The couple who got a mortgage in 11 days

The couple who got a mortgage in 11 days

  We all know that getting a mortgage means paperwork. Banks have duty to make sure that prospective homebuyers can reasonably afford the repayments and that can take a…
Mortgages
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Workbench: The strength of the bench

Workbench: The strength of the bench

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 business ideas. We provided the desk, the chair, free…
Business
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Junk Kouture: The seanchaí of stitches

Junk Kouture: The seanchaí of stitches

Every stitch tells a story At Colaiste Ris in Dundalk, teacher Mardeen McCaughey encourages her students to think of the story first before creating their outfits. Four Colaiste Ris outfits made…
Youth
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‘I became a comedienne at 77’

‘I became a comedienne at 77’

Julie Kertesz at Montrose Workbench Bank of Ireland. Photo: Neil Cubley. You’re never too old to be too old Julie Kertesz believes everyone has a story to tell and…
Business
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CoderDojo: Building coders one block at a time

CoderDojo: Building coders one block at a time

I can see a bear and a cat on the laptop screen. What’s going on here? I’m trying to make the bear move more slowly than the cat. Is the…
Community
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Enterprise Towns: The chair, the shed, the barber & his son

Enterprise Towns: The chair, the shed, the barber & his son

The chair reunited with Ged Miley courtesy of Tullow Mens Shed. It starts with a chair found in a skip… Ten years ago, workmen were refurbishing an old business on a…
Community
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Enterprise Towns: Sealed with a fish

Enterprise Towns: Sealed with a fish

  Alan Hegarty had a bait business… In fact, he invented a new type of bait to place in nets to catch lobsters. His enterprise was going…
Business
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Our smallest branch

Our smallest branch

Photo: Naoise Culhane. Our smallest branch is on the island of Inis Mór (permanent population approximately 850) That’s about 30 miles out from Galway city over the Atlantic in…
Community
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A crash course in starting a business

A crash course in starting a business

Photo: Neil Cubley. Adrian Murphy has had a love of Irish since he was five years old when he began learning a few words from the locals on Inis…
Business
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