Are the self-employed entitled to unemployment benefit or the State pension?

Can you advise the best course of action for a young person starting out as self-employed. My son is hoping to become self-employed in the near future(...)

“When we entered the awards we were selling 100,000 units a year,” says Aerogen CEO John Power. “This year we will do one million units and we have treated more than two million patients overall so far.”

Tweak Founded by serial entrepreneur Jerry Kennelly, the 2012 service category winner Tweak.com is a web-based service that puts design and graphics c(...)

Bank of Ireland gained 1.35 per cent to close the day at 37.5 cents. Its chief executive, Richie Boucher, said the bank would in future look to grow in the UK through bolt-on acquisitions, though he indicated there were no immediate plans. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

European stocks rose yesterday, trimming their worst weekly loss of the year, as the Stoxx Europe 600 Index added 0.3 per cent. The market in Dubli(...)

Realex founder and chief executive  Colm Lyon. Realex can lay claim to being one of the few truly indigenous tech companies to make it big. Photograph: Brendan Lyon/Image Bureau

At 52, Colm Lyon is no wunderkind of the tech world. He has been ploughing away at the e-payments game for more than 15 years. Yesterday, he struck go(...)

 Mickey O’Rourke, Setanta Sports. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

“That’s Asia and that’s Kazakhstan on that screen there,” says Mickey O’Rourke, co-founder and owner of Setanta Sports, pointing at various monitors a(...)

Omaima (left), Fatima and Somaia Halawa, sisters of Ibrahim Halawa, who is currently in prison in Egypt. ‘Now, with 493 other defendants in a grotesque mass trial, he faces the death penalty for alleged murder and terrorism.’   Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Ibrahim Halawa was 17 when he was arrested. He’s 19 now. He may be dead before he’s 20. An Irish citizen, he was visiting Cairo in August 2013 when(...)

Anne Sheehan, enterprise director of Vodafone Ireland, with John Hurley, chief technology officer of Ryanair. Photograph: Naoise Culhane

Vodafone Ireland has agreed a new partnership with Ryanair which will see it providing 95 per cent of the airline’s telecoms, machine to machine techn(...)

Anne O’Leary, chief executive of Vodafone Ireland: “Women need to join companies that are supportive of gender diversity.” Photograph: Eric Luke

Businesses need to create gender neutral environments so all employees can reach their full potential, said the chief executive of Vodafone Ireland.“I(...)

Vodafone is calling itself a “pioneer” in adopting this kind of global maternity benefits policy.

Vodafone has become one of the first multinational companies to offer new mothers equal minimum maternity leave across the globe, despite some countri(...)

Robert Finnegan:  discovered his inner rock star. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times
Finnegan’s awake

Robert Finnegan, chief executive of the mobile operator Three Ireland, discovered his inner rock star at the 3Lounge in the Aviva stadium following th(...)