Prof Caulfield was described as “a champion of the connected health research and innovation ecosystem”.

Prof Brian Caulfield wins the NovaUCD 2017 Innovation Award

In terms of future outlook, Clontarf said the industry had “weathered severe storms” since 2014.

Company primarily focused on discussions with authorities in Ghana

Totterdell was mobile network Three’s largest Irish SME partner until the decision was taken to end the relationship

Bray-based company had provided telecommunications solutions to mobile network

Richard Limpkin will lead the company’s operational processes

Immedis, owned by Terry Clune’s, provides global payroll to firms

A rig at Barryroe, which is an oil and gas field in the Celtic Sea south of Cork

Company has seen its operating loss increase to €3.9m during the first half of 2017

Amryt Pharma chief executive Joe Wiley said the company was at “exciting phase” in terms of treatments

Placing is conditional on shareholder approval at a general meeting on October 9th

Irish rugby starJamie Heaslip with co-founders Mark Cummins (left) and Charles Bibby. Picture Andres Poveda

Pointy provides local shops with an automatic way to list all of their products online

CRH chief executive Albert Manifold: the company is now well placed to benefit from US president Donald Trump’s infrastructure plans.   Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Shares jump as building materials giant buys US’s fifth-largest cement company for $3.5bn

Leinster flanker Sean O’Brien signing an autograph for Fionn Kelly from Carlow at an event in Tullow RFC, Co Carlow where Bank of Ireland and Leinster Rugby announced a five year extension of their sponsorship through to the 2023 season. Looking on is Saorlaith Kelly. Photograph: Inpho/Tommy Dickson

Deal will involve exclusive branding of all playing and training kits for Leinster

KBC confirmed that 70 per cent of all customers drawing down a mortgage in the last three months opted for a fixed rate. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

New rate comes into effect on October 2nd and will be open to all customers

GDG, which has offices in Dublin, Belfast, Edinburgh and London, is involved in the analysis, design and construction of systems and foundations that are made of, or are supported by, earth materials such as soil or rock.

Engineering firm with offices in Dublin, Edinburgh and London, made €261,035 in 2015

GoCar reached 10,000 memberships in February 2017, and introduced its GoElectric vehicle fleet in 2016

Counties with car-sharing bases to increase to 18 after deals with local authorities

Michael Carvill , managing director, Kenmare Resources. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / THE IRISH TIMES

Titanium and zircon mining company returned to profit in first six months of 2017

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: “High taxes on the middle classes are a barrier to opportunity and to work.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Business Week: Housing headlines, Brexit-ready tourism and a Ryanair ruling

AIB has  added to its fixed-rate product offering with a new seven-year fixed-term rate at 3.5%

About 100,000 mortgage holders will make savings following move by bank

Launch ed Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe, the review sets the scene for Government decisions on the allocation of the additional €4.1bn for capital investment over the period 2018-2021

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe launches mid-term review of spending plans

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary said the ECJ ruling would not change the airline’s cost base “by one cent”. Photograph: Ciro Fusco/EPA

Share price falls after ruling airline cannot force employment disputes into Irish courts

Pictured is Conor O’Kelly, chief executive of the National Treasury Management Agency. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Body has a full-year target of raising between €9bn and €13bn this year

The institute said the financing would “fuel investment” in professional learning and certification programmes

Previous investments by Spectrum Equity include, SurveyMonkey and Bitly

Accounts recently filed for Deliveroo Ireland show sales of €2.9 million last year.

Company now works with 861 riders in Ireland, which is up 33% in the last 12 months

Latest figures from the Audit Bureau of Circulations show the Irish Daily Star had an average daily circulation of 44,925 in the Republic last year.

Tabloid increased its dividend payment to INM and UK’s Northern Shell Media to €2m

Jim Teeling, chairman, Connemara Mining Company. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Company holds six prospecting licences for the Stonepark zinc project in Limerick

Automated Intelligence, established in 2010 by chief executive Mark Godfrey and chief technology officer Simon Cole, currently employs 65 people

EU’s new General Data Protection Regulations will come into force in May 2018

A series of bookable meetings with the Frontline and AIB teams will be held in AIB branches around the country

AIB and Frontline Ventures seeking companies with future growth potential

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe:  The “support, friendship and solidarity” of the International Monetary Fund and European partners “will not be forgotten”, he said. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Business Week: preparations for the budget, tourism woes, Brexit, housing, and the ISE

Analysis of housing demand and supply in the Republic revealed “an even larger imbalance” than previously thought. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Census prompts analysts to increase estimates for houses needed to meet demand

Eugene O’Callaghan, director of the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Ireland Strategic Investment Fund partners with AgTech group Finistere Ventures

€5 bag fee: Ryanair says only passengers who pay for priority boarding will be able to bring a wheelie bag aboard. Photograph: Lex Van Lieshout/AFP/Getty As part of its “Always Getting Better” programme Ryanair had allowed passengers to carry one wheelie or other standard cabin bag and one small bag, such as a handbag, laptop bag or shopping bag, on board for free.

Airline ditches two-bag policy after lack of space delays take-offs

US President Donald Trump set his sights on Ireland’s corporate tax rate.

Business Week: The ongoing housing crisis , Brexit talks and boom-time hotel rates

The camp site at  the Electric Picnic festival in Stradbally, Co Laois. Photograph: Niall Carson /PA Wire

Town ‘rammed’ on Thursday as Electric Picnic campers are allowed on site for first time

Group will remain the largest individual shareholder in company with 31.5%

Dalton Philips. Photograph:  Mike Goldwater

Cathay Pacific to run Dublin Airport’s first direct route to the Asia-Pacific region

Paschal Donohoe and the public services card. The card scheme and the sharing of data in the public sector have created controversy in the past week

Small businesses say intervention of Data Protection Commissioner is ‘troubling’

In a note to users, the company said it was investigating the breach, but that the issue had now been solved

Company investigating after hack accessed contact details of high-profile individuals

A Cathay Pacific 747 passenger plane taxis upon landing at Hong Kong’s international airport. Photograph: Laurent Fievet / Getty Images

Irish businesses hail ‘huge opportunities’ as Cathay Pacific unveils new service

Brian Hayes MEP with Blaine Callard, chief executive of Harvey Norman Ireland at the opening of its store in Tallaght in July. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Shares in Australian retailer slide as group slashes dividend to 12 Australian cents from 17

Cairn Homes chairman John Reynolds. The Irish housebuilder  has a land bank of 12,600 units, over 91%  of which is  in the greater Dublin area.

Stake of world’s largest investment firm moves to just above 6%

Julie Sinnamon, CEO, Enterprise Ireland, speaking at a news conference. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Competition open to agricultural, manufacturing, life sciences and renewables sectors

Dr Clive Dix, who is chief executive of C4X Discovery Holdings, will join the board as a non-executive director

Carrick Therapeutics, set up in October, aims to build Europe’s leading oncology company

Investec said the data confirmed “continuing strong demand” for new mortgage drawdowns. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA

Just over half of mortgages accounted for by first-time buyers, new figures show

John Cotter, group chief executive of IFG since September 2016. Photograph: Eric Luke

Shares in the company slumped more than 7% last month after group issued warning

Each ad depicts senior Grant Thornton partners immersed in scenes from their respective industries with a tag line.

Advertising campaign aims to promote company’s services across key sectors

A customer tries the Siri voice recognition function on an Apple iPhone 6 Plus. Photographer: Jerome Favre/Bloomberg

Company is famous for its voice recognition software Dragon across a range of platforms

Seanad committee told implications of Brexit for farmers and for the food and agriculture sectors are “frightening”

Dairy supplier has been in business for more than 30 years and employs 35 people

Conroy Gold chairman Richard Conroy said the appointments would “enable the company to meet the highest standard of corporate governance”.

Company to come before courts over possible dilution of majority shareholder stake

INM chief executive Robert Pitt (far left) sat simmering at one end of the table at the company’s AGM, while company chairman Leslie Buckley (far right) sat at the other end of the table. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Business Week: also in the news were climbing rents, housing and Brexit flirting

The Croke Park matches over the weekend are expected to bring about €7 million into Dublin, a spokeswoman for business lobby group Dublin Town said. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Sell-out crowd expected on Sunday, while about 55,000 to attend Mayo-Kerry replay

The G Hotel is a five-minute drive from Galway city centre

Developer Gerry Barrett taken by surprise following receivership bid by Deutsche Bank

The warning halts what was until now an unblemished record of profit growth and is likely to add to investor concerns

Shares nosedive at UK parent company after unexpected profit forecast

INM chief executive Robert Pitt  (far left, obscured) fails to vote for Leslie Buckley (far right) as chairman of INM at the company’s AGM in Dublin. Photograph: Sam Boal/

Irish media company’s pretax profit falls almost 20 per cent in first half of year

In the US  the Dow Jones opened more than 100 points higher and the S&P 500 gained more than half a per cent as investors went bargain-hunting

Good news for Hostelworld in Dublin as Kingspan continues to rise

Cineworld is proposing a change to the structure of its supervisory and management positions, it said. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Company has carried out an assessment of capacity at Parnell St complex in Dublin

Rob Timony will join Communicorp, which is owned by businessman Denis O’Brien (pictured)

Recruit will lead new team at Denis O’Brien-owned group

Liam Cunningham, who plays Davos Seaworth in ‘Game of Thrones’, will speak at the Web Summit

Chief executive says vested interests mean housing crisis won’t be solved any time soon

Former taoiseach Brian Cowen during a conferring of an NUI honorary degree in Dublin Castle. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Business Week: also in the news were housing, Brexit and a slew of banking updates

CIF director general Tom Parlon called on the Government to do “everything in its power” to help increase supply. Photograph: Eric Luke

Industry body expects 18,000 new homes to be completed this year

Robert ‘Pino’ Harris

Harris, who made millions but lived a simple life, escaped a kidnap attempt in the 1980s

Builders at work on a Cairn Homes site in Dublin. Photograph: Bloomberg

Housebuilder has land bank of 12,600 units, over 91% of which is in the Dublin area

Minister of State Michael D’Arcy:  expressed concern last month that claimants had a propensity to go to the courts due to a perception that higher awards can be won. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Concerns surrounding insurance industry and rising premiums likely to heighten

The newly built offices of the Central Bank, New Wapping Street, North Wall Quay. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

All sectors of non-financial and non-real estate small businesses see rises in new lending

Bertand Gautier  and Paul O’Donnell, partners of Greencoat Capital with   Rónán Murphy, chairman of Greencoat Renewables Plc  at the Irish Stock Exchange. Photograph: Robbie Reynolds

Firm said demand from investors down to State’s ‘ambitious’ 2020 energy targets

Iraqi oil production had crept up to 4.65 million barrels of oil daily by the November 2016 Opec deal

Company passed all resolutions at its annual general meeting on Monday

RTÉ’s Six One News presenters Bryan Dobson and Sharon Ní Bheoláin: RTÉ publishes the salaries of its top 10 presenters on a two-year delay

Calls for broadcaster to publish salaries of all its presenters have gone unheeded

UK secretary of state for exiting the European Union David Davis (left) and the European Commission’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier at the start of a first full round of talks on Britain’s divorce terms from the European Union. Photograph: REUTERS/Yves Herman

Business Week: also in the news was house prices, mortgages, INM, and Budget 2018

Mr Canny said the renovations would cost in the region of €400,000. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Owner Barry Canny granted full restaurant licence to ‘change with the times’

Des O’Shea, Ulster Bank. Photograph: Shane O’Neill / SON Photographic

Des O’Shea tipped to bring ‘in-depth knowledge’ of the Irish market to the role

The company provides drug development, clinical trial management and resourcing solutions to pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device clients

New financial year ‘started well’ with contract wins of €5.7m for clinical trials group

On the “cost of doing business”, Ireland remains a “relatively expensive” location. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

National Competitiveness Council examines range of indicators in 2017 scorecard

A  yacht  under construction  in Pisa, Italy.  Boats made   from fibre are sleeker and lighter, reducing  fuel consumption. Photographer: Alberto Bernasconi

Fibre could increase recycling ratio from 34% for steel structures to 75%

Merrion Square hosting the city spectacular. Irish Welcome Tours  has a relationship with more than 600 hotels and visitor attractions throughout the country

Michael Holland’s operation sells tours to holidaymakers travelling to Ireland

Tourists walking on seawall, Howth Harbour, Dublin

Both brands say they will continue to grow market position in Ireland and the UK

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg. The company is seeking to draw more businesses on to Facebook.

Collaboration between social media giant and Irish firms could help exporters grow

The redevelopment plan for the Tara Towers Hotel includes the construction of 70 residential units and a basement car park.

Replacement of existing Dublin hotel with mixed-use scheme including hotel planned

More than two-thirds of Irish households own the home they live in, and the majority of dwellings have six-figure valuations.’s new wealth report also shows the number of Irish ‘property millionaires’

Seasonally adjusted goods exports increased in May by €644 million, or 7%, to €10.2 billion, compared with April

Latest CSO figures show January-May balance running at €3.3bn above last year

Beacon South Quarter complex at Sandyford, Co Dublin. The new development, the Maple at Block B2B, cost €19.6 million. Photograph: Eric Luke

Several TDs attended a protest outside the offices of Ires Reit in response to the rents

Pictured are Darryl McNally, general manager and master distiller of Dublin Whiskey Company (left) and Quintessential Brands’ chief executive Warren Scott

Quintessential Brands owns the Dublin Liberties and the Dubliner Irish Whiskey brands

Minister of State for Public Procurement Patrick O Donovan, the Minister of Finance  Paschal Donohoe, and Minister of State for Financial Services and Insurance Michael Darcy  at the launch of the Summer Economic Statement on Wednesday. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Business Week: also in the news were the housing crisis, Shell and Apple in Athenry

Minister for Jobs Frances Fitzgerald said she was “very impressed” by Shopify’s business model. Photograph: Getty Images

Shopify’s Irish staff are remote workers so they can work wherever they want

The ISE also hosted the largest initial public offering in Europe when AIB was floated by the Government in June

ISE’s official statistics for second quarter show there were 2,886 new bond listings

Tom O’Mahony, Origin chief executive: the firm’s acquisition of the fertiliser activities of Bunn Fertiliser earlier this year has fallen foul of UK competition authorities. Photograph: Eric Luke / THE IRISH TIMES

Company struck the £14.2m deal in March, but will now have to review situation

DCC’s new chief executive Donal Murphy (left) with outgoing chief executive Tommy Breen. Photograph: Eric Luke / THE IRISH TIMES

Donal Murphy spoke to The Irish Times after taking over from Tommy Breen at agm

Robert Pitt, left, chief executive, and Leslie Buckley, chairman, with fellow directors Ryan Preston and Jerome Kennedy. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Jerome Kennedy will step down from his position at the company’s agm next month

According to Visa and Mastercard, more than 30 per cent of all payment card transactions are carried out online

Customers will now receive a pass code by text message rather than have a password

The pan-European STOXX 600 was up 0.4 per cent, slightly ahead of euro zone stocks and blue-chips

Elsewhere, it was a flat day on the markets, with the Iseq Index finishing up 0.1%

The number of venture capital deals closed in the first quarter of 2017 fell to twelve

But KPMG report says value of investments ‘remained robust’ at €97m in the quarter

Paul Costelloe and his daughter Jessica walk the runway after his show at London Fashion Week in 2011. Photograph: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images

Pay to Costelloe and wife Anne also increase sharply over same period

In financial services, there was “strong demand” for risk and compliance professionals. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Separately, jobs for chefs, hotel workers and restaurant staff rise during second quarter

Kenmare Resources managing director Michael Carvill: said the business was benefiting from substantially higher average received prices compared with 2016. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Improvements in last six months will drive ‘increased margins’ for Irish mining business

The former Central Bank headquarters on Dame Street, which is set to be redeveloped by Hines and Peterson Group. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Deal marks HSBC’s first foray into the Irish commercial property sector

Apple announced plans in February 2015 to build the centre in Galway on the same day as it unveiled plans for another facility in Denmark

Proposed €850m data centre in Athenry would create hundreds of jobs

Spending increased by 1% during the quarter on an annual basis, with growth now having slowed in four successive quarters

Visa’s Irish Consumer Spending Index shows modest June improvement

SuperValu’s new store in Dundalk  will also include a butcher counter, fish counter and fresh bakery. Photograph: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

New €25m Fairways development to include smaller retail units, coffee shop, and hotel

The retail sector called for a break in the link between rents and rates.

Ibec group Retail Ireland calls for overhaul of rates-collection system in policy paper

Artist’s impression of Johnny Ronan’s plan to build Dublin’s tallest building at Tara Street. The idea has been  scuppered.

Business Week: Exchequer returns, Brexit talks and Dublin developments

While stocks advanced on the perceived economic strength, the dollar and treasury markets focused on the implications for the Fed’s next rate hike

Quiet day for markets generally but US stocks rise on positive jobs news

The Garda advise businesses to be wary of poorly written emails with grammatical errors as potential elements of a scam.

Companies advised to be vigilant about large orders and to look out for signs of fraud

Car insurance: In January, figures from the Central Statistics Office showed the cost of motor insurance had risen by 51 per cent since early 2011.

Problems facing Irish insurance sector can be traced back to before financial crisis

Martin Shanahan, chief executive IDA Ireland. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Digital technology dominates July 4th lunch by American Chamber of Commerce Ireland

Subway’s most recent total turnover was calculated at approximately £515 million. Photograph: Kenneth O Halloran

Company aims to employ 24,000 full and part-time people in Ireland and UK by 2020

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