Start-ups

The joiner from Athenry who became a master craftsman

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...”
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Taste of Dublin: Mama Nagi

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.
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The strength of the (work)bench

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…
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I became a stand-up comedian at 77

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…
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Sealed with a fish

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’.
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A crash course in starting a business in Limerick

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.
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Startup awards: From locks to lockers

Startup awards: From locks to lockers

Stephen and his wife Louise set up Cyc-Lok to create a safe and secure place for cyclists to leave their bike and their belongings – helmet, waterproofs, footwear, bags and gloves - in sturdy individual lockers.
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Somebody else has the same business idea as you, what now?

Somebody else has the same business idea as you, what now?

Intouch.com pictured in Dublin. Photo: Naoise Culhane. (sofa models’ own) 4 MIN READ Imagine that you come up with a great idea for a…
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The tiny shiny van that could

The tiny shiny van that could

Dominic from Caffe Banba 3 MIN READ Banba’s Crown at Malin Head is as far as north as you can get on the island of Ireland. 40…
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