FF, FG should know Greens willing to walk away from government – Catherine Martin Green Party deputy leader Catherine Martin has said it is important that Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael know that the party is willing to walk away from government. Photograph: : Brian Lawless/PA

Green party deputy leader says other parties know ‘how hard a deal maker’ she is

Giving European start-ups the competitive edge Prof Mark Ferguson, director general of Science Foundation Ireland: “Europe’s challenge is to scale up companies at the same rate as the US does.” Photograph: Jason Clarke Photography

The new European Innovation Council aims to create unicorn companies – start-ups with a value of more than $1bn – by setting up a one-stop-shop for breakthrough innovation

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