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Opinion: Why do so many businesses ignore the needs of disabled patrons?
If people with disabilities cannot park near your business or access your services, they and their friends won’t give you custom – it’s that simple.
Excessive lead levels in drinking water a 'danger for young children'
It was revealed yesterday that 41 schools, businesses and homes across the country have been found to have excessive levels of lead in the supply because of old pipes.
Irish businesses are among the EU's best for selling abroad online
It’s one of a number of details conatined in EU-wide research on digital habits.
Want to know how generous companies in your area are?
An impact map lets you see how companies supported local charities last year.
Businesses in Northern Ireland fall victim to 'sophisticated credit card scam'
Police said a number of business people have already been defrauded out of significant sums of money.
Column: This is the 'Dangerous Cocktail' afflicts senior management teams the world over
Senior teams are very often the worst performing groups in the organisation – and I should know, I’ve spend enough time in one, writes Brian F Smyth.
Pfizer, IBM and Microsoft to show small Irish businesses how to make it big
Over 3,000 small businesses in Ireland have already had the chance to take part in the programme which is run by a non-profit support forum.
No decision made on who will collect commercial water charges under Irish Water
In 2013, water charges that went uncollected amounted to €16,502,532 in Dublin alone.
Apple considers developing mobile payments service for physical goods
The company originally planned to create a wallet app in 2012, but backed out after concerns that consumers would blame it for any bad experiences with merchants.
Clare coast worst hit by storms with repair works to cost over €23m
Local authorities across the country are in the midst of a clean up following the recent severe storms.
Everything you need to know about the biggest piece of legislation in the State's history
The Companies Bill 2013 is nearly 1,200 pages and proposes to overhaul the way company law operates in Ireland. But in what way? takes a look…
Enda Kenny to ring the NASDAQ bell in Dublin tomorrow
The NASDAQ bell will signal the opening of the Web Summit which is taking place in Dublin.
Allsop Auctioneers: 'No repossessed homes were sold at auction today'
A group of protesters gathered outside the Allsop auction at the RDS today, but the auction house states no houses were sold over the heads of any owners.
Bank credit to businesses continues to fall
The latest Central Bank review says that there is tight lending conditions for businesses.
Late payment from customers is the 'biggest challenge' for businesses
A new survey also found that Irish businesses in the UK are outperforming their UK counterparts in a number of areas.
Bank of Ireland says it gets more than 1,000 new loan applications every week
The bank says it is giving out a lot more loans to small and medium-sized businesses than it was a year ago.
Property sector accounts for almost half of outstanding business loans
Lending to both small and large businesses in this sector continued to fall over the the last year.
World business leaders meet in Dublin to advance transatlantic trade deal
The round table discussion will coincide with the meeting of EU trade ministers at Dublin Castle.
Business had €30,000 of calls made without its knowledge after hacking
The communications regulator, ComReg, has said that there have been 16 reported cases by operators of businesses’ phone systems being hacked in recent weeks
Fees for injuries board cut by €250 in bid to help businesses
The cut from €850 to €600 will not affect claimants who will still have to pay a €45 fee.
Banking sector saw rise in deposits, decline in lending in 2012
Deposits from insurance corporations and pension funds also saw an increase last year.
12 companies which originally sold entirely different products
What did Tiffany & Co, Avon and Nokia sell before they became household brands? Not jewellery, cosmetics nor phones…
New legislation to reduce red tape and cut costs for start-ups
The Companies Bill, published today by Minister Richard Bruton, is the largest substantive piece of legislation in the history of the State.
AIB to implement next-day SME loan decisions
The new initiative will speed up credit decisions for customers.
Irish multinationals employed almost 249,000 abroad in 2010
Figures show the UK was the most important destination country for Irish businesses abroad.
Paddy Power to create 600 jobs in Dublin by 2015
Hundreds of positions will be created as part of the bookmaker’s international online expansion.
Six companies collapsed each day this month
Figures show there was in increase in the number of start-ups this year but the net loss was still 480 businesses.
Bank of Ireland says it's 'concerned' that SMEs believe banks are not lending
The bank is reacting to the findings of Central Bank research which shows that Ireland has one of the highest rejection rate for SME loans.
More than 1 in 10 business properties are lying empty
Almost 24,000 commercial properties in Ireland are vacant, with the highest rates found in Sligo and Leitrim.
ISME: Hot weather 'doesn't lead to rise in sick leave'
However, its chief executive said employers are concerned about another summer event – Euro 2012.
118 new start-ups underway each day last month
However, 55 per cent of the 11,156 companies surveyed by Vision-net last month were deemed as being at high risk of collapse.
Irish SMEs are ‘stuck in the 20th century’
A survey has found that some Irish SMEs don’t use social networking site to promote themselves – and some are even still using faxes to get the word about about their services.
Number of women directors increased by 20% during recession
Almost 100,000 women are now directors of Irish companies, an increase of almost 50 per cent in the past ten decade.
Over seven companies collapsed each day in February
Meanwhile, business and credit analysts at Vision-net say that three out of five hotels and restaurants are in danger of going out of business.
Business leaders back EU fiscal compact treaty - IBEC survey
A survey by the employers group also found strong support for Ireland’s continued membership of the eurozone.
Over half of businesses in Ireland restrict social media use in workplace - survey
A survey of over 80 IT and security professionals has found that one in four employers block access to all social media websites in the workplace.
One-quarter of Irish firms plan on hiring new staff soon
Employers expect to create as many jobs as are laid off for the first time since 2009, according to an IBEC survey.