Chief of Staff Mark Mellett (left) warns over “enemies” of the State gaining advantage. Photograph: Alan Betson

Conor Lally Security and Crime Editor The Defence Forces needed to properly harness the “explosion” of data in modern society or risk making terroris(...)

 Gareth Lambe, head of Facebook Ireland, at the company’s Dublin HQ. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

It has been a busy week for Facebook. The social network announced it is planning to launch a satellite in 2016 to provide internet access to remote p(...)

Greek yogurt and honey: Greece won an international court case recently to protect the names of   Greek yogurt and feta cheese as distinctly Greek products

In 2012 Michael Noonan said that Irish people knew little of Greece except for the feta cheese on supermarket shelves. Condescending though the remark(...)

Robert Dunne of GlycoSeLect: “Our technology improves the manufacturing of biopharmaceutical products by giving users a single-step product separation method”
New Innovators: GlycoSeLect

At first glance, glycoproteins may not seem to have much relevance for everyday life, but they are in fact the bedrock of the biopharmaceutical indust(...)

Dave Murphy, PM Group chief executive

PM Group, the Dublin headquartered group that provides construction, engineering and project management services, said full-year pretax profits fell b(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny with Tánaiste Joan Burton at the launch of the Government’s Capital Investment Plan, at Heuston station, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Government on Tuesday announced a capital plan worth €27 billion over the next six years. The capital programme aims to provide for major infrastr(...)

Helen Cahill, cofounder of the fintech start-up InvoiceFair
New innovators: InvoiceFair

Those who have grown up with the traditional banking system often assume it has all the answers to a company’s financial needs. Not so, according to H(...)

“The hottest start up at the web summit was the web summit itself”

So long to the Web Summit, which is leaving Dublin for Lisbon in 2016. The face of the Web Summit, Paddy Cosgrave, is everything Irish people pretend (...)

The Government has come under fire since it was announced on Wednesday the Web Summit would be held in Lisbon from 2016.

As businesses counted the cost of losing the Web Summit to Portugal for the next three years, the value of the event to Dublin was up for debate. With(...)

The silhouettes of attendees are seen during an event at the IBM Watson headquarters in New York. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Irish elite sports firm Orreco is to partner with IBM on its billion-dollar super computer Watson to build an app that will help sports teams to make(...)