John Collison, co-founder of Stripe, speaking    during the  Web Summit at the RDS in  November. Photograph: Barbara Lindberg

With recovery underway, this was a year for comebacks as well as encouraging success for a new breed of entrepreneurs

Shane Ormsby: “GUS  has a relationship with London Academy of Trading. We are looking to create a live trading floor at our Temple Bar campus and offer their trading programmes as an optional add-on to our MBA students.”

Director of Temple Bar-based college says agreement will ‘significantly widen market’

Seagate’s spending put it in 126th place out of the top 2,500 companies in the world in the annual survey by the European Commission. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Data storage company Seagate Technology spent most on R&D at €889m

Win Butler of Arcade Fire: Conor Murphy got to know the singer while he was working in Haiti on business and humanitarian projects. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

Kerry man Conor Murphy persuaded Win Butler to support new brand RaRa

Anglo’s former headquarters: special liquidators have completed 70 loan portfolio sales in Ireland, the UK and the US, repaying €13 billion to the State. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Face value of IBRC’s book shrinks from €23bn to €500m in two years

Dillingers Restaurant Ranelagh.Photograph: Aidan Crawley.

Dublin venue will feature dishes from across John Farrell’s outlets

Palo Alto: the city’s chief information officer Jonathan Reichental said: “The start-up acquires timely feedback from government staff that ensures their product meets market needs, and cities get to shape a solution more quickly that works for them.”

Company’s data visualisation tool allows residents to monitor planning news

Sunday Independent journalists bid farewell to editor Anne Harris lastnight. Photograph: David Conachy

Journalist praised as ‘publishing phenomenon’ as her contract as editor is not renewed

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