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Finfacts, also known as the Business & Finance Portal, provides daily business news, business briefs and reports, and information on financial products for both Ireland and the rest of the world. Some sections are updated daily, others less frequently.
The business section of the Independent has news articles on the latest developments and stories about business in Ireland, as well as sections on farming, technology, and small businesses.
The Sunday Business Post serves as Ireland’s financial, political and economic weekly newspaper. Topics covered by the periodical include business, politics, and technology.
Regulatory Agency Sites
The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) regulates all broadcasting content by granting licenses to operators and ensuring their compliance, promoting technological innovation, and promoting fair competition in the industry. The BAI strives to protect consumers by ensuring high quality, affordable, and appropriate broadcasts. The site includes current projects, publications, information on licensing, and lists of broadcasters.
The Commission for Communications Regulation (ComReg) is responsible for the regulation of the electronic communications sector, which includes telecommunications, radio communications, and broadcasting transmission, as well as the postal sector. The main roles of ComReg are to protect consumers by resolving disputes and ensuring quality products, promotion of competition, and encouraging innovation. Their site includes publications, consultations, licensing, and services.
The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine website contains all of the links and documentation that one may need regarding the food and agriculture industries in Ireland. The department itself is in charge of all policies and support related to those industries in Ireland. Publications, legislation, news, and PDF documents on different agricultural sectors are available on the website.
The mission of Ireland's Department of Defence is to provide for the military defense of Ireland and to contribute to national and international peace and security. The site includes publications, press releases, and news.
The Department of Finance of Ireland works to support the achievement of the government's economic and social objectives by promoting a sound, sustainable economic and budgetary environment, continuing improvements in the efficiency of public services, and an effective framework for financial services. This resource includes sections on the Irish government's budget and tax policies.
The Irish Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is responsible for the policy development and regulation of international trade with Ireland. The site provides information on passports, citizenship, travel advice, and Irish embassies and consulates.
The Department of Health is responsible for improving the health and well-being of people in Ireland in a manner that promotes better health for everyone, fair access, responsive and appropriate care delivery, and high performance. The site includes information about projects being done by the department, a news center, and publications.
The Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) protects the public and animal health through regulation of medicines, medical devices, and healthcare products. They also monitor the safety of cosmetics. Its website includes product listings, descriptions of different medicines, current topics in medicine and legislation, as well as news and publications.
With 60 chambers of commerce and 13,000 business members, Chambers Ireland is the largest business network of chambers of commerce in Ireland. Local chambers of commerce are accessible through the website, as well as news, events, publications, services, and membership information. A newsletter is also available with a free subscription.
Enterprise Ireland is the government organization charged with assisting the development of Irish enterprise. This site is developed to assist the organization in attracting investment in Ireland from international businesses, increasing Ireland's trade and connecting with Irish partners.
Managed by the Office of Government Prodcurement, eTenders helps visitors find tender notices all over Ireland. Buyers have a chance to establish notices while suppliers can be informed about the latest business opportunities. The site also offers legislation and guides on public procurement as well as notices that can be searched by the business sector. A free registration is necessary to access the buyer and supplier pages.
The Irish Exporters Association (IEA) provides support for Irish companies who are looking to export. The site offers information on starting a business, market research, reaching target markets, customs formalities, and export and import documentation. The IEA also offers specific exporting resources and programs for its members. A paid membership is required to gain access to IEA's exporter services.
The Norwegian-Irish Business Association (NIBA) is an organization providing information and a contact point for companies doing business in Ireland and Norway. There are two sections on the NIBA site dedicated to providing details about business in Ireland and Norway. A useful links page is also provided as well as an events guide for future NIBA meetings.