Limerick man reaches ‘Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur’ National Final

A University of Limerick engineering graduate and entrepreneur has won a place at the first-ever national final of ‘Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur’ competition, for a chance to share a €100,000 investment fund. Paddy Finn from the Castletroy-based Electricity Exchange is representing the region in the Best Start Up category at the national final in Dublin […]

Limerick entrepreneurs Fly the Flag at regional final

Three young Limerick entrepreneurs are flying the flag for the county at the regional final of the inaugural ‘Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur’ competition, which is offering an investment prize-fund of €2 million. All under the age of 30, the local business owners and new start-ups are going head-to-head with other winners from Clare, Kerry and […]

Government fund initiative to help people avoid money lenders

The Government is examining the possibility of setting up a fund to provide small loans to help people avoid illegal moneylenders. According to a Department of Finance spokesperson, more people are driven into the hands of moneylenders due to their difficulty in getting loans from banks and credit unions. “There is now a greater cohort […]

Limerick brothers launch their online payment services business in Ireland

Limerick’s youngest multi-millionaire brothers came back home from Silicon Valley this week to launch their online payment services business, called Stripe, in Ireland. Valued at $0.5 billion by technology analysts in the US, Stripe is backed by Peter Thiel, the first investor in Facebook and a founder of Paypal. However, the former Castletroy College students, […]

Jane Austen’s romantic hero inspired by Limerickman

Fitzwilliam D’arcy, the dashing yet aloof hero in Jane Austen’s novel, Pride and Prejudice was inspired by a Limerick man. Descended from an old Huguenot family, Thomas Langlois Lefroy was born in Limerick in 1776 and went on to become Lord Chief Justice of Ireland. Despite his political and academic renown, Austen’s ‘Irish friend’ is […]