Weekend Takeaway: Joining the dots on telecoms and entrepreneurship

15 Feb 2019

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Essential weekend sci-tech reading from calls for better tax reliefs for entrepreneurs to what’s happening next with broadband in Ireland.

Enterprise Ireland joins calls for better entrepreneurial tax relief

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Joe Healy, divisional manager, high-potential start-ups, Enterprise Ireland. Image: Luke Maxwell/Silicon Republic

Enterprise Ireland says more needs to be done to reward the risks taken by the real heroes of the Irish economy.

Teamwork is planning to build a Cork-style version of Apple Park

Two men in jeans and dark shirts stand in a corridor lined with wood and libraries in Cork.

Daniel Mackey and Peter Coppinger, founders of Teamwork.com. Image: Teamwork
Image: Clare Keogh

One of Cork’s outstanding tech success stories, Teamwork, wants to leave its mark and inspire future Irish tech successes.

Meet the start-ups at the Enterprise Ireland 2019 HPSU showcase

A large group of people sitting behind a blue screen that says Start-up Showcase 2019.

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The class of 2018 continue to carry the torch of entrepreneurship for Ireland’s entrepreneurs.

The first Dublin WeWork Labs start-up hub is about to open its doors

The scene inside the Iveagh Court WeWork building in Dublin with people sitting around using their smartphones.

Image: WeWork

As WeWork’s office empire spreads to six buildings across Dublin, the next step is to help start-ups scale up.

Broadband Forum CEO Robin Mersh on driving connectivity forward

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From 5G to IoT, Broadband Forum CEO Robin Mersh outlines the most pressing tasks ahead for the industry.

Ireland’s largest telco, Eir, says it is sticking with Huawei

A photo of the Chinese company Huawei's logo in red on the side of a building under a blue cloudy sky.

Huawei building. Image: alexeynovikov/Depositphotos

Eir won’t be joining other European operators in distancing themselves from the Chinese equipment maker.

Eir reveals €500m investment in 10Gbps fibre-to-the-home broadband

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Carolan Lennon, CEO, Eir. Image: Chris Bellew /Fennell Photography

Eir’s new FTTH network will include every town in Ireland that has more than 1,000 people.

Imagine to roll out 150Mbps 5G broadband to 1m premises in rural Ireland

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Initial Imagine investment will focus on underserved regional and rural areas in Ireland.

Donegal to get a broadband speed boost in €14m Siro investment

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Bundoran, Co Donegal. Image: © Madrugada Verde/Stock.adobe.com

Six new towns to act as a pilot for potential second phase of Siro roll-out.

Irish firm ActionPoint wins race to drive UAE motorsport events

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Company behind Ireland’s passport renewal system puts motorsport organisers in pole position.