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Cool Irish Companies To Buy From

By Tahlia Peppard July 12, 2018 (No)
With big multi-national companies creating monopolies and all that confusing stuff, now is as good a time as any to start supporting local brands and buying from local companies. By supporting local companies, you take business away from those corporations that abuse their status and help a family run business, or 2 people who decided to invent something or even kids that came up with a really cool concept. So, in today’s article, we’ll be listing some Irish companies that you should definitely start buying from. Arklu This is a Donegal-based toymaker that creates dolls. Arklu was formed in December 2010 by Lucie Follett and Ian Harkin; their first product […]

Unique Irish Record Stores That Are Making a Difference

By Alannah Kenny April 12, 2018 (2 Comments)
One of the most disheartening announcements that we hear more and more frequently these days are the closures of once popular record stores as a result of the digital age taking over. When you can stream everything online, the desire for buying a physical copy of music just isn’t as strong as it used to be. However, there are some Irish record stores that are defying all odds and are succeeding. So what’s their secret? Well to mark the upcoming Record Store Day on April 21st, we have compiled a list of some of our favourite independent record stores in the country. These are places that you must visit if […]

Irish Tech Events You Need To Get To This Year

By Alannah Kenny September 12, 2017 (No)
Calling all tech lovers, there will be several Irish festivals, conferences and conventions happening this year paying homage to all things technological and scientific. Dublin is no stranger to hosting some of the biggest tech gatherings in Europe, with places like Galway and Cork beginning to get their spoke in too. Be it for educational or entertainment purposes, there’s something to interest everyone. Let’s see what’s on offer in the coming months. UPRISE Festival Originally spawning from Amsterdam, UPRISE is the biggest technology festival in Europe and it will be heading to the RDS in Dublin for a second year in a row. UPRISE is unique in that it’s not […]

Has the Dublin Tech Summit Filled the Gap?

By Dean Fitzgerald March 1, 2017 (No)
Two weeks ago an estimated 10,000 people attended the Dublin Tech Summit in the Convention Centre in Dublin city, a new conference that was put in place after it was found that the mega successful Web Summit was moving to Lisbon last year. Although attendance numbers were slightly below expectations, there was a sense of satisfaction that the Summit had attempted to tackle a question that constantly sits on the minds of those invested in technology: What is the future of the tech industry in Ireland? Businesses and Speakers Some heavyweight companies were involved in the Summit as partners as well, which only served to further enhance the event’s reputation […]

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