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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Owner of Dundrum Town Centre reports 9.4% rise in profits

The company that owns Dundrum Town Centre has reported a strong 8.8 rise in rental income to £346.5 million across its operations last year. Hamerson and its joint venture partner Allianz took control of Dundrum Shopping Centre in South County Dublin last year and also co-owns the ILAC centre in Dublin with Irish Life and land adjoining the Swords Pavilions shopping centre in north Dublin. In the Republic, net rental income totalled £14 million for last year, with £1.5 million generated from Dublin Central development site and the remainder from Dundrum. As ownership of the property portfolio was secured during the year, the net rental income only relates to the second half of 2016, prior to which the company received interest income from the loan portfolio. During 2016, 10 rent reviews were settled, of which half were after the property ownership was transferred. These settlements were with tenants including Aldo, Boots, BT2, Clarks, Coast and Dune. In total these reviews delivered annual rental increases of 8 per cent. In January 2017, the company settled a further 21 reviews achieving rent uplifts of 7 per cent on £5.4 million (Hammerson’s share) of passing rent.


Urban Policy for Local Authorities: Lessons from URBACT & ESPON

The Custom House

This day long event will highlight the key lessons which the URBACT II and URBACT III and ESPON 2007-2013 and new ESPON 2014-2020 programmes hold for the project of developing 2nd tier cities in Ireland. Now is an opportune moment to examine the balancing of economic growth in Ireland by stimulating development in the country's 2nd tier cities (cities outside of Dublin which have populations in excess of 50,000). With reference to the insights and findings of the EU ERDF URBACT and ESPON programmes, we will consider the assets these cities have, the opportunities for growth which exist and

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The five-minute CIO: Helen Dixon, Data Protection Commissioner

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon talks about the impact GDPR will have on the business landscape. “Every company now is a data company,” warned Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) Helen Dixon, as the EU’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) looms.Dixon describes GDPR as a “game-changer” in how organisations and individuals will treat and value data. While companies have been warned about punitive fines, one aspect that is rarely mentioned is the potential for civil action by individuals that will come in the wake of GDPR. Dixon is currently in the eye of the storm when it comes to data protection of EU citizens. Her office is engaged in a High Court case involving Austrian lawyer and activist Max Schrems, social media giant Facebook and the US government over standard contractual clauses (SCCs) and the transmission of EU citizens’ data from Europe to the US.


Smart Dublin

Smart Dublin is an initiative of the four Dublin Local Authorities to engage with smart technology providers, researchers and citizens to solve city challenges and improve city life. We have all the right ingredients to become one of Europe’s leading Smart Cities: multinationals, SMEs, research institutions, city and state agencies and citizen/community groups, who are committed and excited to support Smart Dublin’s vision. Our main objectives are: • To stimulate the economic competitiveness of the Dublin Region through collaboration between private, public and academic partners. • To drive public sector efficiencies and improve services by using the

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How Dublin works – Nobó

Dublin company Nobó launched its ‘Frozen Goodness’ dairy-free and gluten-free ice cream four years ago. It’s gathered a bunch of prestigious awards since then and is distributed nationwide in Ireland. You’ll also find it in stores across the UK – and in Waitrose in the Dubai Mall. talked to the husband and wife team behind the brand, Rachel and Brian Nolan. Nobó isn’t some marketing gimmick, is it? It’s a real innovation. Rachel: Definitely it is in terms of the ingredients. There are other dairy-free ice-creams on the market. Where

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Dublin Indeed Job Search Academy


Are you ready for a career move, in need of inspiration, or just eager to keep your eye on the job market? Come join the Indeed Job Search Academy — a gathering of individuals who want to improve their job search skills and get the tools needed to land their next big opportunity. The event is free of charge and anyone can attend. Just register beforehand to reserve your spot. Should I bring my resume? This is an educational event and employers won't be present, so you do not need to bring your resume. How will I receive my headshot after the event? After you take your photo, w

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IEEE Young Entrepreneurs Open Day Dublin

UCD O'Brien Centre

Join us at the University College Dublin for a full day of events for students and young professionals looking for inspiration, resources and guidance to help start and grow their own business. - Are you technically and professionally equipped to enter the workforce? - Do you have the know how to start up your own business? - Is your career heading in your desired direction or are you on autopilot mode? The program will include: • Workshops and talks throughout the day by invited experts from business and industry sectors including: • Professional Advice on business and start-u

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Family Business Conference

The Helix

The ‘S’ word: Navigating succession in family business The DCU Centre for Family Business will host its annual conference on Wednesday 1st of March. The keynote address will be given by Paul Darley, CEO of 4th generation family business W.S. Darley & Co. This will be followed by two interactive workshop breakout sessions, facilitated by industry experts and academic speakers. •Topics to be covered: •Succession in family business •Choosing a successor •Preparing to let go •Exit styles This conference is aimed at family business owners and managers, next generat

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How Dublin Works: The Guinness Enterprise Centre

The Guinness Enterprise Centre, on Taylor’s Lane in the heart of Dublin’s Liberties, is managed by Dublin Business Innovation Centre and has been named the no.1 university associated business incubation centre in the world. In the first of two articles about the GEC, talks to Eamonn Sayers, the centre’s manager since 2011. I’m an entrepreneur. I’ve got an idea. What can the GEC do for me here? Eamonn Sayers: The first step here is that we’ll try and put you in front of an entrepreneur who’s in the same industry. We’ll say have a chat with this person, see what they’re thinking. If you’ve identified your target market, again we’ll say we know someone here who’s in the same market and they’ll have a coffee with you too. Then what happens? Eamonn Sayers: Our role here is to help your company grow and scale. We help to make it become better and we help to make you a better entrepreneur. We create an environment and a community and a sense of belonging that makes entrepreneurs very comfortable, makes them enjoy the fact that this is their office, this is their workplace, so that both the entrepreneur and their teams are in the best place to grow their businesses.

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How Dublin Works: Dublin Couriers

Pushbike couriers. You see them milling about on Dublin’s city streets every day. And if you don’t know one, or have never been one, they can be the subject of some curiosity. Why would you want to do that for a living? Is it a real job? Could you live on the money they make? Is it dangerous? Are they crazy? Well, seeing as I used to be one, I can answer some of these questions. But given that was back in the mid to late nineties, I caught up with one of them briefly, one who worked the streets at the time I did, and just so happens to be still out there. The big theme of our chat revolved around how much the city and the job has changed. I always remember couri

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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.