The Apple ruling comes at an unfortunate time for Ireland, as the whole structure on which these big companies pay tax is under the microscope. Photo: Bloomberg
Apple Pay is slow to take off

Apple CEO Tim Cook has called 2015 the “year of Apple Pay.” So far it’s been underwhelming. The mobile-payments system, which marks its one-year ann(...)

Louise Phelan, vice-president global operations EMEA at PayPal , is among the business leaders who are joining the Focus Ireland sleep out

Business leaders including Paypal’s Louise Phelan, Vodafone chief executive Anne O’Leary and Merrion Fleet Management commercial director David Wilkin(...)

Speaking at the Construction Industry Federation annual conference, Louise Phelan said the rental situation has reached a crisis point and could impact on foreign direct investment

Paypal has begun asking staff to make spare rooms available to new employees, because of the shortage of rental accommodation, according to the compan(...)

Barry Maloney of  Balderton Capital, who has joined the board of Jobbio.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/THE IRISH TIMES

Online recruitment platform Jobbio is set to add 25 jobs after it secured €1.5 million in funding from investors. The new jobs will be located in Dub(...)

Fredrik Voss, third from left, and the Nasdaq team developing software to allow the trading of stocks in private companies on a blockchain, the kind of public ledger used in the Bitcoin market, in New York. Financial firms are looking at the network and software that make it possible for Bitcoin to move around the world instantly and inexpensively. Photograph: Sasha Maslov/The New York Times

Most people still think of Bitcoin as the virtual currency used by drug dealers and shadowy hackers looking to evade the authorities. But the innovati(...)

Tesla co-founder Elon Musk: a new book is particularly revelatory about his childhood, telling of an abusive father and a difficult time at school where he was bullied by his peers. Photographer: Tim Rue/Bloomberg

With school started and the rest of us back at our desks, it is the end of what has been a relentless summer of business news: the fate of Greece and (...)

Illustration: Frazer Hudson/Ikon via Getty Images

Since the web entered public consciousness 20 years ago, there has been a lot of talk about its dangers and all the rogues who lie in wait for them(...)

Declan Ganley: his broadband technology group Rivada has raised €50 million from a group of institutions and wealthy individuals. Photograph: Eric Luke

Consumers and businesses are facing rises in electricity charges at a time when the operators of the network are getting bonuses of up to 15 per cent,(...)

Dylan Richard and Harper Reed of Modest

Online payments giant PayPal has made its first acquisition since its recent split with eBay, buying mobile commerce start-up Modest for an undiscl(...)

 Taoiseach Enda Kenny  on a Coast Guard vessel off Killala, Co Mayo, welcoming the new $300 million transatlantic fibre optic cable as it arrives in Killala, Co Mayo. The cable, owned and operated by Irish company Aqua Comms, will run directly from Mayo to New York. Photograph: Naoise Culhane

“This is the most important landing since [French general] Humbert in 1798,” said Enda as he hopped from his car and strode across Killala pier to cha(...)