Emma Kennedy

Emma Kennedy

Emma Kennedy is Money Editor at The Sunday Business Post. A qualified financial adviser, she manages the newspaper’s Money Plus section, and reports on personal finance. She has a degree in economics & finance from UCD, and a masters in journalism from DCU. Her first book, Megan and the Money Tree, which is designed to teach children about money, was published in 2011.

Mortgages: the big question

Mortgages: the big question

With stamp duty a thing of the past for first-time buyers, falling property prices and the interest rate cycle possibly near its peak, it could be a very good time to take the plunge and become a home-owner.

Fotonation plans to double Irish workforce

Fotonation plans to double Irish workforce

Fotonation, which provides imaging and communication solutions for the digital camera industry, plans to double its Irish workforce in the next two to three years, fuelled by strong growth in its Japanese sales and a move into the camera phone market

NovaUCD encourages spin-outs and spin-ins at the campus

NovaUCD encourages spin-outs and spin-ins at the campus

One of the best known campus incubation centres is NovaUCD, the centre for knowledge-based start-up companies on the Belfield campus of University College Dublin (UCD).

Poor telecoms delivery service ‘costing firms hundreds of millions’

Poor telecoms delivery service ‘costing firms hundreds of millions’

Irish businesses could be losing hundreds of millions of euro each year due to poor service by telecoms suppliers, according to a new study.

Tango sets up Mexico base

Tango sets up Mexico base

Limerick software firm Tango Telecom has opened an office in Mexico and plans to open an office in the Middle East before the end of this year.

Frozen smoothie drinks tie in with Jungle Book

Frozen smoothie drinks tie in with Jungle Book

After a number of years working for frozen foods manufacturer Green Isle Foods, Tipperary-born Noel Davis decided to go it alone in the frozen foods business.

Campus start-ups have magic touch

Campus start-ups have magic touch

Increasing numbers of high-tech companies are emerging from third-level incubation centres.

Rude Health: Tackling the pain of sports related injuries

Rude Health: Tackling the pain of sports related injuries

With the rugby World Cup on the horizon and the All-Ireland finals just around the corner, the nation’s sports stars are in the middle of hectic training schedules to ensure that they’re at their best on match day.

Pitman’s opens 13th Irish centre

Pitman’s opens 13th Irish centre

One of the world’s oldest training companies has opened its 13th centre in Ireland.

An easier route to holiday accommodation

An easier route to holiday accommodation

Holiday Homes Direct is a new travel company that provides a direct service between holiday makers and foreign homeowners.

Warning on cost of IT security breaches

Warning on cost of IT security breaches

IT security breaches can cost companies up to four per cent of their annual revenues, according to a new report.

Cooley still bears the scars

Cooley still bears the scars

Just one case of foot-and-mouth was discovered in the Republic during the outbreak six years ago, but the economic impact still came to €210 million.

Sun develops microprocessor parts in Ireland

Sun develops microprocessor parts in Ireland

Vital pieces of technology for the latest microchip from Sun Microsystems were developed at the company’s Irish base.

Sixty new jobs at Version 1

Sixty new jobs at Version 1

Technology consultancy firm Version 1 Software has launched a new business consulting division which plans to employ 60 people by the end of next year.

One in ten homes has no TV licence

One in ten homes has no TV licence

One in ten households does not have a television licence, according to An Post.