Entries by Louise Cunningham

Market Watch – South East Asia

Overview • Many countries in South East Asia have made a successful return to business • Travel restrictions had posed problems for businesses selling into the region, but goods are moving again. • Critical supply chain companies are ramping up production and capacity to meet increasing demand • Opportunities are continuing to arise, particularly in […]

Covid-19: Returning to the workplace safely

In four short months, the world of work has changed dramatically thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic. Many of us experienced remote working, changed working conditions, altered hours or even layoffs. But now, as the economy slowly reopens according to the Government’s phased roadmap, employers and employees are slowly returning to the workplace, albeit a very […]

Market Watch – Middle East

Overview MENA is beginning to open up after a very strict lockdown. Irish companies need to be aware of market differences in the region. There is scope for movement in the health and safety, education and healthcare industry. Communication and innovation is the key to success. Covid-19 has most certainly changed the world as we […]

Storyworlds Podcast #1 – Teelings Whiskey

In a new podcast series, Storyworlds explores the inner life of Irish food and beverage as it goes global. In our first episode, storyteller James McCabe talks to whiskey innovator and lifelong entrepreneur John Teeling, founder of the Coolea Distillery, the Kilbeggan Distillery and the Great Northern Distillery, about the tribulations and triumphs of restarting […]

Market Watch – Benelux

  Overview The BeNeLux countries (Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg) are working hard to return to normal business practise. Health and safety remain a prime concern so remote working and virtual meetings will continue to be in place for some time to come. Continued communication with clients is vital. Opportunities are available in the biopharma, digital […]

Market Watch – Italy

Overview Italy was severely impacted by Covid-19 and had no protocol to follow as it was the first to experience a total lockdown. It has started to recover and has begun to open up its borders Construction sites are open and medical device companies are in production mode. Opportunities are also available in the health, […]

Market Watch – A view from Europe

Key Takeaways Business in Europe has been severely impacted by Covid-19, but many countries are now beginning to re-open and are determined to get industry and business moving again Movement of products is improving while movement of people is still a challenge. Opportunities are likely to emerge for example in digitisation across industries; or in […]

Irish software firm mAdme helping mobile giants through Covid-19 crisis

The seismic fall-out from Covid-19 has created an unprecedented demand for Irish innovation, with our tech sector stepping up to aid the recovery of industries including health, travel and communications. As mobile operators provide customers with Covid-related updates – typically struggling to get beyond an engagement rate of 1-2% via standard SMS and push notifications […]

Anam Technologies: Partnering to stay safely connected

Anam Technologies, an Enterprise Ireland-supported company, is partnering with mobile operators across the world to secure networks against messaging fraud during the Covid-19 crisis. Working closely with Tier 1 network partners such as Orange, Deutsche Telekom, Digicel and Telenor in more than 85 countries, the aim is to identify and block fraudulent traffic while protecting […]

Support where it’s most needed for HPSUs

The innovation and dynamism of Enterprise Ireland-supported high potential start-up (HPSU) firms are vital to future economic growth, and it is absolutely essential that HPSUs that were progressing prior to Covid-19 receive the support they require to get through the Covid-19 crisis. “These firms and their founders are the future leaders of the economy and […]

Market Watch – How Covid-19 is impacting the Asia Pacific region

Just as it has affected every corner of the globe, Covid-19 has made its presence felt in the Asia Pacific region. But according to Enterprise Ireland’s regional director for Asia Pacific, Mary Kinnane, while there is no doubt that it has had a disruptive impact on economies, businesses and lives, the level and magnitude of […]

Managing liquidity through the Covid-19 crisis

Cash really is king for businesses contending with the Covid-19 crisis. Many of those still trading have to meet ongoing payroll, rent, utilities and other costs in the face of rapidly declining demand, while many others have been forced to close either as a result of government directive or adverse trading conditions and are looking […]