SAP fell more than 2 per cent after the company warned that first-quarter results would be weaker than expected

European shares were lower in early deals on Monday, led down by losses in SAP after a disappointing earnings update from the German software maker. (...)

At a conference in Dublin marking the 15th anniversary of the Business German in Ireland (BuGI) working group, a call  for early foreign language teaching was backed by almost all speakers

Ireland’s efforts to build a globalised economy are unsustainable in the long run, given its failed foreign language education policy, particularly i(...)

eBay: results out on Tuesday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne
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TODAY Results: Delta Air Lines. Indicators: Japanese industrial production (Nov). TOMORROW Results: Bank of America; eBay; First Bancorp; IBM; Morgan (...)

Citywest: GlaxoSmithKline and AbbVie have just signed leases at  Riverwalk blocks in the business campus

More evidence of the upsurge in demand for office space comes with news of two significant lettings at Citywest Business Campus. GlaxoSmithKline, the (...)

NetSuite CEO Zack Nelson: announced several important new  customers, including WH Smith and Prêt à Manger

The first indication of NetSuite’s intentions came in September, when it quietly posted a job advertisement for an Ireland-based EU data centre manage(...)

A group of Galway coders are spearheading the first Africa Code Week. Photograph: Africa Code Week

Galway coders are spearheading the first Africa Code Week, which will involve thousands of students in 17 African countries over the next week. Up to (...)

 Salesforce cheif executive  Marc Benioff has been targeting the company’s web-based technology at larger customers. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty

Salesforce raised its sales forecast for fiscal 2016 a third time as revenue rose for the company’s new products. Shares gained as much as 2.8 per cen(...)

President  Michael D Higgins. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

President Michael D Higgins called for harmony among European nations and said the Greek crisis must not be allowed to reoccur. He made his comments (...)

German president Joachim Gauck. Photograph: Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters

German president Joachim Gauck has warned that the euro crisis is contributing to the rise of “rampant anti-European populism” that endangers the Euro(...)

Graham Stubbs: chief executive of Diona, a company which provides enterprise mobility solutions and consulting services

Graham Stubbs is the co-founder and chief executive of Diona, a company which provides enterprise mobility solutions and consulting services. He gradu(...)