Louis Keating of L&M Keating: “Our strength is in our people”

Keating was born and raised in Dublin. After achieving a first-class honours degree in engineering, he worked for a number of companies, including ESB(...)

The Irish construction industry returned to growth in late 2013  and has remained in expansionary mode ever since. Photograph: Alan Betson

The rate of expansion in construction activity in the Republic slowed in June, with the civil engineering segment of the market contracting slightly e(...)

A successful bid by Enet for one or both of the 25-year National Broadband Plan contracts would significantly enhance the value of the company

A State-backed fund created by Irish Life Investment Managers and a Luxembourg infrastructure investment firm are vying to buy a 47 per cent stake in (...)

A Volvo hybrid car connected to a charging point: Vehicle charging will have to be commercialised, the ESB has flagged. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

When considering global failures to adequately address climate change, missed targets are never far away. But some sectors are delivering: notably the(...)

Minister for Communications Denis Naughten announcing the broadband plan last April.  File photograph: Cyril Byrne

The arrival of broadband won’t transform the rural economy. But without decent broadband connections, rural Ireland cannot thrive. Unblocking the dela(...)

The way forward: batteries have increased energy density by a factor of three since 2011, resulting in increased range. Photograph: David Paul Morris/ Getty Images

Electric vehicles includes full battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs). A BEV receives all of its energy from (...)

Technicians working on behalf of Eir install fast broadband to a home. Photograph: Karl Hussey/Fennell Photography

Eir says it will have connected, or at least passed, the first 70,000 homes of the 300,000 previously earmarked for the Government’s National Broadban(...)

Biomass Heating Solutions Limited founders Jack and Declan O’Connor. The company has raised €12 million in the last year.

Irish agritech business Biomass Heating Solutions Limited (BHSL) has raised €7 million in new equity from a number of high-net-worth individuals. It h(...)

Mary Mitchell O’Connor said Ireland is placed 25th out of 28 in the EU in terms of women’s representation in the lower or single house of national parliaments.  Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Minister of State Mary Mitchell O’Connor has accused Taoiseach Leo Varadkar of not “leading by example” on the issue of diversity in Government and fa(...)

Neueda founder and managing director Brendan Monaghan: “We’ve been growing between 30 and 40 per cent for the last four or five years.”

Belfast-based IT company Neueda is to grow its workforce by 75 per cent over the next 2½ years with the creation of 165 new jobs. The privately-owned(...)