Darragh Kirby with Alistair Blair, Accenture Ireland country managing director. Photograph: Chris Bellew

UCD Innovation Academy graduate Darragh Kirby has won this year’s Accenture Leaders of Tomorrow competition for the Groopeze (groopeze.com) online (...)

Accenture reported higher-than-expected quarterly profit and revenue on Thursday, helped by growth in outsourcing revenue from North American clients. Photograph: Albert Gea/Files/Reuters

Consulting and outsourcing company Accenture raised its full-year revenue growth forecast for the second time as it won more business, mainly in its o(...)

A BlackBerry  Classic smartphone: company results are out on Friday.    Photograph: Pau Barrena/Bloomberg
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TODAY Indicators: Euro zone consumer confidence (Mar); US Markit services PMI (Mar) and Existing Home Sales Change (Feb). TOMORROW Results: Datalex; W(...)

Philip Smith, former chief executive of RSA Ireland, arriving at the Employment Appeals Tribunal. The tribunal heard that Mr Smith rang the chairman of the company’s Irish board on the day the terms of an internal financial inquiry were being framed. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Former RSA Ireland chief executive Philip Smith rang the chairman of the insurer’s Irish board and asked: “Can you do your best for me?” on the day th(...)

The Nimbus Centre at CIT

Cork Institute of Technology’s Nimbus Centre will help companies undertake “risk-free innovation” to bring their business into the digital era.The Ni(...)

Philip Smith: former chief executive of RSA painted a picture of a successful Irish business that had its presses raided in the boom years by its parent company in the UK. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Such was the heat in a packed room hearing Philip Smith’s constructive dismissal case against British insurer RSA, that the staff at the Employment A(...)

Former RSA Insurance Ireland chief executive Philip Smith has told the Employment Appeals Tribunal that more than €250 million of reserves at the Irish business was used to support the results of its UK-based parent company between 2007 and 2011. Photo: Bloomberg

Former RSA Insurance Ireland chief executive Philip Smith has told the Employment Appeals Tribunal that more than €250 million of reserves at the Iris(...)

An employee waves her arm to demonstrate command of a 5G Mission Critical IoT wireless robotic device manufactured by SK Telecom Co at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Did you hear the one about the consultancy firm and the credit card company that developed a connected car? It turns out that it is not just the car-m(...)

AIB’s outgoing chief executive David Duffy – white smoke on successor? Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The  Irish Times

As the corporate results season gets into full swing, the spotlight this week will be on AIB with the lender due to publish its 2014 annual results on(...)

“Adidas, Boss, Gap, we have seen those names looking to open up stores here”

Property fund IPUT is seeking to raise up to €500 million from institutional backers to invest in retail and logistics over the next 12 months, acco(...)