Michael Noonan says there will be no VAT on teas like peppermint and camomile.
Restaurateurs want a shake up of liquor pricing… and immediate action to fix a chef-shortage “crisis”.
The ideas might be there, but the product isn’t always.
And how they came to sell Fool’s Gold.
Free WiFi entrepreneurs MyPlace Connect looking at next phase of expansion plans.
From €1000 investment to 10,000 students – how couple’s startup Learn it built something from Lego.
Here’s some smart advice for your company from the billionaire.
This was the week in business.
Ireland’s first commercial gold mine being planned along 50km “gold trend” from Cavan to Armagh.
Tablet computers could soon replace books – but it’s not as simple as just adding iPads.
Business can no longer pay public sector bodies by cheque.
Greyhound board pens deal to take local races to William Hill’s online gamblers.
Zamano reports a fall in sales and profits, blames ComReg code of practice for bad local figures.
SME confidence keeps improving, but rising tariffs and wage bills are getting in the way of growth.
Limerick’s Strand Hotel going for €17 million, owners say it’s worth three times that.
Tullamore Dew returns to namesake town after 60 years as global demand for Irish whiskey keeps on growing.
As many as 19% believe this it is mainly the case in State-owned companies.
Survey says IT workers now prefer startups to big tech companies so they get to do interesting projects.
SME loans taken out on unpaid invoices, stock and other assets are all on the up.
Kickstarter will now allow Irish creators to submit their project directly, which will go live for funding next month.
But our tech entrepreneurs are already punching well above their weight, according to Dublin’s first commissioner for startups.
Digital Marketing Institute founder says local graduates are the only ones NOT knocking on his door for internships.
21-year-old entrepreneur behind the “protein shot” says don’t be afraid to do things your own way.
Examtime is just 18 months old, but already is making waves in the education world by putting students first.
Walsh Whiskey Distillery in Carlow will be producing by 2016, 55 jobs to come.
Protecting the public or stifling SMEs?
Local entrepreneurs forced to “think global” from the get go, startup backer says.
New taxi booking app Saytaxi will compete against booking giants in Dublin.
But you should ask everyone you can for advice, Happynest founder says.
For our in-depth coverage of Irish SMEs last month, we focused on the opportunities in the tourism sector.
But total borrowings for small business are still headed south.
Climote is billing itself as a rival to Nest, which was purchased by Google for $3.2 billion.
Interest discount among perks for small business signing up for struggling microfinance scheme.
Venture capitalists get An Post, Irish banks to stump up cash for tech startups.
However, this won’t impact on individuals, and will only remove around 1.2% of total cheques from the system.
Golden Discs has seen a reversal in fortune, returning to profit this week
Healthier Smoker being wound up after promising new jobs in Waterford.
Each month, as part of TheJournal.ie’s SME coverage, we’ll be reviewing a business book that makes a difference.
Small businesses are expecting to hire extra staff this year… and to have to pay more for them.
Disaster Tech Lab uses drone mounted sensors to search for survivors using WiFi signals.