A spokeswoman for Press Up said there are no changes planned for the Elephant and Castle in the immediate term. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Temple Bar landmark snapped up by the country’s largest hospitality group

The company has about 6 per cent of the domestic electricity market and 3 per cent of the residential gas sector

Revenues up 11% to €101.9m at pay-as-you-go firm as customer numbers rise to 130,000

The decision to increase the amount available to companies means that from next year, an expected 10,000 Irish firms will have access to funding under Cosme

EIF and the SBCI have said they will provide an additional €230m to small companies

The study reveals SMEs generated 47.8 per cent of total turnover in the business economy

New CSO study shows that SMEs account for 99% of all enterprises locally

Recently-filed accounts for Interpay Limited, which trades as TransferMate, show gross profits increased to €9.8 million from €7.9 million.

Revenue increases 18 per cent at international payments firm founded by Terry Clune

Netwatch chief executive David Walsh: “Having grown from €200,000 to €1 million last year we’re now expecting ebitda to rise to close to €4 million in 2017.”

Carlow-based digital security firm reports a rise in pretax losses as turnover increases

YapStone said it had decided to grow its irish presence by establishing a product engineering development centre at its Drogheda facility.

YapStone, CarePlus and Zevas Communications all in expansion mode

Indeed: The online recruiter recently completed its move to new offices on St Stephen’s Green

Site used by 200m a month has ploughed income into hiring staff at local operations

Publications available on the PressReader platform include The Irish Times

Netflix-like platform for newspaper and magazines looking to take on 65 staff

Intercom co-founder Des Traynor: ‘We want to keep going in Ireland and are continuing to hire as much as we can locally’

Co-founder Des Traynor explains how the Irish software firm has attracted larger businesses while keeping ‘the cool kids’

Participants being put through their paces at the inaugural Pearse Lyons Accelerator programme at Dogpatch Labs

Dogpatch Labs and Alltech team up again for three-month programme for start-ups

As there are no docking stations, Urbo users can start and end their journey at any designated bike parking area and simply lock them when they arrive at their destination

Firm operates a scheme similar to Dublin Bikes, but one using apps and QR codes

 Julian Seymour, syndicates manager; Sarah Cagney, communications and  relationship manager; and John Phelan, national director of  the Halo Business Angel Network  (HBAN) which plans to increase the amount invested in Irish start-ups to €25 million by 2020. Photograph: Mark Stedman

Business network aims at 17% per year funding rise as it recruits seed investors

Enterprise Ireland chief executive Julie Sinnamon

Ding, IHeed and mAdme among 32 firms taking part in Enterprise Ireland trip

Vodafone Ireland, which has over 2.3 million customers, said its subscriber base rose by 4,000 versus the first quarter

Company reports a 13% rise in first-half organic adjusted core earnings to €7.4bn

Shay Walsh, managing director, BT Ireland and Geoff Byrne, chief operations officer, Tesco Ireland

Deal, which is worth in excess of €10m allows allow BT to process Tesco Mobile voice calls

Irish Ferries carried 385,100 cars in the first 10 months of the year, up 2.2 per cent on last year. Photograph: Eric Luke

Consolidated revenue rises 3.1 per cent to €289.9 million in first 10 months of year

The fee for Airbnb rooms is higher than being charged by hotels, the report shows

Business today: the best news, analysis and comment from ‘The Irish Times’ business desk

Aoibheann O’Brien and Iseult Ward, co-founders of foodcloud. The firm win a place on the prestigious Blackbox Connect accelerator programme in Silicon Valley. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Irish start-ups among 16 companies to be accepted for Blackbox Connect programme

In a note attached with the latest accounts, Yelp said it had closed subsidiaries in Japan, France and Singapore in 2016.

Turnover rose while losses narrowed at Irish unit of global online review platform

Davy said that despite its promising start to life as listed company, it believed that Glenveagh is still “attractively valued”

Company broker begins coverage on Glenveagh Properties with an ‘outperform’ rating

The company said there has been no progress in UK revenue’s investigation into Elysian Fuels

Dublin-headquartered firm serves more than 60,000 customers via two businesses

One51 chief executive Alan Walsh. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Irish plastic container maker to proceed with plans for an initial public offering next year

Scriba: Architect David Craig came up with the idea for the stylus in 2014 when struggling to find a product that would enable him to make quick sketches on the go while on site.

Bringing Scriba, a smart stylus for mobile devices to market, was a longer and more difficult journey than its inventor David Crai(...)

British  theoretical physicist and author Stephen Hawking:  he said artificial intelligence could be “be the best or worst thing to ever happen to humanity” during his keynote speech at the Web Summit in Lisbon, Portugal. Photograph: Patricia De Melo Moreira/AFP/Getty Images

AI is hottest topic at fully-fledged international conference with 60,000 attendees

Mytaxi developments include the launch of a Google Maps software development kit to provide better accuracy and provide better time estimates for users.   Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg via Getty

Company to roll out new ride-pooling service shortly

Plynk announced its first international expansion, into Portugal, at the Web Summit, which is taking place this week in Lisbon.

Dublin-based payments start-up targeting app primarily at younger consumers

Revolut, a mobile-based fintech firm which has 50,000 customers in Ireland, has applied for a European banking licence and begun building its own in-house payment processor as it seeks to roll-out the world’s first global banking app.

Business has signed up 950,000 customers in just two years, including 50,000 in Ireland

Waymo chief executive John Krafcik announces the latest developments by the Google offshoot in self-driving cars technology.

Company did not say when it expected to roll out ride-hailing service on a greater scale

Attendees at the Web Summit in Lisbon.

Web Summit: Dustin Moskovitz’s Asana expects more jobs in Ireland

Ryanair claims to be the most visited airline website in the world.

Web Summit: Integrated system will enable customers to buy tickets from rival

Paddy Cosgrave, Web Summit co-founder and chief executive: ‘Tech is turning upside down everything we thought certain’. Photograph:  AFP/Getty Images

Web Summit attendees in Lisbon hear of potential risks from rise of artificial intelligence

The managing partner of EY Ireland Mike McKerr. “We’re investing heavily in office space, including facilities with bigger capacity in Cork, Dublin, Galway and Waterford”

Consultancy firm now employs 2,400 in Ireland and expects to expand regional presence

This year’s Web Summit in Lisbon, at which “executive” attendee tickets are priced at €4,995, officially sold out on Friday.

Some 60,000 expected at event with Al Gore and Intel chief among keynote speakers

Marie O’Connor: “If women want to rise to the very top they need to put themselves in a position where they are taking responsibility for entire business units and not just restricting themselves to particular areas.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

One of the first woman partners at an Irish accountancy firm stresses need to network

Aerogen was founded in 1997 as Cerus Medical by John Power

Overall turnover rises to €47.2m as revenues in core medical devices segment up 26%

Torcross recorded a net profit for the year of €3.73 million, up from €1.28 million in 2015

Investors including Seán Mulryan and Larry Goodman have poured €40m into the clinic

Kevin Cooney: “This investment by Xilinx in Ireland will fuel advanced product development and research”

Tech firm already employs 380 people across Ireland in Dublin, Cork and Belfast

The survey’s authors said a number of respondents expressed concerns about customer sentiment

Surveys shows fall in index which measures expected business levels in 12 months’ time

Food distributor Total Produce,  which spun out of Fyffes in 2007, has been on the acquisition trail of late

The Fresh Connection exports fruits and vegetables to customers in 35 countries

Eir said it had 903,000 broadband subscribers at the end of the quarter, up 36,000 or 4 per cent on last year

Company also reports customer gains in mobile and television segments

Twilio chief executive Jeff Lawson

Listed company counts the likes of Uber, OpenTable and WhatsApp as customers

Evelyn O’Toole: “If you can explain something quickly and simply to me, then chances are we’ll work together. If you meander too much, I get frustrated. I like simplicity.” Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Friday interview: Evelyn O’Toole, founder and chief executive of Complete Laboratory Solutions

Revenues at Daft Media Limited rose from €7.6 million in 2015 in a trend that directors at the company said they expect to continue for the foreseeable future

Turnover rises to €8.2m as parent company Distilled SCH reports full-year loss

EA is behind a number of well-known games for consoles and PCs, including  the FIFA football series

Videogame publisher reported turnover of €24.4m for the 12 months to the end of April

Dr Brian Moore of Orreco: “Our ultimate aim is to build the world’s first artificial intelligence  coach”

Orreco also hires the man who secured Nike contracts for LeBron James and Kobe Bryant

Voxpro founders Dan and Linda Kiely

Cork-based company acquired by Telus International reports record operating profits

Adrian Murphy, co-founder of Irish online education provider Shaw Academy: the firm has extended its crowdfunding campaign by four weeks due to heavy demand.

Online education provider to extend Crowdcube campaign by further four weeks

Jimmy Wales at TCD: “We need to pay journalists to continue to do something that often isn’t much fun because it is from local reporting that big stories often emerge.” Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Jimmy Wales says WikiTribune aims to bring communities into news reporting

Fintrax operates in 34 markets worldwide, serving 14,000 retail merchants in more than 150,000 stores.

Planet Payment provides payment processing and multi-currency solutions globally

 Chief executive of SAP Bill McDermott. He  has redoubled his commitment to sharing the lessons of his journey from the corner shop to the corner office following his near-death experience. Photograph: Julien Behal Photography

Multimillionaire software CEO on his ‘Irish brother’ Bono, his accident and future plans

As the overall winner, Harry Hughes will now go on to represent Ireland at the World Entrepreneur of the Year Awards in Monte Carlo next June. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Co Mayo-headquartered safety wear company recorded revenues of over €140m in 2016

26/10/2017 -- Winner of the EY Emerging Entrepreneur Of The Year Jack Teeling of Teeling Whiskey Company.Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Teeling is the toast of the town after being awarded for its part in whiskey renaissance

As part of its investigation into tracker mortgages, the Central Bank is investigating 11 lenders

Complaint submitted by MEP states there appears to be a clear link to cartel activity

 Pictured ahead of this year’s EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards are Kevin McLoughlin, partner lead for the programme and Anne Heraty, chief executive of Cpl Resources and chair of the judging panel

The 24 finalists together employ over 5,200 people with revenues of more than €477m

Evelyn O’Toole, founder and chief executive of CLS. The firm is the largest privately owned contract laboratory in Ireland

O’Toole set up firm a week after losing job when the lab she was working in burnt down

BrainWaveBank secured £1 million (€1.1 million) in seed funding from investors earlier this year to build outs its platform and is currently seeking to raise a further £3 million

Firm teams up with Newry’s First Derivatives to build electroencephalogram data collection

Many of the impressive female-founded firms born of late have blossomed on the back of increased funding and scaling support from organisations such as Enterprise Ireland.

Number of women starting companies is on the rise, though funding hurdles persist

While its R&D hub is located in Dublin, Zalando does not currently ship directly to Ireland

Irish unit recorded losses of €6.3m last year as administration expenses increased

Almost two-thirds of female founded start-ups are less than five years

New study shows companies founded by women employ more than 2,760 people

Regeneron has announced a further expansion of its Limerick industrial operations and product supply bioprocessing campus

New $100m expansion brings total headcount at Limerick facility to 800 people

Vodafone has teamed up with Dublin City Council to roll out the telco narrowband Internet of Things  network in the Docklands area

New €50,000 innovation fund also announced for start-ups testing on network

Sky Ireland: Cloudy with a chance of price hikes

Sky customers to be hit with increases of up to €4 a month, Vodafone users by up to €10 a month

Garrett Cassidy, chief executive of Trezeo, Flavian Charlon, chief technology officer at Trezeo, Ben Hurley, chief executive NDRC and David Tighe, head of Enterprise and Innovation in Bank of Ireland

Company secures €30,000 in follow-on investment ahead of launch of pilot in UK

Employers’ group Ibec: Turnover from subscriptions rose to €15.3 million from €14 million last year

Organisation’s members employ more than 70 per cent of Irish private-sector workforce

While mcommerce is growing, Irish businesses are seen to be missing out with just 42 per cent of survey respondents saying they purchased goods or services from local businesss

New survey shows over three in smartphone users now buying goods via their mobiles

General manager of Vitalograph Ireland Frank Keane

Headcount to increase at Ennis-based company, which currently employs 100 people

Brendan Morrissey: “Every rockstar wants to be a billionaire techie and every techie I know wants to be an adored rockstar”

Athlone Ventures has been set-up by Brendan Morrissey, a former musician

The new venture will be located at the company’s existing facility in Tallaght, where Henkel already has a significant manufacturing and R&D operation

Firm to create 40 specialised jobs as it establishes additive manufacturing venture

Just over half of businesses surveyed claimed that increased costs are diverting funds away from company growth and investment initiatives

New study finds two-thirds of companies believe costs higher that before the recession

SSE and Coilte estimate that in a typical year, the green energy produced at Galway Wind Park will offset over 220,000 tonnes of harmful CO2 emissions

Galway Wind Park has the capacity to generate 169 mega watts (MW) of electricity

According to the latest statistics, about 1 in 5 employees were employed in high-growth enterprises in Ireland in 2015, the highest level in Europe

New figures show country has largest number of high-growth firms across EU

The online auction site, which set up operations locally in 2003, employs more than 700 people in Ireland

Company moved out of Dundalk premises earlier this year following PayPal split

The company behind ‘Riverdance’ recorded a €774,095 pretax profit for the 12 months to the end of June 2016

Newly filed accounts also show rough year for Rough Magic as losses widen

Richard Branson and Rosanne Longmore of Coroflo with the breastfeeding device: the start-up plans to launch its device in Ireland  in the third quarter of 2018. Photograph:  Jonathan Syer

Breastfeeding assistance start-up established just five months ago now valued at €4m

AventaMed co-founder John Vaughan, chairman Jack Cashman, co-founder and CEO Olive O’Driscoll and Bruce Clibborn of HBAN Boole Investment Syndicate. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Firm seeking to enter US market after already receiving regulatory approval in Europe

Siro chief executive Sean Atkinson (right) with Ryan Ding, executive director of the board and president of Huawei’s carrier business group. The Siro-Huawei joint venture is investing €450 million in building a nationwide FTTB network

Siro to use Chinese firm’s fibre-optic tech to provide 500,000 homes with 1GB broadband

Gin was the fastest-growing spirit locally last year, growing 31.6 per cent in Ireland in 2016

New report shows exports of Irish-produced spirits such as gin and whiskey are soaring

The health tech firm has developed Modius, a headband that stimulates part of your brain that controls fat storage and metabolism, helping boost the latter while decreasing your appetite.

Belfast-based firm has developed Modius, a headband that can help weight management

Deputy governor Ed Sibley

Companies need to prepare for a hard Brexit without a transition period, says Ed Sibley

Brown Bag employs more than 300 people across Dublin, Manchester and Los Angeles.

Move comes two years after Canadian company acquired the Irish animation studio

Limited-edition cans mark the 120th anniversary of artist John Gilroy

Beer company also toasting anniversary of birth of artist John Gilroy with special cans

The Clarecastle facility was initially established in 1974 as Syntex Ireland but later became part of Roche following its $5.3bn acquisition of the Syntex Corporation in 1994

Pharma giant continuing with plans to close Clarecastle plant after failing to sell facility

Takeda Ireland recorded pretax profits of just €5.2 million for the 12 months to the end of March 2017. This compares to profits of €102 million a year earlier

Japan’s largest pharmaceutical company employs more than 400 people in Ireland

The company has been created through the combination of assets of US private equity firm Oaktree Capital and Maynooth-based builder Bridgedale

Newly-listed Irish housebuilder now has a market capitalisation of €696m

Cairn owns 33 residential development sites currently with capacity for over 12,700 new homes

Listed housebuilder also welcomes proposed changes to apartment building guidelines

Houses in Salthill, Galway. The West region showed the greatest price growth in the year to August, rising 15.4 per cent. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Property prices up 67.5 per cent since bottom of market but still 25 per cent below peak

About 800 AIB employees, including chief executive Bernard Byrne, will move to the 115,000sq ft  office building on Molesworth Street in 2019

Molesworth Street office is being developed by property fund Iput at a cost of €45m

Linked Finance chief executive Niall Dorrian and Murphy’s Ice Cream co-founder Sean Murphy who last year raised €75,000 via the P2P platform

Company intends to establish P2P lending as a mainstay of the SME lending landscape

Chas Moloney, director, Ricoh Ireland and UK

Study finds a third of European workers scared of losing jobs due to IT knowledge

Ali Rayl of Slack: “The market is very bullish on our prospects, and so are we”.

Office messaging platform said to be fastest growing business application in history

GDPR is the most comprehensive data protection legislation to be passed in the history of the EU.

Discussion around GDPR wrongly centres on negatives for businesses, says security expert

Voxpro co-founder Linda Green-Kiely onstage with Gillian Keating, a partner in  Ronan Daly Jermyn, at Dogpatch Labs. Photograph: Charlie Taylor

Outsourcing company she founded with her husband Dan sold to Telus International

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon: ‘The 2018 budget increase is hugely positive and critical to preparations for our enhanced and increasingly globally prominent regulatory role’

Concern office still underfunded ahead of EU law change while researchers get extra €7m

Overall, house prices in the EU rose 4.4 per cent compared to the second quarter

House prices up 10.6% quarter, behind Czech Republic, where prices rose 13.3% in Q2

One of Ireland’s largest hotels, the Radisson Blu, which was built by developer Bernard McNamara, has 261 rooms and suites, a thermal spa and extensive leisure and conference facilities

Deal involves Westin Dublin operator MHL and original part-owner Jerry O’Reilly

Circle was established by Jeremy Allaire, who previously founded online video platform Brightcove, which went public in 2012.

Turnover jumps from $1.3m to $4m in 2016 for former bitcoin start-up based in Dublin

FoodMarble chief executive Aonghus Shortt and his girlfriend Grace Whittle pictured with the Aire app and tracker. Photograph: Alan Rowlette

FoodMarble is to use funding to take on between five and 10 additional staff

Shares in the world’s biggest luxury group, LVMH, rose 2.3 per cent after it beat sales and revenue forecasts in its third quarter

Irish house-builders feel impact of Budget 2018, but Paris, Frankfurt and Milan close flat

Announcing the fund in the Dáil, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe said it is an important step in “strengthening the national finances in a changing and risky world, especially in light of Brexit”

Fund to be given an initial injection of €1.5bn from the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund

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