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A brand new life after rugby

A brand new life after rugby

Former Connacht Rugby scrum half Frank Murphy has left behind the competitive sports world to pursue a creative career as a branding and editorial illustrator.

Knitwear start-up finds that a stitch in time saves nine

Knitwear start-up finds that a stitch in time saves nine

Fashion knitwear start-up Ekotree expects sales to treble this year, on the back of its first exports to markets as far afield as Japan.

App keeps student unions focused as staff come and go

App keeps student unions focused as staff come and go

Cork-based start-up Supp has developed a project management tool to allow student unions and other governing bodies to manage operations more efficiently.

Gaming app aims to make staff training fun

Gaming app aims to make staff training fun

When training consultant Jo Brennan established Jamjou in January 2014, her aim was to use mobile technology to improve teaching methods in the workplace.

TheLowdown Tips for SMEs

TheLowdown Tips for SMEs

This week: exporting to Britain

Plan your claims under Revenue’s new R&D tax credit guidelines

Plan your claims under Revenue’s new R&D tax credit guidelines

Last week the Revenue published its new tax credit guidelines for research and development (R&D).

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Newthisweek

British prime minister exposes his disdain for privacy

British prime minister exposes his disdain for privacy

Jane Ruffino: British prime minister David Cameron’s call for governments to have wider access to encrypted communications exposes his disdain for privacy. We should be very concerned

Irish tech start-ups now ‘as cocky and confident as the kids over in Silicon Valley’

Irish tech start-ups now ‘as cocky and confident as the kids over in Silicon Valley’

Ireland’s start-up culture is changing, according to industry veteran Patrick Mee, but more capital is needed if we’re really to compete with our California cousins

Green light given to CWS takeover of Columbus International

Green light given to CWS takeover of Columbus International

Startup Spotlight: SUPP makes life easier for student unions

Startup Spotlight: SUPP makes life easier for student unions

The Spread

The Spread

A tipping point for sports sponsorship?

A tipping point for sports sponsorship?

Patrick Nally is the man who invented the multi-sponsor model for major sports. Here, he outlines why it now needs to adapt to survive

Going for a knockout blow

Going for a knockout blow

Billy Walsh has taken Irish boxers from nowhere to the best in the world. But changes at professional level are putting amateurs at risk

Ewan MacKenna:  Darts was ridiculed for years as the pastime of alcoholic slobs, but it is now seen for what it is – a sport of rare drama and tension

Ewan MacKenna: Darts was ridiculed for years as the pastime of alcoholic slobs, but it is now seen for what it is – a sport of rare drama and tension