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on July 2nd, 2014

Applications Open for National Scheme to Help Small Businesses Trade Online

 1,000 firms will benefit from digital vouchers by year end after successful pilot in Dublin area. Minister Rabbitte urges businesses to apply now and seize an advantage over competitors from home and abroad. From 1 July 2014, small businesses throughout Ireland can apply to the Government for digital vouchers to help their businesses trade online. Announcing the Trading Online Voucher Scheme, Minister for Communications, Pat Rabbitte T.D., said that 1000 vouchers will be available for qualifying businesses through the network of 31 Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs) between now and the end of 2014 with more on offer next year. Businesses will…

on June 19th, 2014

Deadline looms for SMEs applying to IEDR’s 2014 OPTIMISE e-commerce fund

“We couldn’t have made applying for awards any easier for busy SMEs” – David Curtin, CEO, IEDR IEDR’s 2014 OPTIMISE e-commerce fund entries close on 27th June 2014 Fifteen companies can each win prizes of 10 days of professional consultancy, training and development, from a total fund of €150,000, in this year’s IEDR sponsored OPTIMISE Awards programme The closing date for the awards, made to companies that want to improve their e-commerce capabilities, is the 27th June 2014. Now in its fourth year the OPTIMISE Fund has already benefitted a total of 45 small businesses across all industries and from…

on May 21st, 2014

IEDR’s 2014 OPTIMISE e-Commerce Fund Opens for Entries

15 Irish companies to benefit from €150,000 Fund announces Minister for Communications, Pat Rabbitte, T.D.  The IE Domain Registry (IEDR), the managed registry for Ireland’s official Internet address .ie, today announced that its 2014 OPTIMISE Fund is open for entries from small business owners looking for a helping hand to improve their e-commerce capabilities. Encouraging small and micro-business owners across Ireland to apply for one of 15 places on this year’s OPTIMISE Fund worth €150,000 overall was the Minister for Communications, Energy & Natural Resources Pat Rabbitte, T.D. The OPTIMISE Fund provides professional consultation, practical training and e-commerce development support…

on December 5th, 2013

20 SMEs reap e-commerce rewards with IEDR’s OPTIMISE Fund

45 small firms benefit to date – OPTIMISE Fund announced for 2014 with Minister for Communications, Pat Rabbitte, T.D. The IE Domain Registry (IEDR), the managed registry for Ireland’s official Internet address .ie, today announced that its OPTIMISE e-Commerce Website Development Fund will support a further 20 small firms to improve their e-commerce capabilities in 2014. The announcement was made at a ceremony addressed by the Minister for Communications, Energy & Natural Resources Pat Rabbitte, T.D., who presented graduation certificates to this year’s winners. Now established and entering its fourth year, IEDR’S OPTIMISE Fund has already provided 45 small and…

on October 2nd, 2013

Dot IE Net Visionary Award 2013 Winners Announced

– 15 Companies Announced as Winners in the Dot ie Net Visionary Awards – At a banquet on Friday evening The Irish Internet Association (“IIA”) announced the winners of the 2013 Dot ie Net Visionary Awards. Michele Neylon of (.ie Accredited Registrars) was crowned the Overall Net Visionary Winner. Now in their 15th year the Net Visionary Awards are designed to recognise the very best of the Irish Internet Industry. This year the Awards featured some new categories and five individual awards were decided by a public vote, with the remaining 10 categories being chosen by an independent judging…

on July 31st, 2013

IEDR Reports Solid Core Trading Performance in 2012

– Volume registration growth of 19.3%, Members’ Funds up 8.5% – The IE Domain Registry (IEDR), the not-for-profit public organisation that manages Ireland’s top level Internet domain, .ie, today reported a solid core trading performance for 2012. Total volume growth of 19.3% in new .ie domain registrations and increased Members’ Funds to €3.6 million will enable IEDR to further consolidate the safety, stability and resilience of Ireland’s top level domain. The company has also extended promotional and outreach activities to encourage internet usage and uptake by Irish SMEs and micro enterprises. Financial and operational performance for 2012 includes: New .ie…