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.

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.

Personal lending

Personal lending

Personal lending rates are rising in the wake of the European Central Bank’s most recent increase in interest rates.

So you want to interpret your dreams

So you want to interpret your dreams

During sleep, many people experience a series of images, voices or other sensations beyond their control, otherwise known as dreams. What it is:

Free travel to cost state €2m

Free travel to cost state €2m

The government’s decision to grant the over-65s free travel at peak times will cost the state an estimated €2 million a year.

Rude Health: Iron-clad ways of combating anaemia

Rude Health: Iron-clad ways of combating anaemia

Have you ever felt like crawling back under your duvet in the morning and catching another 40 winks?

Mobile solution for cinema queues

Mobile solution for cinema queues

Two Dublin City University (DCU) graduates have come up with a new way to make queuing for tickets at the cinema a thing of the past.

Swedish boost for design firm

Swedish boost for design firm

Michael O’Keeffe is upbeat for the prospects of his technology firm, Ircona, just over a year after he led a management buyout (MBO) of part of a US firm.

Investors could flee buy-to-let market

Investors could flee buy-to-let market

Rising interest rates and relatively low rental returns could squeeze investors in the buy-to-let property market and possibly lead to a shift in investor focus to equity markets, leading industry figures say.

So you want to discover your roots

So you want to discover your roots

Genealogy is the study of family origins and history. What it is: