Hewlett-Packard has maintained that before it agreed to buy the Cambridge, England-based software company for $10 billion in 2011, Mr Lynch and other managers gave an overly optimistic representation of its financial health.

Hewlett-Packard escalated its more than two-year-old battle with Michael Lynch, suing the Autonomy co-founder, as well as a former chief financial off(...)

Mike Lynch: said he intended to launch legal action against HP for “false and negligent statements” made by the US company. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Hewlett-Packard (HP) is suing Autonomy’s co-founder Mike Lynch, seeking damages of $5.1 billion (€4.7 billion), over an alleged fraud that occurred d(...)

23 Griffeen Way, Lucan, Co Dublin:  €279,000, Sherry FitzGerald

In recent decades Lucan has expanded exponentially, with new housing estates springing up in every direction. With good transport links to Dubl(...)

Apple, Microsoft, Google and five other tech firms now account for more than a fifth of the $2.1 trillion in profits that US companies are holding overseas

Eight of the biggest US technology companies added a combined $69 billion to their stockpiled offshore profits over the past year, even as some corpo(...)

North Kildare Chamber of Commerce, which represents local and multinational companies with a combined workforce of 9,300 people and includes food group Kerry, has found 86 per cent of its members have confidence in the Irish economy. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

More than four out of 10 companies in a chamber of commerce whose members include key employers such as microchip maker Intel and food group Kerry ha(...)

As the EU prepares its new regulations, indications are that data protection challenges will be handled by the data protection commissioner in the country in which a multinational has its EU headquarters. For many  big  tech companies, that country is already Ireland. Kimihiro Hoshino/AFP/Getty

Apple’s decision to place a major new data European centre in Athenry, announced Monday, further cements Ireland’s international reputation as a data (...)

Meg Whitman: received $19.6m in 2014 compared with $17.6m a year earlier. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Hewlett-Packard raised total compensation for chairman and chief executive Meg Whitman by 11 per cent ahead of the company’s expected split into two p(...)

 Michael  Lynch,  founder and chief executive of Autonomy: “HP now faces serious questions of its own about its conduct in this case and the false statements it has made.”. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Britain’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has closed its investigation into the ill-fated sale of Autonomy to Hewlett-Packard in 2011, saying there was not(...)

Marc Andreesen, founder of Netscape and subsequently co-founder and general partner of $4bn venture capital group Andreessen Horowitz. His investments include Facebook, Skype, Airbnb and Twitter. Photographer: David Maung/Bloomberg

Keen to avoid the San Francisco traffic, I arrive half an hour early at Tamarine, a sophisticated modern Vietnamese restaurant in Palo Alto. At 12.27p(...)

Wireless-charging technology is demonstrated during a keynote address at the 2015 International CES in Las Vegas. Photograph: Photograph: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Wireless communications have long swept over us, but wireless power transmission (WPT) has still not quite arrived, certainly not in Ireland. Yet, sin(...)