Brian Cowen served as taoiseach from May 2008 to March 2011. Photograph: The Irish Times

The Department of the Taoiseach has yet to give the go-ahead for an official portrait of former taoiseach Brian Cowen, almost five years after he left(...)

Seán O’Sullivan: ‘We need to invest in manufacturing education for the Irish workforce.’  photograph: gerard mccarthy

Seabrook Technology provides manufacturing execution systems to companies to regulate their manufacturing processes. They specialise in providing serv(...)

 David Cunningham of Glen Rovers attempts to gather possession in yesterday’s AIB Munster GAA Hurling Senior Club Championship Quarter-Final against Ballgunner in  Walsh Park, Waterford. Photograph:  Ken Sutton/Inpho

To the bafflement of even their supporters in a meagre if symmetrical crowd of 1,414 at rain-lashed Walsh Park, Waterford champions Ballygunner mounte(...)

Paddy Cosgrave, founder of the Web Summit, with Taoiseach Enda Kenny  last year. Photograph: Eric Luke

This week’s Dublin-based Web Summit will have something of a Latin flavour, with a large number of start-ups coming from South America. At least 16 yo(...)

Panel discussions at the Predict Conference will examine diverse topics from how the media are utilising data-driven journalism and innovative storytelling by data visualisation and how public bodies are protecting consumers. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Demystifying and democratising big-data analytics to make it accessible and available to everyone, will be the central theme of the Predict Conference(...)

Sean O’Sullivan, founder and managing director of SOSventures.

Engineer turned venture capitalist, Sean O’Sullivan is the founder and managing director of SOSventures, an “accelerator VC”, running programmes globa(...)

Amelio Group managing director Catherine O’Neill, CD Group chief executive Terry Knox and Vita Liberata chief executive Alyson Hogg at the EY CEO Retreat in Germany

“I worked for Apple for eight years, but thought they were going nowhere. So I left them. Even worse, I sold all my shares. If I hadn’t, I’d be the(...)

Muufri’s  chief technology officer warns that moves to increase milk production in order to satisfy global demand could lead to a sharp deterioration in quality

Irish farmers run the risk of ruining the country’s reputation as a premium dairy producer by ramping up milk production too quickly. That’s ac(...)

A general view of  Macroom in Co Cork. Former solicitor Mark Cronin is to go on trial for  nine counts of fraud involving more than €270,000 and one count of arson at a building, housing a pub and a solicitor’s office, in Macroom. Image: Google Maps.

A former solicitor has been returned for trial on nine counts of fraud involving more than €270,000 and one count of arson at a building, housing a pu(...)

Mark Cronin (39) was remanded on bail after being charged with arson  in Macroom, Co Cork. Photograph: Reuters

A former solicitor has been remanded on bail after he was charged with arson at a building housing a pub and a solicitor’s office in a Co Cork town.Ma(...)