CEO of Privateer Holdings Brendan Kennedy: as marijuana laws are being loosened, entrepreneurs and investors are creating new businesses to cash in on what they see as an emerging bonanza. Photograph: Getty

One morning in September, I logged on to the website of HelloMD, a medical start-up that promises to connect patients with doctors instantly over the (...)

The world’s first cyborg artist, Belfast-born Neil Harbisson, is to speak at the Web Summit in Dublin this November. Mr Harbisson has an antenna implanted in his skull so he can hear images and paint sounds. Photo: Lars Norgaard

Neil Harbisson has an antenna implanted in his skull so he can hear images and paint sounds. In 2004, the British government officially recognised Bel(...)

Handybook founder Oisin Hanrahan: “This deal brings us up a level”.  Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Dubliner Oisin Hanrahan, whose online booking service, Handybook, raised $10 million (€7.39 million) in funding last October, has made its first acqui(...)