Archive magazine includes Guinness, Jacobs and Grafton Street
Pictured: Protect of Small business & Finance, Vol. 1, No. 1, 18 September, 1964.

To rejoice Organization & Finance’s 60 calendar year record of bringing readers the most effective in information, remark, reportage and assumed management, we have introduced our Archive Digitalisation task whereby our catalogue of print difficulties, relationship all the way back to 1964, will be digitalised and introduced to audience in a new structure. 

This will offer beneficial insight for researchers, archivists, and audience intrigued in how the small business landscape has modified in Ireland above the past 60 yrs.

In this quite to start with issue of Company & Finance, volume 1, difficulty 1 (18 September, 1964), visitors were offered a look at developments at Guinness, Jacobs, Grafton St and the stock exchange. To read through this challenge in whole, please stop by our archive.

In this article are some of the highlights of our really first magazine – quantity 1, concern 1 (18 September, 1964):

Guinness is on the lookout into the probability of brewing beer at St. James’ Gate, Dublin, for the first time in its 205-calendar year heritage

In one particular of Small business & Finance’s 1st leading tales, Arthur Guinness Son & Corporation discusses the probability of brewing beer as very well as stout at its St. James’s Gate headquarters.

The beer would be marketed to Irish Ale Breweries, which was 66% owned by Guinness. This would mark the very first time that Guinness has manufactured just about anything but stout at St. James’s Gate.

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In a function on Jacob’s, the manufacturer identify for lines of biscuits and crackers, Organization & Finance famous the company’s inimitable good results, with income in 1963 advancing by nearly 10 for every cent.

Trading gains were 16 for every cent to the fantastic, the magazine reported, following a significant create off for pensions.

A new multi-degree setting up claims to modernise the firm, with flour and other components established to be quickly mixed, in which, soon after a interval in “long, horizontal” ovens, they will emerge as finished biscuits.

The new constructing also boasts an ICT laptop, which is made use of to deal with payroll.

“Chocolate biscuits,” the journal experiences, “including the marsh-mallow form, are becoming more and more favoured” by the people of 1964.

Grafton Road

The 1st situation of Small business & Finance also contained a small business study of Grafton Avenue. Do you recognise any of these stores?

Ireland’s leaders welcome

The publication of a new weekly enterprise magazine, the 1st of its variety in Eire, enticed the country’s enterprise and political leaders.

“I am incredibly pleased to discover of the publication of a new journal working with money matters in Ireland, together with investment, business and home,” wrote previous Taoiseach Jack Lynch, who, at the time of publication, served as Minister for Market and Commerce under Seán Lemass.

“This new critique must make an essential contribution towards the maintenance of the problems necessary for economic expansion,” wrote yet another previous TD and soon-to-be Senator, Dr. James Ryan.

Existing small business information

Business & Finance‘s first difficulty includes news from throughout the business enterprise landscape.

Pye, a maker of radio and television sets, introduced its intention to start off progress on a wide vary of domestic appliances, such as refrigerators, washing machines, and water heaters.

Dr. Dillon Digby, Handling Director of Pye, stated: “The moves are necessary to diversify our functions so we are not wholly dependent on the radio and Tv industry.”

The new Neighborhood Govt (Setting up and Progress) Act was established to occur into force on 1st October, 1964, aiming to give nearby authorities scope for thorough and orderly scheduling and enhancement.

Dublin Inventory Trade

In a report on current developments in the Dublin Stock Trade, Small business & Finance mentioned the report accomplishment of Irish Cinemas, a Rank-managed cinema and motor inn group.

“Irish cinemas,” the magazine says, “has, of course, benefited tremendously from the abolition of enjoyment obligation.”


Magazines need advertising to keep afloat, and Business enterprise & Finance is no exception. Down below is a collection of vintage adverts from the quite to start with issue. Do you recognise some of these names?

Kenny’s promotion agency

Lender of Eire


The Very first National Developing Modern society

Intercontinental Pcs and Tabulators Limited

Walden, Lifetime and Pensions LTD, Grundig Dictating Devices

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