6 key qualities that all enterprising Irish towns share
The judges for the Bank of Ireland National Enterprising Town Awards 2017 visited 76 small towns across Ireland, this autumn, to listen, first-hand, to the fantastic work they are doing to develop and promote enterprise.
Lean times at the ‘Leading Edge’
Pat Ryan worked with Leading Edge to introduce Lean techniques to his dairy farm saving time and money.
The joiner from Athenry who became a master craftsman
Self-taught craftsman Daniel Gill showed his stunning fine furniture at the Enterprise Town in Athenry this May. “The pieces I want to make,” he says, “are copies of old antiques but given a contemporary twist...”
Taste of Dublin: Mama Nagi
Mindi Keane, one of the winners of our Taste of Dublin competition and the owner and creative force behind Mama Nagi’s Indian chilli pastes, was born in Uganda and now lives in Knocklyon in Dublin.
7 steps to total business fitness
Dave Mulqueen, from Marino, and James Swan, originally from Santry, opened 'The Edge' personal fitness studio in Clontarf, Dublin 3, in 2009. They now employ seven staff, have launched their own range of health supplements and opened their restaurant, 'Fuel' in 2015.
The strength of the (work)bench
5 MIN READ Come in, sit down, launch a business… In 2015, we started inviting entrepreneurs to come into our branches, take a seat, and get to work on their…
I became a stand-up comedian at 77
4 MIN READ You’re never too old to be too old Julie Kertesz believes everyone has a story to tell and not just one story but many. That’s…
Sealed with a fish
In April 2016, Alan attended the business expo at Wicklow Enterprise Town held in Coláiste Cill Mhantáin to raise the profile of both ‘The Fish Man’ and ‘The Lighthouse’.
A crash course in starting a business in Limerick
Adrian Murphy set up his own business, Crash Course Education, in April 2016, to teach Irish to primary and secondary schoolchildren and to do one-to-one tutoring for adults who want their Leaving cert Irish at Higher Level so they can go into Primary school teaching.