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Naomi Temple
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on February 20th, 2018

SME ONLINE SUCCESS STORY: FRESH THINKING FOR TOP IRISH FISH SUPPLIER

Our recent dot ie Digital Health Index (Q4 2017) reveals that SMEs are realising the benefits of selling online. While only 40% of Irish SMEs with websites can take sales orders, it is a notable improvement on just 30% in the previous wave of research. One of our accredited registrars Letshost.ie, has highlighted a particular success story from one of their customers – Eat More Fish. Who is Eat More Fish? Eat More Fish is an Irish online fishmonger which sustainably sources high quality seafood locally from all corners of Ireland; from Donegal to Mayo, Galway to Cork and everywhere in…

Naomi Temple
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on December 15th, 2017

Irish SMEs demand more digital skills training

Our latest dot ie Digital Health Index reveals almost a third (32%) of Irish SMEs want more digital skills and e-commerce training. As a result, we are recommending the rollout of a cross-industry digital skills programme for micro-businesses, that have begun their digital journey, but need help to access Ireland’s growing e-commerce market; as well as a Local Enterprise Office-run ‘buddy system’ that pairs up businesses with digital experts in their local area. E-commerce, is becoming an increasingly important part of Ireland’s economy. Ireland’s share of the European e-commerce market is €9 billion and is expected to grow to €14…

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on September 7th, 2017

An evening with Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales – Ireland’s Internet Day 2017

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales will visit Dublin in October to discuss the fight against fake news, the launch of his recent news website WikiTRIBUNE, and how threats to online knowledge-sharing can be combatted with evidence-based journalism. We are absolutely delighted to host Mr Wales at our event celebrating Ireland’s Internet Day in Trinity College Dublin on Thursday, 26 October. Limited tickets are now available booked online. Tickets cost €15, with all proceeds going to CoderDojo, the volunteer computer programming club for young people. About Ireland’s Internet Day Now in its third year, Ireland’s Internet Day, which coincides with international Internet Day,…

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on August 28th, 2017

Public consultation begins on liberalisation of .ie domain policy

A public consultation on the liberalisation of .ie domain registration and naming policy begins today and will run until 30 September. Currently, to register a .ie domain name, an individual or business must prove that they have a valid claim to the desired name and a real, tangible connection to the island of Ireland. Our proposal is to retain the requirement for registrants to prove their connection to Ireland, but drop the need to prove a valid claim to the name. If the policy change is approved, any individual or business with a provable connection to Ireland will be able…

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on July 20th, 2017

Annual Report & Review – 6% increase in turnover in 2016

We recorded a 6% increase in turnover in 2016, from €2.86 million in 2015 to €3.03 million last year. Full details can be found in our Annual Report & Review for 2016, which we published today. Overall, the report shows that we are in a solid financial position, ending 2016 with €3.6 million in members’ funds and €6.3 million in liquid funds and investments. Deferred income on the balance sheet increased by 4% in 2016, to €2.05 million, up from €1.97 million in 2015. 2016 operational highlights A total of 34,615 new .ie domains were registered in 2016, a slight 1.7%…

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on November 18th, 2016

People, property and partnerships: a showcase for the digital community of Dun Laoghaire

Dun Laoghaire is a great place to do business. It is home to more than 60 companies in the Digital Space, including a number of multinational players and fast growing newcomers. Only a 10-minute DART journey away from Grand Canal Dock and its global giants, Dun Laoghaire has a lot to offer. Of course we already know this, that’s why the we have been based here for more than 15 years. However not everyone is aware of the benefits of setting up a business in Dun Laoghaire and to that end an awareness project has been set up highlight what’s…