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

Canadian fast-food franchise Freshii: sells soups, salads, wraps, frozen yoghurts and other on-the-go food.

Fast-food franchise with healthy ethos is also adding to six existing branches in Republic

Tenable has opened new offices in the Dublin Docklands

Company recently appointed Dell’s former cybersecurity head as its chief executive

Paddy Cosgrave, chief executive officer of Web Summit: “We’re in very positive dialogue with all the various stakeholders in Ireland.”

Summit to take on 40 new staff as Cosgrave backtracks on criticism of Ireland’s talent

Johnston Logistics will continue to be headed by the current management team but will rebrand as Dachser in the coming months.

German company takes 80% stake in Rathcoole-based firm with 150 staff

The winner of the One2Watch competition will be given the opportunity to pitch their idea to 1,200 attendees at the forthcoming FutureScope conference in Dublin

Four early-stage companies selected for final of the One2Watch competition

Diaceutics chief executive Peter Keeling. The firm’s deal with Jersey-headquartered BioReference Laboratories is estimated to be worth between €5 million and €10 million

Dundalk-based firm agrees five-year, multi-million euro agreement with BioReference

The average whiplash payout in Ireland is €15,000. Photograph: Getty Images

Awards in Ireland average €15,000 which is five times higher than in Spain and Italy

Beats Medical founder Ciara Clancy. She  worked for several years with sufferers of Parkinson’s before setting up the business which provides a sound wave treatment for patients

Accumulated losses increased to €280,711 last year at highly regarded early-stage firm

Overall, Irish authorities put forward 38 requests for information regarding nearly 100 users or accounts in 2016

Internet giant says worldwide requests for information at their highest late last year

Hijos de Rivera, which owns the Estrella Galicia brand, has a 6 per cent share of the Spanish beer market.

No financial details disclosed for investment by Galician company Hijos de Rivera

S&P said 2016 was likely the last year of material loan book deleveraging with growth expected to turn positive by 2018.

Rapid reduction in non-performing loans in future is unlikely, says ratings agency

The interest rate on the NTMA’s new 23-year, inflation-linked bond has been set at 0.25 percentage points over the rate of inflation

NTMA sells €609.5m through issuance of first-ever inflation-linked bond

Terenure Gate, the first phase to be constructed on the site of the former convent, launched last month

Company headed by developer Laurence Keegan had net liabilities of €13.3m last year

Ward Solutions chief executive Pat Larkin: “Irish businesses must act now to ensure compliance”

Most Irish companies have yet to plan for GDPR, which comes into effect next year

CEO Emmet Savage with COO John Tyrrell and staff at Rubicoin’s office on Merrion Row. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Firm preparing to launch its flagship apps in Australia, take on more staff in Dublin

The data centre system segment is expected to rise by 0.3% this year

Forecast indicates tablet market still declining as replacement cycles remain extended

CMS founder and chief executive Frank Salmon: “Our enterprise business continued to outpace the market . . . [and] our retail channels also delivered high growth”

Pretax profits at Co Mayo-headquarterd Storit Ltd more than double to £10m

The EU accounted for 50%  of all exports from Ireland in February to €4.85bn. The US was the main non-EU destination, accounting for  30%  of all exports during the month. Photograph: Getty Images

Exports rise 3% during February to €10.6bn as imports jump €800m to €5.8bn

More than 247,000 flights were handled by Ireland’s five main airports in 2016, of which 204,563 were via Dublin

Passenger numbers up 10.3%, with majority of travellers passing through Dublin airport

International Monetary Fund (IMF) managing director Christine Lagarde: The body’s World Economic Outlook has revised Britain’s growth forecast after a stronger-than-expected economic performance since the Brexit vote. Photograph: Stephen Jaffe/EPA

Figure is lower than Government estimate, but body says global growth will rise 3.5%

Linked Finance originated more than €5.1m in loans in the first three months of this year.

More than 900 SMEs have raised finance through the company’s P2P platform

During the reporting period, Procter & Gamble recorded a mixed performance at its two Irish sites

Company, which employed more than 600 people last year, reported turnover of €97.9m

David Walsh, founder and chief executive  of Netwatch:  “The downturn was a time of opportunity for us.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

David Walsh was quick to see potential of remote security monitoring

The company behind Ballymaloe House employs 48 people with staff costs rising to €1.7 million in 2016.

Family-run firm behind country house hotel in Cork reports profits of €2.24m

At the end of 2016, some 39 per cent of Irish internet users were relying on ad-blocking software.

White Paper co-written by Dublin start-up shows impact of tools on web publishers

Jonathan Sugarman, a former Unicredit Bank Ireland risk manager, said he is “totally unemployable as a result of upholding the law of Ireland”.

Ex-Unicredit executive says ‘my life has been utterly destroyed because I did the right thing’

Consumer prices were up 0.6 per cent versus March 2016 with the biggest increases recorded in transport and clothing and footwear

Latest CSO figures reveal inflation increased 0.7% in year to end of March

During the first quarter of 2017, Kenmare shipped 256,100 tonnes of finished products.

Explorer says market conditions better as cash generation continues to improve

Just Eat chief product and technology officer Fernando Fanton: “Food tech is in the early days of disruption.”

Data analytics and AI among technologies changing industry, says online platform

Fónua ships more than 2.5 million handsets and carries out over 240,000 repairs annually through its Sandyford-based Fónfix business.  Photo credit: Lauren Hurley/PA Wire

Operator sold 49% stake in mobile phone distributor to Don Maher and Fergus de Búrca

Citrix, which reported revenues of $3.42bn  last year, has a number of business units in Ireland

Company has already started hiring, and hopes to fill all roles by end of 2017

Co Mayo was recommended as a suitable location for the test site by Ampyx, which is a developer of airborne wind energy systems

E.ON chooses Ireland to be location for test site for airborne wind power generation tech

Kainos chief executive Brendan Mooney

NI-headquartered software firm says it has experienced good growth in the past year

Stripe co-founders Patrick and John Collison.

Online payments firm founded by Collisons buys community site for entrepreneurs

Chopped co-founder Brian Lee

Irish company also announces plans to expand in Britain with six new outlets

EMIT Solutions managing director Eamon Moore: “We believe that Softech is the perfect fit for our business right now.”

EMIT targets more acquisitions as it strengthens managed services proposition

The study shows that while Ireland’s productivity performance is strong, the narrow base of sectors driving performance leaves the country vulnerable to shocks

National Competitiveness Council warns of pressing need to plan for sustainable growth

The Government needs to abandon its ‘austerity fetish’,  according to Ibec. File photograph: Getty Images

Business group calls for increased investment to address demographic changes

Patrick Waldron, chief executive of Galway-headquartered financial services company Fintrax, which  has agreed a joint venture with South Korean conglomerate the Lotte Group

Galway-based group forecasting more jobs as it targets revenues of up to €260m for 2017

Paul McNamara, who  earned £614,000 in remuneration from the firm in 2015, was awarded a total of £565,100 last year

Ex-head of finance group who stepped down unexpectedly, received termination pay-off

Key stock indexes in Europe and on Wall Street climbed on Thursday, but a gauge of global equities was little changed, with gains offset by a decline in emerging markets. Photograph: Getty Images

Ryanair, Kingspan, Dalata and Kerry Group among the main movers in Dublin

Prof Jonathan Coleman, principal investigator at Amber with one of his printed transistors

Irish researchers develop printed transistors that allow food labels to send alerts

It is estimated that by 2040 Ireland’s population will have increased by about one million, leading to a need for more homes, services and infrastructure

Conference told politicians must centre investment on gateway cities and larger towns

 Version 1 is looking to double in size again over the next five years

Fast-growth firm is targeting revenues of more than €100m for 2017

Speakers at the inaugural SaaStock conference in Dublin last year

Number of well-known tech investors back conference focused on software as a service

The agency’s remaining senior debt now stands at just €500 million and this is due to be redeemed later this year

Agency redeemed €952m of senior notes on Wednesday bringing total to €29.7bn

Mobile adspend reached €231 million in 2016, up 63 per cent versus the previous year

Main areas of growth in ad spend coming from search, native, social media and video

Carphone Warehouse Ltd said costs associated with the merger totalled €3.65 million last year

Losses rise to €12m from €2.5m due to costs associated with Dixons merger

Bus Éireann’s acting chief executive Ray Hernan recently warned the company would be insolvent by the end of the current calendar year if losses continued at existing levels

Deficit rises 41% to €2.2m versus €1.5m for same eight-week period last year

Earlier this month Paddy Power Betfair revealed merger costs left it with a £5.7 million loss last year

Former Paddy Power chief executive paid a total of €2.15m in salary, benefits and shares

Faith in the Government is unchanged at 32 per cent on the year

Edelman report shows trust in traditional media has risen but it has fallen for NGOs

Squarespace founder and chief executive Anthony Casalena

Website builder, which employs 115 people here, looking to increase headcount

 Two men dressed as customs officers take part in a protest outside Stormont against Brexit on March 29th. Photograph:  Charles McQuillan/Getty

Ibec advises ‘assertive national effort’ to mitigate against damage of Brexit divorce

The new Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus smartphones, which come with enlarged “infinity displays” that push the screen out to the edges of the devices. Photograph: AP Photo/Richard Drew

New phone comes with larger screen and enhanced AI assistant Bixby

Business plan: Eden Plaza, a high-end office scheme announced for Sandyford in 2015

Planned initiatives include free public wifi and an environmental scheme

IFG completed a major restructuring in 2015, with the sale of its Irish pension and advisory business for €13.5m to Willis Ireland in late 2014

Shares fall by more than 8% in early trading after pretax profits decline 26%

One official-looking phishing email claiming to have been circulated by Revenue, offered a tax refund of more than €180 for anyone clicking on the attached link

Consumers urged to be wary of emails and text messages claiming to be from companies

Irish man Peter Johnson, founder and chief executive of Lystable: latest expansion round brings Lystable’s Series A funding to $21 million

The latest expansion round brings Lystable’s Series A funding to $21m

A decision to increase the threshold for contactless payments from €15 to €30  has led to wider adoption of payment terminals by retailers

Five contactless transactions are being made with Visa debit cards every second

The dedicated healthcare real estate investment trust (Reit) announced it had entered the Irish market in October after purchasing a new purpose built 2,800 metre-squared centre in Tipperary

Primary Health Properties to build a new 2,900 metre-squared centre in Co Cork

Danger Mouse: Boulder Media has rebooted the 1980s animated television series for the BBC.

Irish studio behind ‘Danger Mouse’ reboot also relocating to larger city space

BrainWaveBank’s technology enables users to track their cognitive health on a daily basis

BrainWaveBank seeking to raise a further £3m to build out its neuroscience platform

Conor O’Loughlin of Glofox: “We expect to grow revenues by more than 200 per cent for the coming year.” Photograph: Con O’Donoghue

Company set up by former rugby player Conor O’Loughlin also taking on extra staff

Ryanair outperformed most of its peers, ending the day down 1.5 per cent to €14.49. Photograph: Ints Kalnins/Reuters

Iseq closes lower with Bank of Ireland, Ryanair and Mincon among the movers

Ger Deering said most lenders are abiding by his advice not to proceed with court action against customers whose complaints are under investigation by the ombudsman

Ger Deering says banks have gotten better at engaging in mediation with customers

Revenue at Venn Life Sciences was boosted by the contribution of Kinesis, which the group acquired in a €6.5 million deal in October 2015.

Firm says it secured €5.7 million worth of contract deals in first two months of 2017

Kabbage, headquartered in Atlanta, has pioneered a financial services data and technology platform to provide funding to small businesses in minutes

Social payments firm doubles staff as Kabbage investor agrees €50m ISIF investment

Kabbage, headquartered in Atlanta, has pioneered a financial services data and technology platform to provide to small businesses in minutes.

Fintech firm’s US investors set to encourage other companies to open in Dublin

Growth in Mincon manufactured product was up 7 per cent to €56.3m while third- party sales increased by 13 per cent to just short of €20 million

Clare-based engineering group optimistic as turnover rises 8% to €11.3m

Pretax profits fell 10 per cent, from €13m to €11.8m  last year

Pretax profits down 10% last year but turnover jumps 15% to €152m

Faye Healy of Dundalk Bay Brewery: “You only have to look at the US, which is years ahead of us in terms of craft brewing, to see that it is here to stay.”

Dundalk Bay company agrees contracts with number of microbreweries

Niall FitzGerald with John McGrane  of the British Irish Chamber of Commerce: Mr FitzGerald spoke of the many opportunities arising from a closer relationship with the UK. Photograph: Alan Betson

Ex-Unilever chief Niall FitzGerald warns bad trade deal for Britain detrimental for Ireland

Employees  at Combilift’s facility in Co Monaghan: the firm is to deliver 50 Aisle-Master forklifts to  Kingfisher later this year

Seven Enterprise Ireland client companies agree deals with French organisations

Both Helpling and Hassle.com enable customers to book a local vetted cleaner online or via a smartphone app

German firm Helping to roll out additional services across markets it operates in

Some 121,000 loans on private homes had been restructured by the end of December. Photograph: iStock

Almost 55,000 still at least three months behind in repayments at end of December

The US is predicted to be the largest market for big data and business analytics solutions, with spending forecast to reach $78.8 billion in 2017. Photograph: iStockphoto

IDC forecasts annual worldwide growth rate of 11.9%, led by IT and business services

Skills shortages are further driving spending on security services with many organisations lacking established knowledge of detection and response strategies, according to Gartner.

Gartner predicts spending on information security will hit $113bn by 2020

Micro Focus employed 96 people in Ireland last year with staff-related costs totalling $7.9 million

Micro Focus Ireland revenues fell to $273m from $283m as distribution costs jumped

Work on Olympic House is expected to begin  in the autumn and is forecast to take 18 months to complete.

The 148,000 sq ft Olympic House will incorporate two linked blocks of offices

Ryanair is now operating in 34 countries, and will also be introducing flights to and from  Lviv in Western Ukraine

Irish airline’s expansion to continue with weekly flights into Kiev airport from October

Recently filed accounts for Power City Limited show turnover at the group increased by 6.5 per cent to €87.2 million from €81.8 million

Consumer and electrical goods retailer owns 10 branches in Ireland

Dell is ranked in top spot overall, followed by Debenhams, Oxfam, Apple and Argos

Technology firms and retailers make up majority of best ranked Irish employers

The Ictu report calls for major reforms regarding how executive pay is determined and structured.

Ictu report urges greater transparency in how pay packages are determined in Ireland

The PAC started investigating the sale of the Project Eagle loans following a report from the Comptroller and Auditor  General which said Nama could have lost about £190 million on the sale.

Agency dismisses PAC critique of ‘deficient’ process marked by governance failures

The level of people thinking they do not save enough as they should rose by more than 11 per cent

Savings Index, which measures consumer sentiment towards saving, declined in February

Outgoing Aryzta chief executive Owen Killian:  Swiss-Irish food group  announced a 31.3% decline in half-year earnings. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Dublin closes flat with food company Aryzta rallying after losing 7% in early trading

Turnover for the books, newspapers and stationary retailer rose to €26.9 million from €24 million

Retailer, which paid €2.5m dividend to parent last year, records 14% rise in revenues

The new subsidiary  said it intends to raise further long-term capital, over time, to build a leading portfolio of operating renewable energy assets in Ireland

Seed capital for Greencoat Renewables provided by AIB and the ISIF

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