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Education: Moving ahead in leaps and binary bounds

Education: Moving ahead in leaps and binary bounds

From importing Ireland’s first network cards in the 1980s, TCD’s School of Computer Science and Statistics continues to be at the forefront of technological innovation in Ireland

Education: Maynooth open for business with new Masters programmes

Education: Maynooth open for business with new Masters programmes

For students returning to education from the workplace, postgraduate study represents a significant opportunity to raise their game – allowing them to get excited again about learning, to grapple with the latest contemporary thinking or technological

M&A briefing

M&A briefing

There has been a spike in M&A activity over the past year. But which sectors are getting the most attention? Here, five international M&A experts identify a ‘hot’ industry and sector for deals

Sustainability in Business: New corporate responsibility support service for SMEs

Sustainability in Business: New corporate responsibility support service for SMEs

Launched last week, Responsible Business for SMEs is a new service offering by Business in the Community Ireland (BITCI) aimed at supporting Irish SMEs with their responsible and sustainable business practices.

Sustainability in Business: Energia introduces new ‘Cash for Kilowatts’ scheme

Sustainability in Business: Energia introduces new ‘Cash for Kilowatts’ scheme

With nearly three quarters of its energy generated from renewable sources, Energia is one of Ireland's greenest energy providers.

Sustainability in Business: Curtailing environmental impacts can cut costs

Sustainability in Business: Curtailing environmental impacts can cut costs

As environmental sustainability becomes increasingly recognised as an indicator of good business practice, Irish companies are paying considerably more attention to this area, according to Declan White in the competitiveness department at Enterprise

Sustainability in Business: Energy efficiency funding now available from Bord Gáis Energy

Sustainability in Business: Energy efficiency funding now available from Bord Gáis Energy

As a leading energy provider in the Irish market, Bord Gáis Energy (BGE) is playing its part in reducing Ireland’s carbon footprint, according to John Cussen, who is responsible for energy efficiency with BGE.

Sustainability in Business: SEAI continuing to support energy-saving initiatives

Sustainability in Business: SEAI continuing to support energy-saving initiatives

Implementing sustainable energy practices creates a win-win situation for businesses.

Sustainability in Business: ‘Sustainable competitiveness’ key to business success

Sustainability in Business: ‘Sustainable competitiveness’ key to business success

Ireland’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) advocates that a key element of any organisation’s sustainability strategy should involve waste prevention and resource efficiency.

Sustainability in Business: Eirgrid powers forward with energy innovation

Sustainability in Business: Eirgrid powers forward with energy innovation

Integration of the variable flow of renewable energy is key to building power grids of the future.

Entrepreneurship thriving at IADT

Entrepreneurship thriving at IADT

A new phone charging service, WattSpot, founded by two Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT) students, Conor Nolan and Conor McGowan, recently launched its new website on IADT’s campus. WattSpot aims to tackle battery consumpti

Entrepreneurship: Smurfit to offer new Master’s programme for Stem graduates

Entrepreneurship: Smurfit to offer new Master’s programme for Stem graduates

The pace of innovation and entrepreneurship is growing rapidly, around the world, and here in Ireland. According to Dr Bruce Martin, of UCD, this is because “innovation and entrepreneurship are now seen as the engines of economic growth, and so consi

Entrepreneurship: Institutes to hothouse their research

Entrepreneurship: Institutes to hothouse their research

The Dublin Region Innovation Consortium (DRIC) is a collaboration between DIT, IT Blanchardstown, IT Tallaght, IADT Dun Laoghaire and the National College of Ireland, funded by Enterprise Ireland to maximise the impact of research in each of the inst

Entrepreneurship: Start-up project promising 1,500 jobs in three years

Entrepreneurship: Start-up project promising 1,500 jobs in three years

If we needed proof that entrepreneurs are the lifeblood of our economy, the government’s announcement on Wednesday that 102 new High Potential Start Up (HPSU) businesses will create 1,500 new jobs over the next three years was proof enough.

Entrepreneurship: How Halo’s angels give start-ups their wings

Entrepreneurship: How Halo’s angels give start-ups their wings

Halo Business Angel Partnership, which matches business angels with start-ups, turned a corner last year.