Darragh Curran of Edge Innovate “In three years’ time, I would like to see Edge becoming an established brand name in our current active markets”

EY Entrepreneur of the Year finalist Darragh Cullen, Edge Innovate

Mark Barrett of APC: “One of our proudest achievements was not requiring VC or angle investment to start APC.”

EY Entrepreneur of the Year finalist Mark Barrett, APC

Harry Hughes of Portwest: “Keep it simple. Understand the needs of you customers and figure out how to service these needs better than your competitor”

EY Entrepreneur of the Year finalist Harry Hughes, Portwest

Neueda founder and managing director Brendan Monaghan: “I am most proud of achieving ten years of positive profitable growth for Neueda despite the turbulent times of 2007-2008”

EY Entrepreneur of the Year finalist Brendan Monaghan, Neueda

Radisens founder and chief executive Jerry O’Brien: “Our platform is deliberately low cost and easy to use”

Cork-based medtech firm has previously raised €11m, with backers including EI

The New York Stock Exchange. The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq Composite were higher in late morning trading on Friday as technology shares rose and oil prices rebounded from multi-month lows.  Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Iseq closes lower with BoI and Permanent TSB losing out as investors flock to AIB

Neueda founder and managing director Brendan Monaghan: “We’ve been growing between 30 and 40 per cent for the last four or five years.”

Privately-owned, Belfast-based business currently employs 220 people globally

The group of entrepreneurs, CEOs - and singers - at the Artesa winery in Napa Valley.

Top1000: Charlie Taylor spent a week, living and working with 80 of Ireland’s top entrepeneurs in San Francisco. So what did he le(...)

Stripe founders Patrick and John Collison. The San Francisco-headquartered online payments firm, which employs more than 500 people globally, already operates in 25 countries.

Opens in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg

Paddy Cosgrave, who plans to encourage the chief executives of many of the world’s largest tech companies to co-sign a letter urging the Irish Government to pass anti-corruption legislation. Photograph: Eric Luke

Paddy Cosgrave said he witnessed corruption on ‘massive scale’ at a young age

Niamh Bushnell: “TechIreland is a massively ambitious task.”

Initiative led by Niamh Bushnell aims to map, track and showcase Irish companies

A recent survey found that a third of second-level students said they had no interest in science or technology.

Head of Dublin’s Digital Hub to highlight importance of informal programmes

On average, data breaches costs individual organisations $3.62 million per incident.

Two cybercrime surveys highlight dangers to business from security hacks

Ireland simply not doing enough to attract senior IT staff, claims recruitment expert

SiriusXT chief executive Tony McEnroe: been named as Enterprise Ireland’s high potential start-up founder of the year

SiriusXT has developed a microscope that can generate 3D images of biological cells

Elemental’s co-founders  Leeann Monk-Ozgul and Jennifer Neff

‘Tech for good’ start-up Elemental Software to use funds to further develop technology

The tailfin of a Boeing 787 Max 10 passenger aircraft displays its livery during the 53rd International Paris Air Show. Avolon has an option to buy the variant

Ryanair also annnounces puchase of 10 more Boeing 737 Max 200 ‘Gamechanger’ aircraft

The Aryzta group has issued a series of profit alerts and disappointing earnings in the past two years, due in part to the poor performance of its US arm.

Chief operating officer of US business Ronan Minahan to step down, group announces

WiseTek founder and managing director Seán Sheehan. Firm  recorded pretax profits  of €612,959

Irish IT recycling company in expansive mode after reporting 128% rise in pretax profits

Simplyfruit founder Patrick McCann: “We believe that the market for healthy eating products will continue to grow.” Photograph: Richie Stokes

NI fresh fruit producer bets on healthy eating boom for future success

Gary and Andrew Irwin of Bedeck Limited: “We are  in discussions with stores in China to develop a franchised store model.” Photograph: Richie Stokes

Company that has grown organically selling bed linen and towels eyes expansion

Evelyn O’Toole, founder and chief executive of Complete Laboratory Solutions (CLS): firm is the largest privately owned contract laboratory in Ireland

Clifden native put Connemara on the map with thriving contract lab business

Novosco founder Patrick McAliskey: “We have plans to increase our workforce to 300 and our turnover to over £50 million.” Photograph: Richie Stokes

Belfast-based managed cloud provider’s clients include two Premier League clubs

Twitter is promising refined typography and bolder headlines

Revamp promises less clutter, easier browsing and more accessibility choices

Vint Cerf: “I worry about preserving digital content over literally hundreds of years”

Pioneer also discusses fears of “digital dark age” due to failure to preserve information

Circle claims that sending funds via its platform is as easy as sharing a photo, text message or email

Company looking to take on additional staff as it looks to become default platform

Peter Beck, chief executive  RocketLab: “The biggest thing to be done in space has yet to be thought of”

Beck claims commercial entities looking at space as return on investment is possible

“It would seem to me  that if these hackers are so clever that they can carry out all these attack successfully then it is odd that they would be so stupid as to not cover their tracks.” Photograph: Getty Images

Low chance of getting apprehended makes cybercrime attractive

Space@DublinBIC, which has capacity for more than 200 people, promises an affordable office solution for budding entrepreneurs, freelances and start-ups.

Shared working spaces on Dawson Street and Pearse Street for entrepreneurs

Fallon & Byrne is to open a new flagship food hall, delicatessen and casual eatery in Rathmines in Dublin shortly

Pretax profits for Dublin food hall, wine bar and restaurant business more than double

Irish Fairy Door Company founders Aoife Lawler and Niamh Sherwin Barry: “We truly believe in what we have created.”

Fairytale start via ‘The Late Late Show’ opens doors for fast-growing business venture

Strong Roots chief executive Sam Dennigan: “The plan is to be a global brand – it just happens to be starting in Ireland.”

Businessman rooting for success with his range of healthy frozen vegetable products

Ian McKenna of eLight: “We are very proud of the fact that we generated over 75 GW in energy savings from projects in 2016.”

Company’s ‘Light as a Service’ model promises huge savings on lighting solutions

Jack Teeling, founder and chief executive of Teeling Whiskey: “From the launch of our first product we were exporting and are currently selling into 50 markets.”

Award-winning company was first to open a new distillery in Dublin in over 125 years

Motel One now operates 56 hotels with 15,165 rooms across Germany, Austria, the UK, Belgium, Czech Republic, Netherlands and Switzerland

Owners Dieter Müller and Ursula Schelle-Müller plan to open eight hotels in 2017

Murad Al-Katib (right) at the EY Entrepreneur of the Year awards. The son of Turkish immigrants has grown AGT into a €1.39 billion business. Photograph: AGT Foods/Twitter

Murad Al-Katib’s AGT foods is one of the world’s largest suppliers of lentils

Harry Hughes, chief executive, Portwest. Photograph: Richie Stokes

Business interview: Harry Hughes, chief executive of Portwest

Mount Charles Group founder and chairman Trevor Annon: firm has grown from a small contract catering company into a support services giant with revenues as of September 2016 totalling £31 million

MCG seeks growth in South, has just secured two contracts worth a combined £9.5m

By combining light therapy with a contactless sleep tracker, the solution helps people reset their circadian rhythms for a better night’s rest.

Irishman seeks $100,000 to market light-therapy and sleep-monitoring solutions

Plynk co-founders Clive Foley and Charles Dowd. “Most of the hires will be in Dublin and we’re looking for at least 20 programmers,” says Mr Foley

Company to hire 20 more people as it launches money-messaging app across EU

Kainos chief executive  Brendan Mooney is representing Ireland at this year’s EY World Entrepreneur of the Year awards in Monaco.

Brendan Mooney of IT services firm Kainos representing Ireland in this year’s awards

James Foody: “We are actively talking to investors and expect the new funding round to close within the next two months,”

Entrepreneur of the Year CEO retreat: James Foody’s start-up remotely monitors patients

John Boyle founder and CEO of Boylesports. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

John Boyle prepares to step down as CEO, and company signs €1m deal with Nostra

Airbnb hoped Ireland’s enduring culture of hospitality could serve as a template for the firm. Photograph: Martin Bureau/AFP/Getty Images

Irish do hospitality ‘really well’, says company’s leadership coach

Stephen Vernon was awarded the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Industry award in October

Stephen Vernon-led real estate group betting heavily on logistics for future growth

At the opening of APC’s research facility in Cherrywood were (from left) APC co-founder and CTO Prof Brian Glennon,  Taoiseach Enda Kenny, and  APC co-founder Mark Barrett. Photograph: Naoise Culhane

APC looks to more than double its headcount

Between 2010 and 2015, more than 3,200 H-1B visas were issued to Irish citizens. Photograph: iStock

Move towards skills-based immigration system could ‘benefit Ireland more than others’

In addition to meeting some of the biggest movers and shakers in San Francisco, the Irish entrepreneurs will also hear from leading academics at Stanford University and will visit Singularity University, a Silicon Valley think tank

Master classes at Stanford and meetings with San Francisco’s biggest tech tycoons on the cards

Vodafone Ireland chief technology officer Madalina Suceveanu: “The new system responds directly to the needs of those using our products and services.”

New system will provide a fully converged product and billing system for first time

Overall, about 45 per cent of people have private health insurance cover, giving them faster access to treatments

Numbers rise by 30,000 to 2.15m, with average premium per insured person at €1,177

Last year a total of 389,548 vetting applications were received by the Garda from people looking to work with children or vulnerable people

Software significantly reduces time it takes to vet people wanting to work with children

Ireland Strategic Investment Fund director Eugene O’Callaghan: fund is “acting as a major catalyst” for stimulating private sector investment in Irish businesses. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Fund and co-investors have now committed €8.1bn to investments in the Republic

 Colm Menton: chief executive of Europcar. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The head of Europcar Ireland, which was recently sold back to its French parent for an estimated €26 million, has steered the loc(...)

 The US benchmark S&P 500 index and Nasdaq Composite opened at record highs on Thursday, while the VIX “fear gauge” of expected volatility  opened at 9.82, its lowest since May 10th. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

US indexes boosted by retailers; Iseq’s big movers are Ryanair, Total Produce and Reits

CurrencyFair chief executive Paul Byrne: “The next year will also likely show small losses as the business is transitioning but we’re pretty much profitable now”

Irish fintech firm reports a 42% rise in revenues as it seeks to grow business

OpenJaw is promising at least 50 jobs for Dublin and Galway

Pitney Bowes adding 100 jobs with opening of new centre, OpenJaw creating 50 roles

Since its acquisition by Travel Sky, a move which gave the company proprietary access to the Chinese market, OpenJaw has been focused on growing market share in the country

Move is part of a wider plan to increase global workforce to 450 over next three years

Augmented reality app: In a recent report, research firm Digi-Capital noted that, while virtual reality has tended to hog the headlines, mobile augmented reality is rapidly overtaking it in popularity and is likely to be the main driver of a combined market that is expected be worth up to $150 billion by 2020

Technology firms are focused on the AR ‘smart glasses’ revolution, conference told

Paul Connell, director, Pure Telecom: “We have exciting plans to remain at the cutting-edge of the telecommunications market.” Photograph: Colm Mahady/Fennells

Irish telecoms and broadband provider aiming for €40m in revenue after 17% rise

Sugru inventor Jane Ní Dhulchaointigh: “We’re looking for Sugru to become as well known as Coca-Cola.” Photograph: Matteo Valfre

Over 2,600 investors back company headed by Irish woman Jane Ní Dhulchaointigh

Brexit: The IMF has called on the Government to ensure it has room for budgetary manoeuvre. Photograph: Getty Images

Significant resources must be set aside in readiness for impending risks, warns IMF

Ransomware attacks, such as the massive global cyber-attack on Friday, are on the increase,  according to the security software firm SonicWall. File photograph: Getty Images/Flickr RF

Professional hacker says the cyber-attacks are impossible to stamp out completely

In its latest review, the IMF also cites mooted changes in corporate taxation as issues that contribute to uncertainty, particularly given the economy’s reliance on multinationals. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty

Agency calls for close monitoring of house prices and on impact of rent increase caps

Excise duty on beer in Ireland is the second highest in the European Union

Ireland has highest wine excise in EU and second highest for beer, report shows

Designer Group chief executive Michael Stone

Aspire Technology and Designer Group both set to increase headcount over next year

US stocks were on track to record their steepest fall in nearly a month early on Thursday amid broad declines, led by retail and bank stocks.

Dublin market also weaker as Dalata bounces back after sell-off earlier in the week

Corvil chief executive Donal Byrne  at the Dublin Tech Summit.

Analytics firm firmly in the black with pre-tax profits up nearly 60% last year

Instagram moment: The EU has finally brought about a situation whereby Europeans travelling to other member states can “roam like home” from next month

Mobile phone operators may attempt to circumvent the EU data roaming regulations

Journalist and entrepreneur Mark Little at FutureScope, a conference that promotes collaboration between entrepreneurs and multinationals. Photograph: Keith Arkins

FutureScope event covers everything from AI and fake news, to IoT and data analytics

Companies in the software/IT services space, dominated during the quarter, accounting for 51 per cent of all funds raised

Continuing recovery in first round seed funding – up by a third to €33m

 Joe Carmody, managing director of Edelman Ireland, and former British ambassador to Ireland Dominick Chilcott.  The company recorded profits of €218,993 for the 12 months to the end of June 2016. Photograph: Naoise Culhane

PR firm’s accounts include Coca-Cola, Ryanair, LinkedIn and National Lottery

Flender co-founders Oli Cavanagh and Kristjan Koik: “The UK market is 300 times bigger than Ireland and you can’t really even open your doors for business unless you have FCA authorisation,” said Mr Cavanagh.

P2P lender looking to raise €1m after UK regulator authorises expansion into Britain

Macquarie’s banking headquarters in Sydney, Australia

Australian bank already has staff in Dublin and a number of other EU cities

FBD chairman Michael Berkery says  the injury claims environment remains uncertain

All resolutions at AGM passed, including the appointment of Liam Herlihy as chairman

In the year to April, the number of male claimants on the Live Register fell 28,733 or 15.8% to 152,653. Female claimants on the register fell  13,390 or 10.8% to 110,764

Long-term claimants down 19.1% in the year to April, new figures show

An Post moves up from third to first place in the latest RepTrak study. Rounding off the list of 10 most reputable organisations are Aldi, Lidl, Google, Boots, Tourism Ireland, Aer Lingus and SuperValu. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Irish Water ranks lowest on RepTrak survey, while Kerry Group and Eir move up the list

As many as 80 per cent of companies overestimate their digital readiness

New research shows firms lagging when it comes to digital transformation

Ebook sales declined 4% in 2016, while physical books sales rose 2%

Print and digital publications at present subject to separate value-added tax rates

First-time buyers remain the single largest segment both in terms of volume and value, accounting for almost half of all mortgages drawn down in the first quarter

Drawdown of loans rises by more modest 27% year-on-year, pointing to pent up demand from homebuyers

The group said it expects to achieve “good revenue growth and 5 per cent to 9 per cent growth in adjusted earnings”

Company reports a 3.8% rise in business volumes with pricing increasing 1.3%

Cormac Spain, Carl Cullen  and Ross Byrne (all aged 17),  from Clonkeen College in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown, who won the top award in the Senior Category at the   Student Enterprise National Finals in Croke Park for their ROC Protection hurling jersey.  Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

Student enterprise national final sees plenty of young entrepreneurs battling it out

Nightline is the owner of Parcel Motel, which offers a “virtual address” that allows customers to manage their online shopping deliveries easily

UPS says the deal positions it as one of the top local shippers in Ireland

Mondelez Ireland Production Limited recorded pretax profits of €7.6 million for the 12 months ending March 2016

Turnover up to €114.8m for Cadbury owner’s Irish subsidiary after major restructuring

Complaints about the technology on offer in shops range from it being too slow, unreliable or immobile to it simply just looking bad. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Consumers would flock to online retailers like Amazon if they launched physical outlets

Sir Richard Branson and his Voom bus: a shortlist of six finalists from Ireland and Britain will be selected to pitch their business idea to a panel of experts that includes the Virgin founder

Virgin Media calling for entries to innovation competition with €1.2m in prizes

Invest NI’s headquarters in Belfast: one of McAleer and Rushe’s recent construction projects.

Co Tyrone construction firm posts turnover for 2016 of £232m, an increase of 34%

Institute of Certified Public Accountants Ireland president Deirdre Kiely and outgoing CPA president Nano Brennan. Ms Kiely warned a lack of State support was hampering efforts to grow the social  enterprise sector. Photograph: Iain White/Fennell Photography

CPA head says 40,000 new jobs and an additional €2bn in GDP could be generated

Anne Heraty, chief executive CPL Resources and chairwoman of the judging panel for the EY Entrepreneur of the Years awards with Kevin McLoughlin, EU partner lead for the Entrepreneur of the Year programme at the announcement of the shortlist for this year’s awards.

Finalists employ more than 5,000 people and generate annual revenues of over €475m

Icon: net income in the quarter increased by 13.4 per cent to $71.4 million

Nasdaq-listed company with 1,000-plus staff in Ireland reports Q3 revenue rise of 8%

Shire Pharmaceuticals Ireland is involved in the research, development and marketing of prescription medicines.

Last year the company announced a $400m investment in the Republic

Brand Finance ranking of Ireland’s most valuable brands reveals Guinness’s brand value grew 2 per cent to €2.045 billion in the past year.

Brand Finance ranking also includes AIB, DCC, BoI, Smurfit, Jameson and Kingspan

The University of Melbourne is among the 45 third-level institutions planning on using Digitary’s platform

Dublin-based firm signs deal to provide digital documents platform to 45 universities

The ‘Irish Sun’ estimated that as much as €1million may have been taken in the incident.

TCD fundraising arm says some money has been recovered and will make up shortfall

As the majority of sales generated by the group typically occur in the first half of its financial year, Donegal expects this to represent a significant chunk of its full-year performance.

Group records profits of €2.3m during the first half, as against €1.2m a year earlier

Paul Synnott, Esri Ireland’s director and country manager

Company looking to increase turnover from €7m last year to €10m by 2020

 Paul Byrne was appointed as CurrencyFair’s head late last year as the company beefed up its management team.

Company claims SMEs could make savings of up to €20,000 through using its platform

Revolut is  rolling out a business platform to help companies manage international payments, payroll and corporate travel.

The fintech start-up, which has raised more than $15m, is targeting 1m customers

Oracle chairman and founder Larry Ellison. Firm’s main Irish arm reported €10.4 million operating loss for last year

Company, which employs over 1,400 locally, reports loss due to currency changes

France was the lead country by number of deals recorded in the first quarter

The number of technology-related M&A deals rose 5.6% versus same period in 2016

U+I’s Irish portfolio includes an interest in the Vertium office building, which was developed in partnership with Paddy McKillen, Johnny Ronan and Colony Capital.

U+I expects to make further property investments in Dublin in the next 12 months

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