For The Love Of Ideas
The Agora Companies arrived in Ireland in 1999. Today, the organisation is proudly represented by seven Irish companies and more than 250 employees collectively here in the south east. These businesses exist to honour The Agora’s promise to deliver fresh, innovative ideas through independent research and media – whether it be through publishing, or through the marketing and design used to effectively support our publishing affiliates. At the center of these businesses is Agora Publishing Ireland.
Who we are
As an Agora Company, we are innately globally minded and entrepreneurial. Of the seven companies here in Ireland, the majority are considered start-ups having launched as recently as 2016. Others have been around more than two decades and are considered cornerstones of our legacy organisation. And while no two businesses are the same, the energy and spirit about them is consistent. We believe in perpetual learning and agility, and we strive to deliver innovative solutions. While we pride ourselves on being forward-looking, we also refer to history for inspiration and knowledge. In fact, our teams proudly operate out of Woodlock House, a period property located on 40-acres in Portlaw, Co. Waterford. Our campus is a short 20-minute drive from Waterford City.
What we do
Agora Publishing Ireland provides a range of business services to The Agora Companies. Our services include Human Resources, Tech Solutions, Accounting, Facilities, and Administrative Services. Like our publishing affiliates, in everything we do, we begin with relationships. For the service groups within Agora Publishing Ireland, our business is helping other businesses innovate and grow. We do this by applying the human touch and a forward-looking perspective to every opportunity and challenge alike.
Our Human Resources Team support each business, their respective managers & employees in areas such as
- Payroll & benefits
- Performance Management
Our dedicated team take the headache out of accounting by working hand in hand with the businesses we support to provide accurate, insightful and timely financial information. We lend our expert support to meet their accounting needs so they can focus their time and energy on building a strong business.
- Full cycle accounting and bookkeeping
- Financial statement preparation and analysis
- Budgeting, forecasting and guidance
- Tax and regulatory compliance
Facilities & Reception
From scheduling help to tending to general inquiries to facility and grounds upkeep. We help clients with a range of day-to-day tasks so that they can focus on growing their business.
- Scheduling assistance
- Organising events
- Assisting in day-to-day office tasks
- Maintenance of grounds and buildings
Running a historic house as a 21st Century business hub has its challenges but our team love the challenge. They support our clients by managing their day-to-day IT systems and networks.
- Finding and solving network problems
- Installing IT solutions
- User management
- Assisting with everyday IT needs
We work with a diverse range of clients from publishers to technology companies that are smart, passionate and extremely ambitious. These clients are based right across the globe. From small startups to larger companies, we work with them all.