Lawrence Parnis: “The efficiency and potential cost savings offered by an online management solution were not fully realised by the salon industry until recently.”

Hive Salon Software was established by Lawrence Parnis and Shino Jose in August 2014. Its product is a new, cloud-based business management system (...)

 Daire O’Neill: “It’s important to have local partners as the culture and customs [in Japan] are so different to what we are used to in Europe.”

In 2008, Daire O’Neill left his job with Intel to fulfil a long- held desire to work in Japan. He spent two years as an embedded software developer wi(...)

Ollie Hynes: “HUB is a next-generation smart thermostat that is not only smart enough to control your heat, but also your heating bill.”

Juggling utility bills and worrying about the rising costs of running a home can be a real headache for cash-strapped households. But entrepreneur (...)

Mark Cox: “Cuts offers a new way for barbers to connect with and reward their loyal customers as it is flexible and can be individualised”
New innovator: Q Cuts

Hate queuing for a haircut? The solution may be just a click away, thanks to Q Cuts, a new smartphone app designed to help consumers avoid waiting.(...)

Waterford Institute of Technology told it will not achieve standalone university status unless it resumes talks with IT Carlow on a planned merger. Photograph: The Irish Times

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan has told Waterford Institute of Technology that it will not achieve university status unless it resumes talks wi(...)

Athlone IT said it was “not in any discussions with any single partner” for now, but it was open to collaborations and believed that pursuing university status would help raise standards at the college in any event.

Athlone IT has become the latest institute of technology to make a bid for university status. All but three of the State’s 14 institutes of technology(...)

TUI president Gerard Craughwell Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Delegates at the annual conference of the Teachers’ Union of Ireland(TUI) have voted not to go back into any talks with the Government on the propo(...)