Bear Grylls is teaming up with Nextflix.

Viewers will make decisions on what he eats and does

5G technology brings faster mobile speeds than existing mobile technology networks, as well as lower latency and increased security and reliability. Photograph: iStock

News comes as mobile operator extends its trial 5G site in Dublin Docklands

Dr Jason McKeown  wearing the Modius headband

The headband affects the part of the brain associated with appetite and cravings

Theresa Morrison, training director, Connected Academy; Prof George Crooks chairman of clinical and social care governance board; Brian O’Connor, chairman of Connected Health Group; Naomi Corr, trainer; and Douglas Adams, chief executive, Connected Health

New jobs are to be centered mainly in Belfast and North Down, the company said

JD Wetherspoon reported a sharp rise in labour costs, which it says  rose by about £33 million

Revenues for the group up 7% to £889.6m as like-for-like sales rise by 6.3%

Stuart Steele at the family run Silver Hill Farm duck breeding and processing plant in Monaghan

Current mangement at Silver Hill to continue to lead the business

The company has raised about $16 million in funding to date, with backers including ING Ventures and BNP Pariba

Company has developed a trade finance platform powered by blockchain technology

The beloved black stuff is head and shoulders above all other Irish brands

Other top brands are AIB, Primark/Penneys, Ryanair and Smurfit Kappa

BHSL executive chairman Denis Brosnan

Co Limerick company agrees new €1.5m deal to sell its technology for use in France

Identigen, which conducted the tests that identified the European horse meat crisis in 2013, was founded in 1996 as a Trinity College Dublin spin-out.

Dublin-based Identigen in new partnership with one of world’s largest meet processors

Fibre to the home   subscriptions were up 129 per cent on the prior year. Photograph: iStock

New figures show total number of broadband subscriptions at 1.73m in 2018

Some 44,000 mortgage accounts were in arrears for more than 90 days, a 2.6 per cent fall versus the previous three months.

Almost 64,000 residential accounts in arrears at the end of last year

House prices were up 2.3 per cent in Dublin with  apartments rising by 1.6 per cent

In Dublin, prices were up 1.9% while outside the capital, prices jumped 9.5%

At the end of the rage room session there will be a half- hour meditation session to help groups unwind.  Photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters

The rage room opens for business on March 29th, the day the UK is set to leave the EU

Whispr co-founders Keith Saft and Hugh O’Flanagan. The start-up has raised $750,000 in a pre-seed funding round

Venture capital arm of audio equipment company and Seedcamp invest in start-up

One2Watch finalists: William Conaghan and Lizzy Hayashida, Change Donations; Martin Brown, UnitekAI; Elizabeth McGloughlin, Tympany Medical; Brian O’Rourke, CitySwifter

Five companies selected to pitch on stage in FutureScope One2Watch competition

The biggest adopters of RPA currently include banks, insurance companies, utilities and telecommunications companies. Photograph: iStock

Robotic process automation technology spending expected to hit €2.1bn by 2022

Gecko Governance chief executive Shane Brett

Cosimo Ventures also backs Dublin-based Oneiro and Boston start-up Lingar

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is due to meet with US president Donald Trump on Thursday.

Investment by Irish companies in US at record high as EI to open new office in Seattle

Norwegian Air said customers booked on transatlantic routes to and from Ireland serviced by the 737 MAX are to be rebooked on to flights using the 787-9 Dreamliner.

Move comes as aviation authorities suspend flights following second crash in five months

Airline shares were in the spotlight after the Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft was grounded in many countries. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

Aryzta and Datalex among the best-performing stocks in Dublin as Ryanair rises

The Republic was ranked by the European Patent Office in 21st place out of 40 countries in terms of the volume of patents filed.  Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

State being source of record 801 applications is ‘testimony’ to Ireland’s strength in R&D

Talent Garden Dublin.

Co-working space provider to open in two further locations over the next three years

ECH chief executive Rob Reid: “I’d be very keen to open up our specialist cannabis centres, starting in Dublin.”

European Cannabis Holdings interested in opening medical clinics in Republic

Web Summit chief executive Paddy Cosgrave giving the opening address on the first day of MoneyConf at the RDS in Dublin last year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Founder Paddy Cosgrave last year said event would be in Dublin for ‘foreseeable future’

Aerogen founder and chief executive John Power

Company to expand manufacturing facilities, up R&D activities and take on more staff

Trinity Biotech said the turnover decline was from lower HIV sales in Africa.

Pretax profit rises to $3.03 million from $1.6 million as turnover falls 2 per cent

HTTPS encrypts data in transit so that unauthorised third parties cannot intercept and decipher it.

Study finds 74% of sites owned by political representatives lack HTTPS encryption

ChannelSight co-founder and chief executive John Beckett

Irish company helps brands drive online sales through its ‘where to buy’ technology

Over the last three months, remortgaging/switching activity rose 25% compared to the same period a year earlier.

Private firms, charities and State institutions contribute to more competitive environment

Paul and Kerril Burke of Meritsoft

Company is best known for its Finbos platform

Dr Sarah Bourke, chief executive of Skytek

Skytek enters into multi-million euro partnership to track marine assets via satellite

Barry Heavey, life sciences practice lead, Accenture Ireland (left); Liam O’Brien, managing director ESP.

ESP currently services 17 of the top 20 global pharmaceutical and biotech companies

Press Up owns 34 businesses in the Republic

Hospitality group confirms it has mothballed plans for an initial public offering

 Vodafone chief Nick Read (right) and Director General of GSMA Mats Granryd take part in a conference on the opening day of the Mobile World Congress   in Barcelona. Photograph: Alberto Estevez/EPA

Event showcased foldable smartphones, the possibilities of super-fast 5G and more

AID:Tech co-founder Niall Dennehy, third from left,  pictured accepting The Irish Times Innovation Award last year. Photograph: Conor McCabe.

Among those raising funds were MyWallSt and AQ Metrics, which both raised €3m

 BT Communications Ireland Limited recorded a 7 per cent drop in revenues to €425.5 million for the 12 months ending March 2018. Photograph: Getty Images

Operating profit rose to €33.8m at communications company in 2018

Sony Mobile president Mitsuya Kishida unveils the Xperia 1 smartphone in Barcelona. Photograph: Angel Garcia/Bloomberg

Phone maker skips folding phone trend in favour of taller screens

Photograph: Josep Lago/AFP

Some 22 Enterprise Ireland client companies showcasing at largest annual gathering for mobile industry

Richard Yu, chief executive of Huawei Consumer Business Group, presents the new Mate X mobile at the Mobile World Congress 2019 in Barcelona. Photograph: EPA/Andreu Dalmau

Chinese company launched the Mate X at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona

The company intends to expand its moulding operations into a 23,000 square foot site in IDA’s Business and Technology Park in Finisklin

New jobs will be in production, quality, regulations and engineering

Starling Bank founder and chief executive Anne Boden left AIB in 2014 to set up the challenger bank

Challenger bank to use funding to create 400 jobs in UK, bank also putting in extra £95m

Ires Reit chief executive  Margaret Sweeney:  ‘The prospects for growth in the Irish market remain good.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Additional dividend declared as full-year profits jump from €65.1m to €119.8m

The company said the new roles will be in the areas of clinical project management, data management, drug safety and biostatistics

Formed through the merger of IMS Health and Quintiles, Iqvia employs 55,000 people

The Ludgate Hub in Skibbereen

Study finds Edgeworthstown, Co Longford is most vulnerable to job losses

Keywords Studios chief executive Andrew Day said GetSocial would  bring to Keywords “a leading-edge capability built around the social interactions of players in games”.

Company has developed a cloud-based platform to manage social interactions

CreditLogic chief executive Eddie Dillon: ‘CreditLogic will lead to a situation where applicants need to provide half the level of information they currently do and much of that will be provided digitally.’

Start-up led by former KBC innovation leader develops solution for lenders, brokers

  An attendee    tries out the Lenovo augmented reality glasses at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in February  2018. Photograph: Reuters

Many of the leading players in the mobile sector will use event to launch new products

Only 12 companies raised more than €10 million last year, new figures show. Photograph: Getty Images

Average deal size for companies raising external financing also declined last year

Pro and anti-Brexit demonstrators pictured protesting outside the Houses of Parliament, in Westminster, London

Local Enterprise Offices in all regions are to start providing courses in the coming weeks

The figures show that 17 of the Republic’s 26 counties received 10 or fewer foreign investment-related visits.

Multinationals still favouring the capital when looking to establish or expand here

Exports to Britain fell by 3 per cent or €441 million to €14.1 billion last year while imports rose 5 per cent or €811 million to €18.3 billion

Figures show imports also hit a new high, increasing by 14% or €10bn to €90.2bn

Cork Airport

Reit buys its first property in the city with an office block situated near Cork airport

Nestle, the world’s top food and drinks maker, soared to all-time highs after giving an upbeat outlook for the year ahead on an improving outlook in China and North America.

Datalex lower after revealing restructuring plan while Bank of Ireland closes higher

Attendees at the Women Funding Women event in Dublin last week, which was organised by the Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network.

One of Ireland’s leading venture capitalists notes ‘drive’ of female tech entrepreneurs

Fegan’s 1924 founders James Fegan and Lisa O’Riordan

Fegan’s 1924 claims a number of benefits from relying solely on contactless technology

Dairymaster’s Mission Control platform in action

Enterprise Ireland identifies significant market opportunities for such companies

Rapyd operates what it claims is the world’s largest local payments network

Irish-founded company among investors to back the ‘fintech-as-a-service’ platform

SuperAwesome founder and chief executive Dylan Collins. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Dylan Collins’ SuperAwesome also announces dedicated video-on-demand service

Starling Bank chief executive Anne Boden

Digital bank led by former AIB executive Anne Boden looking to establish Irish unit

An artist’s impression of the finished development.

Start-up hub looks to almost double capacity by adding two extra floors to building

Pictured at Enterprise Ireland’s international fintech event “Appetite for Disruption”: Domhnal Slattery, founder and CEO of Avolon, Julie Sinnamon, CEO of Enterprise Ireland, Minister of State for Financial Services, Michael D’Arcy and Enda McDonnell, head of fintech, Enterprise Ireland.Photograph: Orla Murray/ SON

Avolon founder Dómhnal Slattery calls for greater supports for fledgling entrepreneurs

Irish actor Jessie Buckley makes Forbes’s “30 under 30” list. Photograph: Tim Whitby/Getty Images

Irish people including entrepreneurs, actors and a rugby player make all-important list

Irish fintech companies are set to benefit from an investment by Finch Capital

Finch is partnering with Enterprise Ireland for a new fintech-focused fund

Other backers include the Guinness Enterprise Centre and Techfugees, a social enterprise co-ordinating the international tech community’s response to the needs of refugees

Techstars and Dublin City Council collaborate for immigration-focused start-up event

Empathy, which has grown sales by over 200 per cent since 2016, reported revenues of €5.7 million and pretax profits of €1.5 million in 2017

Empathy Marketing said both merchants and customers will benefit from the deal

Traders  on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Friday. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Dublin market follows other bourses lower, with Kingpsan and Aryzta among the losers

A breakdown of turnover shows €134.8 million came was from other group companies last year

Turnover at Vodafone Enterprise Global Limited climbed from €82.9m to €232.2m

Founded by Rory O’Connor in 2010, Scurri has developed a cloud-based software platform that makes it easier for ecommerce merchants to deliver goods to customers

Wexford-based online logistics company led by Rory O’Connor sees Brexit opportunities

The number of long-term claimants on the Live Register in January was 79,010, down 19.4 per cent on an annual basis

There were 200,300 on the register in January, the lowest number since April 2008

Derville Rowland: “We believe that creating a more diverse and inclusive workplace is both the right thing to do and the smart thing to do.”

Women under-represented in financial services, says Central Bank director general

Alltech chief executive Mark Lyons announcing details of the latest accelerator programme at Dogpatch Labs in Dublin. Photograph: Yohei Ishikawa

Two Irish start-ups selected for the latest edition of the Pearse Lyons Accelerator

More than 700 applications were received for the London programme

Trezeo, Block Aviation and UrbanFox among 10 companies chosen for programme

Ryan Pandya and Perumal Gandhi of Perfect Day, a company that is developing synthetic milk

Perfect Day was founded to take part in Cork-based RebelBio accelerator

Patrick Collison, chief executive officer and co-founder of Stripe with brother John Collison, president and co-founder

Stripe asked for documents as part of larger investigation into president’s inauguration

Food for thought: Strong Roots’ founder Sam Dennigan

Group says it sees Brexit opportunities as all major UK retailers agree to stock products

 John Lynam, chief technology officer and co-founder of Hexafly and  Julian Seymour, syndicates manager at HBAN.

Firm that delivers insect protein alternative to fish meal and soya looking to raise €10m

Pollen Street Capital managing partner Lindsey McMurray: “We have invested about €150 million in equity capital and another €700 million in debt financing so far but we’re just getting going in Ireland.” Photograph: Maxwells Dublin

Venture capital group has just bought two additional Irish-focused businesses

PHP has eight assets in the Republic valued at €92.3 million

Primary Health Properties secures €51m against Irish assets, as earnings rise 18.7%

Meissner is developing its first European manufacturing facility in Castlebar

The company, a manufacturer of microfiltration products, to open Castlebar facility

The acquisition required approval from the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission before it could be completed.

Irving, which also owns the Whitegate Refinery completes Top Oil acquisition

A map showing the Irish landing point for the Iris cable

New high-speed undersea fible optic cable linking Iceland to mainland Europe planned

Chief executive Andrew Day at Keywords Studios’ Sandyford HQ

Company acquired eight businesses last year but also saw a 10% rise in organic growth

Sammon Contracting was among the companies to seek examinership in 2018

Twelve Irish companies applied for the appointment of an examiner last year

NDRC chairman Sean Baker and chief executive Ben Hurley. We’ve adjusted our strategy in order to offer an increased level of capital to each start-up we support to help bridge the funding gap they are facing,” Mr Hurley says

Early-stage tech investor says start-ups struggling to get external investment

Wazp co-founders Shane Hassett and Mariana Koba

Kerry company seeking to make mass-produced 3D-printed products more common

Microsoft is encouraging users to migrate  to Windows 10. Photograph: Reuters

Windows 7 support ending in January 2020, leading to security risks and added costs

The bank’s three-year fixed rate of 3 per cent remain unchanged. Photograph: Frantzesco Kangaris/Bloomberg

BoI says nine in 10 new owner occupiers opted for fixed-rate mortgages last year

Founded in 2000, Deerac was spun out of the physics department at TCD

Irish VC firms have made a return of about five times their original investment

Ms Marsh has also served as a committee member of the UK’s Commercial Broadcasters Association

Former Sony Pictures Television executive has also worked for Sky and the BBC

Stripe chief executive and co-founder Patrick Collison: “We’re building Stripe for the long-term.”

Investment from Tiger Global comes months after Stripe secured $245m from same firm

Perfuze is developing next-generation catheter-based technology to treat acute ischemic stroke, which occurs when a blood vessel in the brain is blocked by a clot, preventing blood flow

Backers include Earlybird Venture Capital, Enterprise Ireland and an Irish syndicate

Fire founder and chief executive Colm Lyon said while Brexit-proofing the business has been a costly exercise, he also sees opportunities arising down the line.

Investment aimed at Brexit-proofing start-up as 70 per cent of its business is in UK

The motion from Aer Lingus, American Airlines, British Airways, Iberia and Finnair indicates a number of potential benefits arising from the Irish airline joining the venture

Carriers claim addition of airline could generate $96m in annual consumer benefits

European shares on Friday hit their highest level in nearly two months

Market report: Iseq follows other European bourses higher, led by Ryanair and Smurfit Kappa

Walsh Whiskey founders Bernard and Rosemary Walsh

Irish directors to look after drinks brands while Illva Saronno will manage the distillery

Ger Deering: “I have found that it is still the case that some providers are not willing to listen to or engage sufficiently with their customers”

Financial services ombudsman critical of providers who do not engage with customers

CPL is to pay an interim dividend of 8.00 cent per share in early March

Recruiter reports 23% jump in pretax profits to €11m as revenues hit €278.6m

Terence MacSwiney School student Ericka Lingwood working on her animation skills as part of the Apple volunteer programme.

Class run by Apple volunteers in Hollyhill, Cork features in new awareness programme

The Amazon Echo Spot. An estimated 15 per cent of households now have smart speakers with Alexa the favourite

New survey shows 15% of Irish households now have smart speakers

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