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# Tools of the trade
'What I've learned about business from the RNLI is the value of teamwork'
Tools of the Trade: David Dempsey, country leader and general manager of Salesforce Ireland, on why he never takes meetings between 12 and 2 pm
# 21st Century workplace
Work-it: 'It is home and work totally entangled'
How to navigate remote working as Covid-19 forces us to transform sitting rooms to offices.
# retail and services
'The uptake has been unbelievable, we are run off our feet'
Evans Educational has a crafty response to Covid-19, switching from supplying schools to helping parents occupy their kids.
# Startups and tech
'To get this information is crucial at this time of crisis'
Why Taoglas has repurposed its tech to help detect crowd surges during the spread of coronavirus.
# Health 2.0
NuaHealth is expanding its video doctor consultation platform to combat Covid-19’s spread
The software allows clinicians to connect directly with patients remotely.
# 21st Century workplace
Deliveroo is dropping sign-up fees as restaurants turn to delivery in the pandemic
Rivals Uber Eats and Just Eat have also introduced measures to get more food businesses on board.
# Startups and tech
Arvoia has rebuilt its mobility app to get food and supplies to people in rural areas
The travel tech firm repurposed the service for deliveries to remote locations during the pandemic.
# Evolution of food
Getting creative from farm to fork: How farmers and chefs are diversifying
As Covid-19 restrictions bite, restaurants and producers are finding new ways to get food out to consumers.
# Future of finance
Why Covid-19 will force VCs to ‘reassess the fundamentals’ in the flow of investor cash
The economic shocks will also raise questions around who funds the funders.
# retail and services
'Everything seems to be just day-by-day'
Construction-related businesses say they’re seeing an increase in demand but worry about supply chains.
# 21st Century workplace
Work-it: ‘A manager manages, a leader leads’
How to manage anxiety in the workplace amid the spread of coronavirus outbreak.
# Startups and tech
'There is more demand': Ken Coyne is helping keep offices ticking over remotely
One of the Irish brothers behind Poland-based OpsTalent on managing the impact of Covid-19.
# food and drink
'My staff are excellent, I want to do my very best for them' - Damon Crowe of Red Torch Ginger
As Ireland deals with the fallout of Covid-19, we talk to businesses about how they are coping.
# retail and services
'We started to get call after call as events began to be cancelled' - Brendan Moloney of formalwear business Bond Brothers
As Ireland deals with the fallout of Covid-19, we talk to businesses about how they are coping.
# Startups and tech
Kooomo on how the coronavirus is highlighting e-commerce’s role
Chief executive Ciaran Bollard said that businesses are ‘never ready for this’ but must adapt.
# 21st Century workplace
Grocery delivery startup Buymie is managing a ‘huge increase’ in demand as people stay home
The company wants to help the government and retailers distribute groceries to vulnerable citizens.
# media and marketing
'It's about a mentality shift': We Got Pop founder Kate McLaughlin plots a course through the Covid-19 outbreak
The Dubliner is planning for the London company’s future following its recent sale to a US giant.
# Future of finance
How contactless payments are building a head of steam to help reduce the spread of Covid-19
Some banks have been shelving fees to encourage the use of the payment method.
# fora
'It was like flicking a switch': How Covid-19 has hit the property scene
Agents are turning to virtual viewings as social distancing hits the market.
# media and marketing
'This was to be a world premiere': How Covid-19 has hit the arts in Ireland
From opera to electricians, many involved in the entertainment trade have been affected by the Covid-19 outbreak.
# 21st Century workplace
Work-it: The right ingredients of modern boss? A dose of self-awareness and leading by example
As the pressure of being at the top grows, there is no one-size-fits-all model of effective leadership.
# Tools of the trade
'We can be fooled into thinking that, in a moment of pressure, we have to react instantly'
Tools of the Trade: We spoke to Social Innovation Fund Ireland boss Deirdre Mortell about cash and Dr Seuss.
# Future of finance
'More than business as usual': Undeterred by Brexit, Ireland's fintech set is going big in the UK
A messy divorce from Europe aside, Britain remains a key market for financial technology startups.
# Startups and tech
Edtech outfit Udemy is doubling its Irish office after raising $50m
Recently valued at $2bn, the online course marketplace is hiring across all divisions.
# 21st Century workplace
You may think your workplace is progressive - your employees may disagree
‘If we aren’t inclusive in how we recruit and promote people, we’re not tapping into the full talent pool’
# Interview
Finding a voice: Meet the woman pioneering a more natural interaction between kids and tech
With SoapBox Labs, Patricia Scanlon is developing cutting edge voice tech to help kids learn and play.
# 21st Century workplace
Covid-19 and the gig economy: What are companies planning to support delivery riders?
Deliveroo and Uber Eats said they are prepping measures to support riders that are affected.
# policy and economy
Covid-19 and the Irish economy: What sort of shock can we expect?
As activity is curtailed, expect a slowdown.
# Deeptech
'The perfect match': Why NASDAQ giant Mellanox has bought Belfast company Titan IC
The tech giant has completed a deal for the Queen’s spinout and is eyeing an expansion in Dublin
# Startups and tech
Dublin tech firm Singlepoint is being scooped up as Version 1's acquisition spree continues
The combined company is expected to have annual revenues of €140m this year.
# Health 2.0
Meet the Irish company donating air disinfection tech to Chinese hospitals
‘An electrical discharge that obliterates viruses’: Novaerus specialises in air-disinfecting devices.
# building and property
The house that Jack built: 'Ireland is awash with poor quality products from the legacy of a lack of regulation'
While there is no easy fix for those caught in a dysfunctional market, experts plot a way forward.
# Startup Scout
DX is bringing flexible anti-money laundering checks to fintech firms
In our weekly Startup Scout series, Fora picks out the most promising companies emerging from Ireland.
# Tools of the trade
'Our biggest struggle has been that people don't recognise how art affects life'
Tools of the Trade: Artzone’s Gillian Blaney Shorte on wake up calls and learning to lead.
# Deeptech
Cutting through the AI noise: Meet the Italian duo at the forefront of emerging tech with LogoGrab
Dublin-based Luca Boschin and Alessandro Prest began working on AI before it was ‘sexy’.
# 21st Century workplace
Work-it: 'The phrase itself imagines work and life are two different things'
Is work-life balance achievable or does it add pressure?
# Tools of the trade
'When I was growing up, people perceived Irish whiskey to be your grandfather's drink'
Tools of the Trade: Jack Teeling on building a global brand and why he took up running.
# Startups and tech
How Enterprise Ireland is evolving its approach to finding Irish startup winners
The state agency is putting more focus on ‘significant disruptive projects’ and women in business.
# Future of finance
Looking beyond the traditional: Why Mastercard is doubling its Irish R&D unit
The financial giant is expanding its Dublin base with 1,500 new roles as it fulfils an ‘appetite to explore’.
'It’s purely economics’: Meet the man taking charge of getting the electrical grid to smarten up
Amid major shifts in the energy market, Michael Phelan’s GridBeyond has spotted an opportunity.