“Private-equity and venture-capital play an ever increasing role in Europe’s capital markets. In 2014, we saw a clear pickup of investment and divestment activity across Europe, supported by robust fundraising,” EVCA chief executive Dörte Höppner said in a statement

(...) will continue to play a central role in the European economy.” The majority of companies were backed by(...)

A user scans for an available vehicle using the Uber  app. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

At some point in the future, the current generation of 30-somethings will be able to regale their children with tales of times gone by, when trying to(...)

Tim Cook, chief executive of Apple, fielding questions about the Apple watch ahead of its launch last April. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

The desire for “flow” – the process of making our daily lives smoother – is set to prompt future uptake of wearable devices, according to new research(...)

Adrian Yeates, managing director of Volvo Cars Ireland, in the new XC90: “Safety will always be our number one concern, and that has a conservative dimension, but now we want to go over and above that with a focus on design.”

Volvo held a “first look” event in Dublin this week for its new XC90 SUV – billed as “a new chapter” in its design history. The choice of venue, the B(...)

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon

It is standard these days for organisations to claim to be “busy” when it comes to public relations. But in the case of the Office of the Data Protect(...)

The ship bringing the Hibernia Networks Project Express cable into Cork

A super-fast internet cable, linking the US to Europe, is due to land in Cork early next month. The transatlantic subsea cable, called Project Expres(...)

Britain’s Prince Charles, Prince of Wales (L) and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (R) visit the harbour in the village of Mullaghmore in Ireland on May 20, 2015 where the prince’s great-uncle Lord Mountbatten was killed in an IRA explosion in 1979. Photograph: Arthur Edwards/AFP/Getty Images

Prince Charles drew Irish viewers to Sky News last week, according to the broadcaster. It says its live coverage of his “emotional trip” to Ireland, i(...)

 CoderDojo Coolest Projects: Openet Pitching Stage will give the children taking part in Coolest Projects the chance to sell their idea to the crowd. Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography

Ireland’s best and brightest coders will be given the opportunity to hone their pitching skills at the upcoming Coolest Projects event in the RDS, Du(...)

PhoneWatch: set up in 1991

Home security firm PhoneWatch has extended its smart monitoring service to include fire and carbon monoxide alarms. The move comes as research condu(...)

John Whelan: “As cyber risk becomes more sophisticated, and more prevalent, businesses are exposed to increasing risk to their reputation and their bottom line.”

Irish businesses are leaving themselves open to possible litigation and fines by not fulfilling basic legal requirements, a cyber risk study has found(...)