Elaine O'Regan

Elaine O'Regan

Banking on a change in business

Banking on a change in business

With the recession prompting companies to find new ways to make money, US businessman Eugene Ferris believes conditions are right for a fundamental change in the way we do business. Ferris has laun

Keeping it clean with a new kind of toothbrush

Keeping it clean with a new kind of toothbrush

Dubliner John McKiernan is reporting healthy sales of a new ultra-hygienic toothbrush he is introducing to the Irish market. Invented by a US dentist and manufactured in Korea, McKiernan's Mouth Wa

Review November 2011: €5 million funding to fight blindness

Review November 2011: €5 million funding to fight blindness

Genable Technologies closed a €5 million funding round led by new investor Fountain Healthcare Partners and existing investor Delta Partners. The Dublin firm said it would use the funding to develop

Review July 2011: €5.7m funds for research into premature babies

Review July 2011: €5.7m funds for research into premature babies

Irish-owned BrePco Biopharma announced that, in conjunction with a consortium of university research centres led by Cork University Maternity Hospital, it had secured €5.7 million in funding to resear

Review August 2011: Mercury nets EirGrid storage depot deal

Review August 2011: Mercury nets EirGrid storage depot deal

EirGrid, the state-owned operator of the electricity grid, awarded a €3.5 million contract to Mercury Engineering to build a marine storage depot in Britain. Situated at the Port of Liverpool in nort

Review September 2011: Vayu wins €2.5m in airports gas deal

Review September 2011: Vayu wins €2.5m in airports gas deal

Irish energy company Vayu signed an exclusive agreement to supply gas to the Dublin Airport Authority (DAA). Estimated to be worth about €2.5 million, the 12-month contract was for DAA-managed airport

Review October 2011: Fitzers' Titanic Belfast contract

Review October 2011: Fitzers' Titanic Belfast contract

Dublin's Fitzers Catering won a multimillion-euro contract to provide hospitality services at the €110 million Titanic Belfast visitor attraction, which opens its doors in April.

Review December 2011: Canadian students make their way to Ireland

Review December 2011: Canadian students make their way to Ireland

Institutes of Technology Ireland (IOTI) signed an agreement in Toronto with Colleges Ontario, which will see up to 1,000 Canadian students study in Irish

Patient software system proves a hit

Patient software system proves a hit

Kilkenny firm Vivartes has received a major boost with the publication of the positive findings of a clinical study into its therapeutic patient software.

Review June 2011: Money Point secures Saudi Arabian €15m contract

Review June 2011: Money Point secures Saudi Arabian €15m contract

A Dublin company specialising in cash management systems secured a Saudi Arabian contract worth upwards of €15 million. Under the terms of the three-year agreement, Turvey-based Money Point agreed to

Review January 2011: Seroba Kernel heads up €3.75m funding round

Review January 2011: Seroba Kernel heads up €3.75m funding round

Venture capital fund Seroba Kernel Life Sciences joined forces with Israeli venture capitalist Triventures to lead a €3.75 million funding round in the US-owned Apica Cardiovascular. Apica, a develope

Review February 2011: Camden Group invests €19m in Antrim base

Review February 2011: Camden Group invests €19m in Antrim base

Camden Group, a manufacturer of PVC doors, windows, and conservatories, announced plans to invest €19 million in its Antrim premises, creating 225 jobs over three years. Camden said it would use the m

Review March 2011: FLI secures €35m contract

Review March 2011: FLI secures €35m contract

FLI Energy, a subsidiary of Waterford-based environmental group FLI, secured a €35 million contract to supply green power to Envar, a waste management and recycling company in Britain. Under the terms

Review April 2011: RCSI renews IT provider deal with €2m contract

Review April 2011: RCSI renews IT provider deal with €2m contract

The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland announced a €2 million contract to renew an existing deal with Dublin-based IT provider Typetec. The agreement was that Typetec would continue to act as RCSI's

Review May 2011: Nugent Manufacturing in contract for Gavin's garden

Review May 2011: Nugent Manufacturing in contract for Gavin's garden

Kildare company Nugent Manufacturing announced a €150,000 contract to build the steel structure for celebrity garden designer Diarmuid Gavin's Chelsea Flower Show exhibit. The bright pink structure wa