Jay Parikh, vice president for connectivity at Facebook: “The entire world is going to accelerate its technology development.” Photograph: Jim Wilson/The New York Times

Facebook showed plans last week for drone aircraft that can beam lasers conveying high-speed data to remote parts of the world. As powerful as that so(...)

Dr. Don Thornhill, chairman National Competitivenes Council, said on Tuesday that Ireland must increase its capital expenditure to a level that at least matches the level in competitor countries. (Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times)

Reducing higher than international average energy prices, investing in infrastructure and restoring trust are the key messages in the National Comp(...)

Liam Casey, Founder, PCH, waits to go on the centre stage at the Web Summit. Photograph: Naoise Culhane/Sportsfile

Liam Casey, founder of $1 billion turnover PCH, has predicted that a smart city sensor project demonstrated at the Dublin Web Summit could be rolled o(...)

PCH’s Liam Casey says if US companies  put more resources in Ireland, people become more qualified and skilled.

Liam Casey, founder of $1 billion turnover PCH International, has said Ireland’s knowledge boxes will create an “environment focused on innovation”. (...)

Liam Casey: due to chat with Will Prendergast

In something of a warm-up for the Web Summit, there will be big bucks in the room when the Kauffman Fellows European Venture Capital Summit arrives in(...)

Digital kitchen scale innovator Ben Harris (left), chief executive of Drop, with members of the AIB and Frontline Ventures teams, celebrates AIB’s €2 million seeding

AIB has provided €2 million for a new investment fund to support 20 high-potential start-up technology ventures in Ireland. The AIB Discovery Progr(...)

 Bill Archer, managing director of Eircom Business Solutions: “We take the logistical hurdle out of the way for companies as the practical realities of securing office space, legal support data centres and networks can be hard.”

Ten start-ups will have the chance to pitch for up to $1 million each as part of a new accelerator programme Eircom Business Solutions is running in (...)

Liam Casey, founder of PCH International, which sells product development and supply chain management services

Understanding the technologies powering digital change and the role of governance and risk in the digital age will be among the topics explored at the(...)

Speakers at the concluding panel discussion at the September event will include PCH founder Liam Casey. Photograph: David Sleator

PCH International is to host Ireland’s first dedicated hardware hackathon for the Internet of Things, as part of a drive to find the “next big thing i(...)

Many commuters make the daily trip between the People’s Republic of China into Hong Kong

Crossing the border from Shenzhen into Hong Kong is no longer an exercise in gauging contrasts between the highly developed economy and the fast em(...)