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Buy Local This Christmas Boost The Economy.

01 December 2016 BY Editor
"Buy Local" you see the decal in the shop window, the sign at the farmer's market, the bright, cheerful logos... The apparent message is "let's-support-local-business", a kind of community boosterism. Read full story

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The new e-commerce opportunity

18 April 2016 Posted by: Editor
E-commerce used to be a spectator’s sport in this country. Government ministers used to talk about it with blank expressions; telecoms companies would advertise its virtues hoping someone would sign up for an internet connection; and a few clued-in entrepreneurs prayed some Californian savvy would come to these shores. In fact, the only successful homegrown e-commerce entrepreneur this country had for much of the past 10 years was that outlandish midlander Michael O’Leary, whose airline, Ryanair, made a 100pc conversion of customers buying their flights on the internet. While all of this was going on, Ireland was gaining from massive data centres and an influx of investment from the world’s e-commerce leaders such as eBay,Yahoo!,Google,Microsoft and the one hand, we were the envy of the world; on the other, the locals didn’t get it.

Well, that’s not quite true. Some of us got it. Mostly blokes in well-paid jobs, who had little time on their hands but were happy to splash out on all kinds of gizmos that would gather dust in the shed. But slowly the worm started to turn: more and more people started to get broadband, they began buying Christmas presents online and checking out reviews from holidaymakers on hotels to visit abroad – and now it seems the Irish just can’t get enough of sourcing, buying and selling online.

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