Enterprise Ireland has bet much of the farm on food. It may be time to diversify the menu
For the first time in many years, companies supported by Enterprise Ireland lost more jobs than they created in 2020. Beyond the pandemic effect, it is time for the state agency to reassess its priorities away from traditional food production and into riskier innovation areas – as well as the domestic economy.
12th Jan, 2021 - 4 min read
“I would do it again” – Portwest boss on investing in an Italian company at the height of Covid-19
Harry Hughes has just steered the century-old Westport-based family business through the global dogfight for access to PPE while acquiring a stake in a footwear manufacturer in the eye of the pandemic storm. Yet he says companies should focus on something else: Brexit.
28th May, 2020 - 5 min read
To do a deal or not to do a deal? Sam Pearson vs Insomnia and the battle of the vegan chick*n fillet roll
Sam Pearson set up his business in 2019. Since then he has sold sandwiches at Electric Picnic and made headlines with his battle with Insomnia. This piece details how he created his small business and why he decided to turn down a deal with the cafe chain.