The Irish Food Board’s mission is to: “Grow the success of a world class Irish food and horticulture industry through strategic market development, promotion and information services”. Bord Bia (The Irish Food Board) is the Irish government agency charged with the promotion, trade development and marketing of the Irish food, drink and horticulture industry. Its mission is to deliver effective and innovative market development, promotion and information services to assist companies grow and win new business. Bord Bia works in partnership with this industry to increase the sales and exports of Irish food, drink and horticulture by developing long-term relationships between Irish companies and trade buyers. This is achieved by delivery of core services to the customer – trade buyers – and to Irish food, drink and horticultural (including amenity horticulture) companies. Bord Bia operates programmes to develop and foster contact between buyers and Irish companies, including participation under the ‘Ireland’ umbrella brand at international trade exhibitions, and co-coordinating inward buying visits. Bord Bia has its Head Office in Dublin and ten strategically located offices in key export markets. The offices are located in Amsterdam, Dusseldorf, London, Madrid, Milan, Moscow, New York, Paris, Stockholm and Shanghai.
Whether an entrepreneur just starting out or an established brand, technology innovation is changing how any company can do business. For more than 26 years, Dell has played a critical role in transforming computing, delivering affordable and pervasive technology and services that give its customers the power to do more. Today, its goals remain the same – bringing innovative solutions to customers, doing right by them, believing in the dreams of entrepreneurs, and helping small and medium businesses grow and better serve their customers by drawing greater value from technology. Dell has a number of programmes aimed at empowering entrepreneurs, start-ups and small businesses worldwide to support every stage of a growing business. For the past two years, Dell has been supporting the Irish Innovation Showcase as part of Limerick Business Week, which provides over 150 small businesses and start-ups with the opportunity to exhibit their products and services. Additionally, through programmes like the Center for Entrepreneurs and Techpageone.com Dell offers valuable resources, news and analysis on the latest technology trends and business challenges for entrepreneurs and small business globally.
Learn more about Dell and its business technology solutions by visiting: www.dell.ie
Foras na Gaeilge, the body responsible for the promotion of the Irish language throughout the whole island of Ireland, was founded on the second day of December 1999. In the Good Friday Agreement, it was stated that a North/South Implementation body be set up to promote both the Irish language and the Ulster Scots language. Under the auspices of this body, Foras na Gaeilge will carry out all the designated responsibilities regarding the Irish language. This entails facilitating and encouraging the speaking and writing of Irish in the public and private arena in the Republic of Ireland, and in Northern Ireland where there is appropriate demand, in the context of part three of the European Charter for Regional and Minority Languages. The staff of Bord na Gaeilge, An Gúm (Publishers), and An Coiste Téarmaíochta (Terminology Committee) and their activities have all been transferred to the new body. Foras na Gaeilge has a role in advising administrations, North and South, as well as public bodies and other groups in the private and voluntary sectors in all matters relating to the Irish language. They will also be undertaking supportive projects and grant-aiding bodies and groups throughout the island of Ireland.
McDowell Purcell is an established corporate law firm located in Dublin city centre. McDowell Purcell has the expertise to provide its clients with a full range of business legal services with dedicated teams of experts across a range of areas including Commercial Law, Renewable Energy, Commercial Property, Banking and Finance, Commercial Litigation, Employment, Private Client and Pensions Law. McDowell Purcell acts for professional regulatory bodies, NAMA, Ireland’s leading financial institutions, public and privately owned companies, property developers, renewable energy developers, liquidators, receivers and private clients. At McDowell Purcell we position clients at the centre of all that we do. Our goal is to deliver a commercially focused, efficient legal service tailored to meet the needs of our clients.
Microfinance Ireland was set up by the Irish Government in 2012 to provide loans to small businesses which have been refused credit by the banks, whether they are looking to expand or if they are in the start-up stage. To apply for loans of up to €25,000, start-ups or small businesses employing fewer than ten people must have a commercially viable business proposal. The scheme, which is run in conjunction with the County and City Enterprise Boards, is open to sole traders, partnerships and limited companies, across all industry types and business sectors, from services such as hospitality, catering and hairdressing to IT and manufacturing.
Loans from Microfinance Ireland are available to businesses with less than ten employees and a turnover of less than €2million. The ten year Microfinance Scheme is expected to assist 5,500 micro-enterprises, helping to create an estimated 7,700 jobs in Ireland.
PayPal allows any business or individual with an email address to securely, conveniently and cost-effectively send and receive payments online. Our network builds on the existing financial infrastructure of bank accounts and credit cards to create a global, real-time payment solution. We deliver a product ideally suited for small businesses, online merchants, individuals and others currently undeserved by traditional payment mechanisms.
The size of our network and widening acceptance of our product have helped us become one of the leading payment networks for online auction websites, including eBay. PayPal is also being increasingly used on other e-commerce sites for the sale of goods such as electronics and household items, the sale of services such as web design and travel, and the sale of digital content. Offline businesses, including lawyers, contractors and doctors, have increasingly begun to receive payments online through PayPal. PayPal’s service, which lets users send payments for free, can be used from computers or web-enabled mobile phones.
Sage Ireland was established in July 1999 and is the market leader in Ireland with over 40,000 customers using Sage for business solutions software. We are dedicated to providing business management software solutions to every type of Irish business, from start-ups to large companies, with all Sage software designed specifically for the Irish market, ensuring our customer are up to date with current legislation and market needs. Our software ranges from accounts and ERP, HR, payroll and card payments, forecasting and business intelligence to customer relationship management, e-business, help for start-ups and practice management solutions for accountants. Sage provides the tools and support that help make business life easier. Sage Ireland employs over 230 people serving customers nationwide. No matter what size a practice or a client’s business, Sage can inspire the confidence to help it grow.
Our range and variety of offered services will ensure that we are not simply a service provider, but a partnership whose personality, conviction and ambition create added value for our client organisations. Ultimately we aim to attract client business by offering an unrivalled professional, personal service, given in a cost-effective manner. Whether you are an indigenous company or an International organisation looking to do business in Ireland, we have an experienced and innovative team of professionals to service your requirements.
Squires & Co. has considerable international knowledge and experience and is well positioned to advise multi-national companies with their cross jurisdictional service requirements. Through our membership of NIS Global, our clients also have access to a broad range of accounting and tax specialists globally.
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