Kieran Fitzpatrick and Maurice Curran from Barracuda FX, winners of the EY Emerging Entrepreneurs of the Year award. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Kieran Fitzpatrick and Maurice Curran of financial software business Barracuda FX were last night crowned winners of the emerging category at the EY (...)

Paul and Kerril Burke of Merit Software, finalists in  Ernst & Young Enterpreneur of the Year 2013.

Brothers Paul and Kerril Burke founded specialist financial services software company Merit Software in 2000. Before that, Kerril spent more than 10 y(...)

From left: Jeremy Fitch of Invest Northern Ireland; Margaret Hearty of Intertrade Ireland; partner in charge of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year programme Frank O’Keeffe; and Pádraig Ó Céidigh, founder of Aer Arann and chairman of the judging panel. Photograph: Maxwells

Twenty-four businesses ranging from financial services and technology to agriculture and manufacturing are the finalists in this years Ernst &a(...)