Run This Town: Traffic Control

The eyes of the city: Andrew Harris, Dublin’s traffic control room supervisor. ‘There’s always someone looking at you’ sang Dublin band the Boomtown Rats in 1979. Today in the city that someone is Andrew Harris and his staff at the Traffic Control Room. They monitor the screens in their room in Wood Quay, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. They’ve got 300-odd cameras in locations all over the city – with forty more on the way. Some of them you can see – up at the top of street lights, for instance. But it’s the ones you can’t se

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Dublin fintech player-up ClaimVantage raises €2m

Dublin-headquartered cloud software player for the insurance industry ClaimVantage has secured €2m in funding to support its global expansion. The company secured the funding from the Davy EII Tax Relief Fund 2015, which is managed jointly by Davy and BDO. ClaimVantage, a Salesforce Cloud Alliance partner, currently employs over 30 people globally. It seeks to expand its workforce across its markets in Ireland, the US, AsiaPac, Europe and South Africa, over the next five years. “We see a huge opportunity in the AsiaPac region,” said CEO Leo Corcoran. “After securing three deals in Australia over the past two years, we have identified a need in the market for cloud-based claim management software solutions to increase claim processing efficiency and support digital insurance.


Social Media Summit 2017

Croke Park

Social Media Summit Ireland will take place on 11th - 12th April 2017 in Dublin, Ireland. The Summit will bring together leading Social Media Professionals both nationally and internationally to highlight the importance of incorporating social media into your marketing strategy and demonstrate how it can add real value to your business in terms of both revenue and business growth. A day of social media tips and talks from the experts! Hear real stories of how it works, magic that can happen between brands and businesses on Social media. Last year’s event generated almost 8.3 million sh

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Creative Dublin: The Design House

Half way down Dawson Street, nestled away in an old Georgian building, is the Design House – a thriving hub of creativity. The Design House was founded by Irish fashion designer, Bebhinn Flood. It’s the creative home to several in-house designers. With design and retail under the one roof, it’s like buying straight from the studios. The hallways host a gallery of art. Over 60 designers, mostly Irish, sell their creations here. Cutting-edge fashion, jewellery, bridal, vintage and a variety of crafts all in the one beautiful Georgian building. Not to mention the authentic Italian café in the basement, which has just

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Julie Sinnamon: The Accidental Glass Ceiling Shatterer

Julie Sinnamon has been the CEO of Enterprise Ireland for over 3 years. She was the first woman to climb to the top position in the governmental agency supporting indigenous Irish companies. In this interview with Niamh Bushnell, Dublin Commissioner for Startups, Julie traces her career as a public servant, from attracting multinationals to Ireland to what grew into a passion for nurturing and supporting born and bred Irish companies. I’m from County Down originally and studied at Ulster University. I came to Dublin to work on my thesis. One of the things that struck me about Dublin was the number of US multinational companies that were here. It was a contrast to the lean times for foreign direct investment (FDI) in Northern Ireland. I decided to do my thesis on FDIs and why they chose the Republic over Northern Ireland


Citywest Convention Centre

It’s nearly time for the annual Biz Expo in 2017 in The Citywest Hotel’s Convention Centre. This is a day not to be missed. Over 140 businesses will be showcasing their business and their products. Over 1,000 visiting businesses are expected to attend this event to network. You can expect a host of excellent speakers, expert digital media advice as well as a host of networking opportunities. Super Prizes to be won. Allocated seating area for business visitors to meet up and chat. FREE Social Media Clinic. Tea, Coffee and Lunch will be served. There is free parking

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Diversity Champions Conference

Aviva Stadium

This one day conference will bring global and national thought leaders to Ireland to connect with up to 300 professionals and employees from a cross section of industries in the private and public sector. Join global and national thought leaders from companies including Facebook, EY, the Irish Defence Forces, GLEN and many more. Why Attend? From tech companies to uniformed services, from professional services to public sector employers, this conference is an opportunity to connect, learn and reflect on how to ensure your organisation is fully inclusive of LGBT employees, your clients

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Ecommerce Expo Ireland

Croke Park

This is the only event of its kind completely devoted to educating Irish businesses about eCommerce & selling online. If you are looking to sell online or improve your current solution, then this is a “Can’t miss” event! eCommerce Expo Ireland is a focused 1 day event where you can book 1 on 1 time with eCommerce experts. Hear their stories about the pitfalls of trading online and how best to navigate the waters of eCommerce This event is perfect for Managing Directors, Marketing staff, eCommerce managers, Financial directors, Content and Operations managers or anyone looking t

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Infrastructure Summit

Aviva Stadium

Ireland’s long term economic health is widely acknowledged as being dependent on the successful planning and delivery of key infrastructure projects. But, it is also accepted that it will take new thinking, new policy and new complex funding and financing initiatives to bring this to fruition. Despite the government remaining committed to investment in infrastructure development across the country, there are growing concerns over a significant shortfall in funding across many areas. Ireland’s capital investment expenditure is the second lowest in the EU, yet we have Europe’s fastest g

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Vintage at The Harlequin

Dublin’s vintage scene is thriving. With more vintage stores opening in the city centre, the competition is hotting-up, but so is the demand. So, why the sudden increase in vintage fashion? The inclusion of vintage inspirations by current fashion designers and the media has driven a change in people’s attitudes towards wearing second-hand clothes. You could say the recession has had an impact too. People are more resourceful because of it. They’re more likely to buy second hand now and generally the clothes are longer lasting than high street fashion. There’s also the fact that, thanks to a recent surge in bohemian and hipster trends, Dubliners are striving for mor

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Seven Stories of Creativity – Tony O’Connor, The Jeweller

We all know Grand Canal as the home of Google but unbeknownst to many, tucked among the tech giants is a building where ancient crafts are still practised, THE DESIGN TOWER. The Tower’s seven stories of studios play host to jewellers, fashion designers, conservationists and more. is going behind the tower’s walls to meet the craftspeople working there, including Tony O’Connor of I’ve been here longer than my own house. I started my apprenticeship here in a different jewellery company. They went and I stayed on. So, I

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Food Academy Start training programme

Food Academy Start is a training programme for new and start-up food businesses, delivered by the network of Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs), Bord Bia and SuperValu.