Netwatch chief executive David Walsh: “Our value proposition is very well received in the US and we are predicting 70 per cent of new revenue in 2017 coming from that country”

Company says strong growth continuing with 40% rise in revenues expected in 2017

New figures released earlier this week by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) show property price inflation in Ireland rose by 8.6 per cent in the year to November

Home prices in Ireland jumped by 4.7% .in third quarter of 2016, says Eurostat

After hitting a series of record highs in a post-election rally, Wall Street has been trading in a tight range as investors look for more details on Donald Trump’s policies. Photograph: Stephen Yang/Reuters

Strong trading in Bank of Ireland, Ryanair and Smurfit Kappa lift Iseq higher

Energia’s residential business continues to show healthy growth with the firm now supplying 117,600 customer sites, versus 82,800 sites for the year ending March 2015

Gas and electricity supplier records lower turnover as pretax profits rise 33% to €22.2m

Technology investment: In the fourth quarter alone, 892 deals were recorded, up 22.3 per cent compared to the previous year. Photograph: Getty

Number of deals up 32% compared to 2015, while investment volume rose by almost 12%

As many as 20 per cent of organisations will use smartphones for workplace access by 2020, according to a new forecast from Gartner.

Number of firms ditching work ID cards set to rise in coming years, says Gartner

Hugh Callaghan, cyber security leader of EY Ireland: “Irish businesses are still playing catch-up with cyber criminals.”

Over half of organisations admit they would be unlikely to detect a sophisticated attack

FoodCloud co-founders Iseult Ward and Aoibheann O’Brien. The company expects  to redistribute 4,000 tonnes of food across Ireland this year

Not-for-profit social enterprise to pilot its food redistribution software with retailer

Wetherspoon says it expects a “slightly improved” trading outcome for the current financial year compared with 2016

UK pub group warns of lower sales and higher costs in second half of the year is behind a so-called “sales acceleration platform” that is built on Neuralytics, a predictive and prescriptive self-learning engine

Firm makes agreement with Insight Centre for Data Analytics as investors include ISIF

Nostra managing director Kevin O’Loughlin

IT services firm, which employs 75, says recruitment already under way for new roles

BNRG Renewables directors David Maguire and Nick Holman at its Ferry Farm site in the UK

BNRG Neoen Holdings to co-develop 23 projects in 200MW investment costing €220m

Trustpilot is a global, multi-language review community that has customers in 65 countries

State-backed Draper Esprit doubles equity stake in Danish online review company

Dublin is in the top three most expensive cities globally for local transport, along with London and Sydney, according to a new survey.

Irish capital ranked 24th out of 75 cities in list of most expensive cities to move to

SiverCloud Health founder and chief executive Ken Cahill

Online therapy provider to use funds to accelerate delivery of its programmes

Ibec chief executive Danny McCoy: “This is an aggressive move by the UK, showing little regard for our trading relationship and for relations with other EU member states”

Ibec says hardline attitude risks damaging UK’s close relationship with Ireland

The International Financial Services Centre in Dublin. The city is a leading contender for London financial firms considering relocating, said Miles Gibson, head of UK research at CBRE. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

British PM seemed to indicate end to passporting, says commercial property analyst

Britain’s FTSE 100 ended its record 14-day winning streak on Monday, finishing down for the first day since December 21st, as banking stocks slumped on “hard Brexit” worries

Iseq down 1.2% with Kingspan, FBD and Bank of Ireland among worst performers

Patrick and John Collison: co-founders of online payments firm Stripe

Iseult Ward of FoodCloud and chef Mark Moriarty also in Forbes ‘30 under 30 Europe’

Government gross debt stood at €202.1 billion, equivalent to 77.1 per cent of GDP at the end of September 2016

Deficit of €3.1bn recorded in first nine months of 2016, versus €3.2bn a year earlier

Aerie is focused on  therapies for the treatment of patients with glaucoma and other eye diseases

North Carolina-headquartered pharma firm to establish manufacturing facility in Ireland

Overall, retail revenues were up 5.6 per cent on a constant currency basis last year

Group turnover jumps to £2.51bn as Woodies business sees solid increase in volumes

According to recent figures from research firm IDC, Fitbit had 23 per cent market share in the wearable technology space in the third quarter.

Fitness device maker’s Dublin-based international HQ records €3.4m profit in 2015

The Connect Centre research team, led by Prof Luis Da Silva, which will take part in the €5m Orca project.

Connect Centre to take part in €5m Orca project to bring faster internet to EU homes

Turnover from Laura Ashley home furnishings, which provide 89 per cent of total sales, increased to €11.4 million.

Fashion-to-furnishing retailer operates five standalone stores and a concession locally

More than 700 people are now employed at Dublin’s Digital Hub.

Technology enterprise cluster on track to grow to more than 100 companies this year

Boliden says an extended  tailings dam at Tara Mines will have sufficient capacity for production at current levels until 2026

Co Meath mine is Europe’s largest zinc mine with over 600 employed

Eamonn O’Kennedy: The chief financial officer of Ciarn Homes was previously in the same role at Independent News and Media. Photograph: Frank Miller

Eamonn O’Kennedy played a key role in preparing Cairn for £400m London debut

The redeveloped former offices of the European Union on Molesworth Street, Dublin, which is available through Savills

Commercial property division sees higher turnover as revenue falls at residential unit

The New York Stock Exchange. The Nasdaq hit a record intraday high of 5,553.69 early on Tuesday as its good run continues. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Smurfit Kappa the biggest mover in Dublin as Tullow Oil gives up gains in Londons

Golden Discs agreed a three-year partnership with Tesco late last year that will make the brand the Republic’s largest home-entertainment retailer

Company reports €466,158 pretax loss, compared with €30,885 profit a year earlier

Oasis Fashions Ireland Limited saw sales  fall by 2 per cent to €19.1 million from €19.4 million

Irish subsidiaries of high-street fashion brands all report difficult trading conditions

Consumers’ Association of Ireland chief executive Dermott Jewell is among the four new appointees to the Financial Services Ombudsman Council.

Appointees include Consumers’ Association of Ireland chief executive Dermott Jewell

First established as Bupa Ireland, Laya was launched in May 2012 following a management buyout of Quinn Healthcare

Health insurer that recently increased premiums by 5% had turnover of almost €60m

Revenues fell by 10.7 per cent, to $10.9 billion from $12.2 billion, due to a decline in demand for notebooks and desktop PCs.

Dell Products records $6.7m after-tax loss as turnover down by more than 10% last year

Gem Plastics employed 87 people between its 10,000sq m manufacturing plant in Regaskin, Co Cavan (above) and its Durham-based warehouse

Pretax profits for Cavan firm up from €1.6m to €4.2m, boosted by waiver of €1.9m loan

London-listed G4S, which recorded revenues of £6.8bn in 2015, employs 611,000 people in 100 countries.

G4S Secure Solutions (Ire) Limited recorded pretax profits of €1.77m in 2015

Ballaghaderreen: Combin Properties Limited, c/o Remcoll Capital, Bandon, Co Cork, bought the Abbeyfield Hotel in the town in 2015. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Company that bought disused building acquired houses in Co Roscommon town

Turnover increased by 9.3 per cent for companies in the manufacturing sector from October to November.

New data from the CSO show production on an annual basis rose 14.8%

Annual decreases in the number of people on the register under the age of 25 have occurred in all months since July 2010.

New figures show there were 3,300 fewer people on the register in Dcember

New figures show total number of insolvencies has fallen to lowest since 2008

Latest figures show retail spending strengthening after post-Brexit lull

Sales of electrical goods showed the biggest jump, up 17% with cosmetics up 7.9%

Prior to the ban, Ireland’s beef trade with Egypt was worth about IR£200 million (€254 million)

Exports to resume after a near 17-year gap following introduction of BSE ban

Tullow closed down 0.26 per cent to 325.6 pence in London on Wednesday

Les Wood to step in as interim CFO while Ian Springett is to undergo medical treatment

Pure Telecom director and co-founder Paul Connell: “The larger players will look to sweep up smaller broadband and telecoms companies in order to capitalise on increased demand as more premises become connected to fibre.”

Telecoms and broadband provider looks to double customer base in coming years

The youth unemployment rate fell to 14.5 per cent in December 2016, from 15.4 per cent in November.

Number of people unemployed was 157,700 last month, down 35,500 since last December

Arkphire managing director Paschal Naylor.

IT company turnover up more than 60% to €52.6m as pretax profits rise to €846,040

Financial details of the deal for Cilatus were not disclosed

Irish life sciences company has invested more than €300m in firms since early 2015

The interest being acquired by Applegreen was previously owned by Esso Ireland

Forecourt operator says acquisition from Topaz Energy Group is ‘strategically valuable’

Nokia said the Irish mobile device market continued to be “very competitive and dynamic”

Drop in sales after change of ownership due to lack of new product in competitive market

Loans to households declined by 2.8 per cent in November versus the same month a year earlier

Bank deposits declined sharply in November as Christmas shopping got under way

Bank of Ireland ended the day in positive territory, up 2.6 per cent to 23.6 cent.

Iseq down with Bank of Ireland and Total Produce among the main gainers

The group receives more than €200 million in HSE funding per annum

St Vincent’s Healthcare Group reports ebitda of €13.2m, up from €9.9m a year earlier

Some 33 per cent of the firms surveyed identified the cost of housing as the biggest concern for employees, with a further 14 per cent expressing worry about availability. Photograph: Frank Miller

New survey shows tax, childcare costs and congestion also issues for employees

 Peter Fitzgerald: “It has been a long journey, and if we weren’t a private company I’d have probably been sacked many years ago.” Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

The Antrim B2B firm looks to double its £1bn in sales by focusing on wellbeing

Eric Mosley, co-founder and chief executive of Globoforce, which employs 175 people in Ireland

Company rebounds from $9.47m loss to $2.85m profit as turnover rises to $282m

Irish respondents were found to have the most positive image of the EU, followed by Poland and Romania

Support for euro is joint second highest along with Slovakia and behind Luxembourg

The  Holiday Inn Express on O’Connell Street, Dublin, which opened earlier this year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Survey shows hoteliers upbeat about 2017 as new figures reveal 65 hotels sold this year

First-time buyers and mover purchase volumes grew year-on-year by 28.6 per cent and 32.4 per cent respectively

Value of approvals also jumps, up 43.2% with 3,377 mortgages sanctioned on average

Irish internet users were also found to be slack in terms of allowing the use of personal information for advertising

New research shows internet users don’t bother to check privacy policy statements

Dell Direct employed 1,079 people at Cherrywood with staff-related costs falling to €83.9 million last year

Turnover fell 10.8% year-on-year to €119m, and staff costs were cut at the Dublin base

Datahug co-founders Connor Murphy and Ray Smith

Sales forecasting firm incurred a loss before tax of €1.73 million last year

Water resistant smartphones reached 22.5 million units in the first nine months

Repairing liquid-damaged phones costs consumers a staggering $10.7 billion a year

Assistant secretary at the Department of Public Expenditure William Beausang said he wanted “open dialogue” with the council. Photograph: Chris Bellew/Fennell Photography

William Beausang said advisory group ignored offers to work directly with departmental officials

Dalata says there will be over 4,700 Clayton rooms and over 2,700 Maldron rooms across Ireland and the UK by the third quarter of 2018

Hotels group forecasts full-year earnings at upper end of analysts’ expectations

Aer Lingus may have to pay the State up to €4 million following the latest ruling, while Ryanair owes more than €12 million.

Airlines face big bills after EU Court of Justice rules lower rates were illegal subsidies

In Dublin, Kingspan was 2 per cent lower at €25.06, while Kerry was down 1.6 per cent at €66.65.

Dollar hits a 14-year high while Dow near 20,000 level in early trading

Central Bank Governor Philip Lane conceded as many as 15,000 customers may have been affected by the tracker scandal. Photograph: Eric Luke

Governor Philip Lane denies Central Bank is being bullied by lenders

French food group Danone fell by 1.4 per cent after the  world’s biggest yoghurt maker warned about sales growth. Photograph: Vincent Kessler/Reuters

Monte dei Paschi and Danone fall, and Bank of Ireland and PTSB follow Euro stocks down

The latest disclosure from Bank of Ireland comes after a previous review by the bank in 2010 led to the restoration of 2,100 customer accounts to tracker rates

Over 4,000 account holders in line for refund after Central Bank review reveals anomaly

Bank credit to all SMEs declined for the 20th consecutive quarter, falling by 4.3 per cent to stand at €30.9 billion in the third quarter

New figures show property-related lending accounted for 44% of outstanding credit

Dylan McGrath’s restaurants include Fade Street Social, Rustic Stone, and Brasserie Sixty6. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Restaurateur and chef sees profits rise at Fade Street Social but decline at Rustic Stone

Asavie chief executive Ralph Shaw:  firm’s profit rose to €11.2 million

Irish company last year announced plans to create over 100 new jobs in Dublin

Dublin was ranked in 16th place among the most expensive cities in Europe, up from 22nd spot a year earlier. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

British cities show dramatic drop in list due to decline of sterling since Brexit vote

The redeveloped former offices of the European Union on Molesworth Street, Dublin, which is available through Savills

Turnover up nearly 50% at commercial property arm of estate agent

Ireland ranked 47th for the cost of an  Apple Watch out of 72 countries

State comes in 47th place in terms of the price paid for gadgets such as consoles

The Irish capital placed third in both the economic potential and business friendliness subcategories

Irish capital displaces Hong Kong to move up one place in list topped by Singapore

The Grand Tour, the new series from former Top Gear presenters James May, Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond, is available exclusively on the Amazon platform

Customers can sign up for the service at an introductory price of €2.99 per month

A breakdown of 2015 revenues for Yelp Ireland Limited show €26.7 million in turnover derived from North America with a further €5.8 million from activities in Europe

Online review platform’s main Irish unit recorded turnover of €32.6m last year

Seamus Coffey: “It is hard to imagine any reform – even unilateral US tax reform – posing a greater threat to the huge gains from Ireland’s most successful economic policy than the CCCTB.”

Academic warns of danger to Irish economy from plans for an EU common tax base

Beacon South Quarter, Sandyford, where Ires Reit owns and rents apartments. Goodbody Stockbrokers say  new rent limits could be “damaging” to professional landlords such as Ires Reit

New rental measures are ‘damaging’ to landlords, according to Goodbody

Gary McGann: The former Smurfit boss is up for the position of chairman of Aryzta food group.  Photograph: Frank Miller

Adviser had recommended voting down appointment because of McGann’s workload

US president-elect Donald Trump: tweet affected Lockheed Martin’s share price. Photograph: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Lockheed Martin down 3.9% in early trading as Trump says its costs were ‘out of control’

Stripe cofounders Patrick and John Collison: The company offers payment processing services for online and mobile transactions.

Revenue rises 65% to €49m at Silicon Docks-based Stripe Payments Europe Limited

The euro weakened against the dollar after the European Central Bank decided to extend its stimulus programme. Photograph: Daniel Roland/AFP/Getty Images

Shares in Fyffes surge almost 49% after news Sumitomo is to acquire the fruit distributor

Turnover at Groupon International Limited’s Dublin unit increased from €108 million to €123 million, but cost of sales jumped from €94 million to €115 million.

Recently filed accounts show a €5.7m loss last year compared to €9.9m profit in 2014

EBay said it would close its operation in Dundalk earlier this year

Online auction site announced plans to close its operation in Co Louth earlier this year

On an annual basis GDP was 6.9%  higher compared to the same quarter in 2015, with GNP up 10.2%

Figures are again affected by financial flows related to multinationals

European Investment Bank president Werner Hoyer at the  opening of the EIB’s first permanent presence in Ireland

European Investment Bank announces loan of €50m for RCSI as it opens Dublin office

Taoiseach Enda Kenny with Indeed employees at the announcement that the company was to create 300 new jobs in November 2015. Photograph: Jason Clarke

Leap in Indeed’s headcount in Dublin made pretax losses more than double last year

Whiskey production returned to Tullamore for the first time in 60 years in 2014, when William Grant opened a €35 million distillery on the outskirts of the town to produce Tullamore Dew

Company’s Irish unit losses jumped to €5.6m in 2015 from €1.2m a year earlier

Shoppers pictured on Johnson’s Court, off Grafton Street, Dublin. The Irish capital was ranked in 10th place in Santa’s Price Index, with a total shopping cost of €323.72. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins

Rankings, which compare cost of shopping and day out, finds Kuala Lumpur is cheapest

Ed Sibley, director of institutions at the Central Bank: consumers need to be reminded of the benefits of switching mortgages.

Central Bank says default levels in Ireland up to 10 times higher than rest of euro zone

While the company received a $4.9 million credit in 2015, this is lower than the $5.3 million credit received in 2014, a year in which the unit made more from tax credits than it did in profits

Turnover from continuing operations increased from $59.8m to $83.5m

Morgan Browne of Enterpryze: “If you look at the traditional cost of an SAP application then you’re talking about a minimum of €10,000 to €15,000. Now we can deliver a five-user mini-ERP solution for €149 per month.”

New Dublin-based company providing a cloud-based ERP platform for SMEs

Greencore: The Dublin-based company is purchasing  Illinois-based  Peacock, a fast-growing manufacturer of convenience foods. Photograph: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

‘Transformational acquisition’ expected to quadruple Greencore’s sales in the US

Of the 18 countries analysed, Ireland has on average introduced the highest number of reductions of developing country tax rates, according to a new report.

Report shows number of ‘sweetheart deals’ with multinationals in EU has skyrocketed

The IFI employed approximately 78 staff members last year at a total cost of €2.1 million

Irish Film Institute recorded a €32,242 surplus last year as income rose to €3.36m

Frank Salmon: “We are delighted to increase our involvement with the Scandinavian markets”

Trade-only Mayo-headquartered firm ups its stake in Swedish company to over 50%

Three of the settled cases, which yielded €63,000, derived from Revenue’s ongoing investigation into offshore assets

Leading Irish composer and musician among those to settle during third quarter

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