AventaMed chief executive  Olive O’Driscoll and co-founder John Vaughan:  the company has spent four years developing technology that avoids the expense involved in a full surgical procedure.

Cork company AventaMed, which hopes to greatly simplify the procedure millions of children undergo to have grommets inserted, has raised €1.3 millio(...)

A review led by Alf Smiddy recommended merging Cork county and city councils. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Cork Business Association (CBA) has described the recommendations of the Cork local government review in relation to the proposed merger of the city a(...)

Deloitte said the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission has given the go-ahead for its acquisition of the Irish technology consultancy System Dynamics

Professional services firm Deloitte is to create 400 new jobs in Ireland, the company confirmed on Friday. Deloitte, which employs almost 2,000 people(...)

Benchwarmers.ie aspires to be ‘relevant, timely and cheeky.

Landmark Media Investments has acquired Benchwarmers. ie, a “sports and banter” site that has a massive 492,000 “likes” on Facebook – making it one of(...)

SkySails kite technology can make big savings in energy costs for long-haul cargo ships

Telling someone to go fly a kite has taken on a whole new and more positive meaning. The Defence Forces’ innovation unit is leading a research study t(...)

Irish EU Commissioner Phil Hogan said the Greek prime minister had taken “a gamble” on the referendum in the hopes that it would enhance his negotiating position. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Irish EU Commissioner Phil Hogan has expressed hope that Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras will be able to persuade the Greek Parliament to accept t(...)

West Cork drowning tragedy victim Barry Davis Ryan

West Cork drowning tragedy victim Barry Davis Ryan proved the depth of his love for his girlfriend Niamh O’Connor by heroically trying to rescue her(...)

Barry Davis Ryan (20) was swept out to sea off the west Cork coast after attempting to save his girlfriend Niamh O’Connor. Photograph: Provision

West Cork drowning victim Barry Davis-Ryan proved the depth of his love for his girlfriend, Niamh O’Connor, by heroically trying to rescue her when sh(...)

Enda Kenny called the UCC Beaufort building a “vessel of scientific discovery for our seas”. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A state-of-the-art maritime facility which will power the “blue economy” was opened in Ringaskiddy, Co Cork on Saturday by Taoiseach Enda Kenny. The 4(...)

Stephen Collins: “Our product is a regular school table embedded with a layer of touch-sensing technology.”
New Innovator: Tip tap tap

If Cork-based ed-tech company Tip tap tap (TTT) has its way, the writing is on the wall for the school desk, as we know it. What TTT would like school(...)