Graham Clifford

Graham Clifford

Graduates’ youthful optimism falters in face of Brexit uncertainty

Graduates’ youthful optimism falters in face of Brexit uncertainty

Research shows that more than half of college leavers are spooked by international events such as trade wars and political instability, though recruitment opportunities and salaries are on the up, writes Graham Clifford

The school of boundless skills and endless flexibility

The school of boundless skills and endless flexibility

A trainee on the highly sought after Lidl Graduate Training programme, Ann Marie Kelly discusses the dynamic skillset it is giving her, writes Graham Clifford

‘It was one of the best experiences of my life’

‘It was one of the best experiences of my life’

Energetic self-starters wanted for ESB graduate training programme

People power is key to Ornua’s success

People power is key to Ornua’s success

Ornua, Ireland’s largest exporter of Irish dairy products, distributes to around 110 different countries across the globe

Bypass the stress of the graduate milk round

Bypass the stress of the graduate milk round

Based on feedback from students and clients, BDO Ireland is making access to its graduate programme more user-friendly, writes Graham Clifford

How the state can help you to create and protect unique assets

How the state can help you to create and protect unique assets

Increasingly, firms are investing in intellectual property rather than assets like land or oil, which are subject to value fluctuation. The state’s multibillion-euro research infrastructure helps to make this happen, writes Graham Clifford

When to contact the patent office

When to contact the patent office

The need to protect your original work - be it industrial design, a trademark, or a piece of music - may seem obvious, but globally there are many cases of ideas created by one firm being used by another

Taking care of your very best ideas

Taking care of your very best ideas

In terms of heavy industry, Ireland is never going to compete with those much larger nations for ...

The post-Brexit cliffhanger facing the Irish film industry

The post-Brexit cliffhanger facing the Irish film industry

While industry leaders broadly welcome the government’s €200m Audio-visual Action Plan, a spectre looms on the horizon, writes Graham Clifford

Donegal: the ‘coolest place on the planet’ to make your film

Donegal: the ‘coolest place on the planet’ to make your film

From its unrivalled natural beauty to its access to film professionals and related supports of all kinds, Donegal is emerging as a prime location for the international film and TV industry - thanks to Donegal Film Office’s hard work

The Force is with Ireland’s film and tourism industries

The Force is with Ireland’s film and tourism industries

Love them or loathe them, the Star Wars films continue to be the golden goose when it comes to bo...

Get maximum value by using an enterprising business strategy

Get maximum value by using an enterprising business strategy

A conference run by RSM last week shared insights with businesses on how to run a successful business that will grow into the future, writes Graham Clifford

Take steps required to ensure a successful business sale

Take steps required to ensure a successful business sale

Forward planning, due diligence and good governance will increase an organisation’s attractiveness to potential buyers, writes Graham Clifford

Healthy, happy staff are good for business

Healthy, happy staff are good for business

The KeepWell Mark helps to improve health, safety and wellbeing in workplaces and comes highly recommended by Liam O’Donoghue of Ibec, writes Graham Clifford

Builder BAM’s Corkonian roots run deep

Builder BAM’s Corkonian roots run deep

The construction business BAM has had a big presence in the city since it was founded more than six decades ago, writes Graham Clifford