Earlier this month, as the country basked in the summer sun, Cuilan Loughnane was in Burgundy arranging for the delivery of €12,000 worth of barrels to his brewery in Templemore in Co Tipperary. Loughnane, who will use the barrels to brew the four bottled beers he produces at the White Gypsy brewery, financed the acquisition through an online crowd-funding campaign.
"We managed to get 100 people to contribute through Linked Finance," he said. "We're paying...
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