Credit Guarantee Scheme Extended

Credit Guarantee Scheme Extended

Credit Guarantee Scheme Extended: The government has extended a 2 billion euro state-backed credit guarantee scheme for small and medium-sized businesses to the end of June, saying demand was increasing following an initial low take up. The scheme, which offers loans of up to 1 million euros with the state taking on 80% of the […]

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Covid 19 Products Scheme EU Funding Support

Covid 19 Products Scheme EU Funding Support

Enterprise Ireland  have outlined details to apply for the Covid 19 Products Scheme EU Funding Support. The COVID-19 outbreak has resulted in an urgent need across the EU and globally for medical and public health R&D, products and solutions. In response, The EU Temporary State Aid Framework has been amended to allow for, “the facilitation […]

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Is Your Business Ready for Brexit?

Is Your Business Ready for Brexit?

Is Your Business Ready for Brexit? Assess your readiness with Enterprise Ireland’s online Brexit Readiness Checker. Get Ready, Get Informed, Get Support/ Enterprise Ireland is supporting Irish businesses to assess their Brexit readiness across Customs, Finance, Strategic Sourcing and Serving your UK customer. Complete the Brexit Readiness Checker to receive a personalised report to help […]

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How Digital Can Enable SME Recovery under Next Generation EU

How Digital Can Enable SME Recovery under Next Generation EU

How Digital Can Enable SME Recovery under Next Generation EU: Small and medium sized businesses are the beating heart of Europe’s economy – over the last five years, they have created around 85% of new jobs across Europe. However, many of those who have not embraced digital tools have struggled during the COVID-19 crisis. On […]

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Equal Pay Day: WorkEqual Campaign for Equal Pay

Equal Pay Day: WorkEqual Campaign for Equal Pay

Today – Monday, 9th November 2020 – is Equal Pay Day in Ireland, the day on which women effectively stop earning for the rest of the year, due to the current gender pay gap of 14.4%. Women in Ireland are effectively working for free, due to the current gender pay gap of 14.4%. That’s the […]

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Failte Ireland’s Support Hub: ‘Impending HR Challenges’ Webinars

Failte Ireland’s Support Hub: ‘Impending HR Challenges’ Webinars

Businesses are facing increasing difficulties in all areas. Failte Ireland’s Support Hub offers expert advice on HR challenges, from payroll to restructuring, to help protect businesses during restrictions outlined in the Government’s Plan for Living with COVID19. Fáilte Ireland recently hosted a two-part HR webinar on ‘Impending HR Challenges’ with HR Expert Caroline McEnery of […]

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The Marketing Institute of Ireland Webinar: What Matters NOW (post Covid) to the Global Consumer?

The Marketing Institute of Ireland Webinar: What Matters NOW (post Covid) to the Global Consumer?

The Marketing Institute of Ireland Webinar: The pandemic has accelerated a number of key predictions made in ‘Mintel’s 2030 Consumer Trends’. Find out which trends have been particularly accelerated and how these are set to impact key sectors such as Food, Retail, Health & Wellbeing and Technology.  Simon Moriarty, Director of Trends EMEA at Mintel […]

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Business Reacts to Level 5 Restrictions

Business Reacts to Level 5 Restrictions

  Business Reacts to Level 5 Restrictions: Ibec, Ireland’s largest and most influential business membership organisation, has said that the decision from Government last night to move the whole of the country to Level 5 Covid restrictions was an inevitability given the much-publicised growth of cases and predicted hospital capacity constraint. “The absence of a […]

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Second Phase of National Remote Working Employee Survey Shows 94% In Favour of Working Remotely for Some or All of the Time

Second Phase of National Remote Working Employee Survey Shows 94% In Favour of Working Remotely for Some or All of the Time

Researchers from the Whitaker Institute at NUI Galway and the Western Development Commission have published summary data from the second phase of the national remote working employee survey. The remote working study findings inform employers about employee experiences of remote working. The survey focused on those employees who are currently working fully remotely or a […]

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AgDIf Masterclass Series: Effective Communication

AgDIf Masterclass Series: Effective Communication

The 4th in the 2020 AgDIf masterclass series, Effective Communication, will take place on October 22nd at 1pm and will be led by Own The Room – an innovative learning & development company. An additional industry speaker (to be announced) will open the session. This masterclasses is a leadership training session, geared toward enhancing presence, […]

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Celebrate National Women’s Enterprise Day on Wednesday, October 14th!

Celebrate National Women’s Enterprise Day on Wednesday, October 14th!

This year’s National Women’s Enterprise Day is taking place online on 14th October. All events are free and you can join hundreds of entrepreneurs for a day of seminars, discussions and insights. Join host, Áine Kerr, and entrepreneurs from across the country for a day of education, inspiration and motivation. National Women’s Enterprise Day A […]

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MentorsWork 8-week business-support programme

MentorsWork 8-week business-support programme

This year has posed many threats and depending on the nature of your business or industry, you may have a wide range of challenges to face. The MentorsWork 8-week business-support programme is FREE to SMEs nationwide and is designed to provide the skills and supports to help business owner-managers and leaders sustain and improve their […]

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International Markets Week 2020

International Markets Week 2020

A survey of Enterprise Ireland client companies attending this year’s International Markets Week showed contrasting fortunes for Irish exporters in 2020. While one in three saw their exports decline, some sectors, such as Lifesciences and Digital, saw export sales grow by 30%. Enterprise Ireland statistics show that export contracts signed by supported clients also fell […]

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Chambers Ireland Launches New Research on Digital Learning and Skills Development During COVID-19 Restrictions

Chambers Ireland Launches New Research on Digital Learning and Skills Development During COVID-19 Restrictions

Chambers Ireland recently launched new data on engagement with training and life-long learning between the months of March and June. The survey polled businesses and employees to find out whether businesses were upskilling in response to COVID-19, and if so, how and what they were training in. The data found that: 1021 Businesses participated in […]

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MentorsWork Initiative Launched to Help SMEs Overcome Business Challenges

MentorsWork Initiative Launched to Help SMEs Overcome Business Challenges

Skillnet Ireland in partnership with the Small Firms Association (SFA), has launched a new phase of the MentorsWork initiative aimed at guiding Irish SMEs through their current business challenges towards stabilisation and recovery, six months on from the outbreak of Covid-19.  MentorsWork is also supported by the Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland (SBCI) and Microfinance Ireland. […]

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Skillnet Ireland Launches €2m Fund to Establish New Learning Networks Across Ireland

Skillnet Ireland Launches €2m Fund to Establish New Learning Networks Across Ireland

Skillnet Ireland has launched its annual call for applications to set up new Skillnet learning networks aimed at meeting business challenges and developing a highly skilled workforce. A Skillnet Network is a collection of businesses that collaborate on learning and training opportunities to address skills gaps within their sector or region. With funding of up to […]

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Out of Office: Remote Working After Covid 19

Out of Office: Remote Working After Covid 19

Join a Fórsa webinar at 1pm this Friday 25th September, where a panel of experts will explore the future for remote working from the perspective of workers, employers, communities and the economy.y. ‘Out of Office: Remote working after Covid 19’ will feature a panel of experts exploring issues like productivity, health and safety, work-life balance, and […]

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How Your Business Can Thrive in a Challenging Environment

How Your Business Can Thrive in a Challenging Environment

There’s still time to sign up for today’s online business seminar ‘How your business can thrive in a challenging environment’. Date And Time: Tue, 22 September 2020. 13:00 – 14:15 IST Lead: Michael Flynn, Director of Executive Education, Trinity Business School. Panellists: Danny McCoy (CEO of Ibec), Andrew Burke (Dean of Trinity Business School), Bobby Healy […]

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Resilience in the Workplace

Resilience in the Workplace

As part of Sandyford Business District‘s Wellness Week, The Learning Rooms are offering complimentary access to a number of engaging and interactive online courses. Today’s course is Resilience in the Workplace.  Wellness Week 2020 features a series of free talks that will cover mental and physical health topics with expert trainers and  eLearning Director. Starting […]

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New Gender Balance, Diversity, and Inclusion Guidance for State Boards

New Gender Balance, Diversity, and Inclusion Guidance for State Boards

The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Michael McGrath TD, has published a new Annex on Gender Balance, Diversity, and Inclusion to supplement the existing Code of Practice for the Governance of State Bodies. The Annex sets out measures designed to enhance diversity on State Boards and addresses recommendations made by an Inter-Departmental Group on Gender Balance […]

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