Sean O’Sullivan of SOSVentures: nominated among the international finalists for EY Entrepreneur of the Year.

Twenty-four companies have been shortlisted across three categories for the 2015 EY Entrepreneur of the Year award. These companies, and the entrepren(...)

Pinterest displays a new ‘buy’ button for its application at the company’s headquarters in San Francisco, California. Pinterest said it is diving into e-commerce with ‘pins’ that let people buy items they like at the popular online bulletin-board. (Photograph: GLENN CHAPMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Pinterest, the online social scrapbooking service, has long claimed to help people discover new things in the real world. Soon users will be able to (...)

Partner lead for the programme Kevin McLoughlin, programme director Sean Duffy and  judging panel chair Anne Heraty. Photograph:  Maxwell’s

Twenty-four companies have been shortlisted across three categories for the 2015 EY Entrepreneur of the Year award. The finalists were selected(...)

Paddy Cosgrave: “We have grown Collision at a faster rate than we ever achieved with Web Summit.”  Photograph:  Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Twenty two Irish start-ups will exhibit at the Web Summit’s sister event Collision in Las Vegas this week. The start-ups include TenderScout, LogoStor(...)

At the top of the Irish list are Hilary and Alannah Weston (above), the Dublin-born mother and daughter from the family which controls Brown Thomas and Penneys in Ireland and Selfridges and Primark in the UK. The family is valued at some €15 billion. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The richest 250 people in Ireland are worth a combined €75.03 billion and have seen their wealth increase by 15.9 per cent in the last year, according(...)

Patrick Collison, co-founder and chief executive officer of Stripe. The online payments company is now valued at $3.5 billion, after closing a $70 million funding round. Photo: Bloomberg

Online payments start-up Stripe, founded by Limerick brothers John and Patrick Collison, has raised $70 million (€56 million) in venture capital fundi(...)

Cheques are an anachronism in the public sector following “E-day” in September since which it will not accept cheques from or write cheques for busine(...)

Actor and businesswoman Eva Longoria in conversation with Jemima Khan of Vanity Fair at the Web Summit in the RDS, Dublin, yesterday. Photograph: Naoise Culhane/Sportsfilet

He might be the world’s worst water salesman, but Enda Kenny has a distinct flair for touting Ireland as the most business-friendly little country in (...)

Eva Longoria at the Web Summit, where she was interviewed by Jemima Khan. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Summit has grown exponentially since its rather more ‘boutique’ dimensions in 2010, and that relentless growth has seen the event take over most o(...)

Author David Epstein has delivered a TED-talk quality performance at this morning’s Summit. debunking the fabled 10,000-hour maxim that practice is th(...)