President Michael Higgins with Chinese premier Li Keqiang in  Beijing in  December  during a  state visit to China. Photograph:  Greg Baker-Pool/Getty

During his visit, President Michael D Higgins pointed to the 91 Irish companies working in China and how the country’s external investment would excee(...)

Hoxton Ventures, which has $40 million  in total venture capital funding, was founded by Hussein Kanji (above), who formerly worked with Accel and Microsoft, and Rob Kniaz

Hoxton Ventures, a European micro-cap venture capital fund, has launched a new €6 million early-stage venture capital fund for Irish firms, in partner(...)

Julie Sinnamon: opened her speech at the CEO Forum in Dublin Castle on Wednesday morning with a dash of Mandarin. Photograph: Alan Betson
Mandarin gets mandatory

If Mark Zuckerberg can do it, so can Julie Sinnamon. Zuckerberg, the brainbox billionaire who founded Facebook, stunned a Beijing audience last month (...)

Minister for Enterprise Richard Bruton said the value of investments in Irish companies rose 9 per cent to €59 million, and the number of Irish companies which benefited was up 12 per cent to 94. Photograph: Alan Betson

Venture capital firms supported by Enterprise Ireland increased their activity in 2013, investing €59 million in 94 Irish companies.A report published(...)

Enterprising Ireland

Ireland is well placed to benefit from the end of the EU’s milk quota system next year. Already, the food sector has expanded rapidly to take advantag(...)

Junior minister Seán Sherlock, Minister for  Enterprise and Jobs Richard Bruton, Julie Sinnamon, chief executive of Enterprise Ireland, and Terence O’Rourke,  Enterprise Ireland’s chairman, and junior minister John Perry at the launch of the Enterprise Ireland annual report yesterday. Photograph: Alan Betson

Enterprise Ireland approved supports of €27.2 million for firms with which members of its board were connected last year, the agency’s annual report s(...)

Companies supported by Enterprise Ireland have committed to creating 3,755 jobs so far this year, many of them in the food sector, it emerged yesterda(...)

Niall Saul: “The problems we’ve seen in the Garda, the Department of Justice and the charity sector are fundamentally problems of culture. When you see similar cultural issues emerge in different organisations at the same time, you have to assume they are not institution specific, and may be present in other organisations or businesses too.”

Better call Saul. Niall Saul, that is, the human resources consultant who was previously a senior executive at Irish Life & Permanent and Waterfor(...)

Waterford-based pharmaceutical firm EirGen Pharma said it will create up to 40 new jobs as it expands its operations. The company, which officially op(...)

 Martin Naughton:  did the honours for Ireland Day. Photograph: Alan Betson

Business & Finance publisher Ian Hyland got luckier with his timing this year(...)