Web Summit impact, tech gifts for Christmas and our ECJ double think

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Has the Web Summit delivered as expected for Portugal?

Has the Web Summit delivered as expected for Portugal?


The economic impact of the Web Summit for Portugal has been considerably less than originally anticipated, according to recently compiled figures. Charlie Taylor has the details.

LocalEyes, a Cork-based translation and localisation specialist that was established to support Apple, has been acquired in a deal valued at more than €25 million, reports Charlie Taylor

Former president Mary Robinson is to be honoured at this year’s EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards, which take place on Thursday night.

Innovative digital technologies could play a central role in helping Ireland meet its climate change obligations, a new report has found. Ciara O’Brien reports.

Cyberattacks have been identified as the number one threat to Irish businesses, according to a survey by professional services firm Aon. Eoin Burke-Kennedy reports.

Many people are angry about the dramatic but predictable guidance opinion issued by the European Court of Justice’s advocate general on the Graham Dwyer case last week. But most people are angry about the wrong aspects of the case, which was referred from the Irish Supreme Court, argues columnist Karlin Lillington.

Olive Keogh reports on Teleatherapy, an app-based service developed by speech and language therapist Clare Meskill to give patients early access to vital voice therapy.

From big-budget ‘wow’ presents to gadgets for the kids, Ciara O’Brien has all that you need for a very techy Christmas.

Cantillon reminds us that the TV set is alive and kicking and wonders would Dublin have continued to benefit from hosting the Web Summit?

Predictions of a Covid-induced slowdown that was expected to wreak havoc on the economics of business travel are not, say the aviation industry, being borne out. Emirates country-manager for Ireland, Enda Corneille, talks to Ciarán Hancock on our Inside Business podcast about how the airline has weathered the pandemic, the company’s carbon credentials and Emirates’ plans for its Dublin-Dubai route. Plus: Cliff Taylor on the SSIA-style top-up from the State that is being proposed as part of a pensions auto-enrolment system currently being designed by the Government.

Ciara O’Brien reviews Sennheiser’s CX Plus True Wireless earbuds.

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