Export revenues currently account for 40 per cent of Obelisk’s turnover

Cavan-headquartered telecoms services group Obelisk is to create 200 new jobs after raising €6 million in funding to drive expansion in the UK and So(...)

MagGrow chief executive Gary Wickham: “We have to find better, more sustainable ways.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

MagGrow is a magnetic spraying technology that helps farmers grow more by using less. The system, which has been three years in development, gives bet(...)

The deal’s biggest beneficiary is likely to be Steripack founder and chief executive, Garry Moore, who owned 54 per cent of the group according to the company’s most recent accounts. Photograph: Alan Betson

US packaging giant Bemis is poised to buy Irish group Steripack’s medical business in a deal calculated to be worth close to €70 million. Clara, Co (...)

Cyclists and cycle lobby groups frequently complain about cars parking in bike lanes forcing cyclists out into traffic, and the danger caused by drivers and passengers opening doors in front of oncoming cyclists. Photograph:Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Earlier this year, the Government allocated more than € 23 million for sustainable transport projects in the greater Dublin area, with several cycling(...)

Paul O’Brien: Growth Hacker and start-up consultant

“Tech hub” is a meaningless term. As the sector grows in size and influence, almost every city in the US has attached the label to its list of local a(...)

Dragons Den dragon Eleanor McEvoy and Niamh Hogan founder of Holos skincare company based in Gorey, Co. Wexford.

The new series of RTÉ’s Dragon’s Den programme saw the Dragons fanning the flames of Irish industry on Sunday when founder of Co Wexford company Holos(...)

Huddl founding team (from left) Alan Farrelly, Brian O’Rourke and Sean Byrne. “When people hear about Huddl they are inevitably going to think of Uber for buses,” says O’Rourke. “But while there are similarities, we only use vetted transport operators with public service vehicle operator licenses.”
New innovators: Huddl

Huddl is aiming to do for private buses what Hailo did for taxis – make them more easily accessible for everyday use by commuters. Huddl co-founder (...)

 Michael Carey, managing director of East Coast Bakehouse and awards judge: “The entrepreneurs’ stories are, without exception, engaging and inspirational.” Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

I’ve spent a couple of days in the past week reviewing the entry nominations for the 2016 EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards, preparing to contribute (...)

Jo Brennan: ‘Building small blocks of the business up while paying bills by doing consultancy work was tough.’

Inspired by her sons’ love of video games, Jo Brennan founded JamJou, with the intention of providing training and support to frontline staff and mana(...)

Ollwyn Moran: Cognikids produces functional development products for infants and toddlers.
New innovators: Cognikids

Wooden and tiled floors may tick the box for chic interior design but they’re bad for babies, according to Ollwyn Moran, founder of Cognikids. “Craw(...)