Fibrus Networks chairman and founder Conal Henry: ‘Fibrus has shown in Northern Ireland that we can take on the rural network monopoly and win.’

Firm founded by Conal Henry to roll out fibre broadband to an initial 300,000 premises

New chief executive of Enterprise Ireland Leo Clancy says the agency’s client companies are “cautiously optimistic” about the future

Enterprise Ireland’s new CEO Leo Clancy on the challenges and opportunities ahead

Founder and chief executive Ken Cahill: sources suggest Amwell is paying in excess of $250 million for SilverCloud Health.

US telehealth group Amwell buys highly ranked Irish online mental health business

The collated figures are based only on judgments registered at the request and cost of creditors at the Four Courts in Dublin from courts across the Republic. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Number of judgments in Four Courts against consumers up 358% in Q2, data shows

David Power, director of innovation at Dogpatch, Geraldine Moloney, head of new business incubation at ESB and Patrick Walsh, chief executive at Dogpatch

Five-year programme aims to drum up sustainable business ideas from ESB staff

Aedifica, which is listed on Euronext Brussels, has over 510 sites worth more than €4bn

Real estate investment trust’s Irish portfolio now worth nearly €90m

Abbott’s facility in Clonmel. The new investment comes as a huge reward for the Co Tipperary site

Project to focus on stents as well as coronary and endovascular balloon technologies

More than 9,000 new mortgages were drawn down by borrowers in the second quarter of 2021.

Drawdowns rise 45.4% in volume terms in second quarter and by 52.5% in value

ORIT has secured a fully amortising debt facility of up to €88 million from AIB and La Banque Postale to part finance the acquisition of the operational sites. Photograph: iStock

Company acquiring five sites near Dublin from Norwegian energy giant Statkraft co-founders: chief executive Naomh McMcElhatton and chief artificial intelligence officer Prof Barry O’Sullivan. co-founders Prof Barry O’Sullivan and Naomh McElhatton seeks seed-funding

Repligen is a life sciences company that was founded in 1981. Photograph: iStock

Moves comes just nine months after company acquired Artseyn Biosolutions

Ryanair said the rollout of the EU digital Covid certificates and the scrapping of quarantine for vaccinated arrivals to Britain from mid-July has led to a surge in bookings. Photograph:  Paul Faith/AFP via Getty

Airline carried 8.1m passengers in first quarter and reports surge in July bookings

Customers returning to Ikea in May after Covid-19 restrictions were lifted across the retail sector. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Rise in online sales only partially offsets decline in revenues from €203.5m to €176.6m

The Weatherspoons-owned Keavan’s Port Hotel on Camden Street, which is due to open shortly

New hotels offering a total of 4,500 rooms will be available by the end of 2023

Overall throughput at Shannon Foynes last year totalled 9.458 million tonnes, down 1.9 per cent or 185,000 tonnes versus 2019. File photograph: Kieran Clancy

Chief executive hails solid performance despite challenges resulting from Covid crisis

The Irish Glass Bottle site at Ringsend is  earmarked to become Dublin’s newest suburb. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Construction set to begin on Pembroke Quarter development early next year

Camping park operators are among the businesses who can avail of the support.

Funding is part of the €55m allocation for the tourism business continuity scheme

PRCE said it will continue to acquire assets in the market along with the continued development of its own pipeline over the coming years

Irish solar PV developer has acquired a majority stake in Terra’s 400MW portfolio

Vodafone Group reported a better-than-expected 3.3 per cent rise in first-quarter service revenue

Company said its fixed broadband customer base jumped 4.3% year-on-year to 301,200

Draper Esprit has a market cap of around £1.4billion.

Tech-focused VC firm says move allows it extend shareholder base to a wider group

The funding is in addition to €5 million allocated in Budget 2021 for the establishment of a national network of more than 400 remote working hubs. Photograph: iStock

Connected Hubs scheme provides grants ranging from €10,000 to €250,000

The platform allows any developer or savvy business user to create payments flows in minutes. Photograph: iStock

WhenThen, which was founded six months ago, is behind a ‘no-code’ payments platform

The new site is for the production of materials used in solid-state lighting applications

OLED Material Manufacturing and PPG to jointly establish new production site

Robbie O’Connor, general manager EMEA at Notion: ‘We’ve seen a 290 per cent increase in customers in the past year alone’

Workplace productivity platform developer to create an initial 25 jobs in the city

Unitek founder and chief executive Martin Brown: ‘Many people are unaware of what pensions they have with their old employers’

Irish automation start-up to partner with UK insurer in uncovering 1.6m pension pots

The European Commission has queried ComReg’s conclusion that the Irish telephony market requires measured deregulation. File photograph: Getty

European Commision investigation is a ‘cause for concern’, say several Irish telcos

Woebot founder and UCD graduate Alison Darcy

Start-up has developed a therapeutic chatbot that helps those with mental health issues

Google chief executive Sundar Pichai

Company to be officially recognised for the contribution it has made over past 18 years

Soldo founder and chief executive Carlo Gualandri.

Company to increase headcount locally after closing oversubscribed series C round

Daniel Crowley, chief executive of RemedyBio

Firm has technology that analyses millions of immune cells from an individual sample

‘It is critical to protect mobile networks against an ever-increasing threat landscape.’ Photograph: iStock

Tech firm will operate under current brand as new business unit within Enea

Akeero founders Stuart Cameron, Ciarán O’Keeffe and Anthi Gilligan

Frontline leads funding round for firm behind an automated security design platform

More than 700 elite sports teams including Chelsea (pictured), use Kitman’s technology platform. Photograph: Getty

Irish business expands its presence in the US with deal to buy Presagia Sports

Sinn Féin finance spokesman Pearse Doherty puts  questions to Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe at Thursday’s committee hearing

Government cannot continue to finance large deficits, says Minister for Finance

Revolut employs about 60 people in Ireland

Revolut has more than 1.5m Irish customers and 16m globally

Flairline, the owner of Pamela Scott, saw revenues more than halve last year.

Sean Barron’s Flairline Fashions also owns Richard Alan

SynergySuite was founded by siblings Niall and Suzanne Keane.

Tech veteran Bill McCabe returns to back the restaurant management software developer

Prothena spun out of Irish drugmaker Elan in 2012. Photograph: Istock

Drugmaker, which spun out of Elan is selling PRX004 so it can focus on other therapies

New mortgages worth a combined €573 million were agreed in May. Photograph: iStock

Irish average of 2.8% compares with euro zone average of 1.27%

Logical Clocks co-founder Jim Dowling says the funding will be used to accelerate the development of the platform.

Company provides support for Hopsworks, a platform for data science and AI

Róisín Killan from Moate Community School with her creation Cow Mow Flage and Nancy Ekhator from Coláiste Nano Nagle, Limerick with her creation called Wipe Out at a Junk Kouture event in 2019. Photograph: Tom Honan

Creative fashion platform looking to expand into a total of 13 markets globally

Modubuild chief executive Kevin Brennan: ‘I can see us growing to the point where we are employing 1,000 people.’

Company aiming to hit €100m revenue milestone in three years as demand soars

Consumer spending continued to rise in June, up 7 per cent on May. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

New figures show big jump in spending in pubs, hotels and restaurants last month

From left, Edward Barroll Brown, managing partner of Grafton Capital,  and Xtremepush co-founders Kevin Collins and Tommy Kearns.

Digital marketing software company looking to expand into more markets

IDA Ireland chairman Frank Ryan, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar and IDA chief executive Martin Shanahan at the launch of the agency’s mid-year review and 2020 annual report

Visits to physical sites by multinationals considering investments expected to resume soon

Compliance & Risks helps manufacturers, retailers and their supply chain partners monitor and manage requirements, regulations and standards

Lumiate Capital believed to have taken full ownership of software company

Stripe founders Patrick and John Collison

Company is likely to list soon to get funding for deals and to reward backers and staff

Stripe founders John and Patrick Collison are estimated to have personal fortunes of about $9.5 billion each.

Reports suggest Silicon Valley’s most valuable company is preparing to list on the stock market

Stripe co-founders Patrick and John Collison.

Company has reportedly hired a law firm to help with early-stage preparations to list

Viatel chief executive Paul Rellis

Cork-based data and voice service provider Nova Telecom was founded in 2004

Raylo founders Karl Gilbert, Richard Fulton and Jinden Badesha.

New funding will be used to double staff numbers across offices in London and Belfast

Of the office stock that was delivered in 2020, 53%  is now either pre-let or agreed to occupiers. Photograph: iStock

Reports on the demise of the office may be overstated, new reports indictes

Fergal Mullen of Highland Europe. The company’s latest fundraise brings to $32 million the total raised by Unibuddy since it was founded in 2017

VC led by Fergal Mullen backs company that helps university applicants

Many families are not taking up medical cards even though they are entitled to them, research shows

New ESRI research paper shows families out of pocket due to failure to avail of cards

Most, but not all, homes in the State will be connected under the National Broadband Plan. Image: iStock

Committee told satellite could also serve as ‘stop-gap’ solution during NBP rollout

The European Commission has said it expects 5.1% GDP growth in the Republic in 2022.

Commission expects most rapid growth across member states since 1976

Cormac Barry, chief executive of CarTrawler. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Company offers new equity scheme for staff makes hybrid working permanent

The disruption has been felt more keenly in Sweden, where hundreds of supermarkets had to close because their cash registers were inoperative. Photograph: iStock

Ireland Strategic Investment Fund is among the US company’s many backers

Teamwork founders Daniel Mackey and Peter Coppinger Photograph: The Irish Times/ Tom Honan

Founded by Daniel Mackey and Peter Coppinger, Teamwork’s clients include Disney

Surmodics said it expects to initiate clinical evaluation activities for Vetex’s catheter next year ahead of a potential market launch

Company is focused on developing a groundbreaking clot removing catheter

Nextdoor chief executive Sarah Friar  at the MoneyConf conference in Dublin in 2018.

Chief executive Sarah Friar, who hails from Co Tyrone, was previously CFO at Square

Seven in ten businesses in the capital are concerned about the availability of accommodation. Photograph: iStock

Traffic congestion and a lack of suitable infrastructure also cited as major issues

Belfast-based Cumulus Neuroscience, which has developed what it describes as a “Fitbit for the brain”, recently secured £6 million in investment

Co-Fund NI says Series A/B rounds have more than doubled over the past two years

Kerry, which announced the sale of its consumer foods’ meats and meals business late on Thursday, was flat at €106.60

Bank of Ireland and AIB sharply weaker as European banking sector down nearly 3%

Altan manufactures and markets injectable medications for the hospital and other provider segments. Photograph: IStock

Life sciences company had a 65% stake in Altan, which it acquired for €34.5m in 2015

The portfolio includes both owner-occupied and buy-to-let investment properties. Photograph: iStock

Disposal comes as lender looks to lower level of problem loans ahead of Covid defaults

The commission’s inital conclusions are included in a statement of objections, which has been presented to Insurance Ireland

Commission investigating whether Insurance Ireland has been operating a cartel

The proposed development on the 4.6-acre site envisages four blocks ranging from five to eight storeys. Source:

Planning board says proposed apartments in Goatstown would result in overbearing form of development

Thea Batoon and Luke Fitzgerald pictured enjoying outdoor dining at Le Perroquet in Dublin. Photograph: Tom Honan

Just 20% of members have the capacity to provide outdoor hospitality, group claims

Eirgen’s facility in Co Waterford, which is being acquired by Horizon

Some 40 EirGen staff to transfer over to Horizon with 50 new roles also to be created

In the last three years BrowserStack has more than tripled its employee base

Move comes after the fast-growing technology company raises $200m

Last year’s dramatic decline in revenues came after eight years of consecutive growth. Photograph: iStock

Bord Bia revises down 2021 growth forecast due to impact of third Covid lockdown

Moonshot founders Vidhya Ramalingam and Ross Frenett.

Irish co-founded company tackling online threats to hire 37 people over next two years

Strikepay founders Oli Cavanagh Charles Dowd, along with Jack Spargo, Gratsi founder; and Edel Kinane, chief growth officer, Strikepay. Photograph: Naoise Culhane

Irish fintech developed contact-free tipping and payment solution during pandemic

Vizor’s technology is used by 30 financial regulators globally. Photograph: iStock

Irish company provides software for use by supervisory authorities such as regulators

 Trinity students and LaunchBox 2021 finalists Ellen Ryall of furniture upcycling platform ReFunk; Timothy Orimolusi of digital prescription management solution QRx, both from Cork; and Heather Bruton of student support platform UniPeer from Dublin.

Inaugural AgTech UCD accelerator and Trinity’s LaunchBox programme to begin

Dr Johnny Ryan says the lawsuit is necessary because  regulators have failed to act on formal complaints the organisation has submitted over the past three years.

Organisation takes on online advertising industry in German courts under GDPR

Learning Pool and Marlin managment pictured at the latter’s offices in London

New investment agreed as Marlin buys out CCI stake in deal believed to be worth €175m

CitySwift co-founders Brian O’Rourke and Alan Farrelly. The company has raised €4m in funding to date.

Galway company helping bus operator to provide coronavirus-safe trips for passengers

Icon intends to raise funds through a private offering of senior secured notes

Planned $12bn deal will create world’s largest clinical resarch organisation

Stripe founders John and Patrick Collison

Company also expands beyond online payments space with user ID verification tool

Ross McMahon with his sons, Will and Dylan.

Ross McMahon becomes a British Brexit success story with Kendamil brand

Booste, which was founded earlier this year, intends to employ people locally as it enters the Irish market

Revenue-based financing platform aims to provide €13m to Irish ecommerce merchants

Scurri founder and chief executive Rory O’Connor. Photograph: Andres Poveda

Co Wexford-based online logistics company sees huge demand due to Covid and Brexit

SOSV founder Sean O’Sullivan was early backer of tech firms such as Netflix

VC firm founded by former Dragons’ Den star has backed over 20 Irish companies

Patricia Scanlon, founder and chair, Soapbox Labs, and Martyn Farrows, CEO Soapbox Labs.

Ireland’s new companies that have the potential to go the distance

Facebook said plans for its Ballsbridge campus in Dublin had not changed. Photograph: iStock

Lawyer says decision could have more impact on Ireland Inc than corporate tax reform

Stripe Tax is engineered in the company’s Dublin headquarters, which employs over 300 people. It has been in pilot mode over the last six months.

Stripe Tax tells businesses where they need to collect taxes and makes filing easier

Mary McKenna: AwakenAngels could have a huge role to play in terms of supporting women entrepreneurs

AwakenHub looking at a hybrid fund involving crowdfunding and angel investment

Food group Valeo owns Batchelors beans.

Top 1000: Despite the challenges, mergers and acquisitions continued at pace over the past year

Pictured at Peggy Kelly’s Pub in Harold’s Cross, Dublin, are the pub’s general manager Dairine Clinton and Deborah Maher, sales manager at Diageo Ireland.

Product was recalled after British launch due to microbiological contamination concerns

Webio chief executive Cormac O’Neill: “we can never let up because things change so fast”

Company helps partners talk to customers about credit, collections and payments

Dublin is ranked in 51st place overall in the latest index. Photograph: Istock

Auckland rated most liveable city globally with Dublin falling 22 places in rankings

New mortgages worth a combined €533 million were confirmed in April.

Average mortgage rate across bloc is 1.26%

Founded in 2013, HealthBeacon has raised €18m to date

Company signs distribution agreement with Hamilton Beach Brands in North America

The Republic currently has an A2 Stable rating with Moody’s. Photograph: iStock

Preparations for decline in tax revenue means impact will not be too devastating

The group, formerly Integumen, operates three companies that cover environmental monitoring, life sciences and data/artificial intelligence. Photograph: iStock

Group recently announced over 60 new jobs at the Rinocloud facility in Fermoy, Co Cork

Overhaul intends to double headcount at the company over the coming year as it focuses on opportunities in Europe

Company on track to become a tech unicorn as it helps businesses manage supply chains

Launched in 2015, Revolut has 15 million customers globally, including 1.5 million in the Republic of Ireland

Joe Heneghan has been in charge of the fintech’s Irish operations since late 2019

Assure Hedge founder Barry McCarthy.

Fintech aims to double client base again after seeing strong growth during pandemic

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