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Emmet Ryan: New tech in the northwest

Sligo is experiencing a digital start-up renaissance as the region’s young people choose to stay home, start businesses - and enjoy a better quality of life

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent

30th July, 2017
Denise Rushe runs the Building Block, which provides shared work spaces for start-ups Picture: James Connolly

The co-working space Building Block has a move-on-up model in mind. As firms grow beyond the open plan ground floor, they can opt to take offices on a higher level.

As the chevrons point to the sky, so too do Sligo’s hopes. The north-western town knows there is a ceiling to what it can do in terms of growth, but those looking to build on its tech and innovation foundations know there’s plenty of room...

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