Looking to go far: GirlCrew co-founders Elva Carri,  Áine Mulloy and Pamela Newenham

Dublin start-up to hold 19 events over four days with its App Hootenanny

L inda and Dan Kiely of Voxpro: the couple founded the company in Cork more than two decades ago. Photograph: Miki Barlok

Telus is a global business process and IT outsourcing firm with over 25,000 staff

“It’s one of these things that if people say it often enough it starts to sound like something that could work,” said Sadhbh McCarthy, who set up and led the Centre for Irish and European Security

British plans for an an ‘invisible’ or ‘frictionless’ digital border dismissed

New business rose substantially last month, with survey respondents mentioning a greater availability of projects and increased market confidence

New PMI reading shows new order growth accelerated in construction sector last month

Clanwilliam Group said it plans to spend €100 million on acquisitions and investments in healthcare tech.

Medisec Software bought for undisclosed sum by Dublin-headquartered group

While consumers were confident about the general economic outlook, they were a little more cautious about their own personal finances than in previous months.

Irish consumers more upbeat than counterparts elsewhere, new survey finds

New CSO figures show house price growth accelerated in June at  11.6% on an annual basis. Photograph: iStock

Board changes at Paddy Power and Conroy Gold, Central Bank development, and ODCE staff troubles

Trinity Biotech said it was asked to withdraw the filing by the US Food and Drug Administration  last October due to concerns about the product’s clinical performance

Company’s share price fell 50% after filing for heart attack diagnosis product withdrawn

Aegon’s headquarters. The Irish unit employs over 200 people in Dublin

Insurance firm’s Irish unit had assets of €5.2bn at the end of June 2017

Ireland fell one spot in the rankings for both fixed and mobile broadband  compared with the previous month.

State ranks 37th of 133 for fixed broadband and 53rd of 122 for mobile internet

Texting while behind the wheel makes an accident 23 times more likely.

Toyota’s ‘Face it Down’ app downloaded by more than 13,500 users in Ireland

Consumer spending will account for the lion’s share of AR/VR revenues in all regions this year

Total spending on AR/VR products and services to rise from €9.7bn to nearly €184bn

Turnover fell to €35.9 million from €38.5 million at Verizon Ireland Limited last year.

Turnover also falls at local unit of one of the biggest telecoms companies in the world

Prosperity says there is “an acute shortage” of specialists in key areas

New report shows dearth of candidates as professionals opt for other European cities

The rejection rate among candidates living overseas to relocating to Ireland for work has nearly doubled over the last year

Recruiters look to Berlin, Lisbon and elsewhere as Ireland’s attractiveness diminishes

Permanent TSB, whose share prices has been in the doldrums in recent weeks, ended the day down 2.6%  at €1.85. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Dublin closes lower, with Permanent TSB and Smurfit among the weakest stocks

The Ireland Strategic Investment Fund is a 15 per cent shareholder in Malin, having invested €50 million in the group’s IPO.

Melinta Therapeutics is Malin’s second-largest investment by capital committed

Profitero cofounders (from left) Volodymyr Pigrukh, Dmitry Vysotski and Kanstantsin Chernysh

The online insights and ecommerce intelligence firm tracks more than 450m products

There was a 4.2 per cent rise in total overseas travellers to Ireland in the first six months of 2017.

Tourism Ireland turning to ‘Star Wars’ again as it looks to further boost visitor numbers

The drop in the NMH Foundation’s income was largely due to a steep decline in donations and legacies, which fell from €860,431 to just €44,766 in 2015.

NMH Foundation’s income falls 78 per cent in year ahead of relocation controversy

The consortium recorded turnover of €54 million in 2015, as against €97.5 million for the 17-months ending December 2014

Firm managed meter installation programme in four regions, including Dublin

Virgin had 296,500 television subscribers in the second quarter, down 1,400 on the first quarter.

Second-quarter revenue climbs to €102 million as broadband customer numbers rise

André Bastie and Marc Assens of Happy Scribe

Happy Scribe has proved a hit with researchers and journalists internationally

A ‘3’ logo sits on the shirt of an employee as he works at a sales counter inside a Three Ireland  mobile phone store. The group has reported a 10 per cent fall in sales and increased customer churn in the first half of the year. Photographer: Aidan Crawley / Bloomberg

Second largest mobile network reports increase in customers moving to rivals

The Revenue this week set out various options that Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe might pursue in his first budget on October 10th. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Also in the news were diesel cars, Seán Dunne, Irish banks and artists’ tax relief

Intelesens has attracted international venture capital in recent years.

UltraLinq acquires developer of wearable health technology for undisclosed sum

Kabbage said  SoftBank has agreed to invest $250 million in the company, in a move that brings the company’s total equity raised to date to nearly $500 million

Company, which recently set up locally, secures major investment from SoftBank

Wia chief executive Conall Laverty, Mike Brennan of Enterprise Ireland and Suir Valley Ventures managing partner Barry Downes.

‘Stripe for Internet of Things’ to double headcount and expand into enterprise space

John Teeling: “Botswana Diamonds has exciting projects. We are happy to invest in them”

John Teeling-led company raises funds through placing of 79,484,300 new shares

UDG has committed $200 million to acquisitions since the start of its financial year.

Healthcare services provider says trading for last nine months has been positive

The most attractive work area for tech professionals is  IoT, followed by augmented reality

Study finds many IT staff open to changing roles, particularly to join start-ups

Karen O’Connor of Datapac said the investment would enable the company to respond to an increased demand for the firm’s managed service solutions.

Job openings will primarily be in technical and business development roles

Some 323 debt-solution arrangements were approved in the April to June period, bringing the total number since 2013 to more than 3,500.

Applications for solutions rose 71 per cent to 1,259 in second quarter, figures show

British Airways suffered a massive computer system failure in late May caused by a power supply issue near Heathrow which stranded 75,000 customers over a busy holiday weekend

Airline says customers are now being processed as normal following disruption

Plynk co-founders Clive Foley and Charles Dowd. The fintech start-up raised €25m in a Series A round in early June

Over $230m in venture capital recorded in Ireland during the second quarter

The investment of Unilever Ventures follows multiple strategic partnerships between the company and Helpling.

Group which operates in nine countries gets investment worth ‘several million euro’

Kainos chief executive Brendan Mooney

Firm develops solutions for use in public, healthcare and financial services sectors

Chief executive Tony Smurfit: During the first half the company completed investments of €177 million

Ebitda impacted by reduced working days and increased recovered fibre costs

Ardagh raised about $319 million in net proceeds following its flotation in March

Revenues up 58% due primarily to impact of beverage cans business acquisition

The company launched in Ireland in May 2008 and it remains one of the biggest markets for the group

Online takeaway service reports a 44% rise in first-half revenues with pretax profits also up

HubSpot’s accounts show it employed 214 people in Ireland last year, up from 135 in 2015.

Turnover at marketing software company increases by 82 per cent to €42.7 million

Guinness net sales were up 2 per cent in Ireland, driven primarily by sale of Hop House 13 lager.

Sales of Baileys grow 7 per cent as spirits sales climb 10 per cent

Irish consumers also ranked in second place for trust in product safety

Retailers in Ireland ranked highly for backing legislation to protect online consumers

Recently filed accounts for Groupon-Citydeal (Ireland) Limited show turnover fell by more than 31% t to €2.89m

Division recorded €1.36m pretax profit for 2016 versus €1.58m a year earlier

Increased consumption of online content and streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime is leading many to wonder why they should pay the €160 licence fee

Majority of those aged 30 increasingly wondering why they have to pay for a TV licence

Paul Brody: he says blockchain is perfect for food producers looking to confirm the provenance of their products or to protect against scares

Paul Brody believes the technology will have biggest impact among manufacturers

Oil and gas shares gained 0.8 per cent  and autos climbed 0.6 per cent on Thursday. Photograph: Getty Images

CRH outperforms while Ryanair bounces back after sell-off to close higher

Apple unveiled plans to build the data centre in February 2015.

Court Services says case will not now be heard until mid-October

The area is currently home to 100 firms and more than 18,000 people live and work there. The quarter also houses film studios, a science park and Titanic Belfast

Company behind rejuvenated quarter reports a £1.3m loss for last year

The new stoppages come after crane operators staged a demonstration at the offices of the Construction Industry Federation last Friday

Dozens of operators to protest over pay and safety concerns with pickets at four key sites

Vodafone Ireland head of networks Max Gasparroni: “Bringing VoLTE and VoWifi to our customers offers an even better voice experience.” Photograph: Shane O’Neill

Ireland’s biggest mobile operator to introduce new standard from early next year

Two-thirds of women surveyed said they believed it was more difficult for them to be appointed to boards than for men

New study finds stark lack of diversity in terms of gender, skills, race and ethnicity

The rebooted Nokia 3310 has bigger screens, 22 hours of talk time and up to one month of standby time

Rebooted handset launched along with three new Nokia smartphones that run on Android

Draper Esprit’s Irish businesses is led by serial entrepreneur Brian Caulfield, a former partner with Trinity Venture Capital. Photograph: David Sleator

Company said its gross primary portfolio value has risen 43 per cent over last year

Alcon Ireland said it spent €9.2 million  on developing its manufacturing capacity in Cork last year

Company, which manufactures intraocular lenses, employs close to 400 people locally

During a crisis, internet users may see an SOS alert at the top of search results when searching for the incident or location

New facility will help internet users understand what to do in an emergency situation

Neil Cassidy, managing director of Cassidy Wines: “The tax is ridiculously high and this has a huge impact.”

Leading wine importer says tax on wines in Ireland are ’ridiculously high’

With economic activity stronger, Bank of Ireland has revised up its employment growth forecasts to 3 per cent for this year.

Bank of Ireland expects increase in employment growth and investment spending

Nama said the total cumulative amount redeemed to date is €29.7 billion, equivalent to 98 per cent of the €30.2 billion in senior bonds issued in 2010 and 2011 to acquire from banks

Agency says it continues to generate cash through disposal of assets and loans

The Oxford and Gloucester buildings are to be redeveloped to create 200,000 sq ft of Grade A office space

The Paper Exchange will accommodate up to 2,000 employees in the centre of the city

James McGee, chief executive of Athlone Extrusions. He started  as a forklift driver  at the company’s predecessor more than 45 years ago. “I never got told to go home so I’m still here.” Photographer Eric Molloy

Friday interview: James McGee, chief executive of Athlone Extrusions

The new cross-border ferry service will be the first of its kind to link Greenore, Co Louth and Greencastle, Co Down across the iconic Carlingford Lough

Daily service between Greenore and Greencastle to create 18 full-time jobs

 Unilever shares rose 75 pence to 4,389 pence after the consumer goods giant said pre-tax profits climbed 27 per cent

Financials lead Iseq lower as shares in Independent News & Media close down 18%

Twitter said its quality filter has led to fewer unwanted interactions

Social media platform has previously been criticised for failing to deal with trolls

The Menlo Park headquarters of SRI International, which employs more than 2,100 people.

Silicon Valley thrives on sharing of ideas, says SRI International president

The main reading room in the National Library. The library is to carry out a crawl of all Irish websites later this year.

National Library to conduct crawl of Irish websites to create digital archive

The Shard in London is one of more than 750 properties to be certified by WiredScore

WiredScore evaluates office buildings for the speed and reliability of internet connections

Mastercard Labs is focused on innovative payment solutions such as the QKR app.s

Turnover climbs to €18.5m for fintech unit with staff of 275 in Dublin

Alan Foy of Blueface: “There seems to be an increased appetite for cloud communications in enterprises which is driving new demand.”

EY Entrepreneur of the Year award finalist: Alan Foy of Blueface

Frances and Fergus McArdle of Height for Hire: “Success for us is about getting everyone home safe to their families”

EY Entrepreneur of the Year award finalists: Height for Hire is a market leader in access machinery

Kevin O’Loughlin of Nostra Technologies: “Our role is to understand where technology is going and how that affects our clients”

EY Entrepreneur of the Year award finalist Kevin O’Loughlin of Nostra on the lessons business has taught him

EY Entrepreneur of the Year award finalist: Kevin O’Loughlin, Nostra Technologies

Jane Gallagher and Róisín Callaghan of Cogs&Marvel: “We have been on an amazing expansion path over the past few years and we want this to continue.”

EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award finalists: Jane Gallagher and Róisín Callaghan of Cogs & Marvel

The latest survey reveals that insurance remains a pressing issue for hoteliers

New report shows hotel bookings up despite fall in number of visitors from Britain

First Auto Finance MD Frank Donnellan said while there has been some negative commentary around PCPs of late, he believes they are a great way to acquire a new car every few years

Motor financing company also introduces new four-year PCP agreements

Ger Goold, chief operating officer and partner at Kernel Capital with the 54th comptroller of the state of New York, Thomas DiNapoli in Dublin. Photograph: Jason Clarke

The New York State Common Retirement Fund invested $7m in NI fund last year

A European premiere of John Carney’s “Sing Street” opened the 2016 Audi Dublin International Film Festival

Festival overcomes slide in sponsorship income and box office receipts to record a €50,129 surplus in 2016

Just some of the condoms and lubes produced by Karex

The head of condom giant Karex talks about the changing business of pleasure

Foynes, Co Limerick, where Inver’s oil terminal is located.

Deal also includes oil terminal in Foynes

Múirne Laffan: led the development of the RTÉ Player, the RTÉ News Now app and the broadcaster’s website

Ms Laffan led development of broadcaster’s digital activities

Most households still depend on fixed broadband for their internet connection but use of mobile broadband is growing

Seven out of 10 Irish internet users says they go online very single day

This year, Irish businesses are forecast to spend€ 2.09 billion on current expenditure and a further €202 million on capital expenditure

New figures show foreign-owned enterprises account for two-thirds of R&D expenditure

Facebook is far and away the most popular social network worldwide. Nearly 1.5 billion people will log in to the platform in 2017, accounting for 60.8 per cent of all social media users

New figures show more than 2.4bn people will use social media platforms by year-end

Sir Philip Green

Arcadia’s Irish unit takes almost €1m charge against loss-making stores and other assets

The 4 per cent decline comes after a record number of jobs were posted in the January to March period

Survey shows decline in listed jobs in second quarter, following record three-months

Evan Gary, founder of Laundrie, the online laundry app, in a workshop with the Unilever and Dogpatch Labs teams

Dublin start-up hub to host Unilever Foundry to collaborate with entrepreneurs

Arralis co-founder and chief executive Barry Lunn: “The most frustrating thing for us at the moment is we can’t produce enough product for the market”

Irish company secured a €50m investment from Hong Kong investors earlier this year

NDRC chief executive Ben Hurley: “Diversity is important and nearly a third of our ventures have females on the founding teams.” Photograph: SON Photographic

Early stage tech investor backed 32 start-ups last year, up from 26 in 2015

Revolut has gained 39,212 customers locally, with almost 10,000 customers having joined in the last three months alone

London-based app-based banking alternative to open office in Dublin shortly

Zendesk has signed a lease to move to 55 Charlemont Place, a six-storey stand-alone bock on the edge of the Grand Canal

Company also confirms it has signed a lease to expand into 55 Charlemont Place

Louis Keating of L&M Keating: “Our strength is in our people”

Good advice from entrepreneurs from Keating, an EY Entrepreneur of the Year finalist

Jim Burke of GoBus: “We have seen increased demand for our services over the past 12 months with a 10 per cent growth rate during this time.”

EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award finalist Jim Burke of GoBus.ie

Ramona Nicholas of Cara Pharmacy: “Literally overnight we went from owner-managers to a group structure with our revenue changing from €1.5 million to more than €10 million”

EY Entrepreneur of the Year award finalist: Ramona Nicholas of Cara Pharmacy

Michael Dawson of One4All at their office in Swords. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

It didn’t work out as planned, says Michael Dawson, founder of the gift voucher firm

It is believed WhatsApp will take on as few as six people initially in Ireland to help its Menlo Park-based customer support team respond to user queries.

Messaging app establishes Irish company and is hiring staff to support its activities

Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe holds a news conference with European Council president Donald Tusk and European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker during a EU-Japan summit in Brussels.

Japan is Ireland’s biggest trade partner in Asia after China and the largest source of FDI

Mr Mooney, who won the EY Entrepreneur of the Year award last year, has led Kainos since 2001

Industry insiders estimate contract for electronic medical record solution worth €2.3m

Push Doctor connects patients to a network of more than 7,000 registered GPs, giving them access to doctors in as little as six minutes.

Venture capital firm listed in Dublin and London backs Manchester-based start-up

C&C said the complex transition of Magners and other cider brands to AB InBev is on track with “minimal customer disruption.”

Group says trading to date has been “satisfactory and in line with our expectations”

The North leads the UK in terms of jobs established as a result of tech-focused FDI with an average of 95 roles created by each inward investment into the region.

EY survey shows North excelling at creating jobs from tech-focused inward investment

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