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.

Waterford start-up launches new mobile internet product

Waterford start-up launches new mobile internet product

A new mobile software firm has been spun out of Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) with €500,000 in backing.

Accounting for online future of business

Accounting for online future of business

Martin Langedijk believes the future of accounting is on the internet.

Book it: Deals of the week

Book it: Deals of the week

Sousse, on the east coast of Tunisia about two hours from Tunis, is a colourful city with modern amenities, a rich history and a wide range of shops for anyone looking for a little retail therapy. UNDER €340:

So you want to learn to fly

So you want to learn to fly

Putting in the hours behind the controls of a private plane to achieve a private pilot’s licence (PPL). What it is:

Five things to do in Cesky Krumlov

Five things to do in Cesky Krumlov

This jewel of Bohemia is located about 180 kilometres south of Prague in the Czech Republic. In a nutshell:

Book it: Deals of the week

Book it: Deals of the week

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Holiday Clinic: Spa visit for a birthday treat

Holiday Clinic: Spa visit for a birthday treat

Niamh (33) and Ann (59). A short break in a spa resort in Europe for a mother and daughter. THE CANDIDATES: THE CHALLENGE:

Ireland playing catch-up in war on drugs

Ireland playing catch-up in war on drugs

Ireland’s drugs problems should have been tackled 20 years ago, according to the Minister of State at the Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Noel Ahern.

Reaching for a better future

Reaching for a better future

Irish crane company Mantis Cranes is the only manufacturer of self-erecting cranes in Ireland and Britain.

North Dublin city centre

North Dublin city centre

The auction market in the north Dublin city area has performed excellently so far this year, according to Brian Hennessey of Sherry FitzGerald’s Killester branch.

So you want to learn to juggle

So you want to learn to juggle

Juggling is the art of keeping two or more objects in the air at one time by alternately tossing and catching them. What it is:

Rate rises may not affect credit cards

Rate rises may not affect credit cards

The current cycle of rising interest rates may not affect credit card customers immediately, according to a spokesman for credit card company MBNA.

System Dynamics expects record growth this year

System Dynamics expects record growth this year

System Dynamics, one of Ireland’s oldest technology firms, expects its finances to improve this year after winning a deal worth €8 million over four years.

Spanish directory firm exploiting Irish businesses

Spanish directory firm exploiting Irish businesses

Irish businesses are at risk of falling victim to a legal bluff by the Spanish-based European City Guide (ECG), which has misled companies into paying for adverts in its directory.

A lesson in the business of teaching

A lesson in the business of teaching

When Nicola Hansen moved to Ireland from South Africa in 2003, it took a while for potential Irish employers to recognise her South African teaching qualifications.