Nappy rash: An Irish company’s travails in the competitive global baby wipe market
Waterwipes is the number one baby wipe sold on Amazon in the US and Europe, but the Louth-based company behind the brand has found itself in a bit of a mess as decisions go against it in Europe and Britain.
7th Jul, 2022 - 5 min read
“A record year,” or “no longer in a position to pay”? Co-op locked in redundancy terms row
The mid-size dairy processor Arrabawn and Siptu took their dispute over exit pay to the Labour Court on the week the business reported strong results. The court has now made a recommendation.
30th Jun, 2022 - 2 min read
Lasers, 3D printing, and an electric car: The ninth decade of an Irish inventor
Dublin-born billionaire engineer David McMurtry is working with the next generation – including an Irishwoman – on the future of all these things. In exclusive interviews, he and the executives leading Renishaw's latest projects talk past, present and future.
30th Jun, 2022 - 15 min read
Having weathered patent battles, boardroom disputes and failed buyouts, Pat Alley is ready to turn plastic into wax
Entrepreneur Pat Alley has spent three years fighting on multiple fronts. Yet his enthusiasm for Trifol, a potentially game-changing business that turns end-of-life plastic into wax, remains undimmed.
25th May, 2022 - 9 min read
Bidders, redundancies, and reconfiguration: The battle to salvage an Irish magnesium manufacturing plant
Quoted Australian company Calix was set to acquire Co Louth firm Premier Periclase out of examinership. However, it has now pulled out due to spiralling gas prices and the only other bidder wants to reduce its 94 staff by 66%. What happens next?
13th Apr, 2022 - 6 min read
Russia and Ireland: The state is developing contingency plans to nationalise Aughinish Alumina
The government has been looking at a number of options for Aughinish Alumina’s extraction plant in Limerick. One of those options involves nationalising the plant, a move designed to secure 400 jobs.