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.

SO YOU WANT TO. . . keep a goat

SO YOU WANT TO. . . keep a goat

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SO YOU WANT TO. . . keep a goat

SO YOU WANT TO. . . keep a goat

an introduction to goat keeping for total beginners interested in sustainable living. What it is:

Waterford Technologies reports 300% growth

Waterford Technologies reports 300% growth

In order to keep on top of their regulatory obligations, many companies are beginning to look at ways to control their email systems.

Security services will require a mandatory licence

Security services will require a mandatory licence

Under the Private Security Services Act, which was signed into law in May 2004, it is an offence for a company to provide a private security service without a licence.

NitroSell raises €1.5m funding

NitroSell raises €1.5m funding

The recent completion of a €1.5 million round of funding by Cork-based company NitroSell brings to over €3.8 million the total amount raised by the company since its establishment in 2005.

Bear Essentials

Bear Essentials

If you go down to the woods today, you’re sure of a big surprise.

Artisans: Hobby Horse Toys, Leitrim

Artisans: Hobby Horse Toys, Leitrim

www.hobbyhorsetoys.com. Dan Hillman lives and works on the shores of Lough Erril in Leitrim with his wife and two young children.

Fairtrade makes its mark

Fairtrade makes its mark

The first two tonnes of Fairtrade coffee beans were imported into Ireland in 1996.

Hefty fees for private car parks

Hefty fees for private car parks

Most motorists would not quibble with the relatively moderate charges for public parking.

Book it: Deals of the week

Book it: Deals of the week

If you want a little bit of luxury close to home, then a trip to the Twelve hotel in Galway might do the trick. UNDER €120:

Book it: Deals of the week

Book it: Deals of the week

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Rude Health: Mercury warning for mums-to-be

Rude Health: Mercury warning for mums-to-be

A report published last week found that 95 per cent of women of childbearing age had detectable levels of mercury in their bodies, which was traced in their hair.

Buying time for Christmas

Buying time for Christmas

Diamonds have long been considered a girl’s best friend and this Christmas sees no exception.

So you want to go dowsing

So you want to go dowsing

The term ‘‘dowsing’’ refers to use of twigs, rods or a pendulum to find water, metals, gemstones and hidden objects from over a piece of land or a map. What it is:

Growing taste for organic

Growing taste for organic

One word that shoppers will spot more frequently on the labels of food products in their local supermarket is ‘‘organic’’.