The men who were caught doing doughnuts on a main road appeared before Killarney District Court.   File photograph: Thinkstock/Getty Images

Five men have pleaded guilty to dangerous driving after being caught doing doughnuts in their cars on a main road earlier this month as part of a Gard(...)

Sean O’Sullivan: is a key figure in a revolution in the manufacturing start-up scene, with capital, investors and entrepreneurs flowing into a city of nearly 15 million people

I’m in the Hax accelerator for manufacturing start-ups in Shenzhen, eating mealworms made by an Austrian company and trying to find my balance on a tw(...)

Food-X, which currently runs twice yearly in New York, partners with early-stage food entrepreneurs to help them bring their products and services to market.

SOSV, a $250 million venture capital fund founded by Cork-based entrepreneur Sean O’Sullivan, is looking to establish a European version of Food-X, th(...)

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(...)