US ambassador to Ireland Kevin O’Malley announcing details of Ireland’s involvement in the SXSWi festival, which  start on March 13th in Austin, Texas

The Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, will be speaking at this year’s South by Southwest Interactive (SXSWi) festival in Texas, along with Irish entrepreneurs(...)

 Enterprise Ireland named Jobbio as one of their high-potential start-ups and provided part of the €1m funding. Photograph: Frank Miller

Online jobs marketplace Jobbio is planning to ramp up its international expansion in the wake of a €1 million funding round. The company, established(...)

Independent TD Tom Fleming: ‘The inner parts of towns are becoming denuded of people because of the growth of large multiples on the outskirts.’ Photograph: David Sleator

Independent TD Tom Fleming claimed there was a “two-speed” economic recovery under way.He said while Dublin and some of the larger cities and urban ar(...)

Minister for Jobs  and  Enterprise  Richard Bruton with Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Charlie Flanagan, at the launch of the St Patrick’s Day  Enterprise International programme. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Ministers travelling abroad for the annual programme of St Patrick’s week trade missions will have to report back to Taoiseach Enda Kenny on the succ(...)

Tasty deal:  Veronica Kenneally of Veronica’s Snacks, Frank Walsh of Enterprise Equity Venture Capital and Brian Clune of Boole Investment Syndicate.  Photograph: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

A Cork company specialising in lower-fat, gluten-free snacks has secured equity investment of €465,000.The funding would allow Veronica’s Snacks to br(...)

Colm Lyon of Realex: panellist at a seminar being hosted by Barclays Bank Ireland this Thursday in Dublin

Up-and-coming tech entrepreneurs might want to check out a seminar being hosted by Barclays Bank Ireland this Thursday in Dublin. The event will exami(...)

Theya Lingerie founder Ciara Donlon:  ‘A very important part of our ethos is to engage with women who have or have had breast cancer.’

Ciara Donlon is the driving force behind textiles start-up, Theya Lingerie, which produces specialist underwear for women who have undergone breast su(...)

“We need to back promising early-stage start-ups in order to build a pipeline of successful Irish firms”

Irish start-ups and SMEs raised €401 million from investors in last year, up some 41 per cent on the previous year, according to an Irish Venture Ca(...)

A total of 43 new female-led start-ups were supported by Enterprise Ireland last year, the highest number ever

As many as 1,500 new jobs are expected to be created over the next three years by start-up companies backed by Enterprise Ireland, according to a new (...)

Outside Google’s offices on Barrow Street in Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

On a grey misty morning in December 2010, I landed at Dublin Airport after a long flight from San Francisco via Heathrow. I was feeling great – the(...)