Irish Design 2015 is seeking proposals for a public relations plan to help it communicate “the essence of Irish design”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

It is time for PR professionals to get eloquent about their long- standing love of all things crafts: Irish Design 2015, a year-long Government-sponso(...)

Magico managing director Paul Montwill. The tech company is to double its workforce in Co Clare as part of a €500,000 investment into developing a Big Data analytics system.

PAMELA NEWENHAMClare-based software firm Magico is to double its workforce to 24 in Ennis, as part of a €500,000 research and development project invo(...)

Cork-based software firm WorkCompass has raised €650,000 in funding to expand into international markets.

Cork-based software firm WorkCompass.com has raised €650,000 in funding from angel investors and Enterprise Ireland to grow its business internationa(...)

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary: “Being nice to people doesn’t come naturally to me.” Photograph: Reuters

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary has criticised the Irish taxation system, saying the government needs to address the unfair and undue tax burd(...)

 Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney has asked 35 leading figures in the agri-food industry to work on the 2025 Agri-Food Strategy. Photograph: Eric Luke

An ambitious 10-year plan for the agri-food sector has been commissioned by Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney. He has asked 35 leading figures i(...)

 Julie Sinnamon, chief executive of Enterprise Ireland. Ministerial briefing notes warned  the bulk of  cuts under the employment control framework would fall on the State agency

Enterprise Ireland (EI), the State agency responsible for job creation among indigenous exporters, is seeking 55 voluntary redundancies and retirement(...)

John Dennehy (left) chief executive of Zartis, which has  teamed up with Russian technology human resources veteran Artem Zurukin

Zartis. com, a recruitment software firm backed by Enterprise Ireland, AIB and Seán O’Sullivan’s SOSventures, has formed a joint venture to target the(...)

Robert Mosse with his father Bill, two of the seven generations of the Mosse family involved in flour milling in Kilkenny.

Flour is definitely in the DNA of the Mosse family. They have been milling on the banks of the River Nore in Bennetsbridge, Co Kilkenny for seven gene(...)

 Minister for Diaspora Affairs Jimmy Deenihan: “The funding will support frontline welfare organisations to help members of the Irish community, particularly those who are elderly or vulnerable.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Sixteen organisations providing welfare services and support to Irish emigrants in Australia will receive a total of almost €415,000 this year, Minis(...)

The Cork Governance, Risk and Compliance Technology Centre launched by Enda Kenny will be the latest in a network of 15 such facilities in the State Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny will today launch a €5 million technology centre in Cork designed to create new business opportunities for Irish financial ser(...)