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Finfacts is a business and finance portal that 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, encouraging technological innovation, and promoting fair competition in the industry. The BAI strives to protect consumers by guaranteeing 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 a news center, publications and statistics, and information about projects being done by the department.

The Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) protects the public and animal health by regulating medicines, medical devices, and healthcare products. They also monitor the safety of cosmetics. The HPRA website includes product listings, descriptions of different medicines, current topics in medicine and legislation, as well as news and publications.

Other Resources

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 responsible for the development of Irish enterprises in world markets. The site is developed to assist Irish enterprises in attracting investment from international businesses, growing their business, and boosting export sales.

Provided by Global Markets as a special report, Ireland after Brexit features a roundtable discussion between top business leaders and government official regarding the impact Brexit will have on the Irish economy. The report is available to download in PDF free of charge.

Managed by the Office of Government Procurement, eTenders helps visitors find tender notices all across Ireland. Buyers have an ability to establish notices while suppliers are given a chance to learn about the latest business opportunities. The site also offers legislation and guides on public procurement as well as notices available through a business sector search. 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 that provides 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.