Happy 25! Happy 25

Franchisees across Ireland have cause to mark a very special Landmark this year as the Irish Franchise Association celebrates a quarter of a century of developing and promoting the industry. More  

The Americans are Coming The Americans are Coming

American franchises are generally the best when it comes to trail-blazing on the international franchise stage. Find out more about the kind of companies that are looking for franchisees in Ireland. More 

Championing the Franchise Industry Championing the Franchise Industry

Most of the challenges facing businesses in Ireland are common to all sectors. However, where there are industry specific issues, organisations such as the Irish Franchise Association, come into their own. More   

Breaking through the Glass Ceiling Breaking Through the Glass Ceiling

When it comes to franchising, women very often tend to fare better than men and there is certainly no "glass ceiling" to break through. More 

The Franchise Diaspora The Franchise Diaspora

The Irish have been good at exporting our talent and know-how for hundreds of years. However a new kind of diaspora has sprung up in recent years in the form of Irish franchises. More

Green is the new Black Green is the New Black

There are relatively few companies that have not made at least a cursory effort to improve their environmental credentials, but for some franchises green is at the very heart of their day to day operations. More

The Franchise KingsThe Franchise Kings

Abrakebabra investments is undoubtedly the most successful Irish Franchise business around. The company owns The Bagel Factory, Yo! Sushi, Chick King and Gourmet Burger Kitchen Brands in Ireland. Franchise Director David Zebedee talks to Paul Golden. More

Mixed Messages from State AgenciesMixed Messages from State Agencies

Traditionally Franchise businesses have not been a high priority for business development agencies. However, there are signs that attitudes are begining to change. More

Looking After the KidsLooking After Kids

For sheer job satisfaction, it is hard to beat a franchise that allows you to be your own boss while assisting the development (both physical and mental) of the next generation. More

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