Commercial rates have been on hold or fallen in many regions since the recession.
Ministers have promised to deliver 135,000 jobs to regional areas by 2020.
We talk to businesses that have won the accolade about how much rides on the endorsement.
The industry is expecting double-digit growth in trade this year.
Lifes2Good has sold its celebrity-endorsed range to US manufacturer Dwight & Church.
Officials patrolled the Irish border for 70 years.
Irish Distillers is installing three 75,000-litre whiskey stills at the Midleton facility.
Finance chief Neil Sorahan said a partnership will likely happen ‘at some stage’.
James Hogan told an aviation conference in Dublin that the industry faces ‘significant challenges’ in 2017.
Denis O’Brien appears to be skipping the latest installment.
Public expenditure minister Paschal Donohoe wants an even split in senior roles.
Stephen Kavanagh said without faster connections, carriers might migrate to the Icelandic capital.
These firms tempt educators with tax-free salaries and other perks.
The ownership model has been put forward as an affordable solution for housing.
Some passengers complained that they no longer have access to perks like fast-track security.
Agriculture minister Michael Creed said food producers are always reacting to some challenge.
Largo Foods blamed the incident on a production line malfunction.
Some say firms are better off boosting staff morale with long-lasting presents than money.
Lockeliving reportedly wants to develop more than 100 rooms at the site.
Lara Hanlon, founder of Éntomo, wants to see Ireland cultivate an entomophagy industry.