Headline Partners



Enterprise Ireland

Enterprise Ireland is the government organisation responsible for the development and growth of Irish enterprises in world markets. We work in partnership with Irish enterprises to help them start, grow, innovate and win export sales in global markets. In this way, we support sustainable economic growth, regional development and secure employment. For more information, visit www.enterprise-ireland.com


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IE Domain Registry (IEDR) is the official registry for .ie domain names, and it maintains the database of registered .ie domain names. IEDR originated as a spinout from University College Dublin, becoming an independent, separate limited company in July 2000. IEDR is responsible for the management and administration of Ireland’s official internet domain, .ie, in the interest of the Irish and global internet communities. It operates the domain name system (DNS) for the .ie namespace, facilitates an independent dispute resolution service with WIPO and operates a public Whois lookup service for .ie domains.

IEDR’s mission is to provide unique, identifiably Irish domain names, along with registry and related services to the local and international internet community. It is a managed registry, which means that there are policies and procedures governing the registration of .ie domain names. New applications are reviewed to ensure compliance with the terms and conditions of registration. This contrasts with .com and .eu where there is no manual review and the domain applied for will be automatically registered once the name is available. Only IEDR can administer and manage the .ie namespace. The roles, responsibilities and services are delivered on a cost recovery basis. IEDR liaises with Government departments, governing bodies, trade associations, and abides by internet best practice principles while still operating as an independent public company




McCann FitzGerald

With almost 600 people, including over 375 lawyers and professional staff, McCann FitzGerald is one of Ireland’s premier law firms. We are consistently recognised as being the market leader in many practice areas and our pre-eminence is endorsed by clients and market commentators alike.  Our principal office is located in Dublin and we have overseas offices in London, New York and Brussels. We provide a full range of legal services and our clients include international corporations, major domestic businesses and emerging Irish companies.

At McCann FitzGerald we recognise the importance of the right advice at the right time. We also recognise the dilemma that most early-stage companies face in terms of the requirement to balance the need for good advice against the need to manage costs.  We view the relationship with start-up companies as a partnership, and our aim is to help some of the most innovative and exciting companies in Ireland on their journey towards commercial success.



Big Red Cloud

Big Red Cloud is part of the Big Red Book stable of products. A business that specialises in developing simple and easy to use Accounting, Bookkeeping and Payroll software.

Big Red Cloud enables Small business owner’s access to their accounts through the internet. Always accessible, unlimited and with free access for their Accountant.

Our company’s motto is to keep things simple. We strive to help small businesses succeed by enabling them to use an accounting system without any knowledge of accounts, giving them a better chance of running a successful business.

In business for 25 years, we have developed a vast knowledge in this area and bring an expertise unparalleled in accounting software to all our 50,000 customers.


Cronin & Company

Established in 1978, Cronin & Company has earned a reputation as one of Dublin’s leading accountancy firms. Our team of experienced professionals offer an extensive range of

financial services and take a hands-on approach in everything we do. Over the years we have found the key to our success has been simple:

By identifying what any given company would like to achieve, we enable our clients to take charge of their finances and help their businesses to grow.