Employers’ group Ibec: Turnover from subscriptions rose to €15.3 million from €14 million last year

Organisation’s members employ more than 70 per cent of Irish private-sector workforce

While mcommerce is growing, Irish businesses are seen to be missing out with just 42 per cent of survey respondents saying they purchased goods or services from local businesss

New survey shows over three in smartphone users now buying goods via their mobiles

General manager of Vitalograph Ireland Frank Keane

Headcount to increase at Ennis-based company, which currently employs 100 people

Brendan Morrissey: “Every rockstar wants to be a billionaire techie and every techie I know wants to be an adored rockstar”

Athlone Ventures has been set-up by Brendan Morrissey, a former musician

The new venture will be located at the company’s existing facility in Tallaght, where Henkel already has a significant manufacturing and R&D operation

Firm to create 40 specialised jobs as it establishes additive manufacturing venture

Just over half of businesses surveyed claimed that increased costs are diverting funds away from company growth and investment initiatives

New study finds two-thirds of companies believe costs higher that before the recession

SSE and Coilte estimate that in a typical year, the green energy produced at Galway Wind Park will offset over 220,000 tonnes of harmful CO2 emissions

Galway Wind Park has the capacity to generate 169 mega watts (MW) of electricity

According to the latest statistics, about 1 in 5 employees were employed in high-growth enterprises in Ireland in 2015, the highest level in Europe

New figures show country has largest number of high-growth firms across EU

The online auction site, which set up operations locally in 2003, employs more than 700 people in Ireland

Company moved out of Dundalk premises earlier this year following PayPal split

The company behind ‘Riverdance’ recorded a €774,095 pretax profit for the 12 months to the end of June 2016

Newly filed accounts also show rough year for Rough Magic as losses widen

Richard Branson and Rosanne Longmore of Coroflo with the breastfeeding device: the start-up plans to launch its device in Ireland  in the third quarter of 2018. Photograph:  Jonathan Syer

Breastfeeding assistance start-up established just five months ago now valued at €4m

AventaMed co-founder John Vaughan, chairman Jack Cashman, co-founder and CEO Olive O’Driscoll and Bruce Clibborn of HBAN Boole Investment Syndicate. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Firm seeking to enter US market after already receiving regulatory approval in Europe

Siro chief executive Sean Atkinson (right) with Ryan Ding, executive director of the board and president of Huawei’s carrier business group. The Siro-Huawei joint venture is investing €450 million in building a nationwide FTTB network

Siro to use Chinese firm’s fibre-optic tech to provide 500,000 homes with 1GB broadband

Gin was the fastest-growing spirit locally last year, growing 31.6 per cent in Ireland in 2016

New report shows exports of Irish-produced spirits such as gin and whiskey are soaring

The health tech firm has developed Modius, a headband that stimulates part of your brain that controls fat storage and metabolism, helping boost the latter while decreasing your appetite.

Belfast-based firm has developed Modius, a headband that can help weight management

Deputy governor Ed Sibley

Companies need to prepare for a hard Brexit without a transition period, says Ed Sibley

Brown Bag employs more than 300 people across Dublin, Manchester and Los Angeles.

Move comes two years after Canadian company acquired the Irish animation studio

Limited-edition cans mark the 120th anniversary of artist John Gilroy

Beer company also toasting anniversary of birth of artist John Gilroy with special cans

The Clarecastle facility was initially established in 1974 as Syntex Ireland but later became part of Roche following its $5.3bn acquisition of the Syntex Corporation in 1994

Pharma giant continuing with plans to close Clarecastle plant after failing to sell facility

Takeda Ireland recorded pretax profits of just €5.2 million for the 12 months to the end of March 2017. This compares to profits of €102 million a year earlier

Japan’s largest pharmaceutical company employs more than 400 people in Ireland

The company has been created through the combination of assets of US private equity firm Oaktree Capital and Maynooth-based builder Bridgedale

Newly-listed Irish housebuilder now has a market capitalisation of €696m

Cairn owns 33 residential development sites currently with capacity for over 12,700 new homes

Listed housebuilder also welcomes proposed changes to apartment building guidelines

Houses in Salthill, Galway. The West region showed the greatest price growth in the year to August, rising 15.4 per cent. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Property prices up 67.5 per cent since bottom of market but still 25 per cent below peak

About 800 AIB employees, including chief executive Bernard Byrne, will move to the 115,000sq ft  office building on Molesworth Street in 2019

Molesworth Street office is being developed by property fund Iput at a cost of €45m

Linked Finance chief executive Niall Dorrian and Murphy’s Ice Cream co-founder Sean Murphy who last year raised €75,000 via the P2P platform

Company intends to establish P2P lending as a mainstay of the SME lending landscape

Chas Moloney, director, Ricoh Ireland and UK

Study finds a third of European workers scared of losing jobs due to IT knowledge

Ali Rayl of Slack: “The market is very bullish on our prospects, and so are we”.

Office messaging platform said to be fastest growing business application in history

GDPR is the most comprehensive data protection legislation to be passed in the history of the EU.

Discussion around GDPR wrongly centres on negatives for businesses, says security expert

Voxpro co-founder Linda Green-Kiely onstage with Gillian Keating, a partner in  Ronan Daly Jermyn, at Dogpatch Labs. Photograph: Charlie Taylor

Outsourcing company she founded with her husband Dan sold to Telus International

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon: ‘The 2018 budget increase is hugely positive and critical to preparations for our enhanced and increasingly globally prominent regulatory role’

Concern office still underfunded ahead of EU law change while researchers get extra €7m

Overall, house prices in the EU rose 4.4 per cent compared to the second quarter

House prices up 10.6% quarter, behind Czech Republic, where prices rose 13.3% in Q2

One of Ireland’s largest hotels, the Radisson Blu, which was built by developer Bernard McNamara, has 261 rooms and suites, a thermal spa and extensive leisure and conference facilities

Deal involves Westin Dublin operator MHL and original part-owner Jerry O’Reilly

Circle was established by Jeremy Allaire, who previously founded online video platform Brightcove, which went public in 2012.

Turnover jumps from $1.3m to $4m in 2016 for former bitcoin start-up based in Dublin

FoodMarble chief executive Aonghus Shortt and his girlfriend Grace Whittle pictured with the Aire app and tracker. Photograph: Alan Rowlette

FoodMarble is to use funding to take on between five and 10 additional staff

Shares in the world’s biggest luxury group, LVMH, rose 2.3 per cent after it beat sales and revenue forecasts in its third quarter

Irish house-builders feel impact of Budget 2018, but Paris, Frankfurt and Milan close flat

Announcing the fund in the Dáil, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe said it is an important step in “strengthening the national finances in a changing and risky world, especially in light of Brexit”

Fund to be given an initial injection of €1.5bn from the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund

Ireland is ranked 33rd out of 100 countries in terms of the value of its brand

US still the most valuable national brand but Trump presidency denting its appeal

Softco cofounder Susan Spence, Pirjo Poyhia, MD Palkeet, Finland, and Anton Scott, CEO, SoftCo

Irish company’s procure-to-pay solution to be used by more than 70 departments

Storm Technology specialises in Microsoft products. Photograph: AP Photo/FIle

Company says it has achieved double-digit growth over the past five years

The Gazette is shrinking down the number of local editions to four

Local newspaper group seeking to boost circulation from 55,000 to 75,000

Martin Shanahan said IDA Ireland has witnessed a “strong pipeline of projects” in the first half of 2018

Head of State body says action needed on housing, broadband and infrastructure

Microsoft set up in Ireland in 1985

Irish chief warns Government cost of living is becoming a ‘challenge’ for employees

Uprise founder Paul O’Connell established the festival in 2015

Event organiser Paul O’Connell says Ireland offers great growth potential for company

 Taiwan’s digital minister Audrey Tang: she dropped out of school at the age of 12 to focus on coding, and founded a hugely successful search engine company before the age of 15

Transgender software developer Audrey Tang is certainly not your average minister

Brian Lee: “Our ultimate dream is to be as big as McDonalds, with a Freshly Chopped on every street corner across the globe”

Healthy fast food firm looking to move into other European markets in coming years

Since 1985, the proportion of high-tech goods shipped has grown from just 18.8 per cent to 52.2 per cent in 2014, helping to make Taiwan Asia’s fifth-largest economy.

Taiwan is studying Ireland’s tech culture as it strives to adapt its own sector

Under the agreement, Arc-net has uniquely marked and authenticated each limited edition bottle from  Adelphi Ardnamurchan Distillery

Belfast-based company achieves world first with Adelphi Ardnamurchan Distillery

Jon Bayle and Tony Kelly of Deposify: the company expects to confirm its third US banking partner before the year’s end

Dublin-based fintech start-up allows landlords and tenants to manage rental deposits

The historic front entrance to the St jame’s Gate site in the Liberties.

Diageo seeking partner for 12.6-acre project in heart of Dublin

The Wright Venue in Swords is among the clubs to start selling event tickets through Facebook using Eventbrite

A number of Dublin clubs, including District 8 and The Wright Venue, to use service

Vodafone accepted that it had not been compliant with regulations surrounding changes to terms and conditions.

Move follows customers being opted in to roaming service and subsequent ComReg fine

Strong Roots founder Sam Dennigan: “We are weighing up a move to the US at some point but our main target for the foreseeable future will be the UK.”

Strong Roots to see its healthy frozen veg products sold by more stockists in UK

The five-year contract is for use of Identigen’s DNA Traceback system to guarantee the integrity of Swiss beef. Photograph: iStock

Group signs five-year deal for Swiss meat association to use DNA Traceback system

 The GKinetic device will be tested at Limerick Docks. It  has turbines either side of a vertical cylinder to provide acceleration twice that of water flow.

GKinetic’s floating generator will create domestic electrical power in shallow rivers

UK Brexit secretary David Davis and European Commission chief negotiator Michel Barnier at a joint press conference last week.

Hoteliers report sharp drop in bookings from Britain following sterling decline

According to the latest Goodbody tracker, in the year to August, 5,393 units were completed, up 77 per cent versus the previous year but coming from a low base.

New report casts doubt on the accuracy of Government’s housing data

Employee numbers at the Blanchardstown-headquartered unit rose to 2,527 from 2,320 last year

Company edges nearer to 3,000 employees target at revenues rise from €168m to €184m

Budget 2017 allocated an additional €3 million to agencies charged with responding to the challenges posed by Brexit to take on extra staff with the funds spread across multiple organisations.

Fianna Fáil says additional funding must be given to State agencies to help exporters

Realex was founded by Colm Lyon in 2000

Online payments provider processes about €35bn worth of transactions a year

 Shaw Academy is aiming to teach 500,000 new students a month by December

Appointment comes as online education startup reports period of substantial growth

ESB Group said while Brexit was leading to uncertainty, the group would “continue with prudent financial management of its UK assets”.

Energy group records €205 million first-half pretax profit, up €134.5 million on last year

Adele’s sell-out show at the 3Arena last year helped to boost profits for the venue’s manager. File photograph: Ian Gavan/Getty Images

The Live Nation subsidiary behind the venue sees pre-tax profits rise to €8.09m in 2016

ApisProtect uses in-hive IoT-enabled sensors, machine learning and old-fashioned beekeeping knowledge to help beekeepers identify hive problems, diseases and pests

ApisProtect was only established by Fiona Edwards-Murphy earlier this year

Shadow play: the shadow of US president Donald Trump is seen as he talks with reporters at the White House

American Chamber says our reputation as a location of choice it at an all-time high

The company had a cash balance of $6.91 million at the end of June

Oil and gas exploration firm has now repaid its corporate loan facility in full

 Tech Ireland said there are at least 66 companies working in the AI sector, employing almost 2,500 people. Photograph: iStock/Askold Romanov, Mlenny & Tricia Seibold

Plans in place to establish first AI masters programme as sector grows strongly

Denmark’s Casper Klynge was appointed the world’s first national technology ambassador in June.

Call for technology ambassador to promote Ireland in Silicon Valley

Jobbio founders John and Stephen Quinn. More than 6,000 companies are signed up to the platform. Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography

Firm has raised $15m in past year with backers including Dermot Desmond’s IIU

US President Donald Trump is expected to announce tax reform proposals on Wednesday

Despite proposals to slash taxes, Ireland still compares favourably, experts say

Just 0.4 per cent of tweets written in Japanese hit the current 140-character limit compared to 9 per cent of those in English

Microblogging platform to invite some users to go beyond current 140-character limit

Former Enterprise Ireland CEO Frank Ryan, Oonagh Kearney and Siofra Flood of Swrve, and former minister for jobs, enterprise and innovation Richard Bruton   in May 2013.  File photograph: David Sleator

Company established by Havok co-founders Hugh Reynolds and Steve Collins in 2010

Peter Cahill, founder of voice technology group Voysis, which has opened its first UK office

Former Google voice principal to lead team of 10 as firm takes on tech giants

Assure Hedge founder Barry McCarthy

Company was recently selected to take part in landmark ‘sandbox’ programme in UK

The Octonauts from Brown Bag Films:  the biggest employer in the sector with a staff of 325

Almost half of 148 such software companies have raised significant funding

Lynk founder Noel Ebbs

Company is also active in major cities across the UK and in Washington and Virginia

Venture capital funding round, led by Barry Downes, will fund platform expansion

Ramona Nicholas, co-owner of the Cara Pharmacy group in Ireland.

Transaction gives Cara a presence in Dublin and Cork and boosts turnover to €40m

Alex Depledge and Jules Coleman: “It’s like a marriage, which is necessary because you need to have a business partner you have a shared history with so that you know how they act under pressure,” says Depledge

The co-founders of on-demand cleaning company Hassle.com on the lure of a new start-up

Boxever co-founders (left to right) Dermot O’Connor, Dave O’Flanagan and Alan Giles

Dublin-based big data and personalisation platform seeks follow-on investment

MicroSynbiotiX co-founders Antonio Lamb and Simon Jegan Porphy

Biotech intends to take on additional staff in Cork city following the funding boost

Housemydog co-founders Timothy and James McElroy: their aim is to turn the company into Europe’s largest pet services marketplace

HouseMyDog looking to raise £180,000 to help it expand further across Europe

KBC’s innovation hub, which employs more than 60 people locally, is a testing ground for a number of new initiatives, including a plan to offer payments via Fitbit

Bank introducing new mobile app that allows users to open account in five minutes

Act Venture Capital managing director John Flynn said there is currently a good funding environment in Ireland.

EIF to invest €20 million in new Act fund while agtech fund also announced

Fenergo chief executive Marc Murphy: “We are building a multinational in our home town and people are buying into the journey we are on.”

Fintech firm announces two senior appointments as headcount approaches 600

Minister for Education Richard Bruton is shown how the network is being used by DCU student Katie Gallagher. Also pictured are DCU president Prof Brian MacCraith, director of information systems services at DCU Barbara McConalogue, Agile Networks managing director Darragh Richardson and HEAnet chief executive Kerrie Power.

Network delivering 100 gigabit-per-second speed at €5m cost hailed as ‘game-changer’

It’s not just the free food that makes Facebook popular with employees. The company has been at the forefront in offering progressive benefits such as four months of paid paternity leave

Social media giant wins out against HubSpot, Salesforce, Google and SAP to take top prize

Jimmy Wales will appear at a public event in Trinity College Dublin on October 26th as part of Ireland’s Internet Day

Wales recently set up a new online platform WikiTribune to help beat rise of fake news

Pure Telecom CEO Paul Connell  and Orlagh Nevin, Open Eir’s director of sales,  marketing and service announcing Pure Telecom and Open Eir’s €35 million infrastructure. Photograph: John Ohle Photography

Company signs contract as it looks to reach 100,000 residential customers by 2019

Trinity graduates Talita Holzer Saad and Robbie Fryers with Patrick O’Shea and his father Pat O’Shea from Malahide who have been trialling the solution

way2B is a smartphone and smartwatch solution with pre-programmed routes

Toshiba’s board is due to meet on Wednesday to discuss Western Digital’s offer.

Move may help Toshiba seal deal to sell chip business after months of delays

CloudKPI co-founders Brenda Jordan and Maeve Kneafsey. “There is a huge appetite for investing in women-led technology companies because they are performing so well,” said Ms Kneafsey

CloudKPI to participate in Women’s Startup Lab in Silicon Valley as it expands into US

Ciaran Coyle of Ulster Bank, Patrick Walsh of Dogpatch Labs and Simon McNamara of RBS pictured at the announcement of the new API. Photograph: Shane O’Neill/SON Photographic

Developers will shortly be able to create new apps and services using customer data

Vivendi, which delivered an update, lifted markets.   Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

Iseq in positive territory with Ryanair, Paddy Power Betfair and CRH among the gainers

Theya Healthcare CEO Ciara Donlon: 'Retailers have been taking a lot of interest in us after the NHS took us on. It has opened a huge number of doors for us.' Photograph: Dave Meehan

Irish entrepreneur on the success of her growing company and what makes it so much more than a lingerie firm

Jameson recorded double- and triple-digit growth in 71 out of the 130 markets in which it is available.

Irish Distillers reports 2.4 per cent growth in value terms in Irish market

Dalton Philips has been appointed chief executive of  DAA for a seven-year term

Mr Philips also served as CEO of Brown Thomas and is on One51 board

Ireland is still top for FDI value, the study says

Country continues to lead the world for value from foreign direct investment

The food distributor, which was spun out of Fyffes in 2007, reported adjusted earnings per share that was up 10.1 per cent to 6.78 cents

Food distributor reports 12% rise in total revenues as pretax profits jump 28% to €35m

Participants in last year’s First Friday for Startups, which returns to Dogpatch Labs on Friday

First Friday for Startups programme returns to Dogpatch Labs in Dublin later this week

SurveyMonkey chief executive Zander Lurie: “There are more than three billion knowledge workers globally and they all need to be actively listening and to have more insights that help their organisations work better.”

Chief executive Zander Lurie talks about data-driven insights and Dublin as a hub

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