capital are bringing in €15,000 a week in untaxed income, and organised crime is beginning to take note writes Derek Keating.

From TheJournal.ie Vaping is about 95% less harmful than smoking E-cigarettes

Vaping is about 95% less harmful than smoking

The report is the first to show that e-cigarettes are less harmful than tobacco smoking.

How one man went from a runaway living in a slum to starting a billion-dollar company

Ambarish Mitra grew up in India idolising Bill Gates.

50 new jobs at award-winning ‘Give Up Yer Aul Sins’ animation studio

Brown Bag Films is being acquired by a major North American studio.

The Spotify rival started by a guy in his bedroom and soon to be worth €1 billion

Deezer is raising more money – but can it compete with the big players?

An Irish DIY startup just got the attention of Silicon Valley

BonzaQuote has won a place in a top startup programme.

More members of staff are stealing from their employers

The most common crime reported by businesses was burglary.

Ireland’s largest frozen ready meal supplier to hire 100 people

A further 100 people will be hired in construction to build the new food plant in north Dublin.

What does it take to become a children’s entertainer? We asked one to find out

It is not an industry for the faint hearted.

From TheJournal.ie This man travels the world performing as a professional whistler Pursing His Dreams

This man travels the world performing as a professional whistler

David Morris can whistle the Flight of the Bumble Bee in 60 seconds flat and has lent his talents to a series of TV ads.

From TheJournal.ie One of the best-funded Kickstarter projects of all time is… something akin to a Swiss Army Jacket Looks Comfy

One of the best-funded Kickstarter projects of all time is… something akin to a Swiss Army Jacket

The Baubax Travel Jacket has raised €4.2 million in funding with almost a month left to go.

From TheJournal.ie This Dingle whiskey distillery is selling vodka and gin to help fund the business Whiskey Business

This Dingle whiskey distillery is selling vodka and gin to help fund the business

You have to play the long game if you want to get into the whiskey business, which is why the Dingle Whiskey Distillery is thinking outside the box.

People around the world could make a tidy sum by sending one startup their soil

“It’s sort of like a lottery, but it’s going to save humanity at the same time.”

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí and Revenue in crackdown on Dublin rickshaws Dublin

Gardaí and Revenue in crackdown on Dublin rickshaws

A joint operation between Gardaí and Revenue officials yesterday evening was inspecting the vehicles.

From TheJournal.ie The cereal cafe is finally coming to Ireland* Lucky Charms

The cereal cafe is finally coming to Ireland*

*If you have tickets to Electric Picnic.

Laundry day is about to get a whole lot easier with the Irish launch of the ‘Uber of clothes-washing’

Zipjet has gone live in Ireland today after successful launches in London and Berlin.

From TheJournal.ie Can I see your boarding pass? Retailers are using your flight information to understand what you buy Spending Habits

Can I see your boarding pass? Retailers are using your flight information to understand what you buy

You might be able to refuse showing your card when shopping at some airports, but the DAA said it’s a boarding card scan is obligatory to make a purchase in their outlets.

Hotels are raking in the cash – and here’s how much they make on every room

Tourists have been flocking to the country and hoteliers are reaping the spoils.

From TheJournal.ie Angelina Jolie to produce Irish animation The Breadwinner

Angelina Jolie to produce Irish animation

The Hollywood star will be working with Cartoon Saloon.

The terrible weather in July didn’t stop people going on nights out

People have been spending more money on clothes and shoes too…

Airbnb meets hosts after telling the tax man about them

The company will supply information to the Revenue Commissioners dating back to May 2014.

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