Saturday December 14, 2019

Using an Irish identity to go global

The IEDR doesn’t just manage the dot-ie domain, it’s working with SMEs to get smarter about how they work online

5th July, 2015
David Curtin, chief executive of the IE Domain Registry (IEDR) Picture: Tony O’Shea

The term SME itself is a little misleading in the Irish context. The vast majority of what would be known as big firms in Ireland fit the European definition of SME.

Ireland’s economy is heavily reliant on microbusinesses, firms with fewer than ten staff, and those companies are always looking to get the most out of limited human resources.

“About 91 per cent of all businesses in Ireland are microbusinesses and about half...

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