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Arabella PageClearMove

As a practical problem solver who loves finding solutions, Arabella Page created the perfect business – arranging everything from valuations to removal vans for those clearing out a home.

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Arantxa López ID Translation

With their first company, ID Languages, Arantxa, who studied Childhood Education & Language Teaching, created a way to make learning a new tongue more efficient and enjoyable by teaching languages through drama and dance.

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Cori Calvert – GES Energy

It seems fitting that Cori Calvert’s business is an energy company as she appears to have enough energy to fuel the Munster rugby team. Her company, GES Energy, has adapted the business model of the government-backed energy efficiency company she worked for in California to target Irish firms with an offering of up to 60 per cent energy savings with no up-front costs.

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Eimear KellyDarcy the Dingo

Darcy the Dingo began life as a fun way for an uncle in Australia to connect with his nieces and nephews back in Ireland whom he had yet to meet. Before long, his sister realised how much her children loved Darcy and spotted a business opportunity.

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Elaine Boyle Pip and Pumpkin

Having experienced the devastation of two miscarriages, and the sheer joy that two healthy children bring, Elaine understands the need to feel connected to others in good times and bad.

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Karina Kelly- mypicdrop

Karina Kelly is something of a serial entrepreneur. The Roscommon native who now lives just outside Donegal town with her husband and two children recently set up her third business while the other two are still going concerns.

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Kylie Magner Magners’ Farm

With just 10 hens, Kylie Magner started her own pasture-raised egg business and now, a year later, people flock to various Farmers’ markets around Tipperary every weekend to get their hands on Magners’ Farm eggs.

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Leah PurcellAble Bodies Physiotherapy

She has travelled far and wide working with some of the best physiotherapy practitioners and now Leah Purcell is running her own gold-standard physiotherapy practice back home in County Kildare.

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Linda ByrneLinda Byrne Illustration

Linda Byrne is a determined artist. Despite never winning any of the many art competitions she entered as a schoolgirl, she continued pursuing her dream of becoming an animator.

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Liz GavinEur Digital Village

Liz Gavin combined her love of European Policies with her passion for agriculture and sustainability to create Eur Digital Village, which helps businesses and groups access EU funding.

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Samantha Stuart- Pretty Bowtique

After working in the insurance industry for 12 years, Samantha Stuart embarked on a creative career in 2017 when she founded Pretty Bowtique after having her third child.

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