Elaine O'Regan

Elaine O'Regan

Cork firm in €3m South African deal

Cork firm in €3m South African deal

Company: Azotel Technologies. Done Deal: €3 million. Turnover: €1.2 million. Staff: ten. Established: 2005.

€750,000 funding goes to Dublin e-publisher

€750,000 funding goes to Dublin e-publisher

Company: Ideal Binary. Done Deal: €750,000. Staff: five. Established: 2008. Location: Dublin.

New This Week

New This Week

Memory Bank in 3M deal: Memory Bank has agreed a deal to distribute 3M products in the Irish market. Valued at more than €620,000 over two years, the contract will see the Dublin company distribute 3M

Buying someone's business

Buying someone's business

Buying a business can give budding entrepreneurs a head-start, but the risks are as big as the rewards, writes Elaine O'Regan.

Dublin Aerospace invests €4.5m in airport centre

Dublin Aerospace invests €4.5m in airport centre

Company: Dublin Aerospace Done Deal: €4.5 million Staff: 152 Established: 2009 Location: Dublin

System Dynamics signs €1.2m enterprise resource planning deal

System Dynamics signs €1.2m enterprise resource planning deal

Company: System Dynamics Done Deal: €1.2 million Turnover: €15 million Staff: 140 Established: 1968 Locations: Dublin, Edinburgh

Law firm completes €500k IT upgrade

Law firm completes €500k IT upgrade

Company: Mason Hayes & Curran Done Deal: €500,000 Turnover: €39.2m Staff: 283 Locations: Dublin, London, New York

Taking a different view of Dublin

Taking a different view of Dublin

Go Sailing.ie: What it does: Charter yacht trips. Why it works: "We introduce people to the exciting world of sailing on the extremely under-used and beautiful coastline that exists right on our doorstep" - Bref Kennedy, business development manager,

Dogpatch sniffs out talent

Dogpatch sniffs out talent

US venture capitalist Polaris is supporting Ireland's high-tech start-ups with a shared space on Barrow Street in Dublin A new facility in Dublin is offering technology start-ups nationwide

Outsourced payroll service fills niche

Outsourced payroll service fills niche

Paycheck Plus What it does: outsourced payroll Why it works: "I discovered that there was a very specific niche for a payroll service for small-to-medium sized businesses, which have the same obliga

A life-saving enterprise

A life-saving enterprise

Social entrepreneur Robin Blandford is combining charity and technology to build a successful global venture

Getting the word out there

Getting the word out there

Companies seeking a global presence may find the answers in Google’s online advertising programme AdWords

McCauley Chemists commits €1.25m to chain of stores

McCauley Chemists commits €1.25m to chain of stores

Sam McCauley Chemists Group has committed €1.25 million to opening its 25th store in Waterford and implementing a new IT system across its chain of stores.

Fund bonanza for start-ups

Fund bonanza for start-ups

The EU is releasing research funding of €11 billion this month, creating huge opportunities for innovators

eBay and the art of cyber selling

eBay and the art of cyber selling

The online shopping website can provide start-ups with easy access to a global marketplace, but is it worth it?