Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton and Pensions Ombudsman Paul Kenny at the launch of the ombudsman’s annual report in Dublin today. Photograph: Johnny Bambury/MQ Photo

Public service pension schemes are the source of an “unacceptably high proportion” of all complaints to his office, the pensions ombudsman Paul Ken(...)

James Whelton: “There is a different culture building technology in the Middle East. We want to use methodologies that are more like Silicon Valley. But there are incredible opportunities in the Middle East.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

James Whelton, the co-founder of international coding clubhouse CoderDojo, has joined Triperna. com, a fast-growing Middle East travel booking site a(...)

A new initiative aimed at finding the brightest talent and young digital creators across Ireland and the UK has been unveiled by marketing platform Su(...)

First three investments are the Impact Hub, a business accelerator in Souk al Bahar in Dubai; Lumba, a mobile gaming company; and Elevision, a digital media network. Photograph: Alan Betson

Paul Kenny, a 29-year-old Irish entrepreneur based in Dubai, has launched a technology start-up fund targeting the Middle East. Mr Kenny has teamed up(...) founders Eamon Fallon (left) and Brian Fallon. The property website recorded pretax profits of  €812,963 in the 12 months to the end of December last.

Expansion costs at the group that operates the property website last year resulted in pretax profits more than halving to €812,963.New account(...)

While it calls to mind such grand images as Daniel O’Connell and the beaches of Normandy, pension liberation is actually one of those cunning tricks t(...)

Paul Kelly, the Pensions Ombudsman, has urged members of the public to avoid pension unlocking firms. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Pensions Ombudsman has urged members of the public to avoid pension unlocking firms which loan money secured against a pension or export a pension(...)

Gerald Lawless, chief executive Jumeirah Group, Dubai

Growing up on a dairy farm in the west of Ireland, destination spas and five star hotels were the last thing on Gerald Lawless’s mind. But that(...)

Paul Kenny: “If you work hard and do good work, then it seems that you are limited only by your own imagination. ”

What makes an addiction so addictive? And could eating junk food light up the same reward pathways in the brain that jump into action when a pe(...)