Fabien Peyaud of Herdwatch, who was crowned the winner of the AIB Start-up Academy 2015. Photo: Conor Mulhern

Herdwatch, a farming app and software package for dairy and beef cattle farmers, was last night crowned the overall winner of the AIB Start-up Academ(...)

Nora Khaldi and Emmet Browne of Dublin-based bioinformatics company Nuritas.

Irish start-up Nuritas has appointed former Pfizer regional president Emmet Browne as chief executive.Mr Browne was previously the managing director o(...)

Left: co-founder of The Gravity Centre Cian O’Cuilleanain with Fred Schmidt, director of international affairs at Capital Factory, Austin.

The Texas-based incubator and accelerator Capital Factory signed a memorandum of understanding with Irishman Cian O’Cuilleanain to assist in his plan(...)

Dr Paul Clarke (left) and some of the other co-founders of MDevSpice who want to raise safety and software standards in medical devices

Medical devices such as pacemakers are almost taken for granted these days. They greatly improve quality of life and most people have them fitted and (...)

A child wearing a protective mask in Tiananmen Square, Beijing. Beijing’s mayor Wang Hansen has said smog had made the capital “unlivable”. Photograph:  EPA

China’s environmental crisis offers opportunities for Irish companies in the environmental products and waste management arena, Minister for Enviro(...)

Former minister of state for the Gaeltacht Dinny McGinley

Enterprise Ireland has confirmed that it expressed concern almost two years ago about the sale of State-owned seaweed company Arramara Teoranta by Úd(...)

Oliver Murray from Crumlin now a high-flyer in Canada

When Oliver Murray first moved to Canada nearly 30 years ago, he struggled to get a job because he didn’t have a degree. These days, he’s a financial (...)

Investment in European technology companies reached a four-year high in 2014

Investment in European technology companies reached a four-year high in 2014, with $5.7 billion going to 855 deals, a 78 per cent rise in funding on t(...)

In the spirit of St Patrick’s Day: Edinburgh Castle in Scotland. Photograph: Gareth Easton/PA

New York Up to two million people lined Fifth Avenue in New York to watch the marching bands, majorettes and army veterans making up the annual St Pat(...)

Altocloud chief executive Barry O’Sullivan said the funding will be used to grow the company’s US business, and increase employee numbers.

Galway-based software start-up Altocloud has raised $2 million in venture capital funding to scale up its US business.The funding round, led by Delta (...)