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.

Take the drudge out of dry cleaning

Take the drudge out of dry cleaning

Dropping his clothes off to be dry cleaned was one chore that Alfie Harnett detested, so he found a better way of doing it.

Funding award for first events industry ‘skillnet’

Funding award for first events industry ‘skillnet’

A Dublin-based software company has received funding to develop the country’s first events industry, skillnet.

Clearwire to hire more staff for customer service initiative

Clearwire to hire more staff for customer service initiative

Wireless internet provider Clearwire Broadband plans to increase its Irish staff levels by 10 per cent, due to the launch of a new customer support service.

Jewellers aim to sparkle at awards

Jewellers aim to sparkle at awards

A family business has picked up the first Irish nomination for the UK Jewellery Awards in five years.

Dell launches product stream despite job cuts

Dell launches product stream despite job cuts

Computer maker Dell has launched a new product stream aimed at small businesses, but the new range will not result in any new jobs at the firm.

Tourism shines despite the rain

Tourism shines despite the rain

The sun has disappeared and t-shirts have been replaced with raincoats and scarves, thanks to the less than balmy Irish summer.

Police profits for Saadian

Police profits for Saadian

Seven years after its inception, Irish firm Saadian Technologies is on course for growth of 60 per cent for the second year running.

Ireland’s first pet exhibition on the way

Ireland’s first pet exhibition on the way

Marie Murphy has been working in the exhibition business for many years, with stints as an event director and in event management.

Design firm S3 continues expansion

Design firm S3 continues expansion

Irish company Silicon and Software Systems (S3) has announced that it has increased its employee numbers by over 25 per cent at its Cork design centre.

XenSource has new deals with Irish resellers

XenSource has new deals with Irish resellers

XenSource, a multinational provider of virtualisation solutions, has announced partnership deals with five Irish resellers.

London to Sydney bus journey a hit with Irish travellers

London to Sydney bus journey a hit with Irish travellers

Half of all bookings for a new overland bus service from London to Sydney have been made by Irish travellers.

Bosses who target young workers prosecuted

Bosses who target young workers prosecuted

The number of employers prosecuted for breaking laws governing the employment of young workers more than doubled between 2004 and 2005.

Maxol sues Supermacs over Limerick fuel leak

Maxol sues Supermacs over Limerick fuel leak

Two of the country’s best-known businesses are involved in a legal dispute in the High Court over a petrol leak at a Limerick service station.

Round the world to become tops in recruitment

Round the world to become tops in recruitment

Growing up in Cheshire in the north of England, Julia Ross dreamed of following her big brothers into the construction industry.

Clarion builds on its British interests

Clarion builds on its British interests

Irish IT and business consulting firm Clarion Consulting has acquired a majority stake in a British-based consultancy, the Planning Loft, for an undisclosed sum.