KPMG’s Shaun Murphy: “We know Ireland is small and that we punch above our weight, but competition for attention is intense in a very crowded market.”

St Patrick’s week triggers an annual migration of Irish politicians around the globe, donning the shamrock, pressing the flesh and talking up Ireland.(...)

Mark Roden, enables people to send mobile phone credit top-up to anyone anywhere in the world. Chief executive Mark Roden spent his early career i(...)

Ezetop’s service allows people working abroad to instantly top up the mobile phones of friends and family back home through a simple easy to use platform. photograph: akos stiller/bloomberg

“On a cold wet November day in Ireland, running a startup business can be a pretty lonely place,” says Ezetop’s chairman Mark Roden. But the payments (...)

Sean Corkery: “We should follow the Digicel map. It is in high growth, weak infrastructure markets . . . If we didn’t have the shareholder we have, it would be harder to go there.” Photograph: Eric Luke

In 1997, Sean Corkery got a call from a headhunter acting on behalf of Denis O’Brien. “I didn’t know Denis from Adam,” he says.Corkery was in charge o(...)