PayPal launch: Louise Phelan, PayPal’s vice president of global operations for Europe, Middle East and Africa, shakes hands with Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the recent official opening of the International Operations centre of eBay in Dundalk which includes PayPal and eBay. Photograph: Alan Betson

This month’s announcement that PayPal will be creating 400 additional jobs in its Dundalk base illustrates the strides that have been made in a region(...)

A shift in thinking: the new emphasis on entrepreneurial graduates is a far cry from Cardinal John Henry Newman’s notion of university’s imparting the  “inestimable benefit of the litera scripta”. Phtograph: Chris Pecoraro/Getty

As a leading advocate of the “entrepreneurial graduate”, Kerry Murphy Healey did a surprisingly conventional PhD. The title of her dissertation was Th(...)

Daniel Oakes, who is a midwife, with his three sons who were all born at home – Arden (2), Oran (5) and Finnian (7) – and his wife, Heather, at home in Dundalk, Co Louth. Photograph: Alan Betson
Call the midwife ‘Dad’

Being at the birth of his first child was a life-changing experience in more ways than one for Daniel Oakes. His Californian wife, Heather, had opted (...)

Airsynergy develops technology which allows wind turbines to double their energy output for an additional 20 per cent increase in cost

Longford-based wind energy firm Airsynergy has completed a €2 million funding round that values the company at €40 million. Airsynergy (...)

Walkin’ up that hill

One thing that never ceases to amaze me as I wind through the country on these obsessive festival travels, is the contrast of countryside, coas(...)

Niall Donoghue passed away on Wednesday evening. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Galway hurling manager Anthony Cunningham has paid tribute to county hurler Niall Donohue, whose death at the age of 22 has shocked the county and (...)

 Dik Vos, chief executive officer of SQS Group at the announcement yesterday of the  further expansion of its Irish operations.

SQS has the potential to grow well beyond the 75 new jobs it announced yesterday if it can find qualified candidates, according to the software compan(...)

Niamh Curran, UCC student, and her mother, Rosarii, from Killurin,Co Wexford. Photograph:Mary Browne

With uniforms, homework notebooks and Leaving Certificate worries joyfully consigned to the past, starting college is both daunting and exciting. And (...)

Making healthy ageing a reality for most is a social priority for Europe. The proportion of Europeans actively working relative to those retired is fo(...)

Regina Moran, CEO, Fujitsu Ireland; Minister for Innovation  Richard Bruton ,and Tatsuo Tomita, President, Fujitsu Laboratories  announce  sensor based healthcare project

Áine McMahonPreventing falls among elderly people is among the aims of a new research project involving sensor technology. The three year project is b(...)