MagGrow chief executive Gary Wickham

Dublin-based company has developed a magnetic spraying technology

Almost nine in 10 Irish people said they want internet platforms to disclose the amount of money they receive from political parties and campaign groups.

Poll shows Irish are the most concerned over misuse of data for political purposes

Business angels are individuals who invest their own money in early-stage companies in return for a share of the company’s equity

European Angels Fund Ireland doubled to €40m with aim of supporting 100 companies

Travacoin founder Brian Whelan estimates the app could be up and running within six months if it can get funding. Photograph:   Jose Jordan/AFP/Getty Images

Travacoin seeks €1.5m in funding to turn its product into fully working solution

There was a definite sense of unease about the role of technology in society among speakers and attendees at this year’s conference. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

There was a sense of realisation that perhaps the good guys aren’t really good guys after all

Parkio enables individuals and companies to rent out vacant parking spaces. Photograph: Getty Images/EyeEm

Over half the funding to come from Portuguese equivalent of Enterprise Ireland

Nova Leah founder and CEO   Anita Finnegan: “We are very excited to be working with Kernel Capital and Suir Valley Ventures.”

Firm develops cybersecurity risk assessment software for connected medical devices

EU competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager said the digital world can no longer escape the rules that apply to our lives offline. Photograph: David Fitzgerald

Competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager also speaks at Web Summit in Lisbon

This is the second time Draper Esprit has backed Crowdcube. Photograph: iStock

Online crowdfunding platform popular with Irish start-ups also wins backing from Channel 4

Canadian whistleblower Christopher Wylie speaks on the centre stage of the annual Web Summit technology conference in Lisbon on Tuesday. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Tech companies colonising society, according to Christopher Wylie

The Web Summit in Lisbon.

Finance and medical sectors biggest draws

Canadian whistleblower Christopher Wylie speaks at the Web Summit.

Tech companies colonising society, according to Christopher Wylie

Vera Jurova, the European Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality was speaking on the first full day of this year’s Web Summit in Lisbon

EU is considering sanctions on parties for data abuse ahead of European elections

According to the research, the Republic comes in 116th place overall with an average broadband package price of €56.92 a month.

Report ranks Ireland among world’s most expensive countries for broadband

Tim Berners-Lee called on governments, companies and individuals to back a new “Contract for the Web” that would have “clear and tough responsibilities for those who have the power to make it better.”

Inventor of World Wide Web calls for 'contract for the web' requiring tech firms to respect data privacy

Web Summit founder Paddy Cosgrave at the company’s head office in Dartry, Dublin, last month. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Paddy Cosgrave claimed via Twitter Enterprise Ireland would not be sending delegation to conference

StatSports co-founder Sean O’Conner, left, and Jarlath Quinn, chief global strategist. The  company provides GPS technology to track players and their movements. Photograph: James Forde

StatSports will provide its wearable player tracking system to all national teams within the Chinese association

EY said headcount jumped 14 per cent in the year to 2,245 employees

Firm records fifth consecutive year of double-digit growth in the Republic

Monzo has nearly 800,000 active customers and employs about 300 people. It is reportedly eyeing a move into other European markets and into the US

Monzo obtained passporting rights to operate in the Republic earlier this year

The net FDI for Ireland at the end of 2017 was a deficit of €27bn, down €42bn   from the net position at the end of the prior year

Figures confirm US multinationals are increasingly sending money home following reforms under Trump

Trinity highlighted the deep links with UK-based universities and research institutions and expressed concerns about “the threat of rupture to more than four centuries of academic collaboration”

College publishes open letter in FT urging ‘prudence, deliberation and foresight’

ConsenSys says blockchain technology could transform the Irish financial services sector. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Forecast comes as new paper says blockchain could transform Irish financial services

There is certainly plenty for attendees at Web Summit to savour with 23 conferences taking place across nine main stages

Some 1,200 speakers expected, including World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee

The old ferry terminal, Dún Laoghaire. The proposed scheme was expected to be home to companies working across technologies including artificial intelligence, virtual reality, data analytics and blockchain

Philip Gannon pulls plug on plan to convert former ferry terminal into innovation campus

Portwest chief executive Harry Hughes

Company looking to double revenues in Australia as it targets €1bn turnover

The planned digital hub was forecast to deliver almost €15 million in rent and rates to Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council over the next decade

Council expresses surprise at Philip Gannon’s decision to walk away from project

The new runway will be located almost 1.7km to the north of the existing runway at Dublin airport

Proposed Bill would allow DAA to appeal a planning condition limiting night-time flights

If car sales are excluded, the value of sales rose by 2.5%  in the month and by 5.5%  on a yearly basis

Value of retail sales also on the up, rising by 5.9% compared to September 2017

GC Aesthetics manufactures nearly 600 types of implants and more than 2.5 million women and men globally have used its products

Backers include the owners of Barry’s Tea and Irish investor Bill McCabe

MyTaxi currently has 11,000 registered drivers in the State, having added 1,700 more since the start of the year.

Ability to raise fares during peak periods would get people home quicker – country manager Alan Fox

‘It is very evident to us that the US remains front-of-mind for Irish companies,’, says Sean Davis.

Value of investment by Irish companies in US jumps by 72%, from €85bn to €147bn

Beannchor group founder Bill Wolsey: “The idea that people would have to get visas to come and work for us would be the death knell for our business.”

Brexit ‘hugely worrying’ for hospitality sector, Beannchor group founder says

AIB chief executive Bernard Byrne announced he is to leave the bank late last week.

Call for rank-and-file staff to be rewarded ahead of top bankers

SurveyMonkey floated on the Nasdaq last month

New accounts show the subsidiaries of US tech companies doing well locally

TelLab manufactures chemicals, reagents and standards for pharmaceutical, medical device and food manufacturers.

Firm secures financing under Enterprise Ireland’s pilot intellectual property scheme

A scene from ‘Blood’, a drama recently broadcast on Virgin Media Television.

Company had 451,520 customers at the end of 2017, down from 454,684 a year earlier

Aerogen founder and chief executive John Power. The Galway-based medtech reported earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation up 28 per cent to €13.7 million in 2017.

Sales of company’s medical devices rise 21 per cent in 2017

Hamburg-based Eckart Diepenhorst who  took over in the driver’s seat at MyTaxi  in June. “Today, about 60 per cent of all traffic is happening inside cities and this is only going to grow,” he says

As Eckart Diepenhorst sees it, Europe’s largest e-hailing firm is bringing big gains to cities and improving the quality of life i(...)

Dr Elaine Sullivan, Carrick Therapeutics, winner of the Emerging award at the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards, which took place in Citywest. Photograph: Dave Meehan for the Irish Times

Elaine Sullivan leads cancer research firm to an EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award

 Bill Wolsey of he Beannchor Group, winner of the Industry Award at the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Man behind Belfast-based Beannchor a winner at EY Industry Entrepreneur of the Year

Daniel Mackey and Peter Coppinger of Teamwork, overall winners of the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Cork technology firm has 22,000 paying customers and 200 employees

Wagestream employees recently held a 		“funeral” for the payday loans industry following the demise of Wonga

Wagestream is backed by tech figureheads such as Jeff Bezos and Mark Zuckerberg

Sean O’Sullivan: “I am very grateful to be recognised and it is a wonderful honour.”

More than 1,500 business leaders to gather for annual ceremony in Dublin tonight

Eshopworld pictured after being named technology company of the year at the 2017 awards

Technology Ireland industry awards shortlist announced with new women in tech gong

The airline signed its first recognition deal with a union representing cabin crew in early June

Airline said it expects to begin negotiations on a full collective agreement next month

According to United Nations Conference on Trade and Development statistics  total FDI inflows to the State fell $81 billion in the first six months of 2018. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

US firms starting to repatriate accumulated foreign earnings from overseas affiliates

Showtime provides  services to cinema owners and film distributors that enable them to analyse operational data

Backers for Blackrock-based movie data company include Chinese tech giant Alibaba

“We need a coherent and centralised approach” to cybersecurity. Image: iStock

Brian Honan says a ‘tsar’ with the authority to implement strategy is needed urgently

A day after Facebook made its announcement, Google said it would suspend all ads related to the plebiscite

Fake news researcher sides with critics over ineffective move by Google and Facebook

Voxpro founders Dan and Linda Kiely. Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography

Expansion will take total employee numbers in Dublin and Cork to 3,000

 Coinbase cryptocurrency exchange: The company is currently hiring   compliance managers and support analysts for its Dublin office.  Illustration: Chesnot/Getty

Coinbase ‘makes it as easy to buy bitcoin as it is to buy sterling or euro,’ says CEO

Talent Garden Dublin is to be home to Intel’s new AI for computer vision incubator programme

Talent Garden, which opens on Monday, to host technology giant’s new programme

The retail sector saw heightened M&A activity thanks to deals such as Musgrave’s purchase of Donnybrook Fair

Overall, 70 mergers and acquisitions were recorded in the Republic in the third quarter

Gaelectric had invested significant sums in developing wind farms.Photograph: Sergio Perez/Reuters

Green energy developer has been placed into liquidation, allowing asset proceeds to be distributed

Nostra co-founder and chief executive Kevin O’Loughlin

Lucan-based company looking to more than double revenues to €25m by 2020

O’Reilly Hall at UCD, one of Scott Tallon Walker’s projects

Award-winning architectural practice reports slight decline in turnover for 2017

The part-time executive MBA course is 35th in Europe and 68th globally.

UCD Smurfit School in Dublin celebrating following a series of high rankings this year

The  European Investment Bank loan will help  fund  four capital developments across the TCD campus. This will include the E3-Engineering, Environment and Emerging Technologies Learning Foundry facility on the main campus. Above, Dr Patrick Prendergast, provost of Trinity College; Ana-Maria Murphy-Teixidor, who is studying an MSc in development practice; Andrew McDowell, vice president of the EIB. Photograph:  Iain White/Fennell Photography

Loans to be used on a number of projects including the soon-to-be-built E3 institute

A Ryanair worker taking part in a protest in Valencia, Spain, in September. Photograph: Heino Kalis/File Photo/Reuters

Airline dismisses claims it is punishing industrial action and defends need for closures

Zendesk officially moved premises to a six-storey standalone block near the Grand Canal in June.

Revenues rose by 32% last year to €27.1m as losses fall from €3.03m to €1.96m

Green Reit announced full-year results for the year to June 30th, which showed that profits rose 11 per cent in the year

Stockbroker ‘significantly’ upgrades net asset value forecast of property group

Arkphire managing director Paschal Naylor

Financial details not disclosed but Bregal typically invests between €20m and €60m

Ian Curley and other executives are  due to present details of the group’s review at a capital markets day in London early next month

Former Ardagh CEO Ian Curley to become executive chairman on an interim basis

Voxpro founders Dan and Linda Kiely

Cork-based company records 50% jump in revenues to €91.1 m as staff numbers rise

Sarah Friar is to stay at Square into December to ensure an orderly transition

Tyrone-born techie to become chief executive of little-known social network

Paddy Cosgrave: “Fine Gael used to be the business party but now they are looting business people”.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Web Summit chief accuses Fine Gael of ‘looting business people’

IMF managing director Christine Lagarde speaks during the annual International Monetary Fund gathering in Indonesia, Photograph: Johannes P. Christo/Reuters

Organisations introduce guide on fintech which also highlights huge opportunities

According to the figures, the UK, France, and Germany remain the largest software markets in the EU, contributing more than 60 per cent of total EU direct software industry value-added GDP. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

New study finds software industry growing at a faster rate than EU average

President of Indeed Chris Hyams on the rooftop of the company’s new Dublin offices close to Grand Canal Basin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Losses narrow as company surpasses 900 employees and set to pass 1,000 shortly

Austin Hughes speaking at the PwC Budget breakfast in Spencer Dock in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

KBC chief economist Austin Hughes says there is still plenty to be positive about

Dr O’Neill, one of Sitryx’s founders also co-founded Opsona Therapeutics

Sitryx’s co-founders include Luke O’Neill, prof of biochemistry at Trinity college

Previously owned by the Mahony family’s Killeen Group, Mount Juliet includes a golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus

New accounts show resort falling back in the red despite revenues staying stable at €8.6m

Ashford Castle Hotel: revenue rise of 17%  was not sufficient to help it return to profit

Five-star hotel underwent a €75m refurbishment in 2015, reports €3.3m pretax loss

The IMF said to address potentially systemic risks, financial regulation and supervision should be used more proactively

Fund says conditions are still broadly accommodative and supportive of growth

Budget 2019 elicited a range of varying reactions from the business community. File photograph: Getty Images

Hospitality sector crestfallen over VAT increase as others broadly welcome measures

Initial financing is to come from the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF), an €8 billion fund

Fund to help offset future economic shocks, to get annual €500m top-up from Exchequer

Davy chief economist Conall MacCoille

Economist warns that budget ‘giveaways’ risk eroding fiscal discipline

Attendees at the “Blockchain for Finance” conference in Dublin

Dublin to host event where standards for blockchain technology will be discussed

Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling in La La Land, which was among the most popular movies at Odeon’s Irish cinemas last year. Photograph: Dale Robinette/Lionsgate

Box office revenues rises to €21m but cinema chain posts loss

A fail-safe mode in the Prius designed to engage in the event of a hybrid system fault may not kick in because of a software glitch, the company said. Photograph: Valentin Flauraud/Reuters

Recall affecting 2.43m cars due to a risk that a software malfunction could end in a crash

Ryanair this week said it could not rule out further disruptions in the final three months of the year. Photograph: PA

Barcelona decision based on strikes being beyond an airline’s control

Fine Gael TD Kate O’Connell with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar; John Higgins, president and chief commericial officer of Avolon; and Dómhnal Slattery, chief executive of Avolon, at the opening of the lessor’s new HQ last month

Avolon said airline customers rose 3 % to 156 during the third quarter

 Minister of State for Training, Skills, Innovation, Research and Development John Halligan and Minister for Health Simon Harris at the opening of the Dublin hub

Health Innovation Hub Ireland aims to strengthen collaboration between Irish companies and the public health sector

RedT said the company had made “major commercial advances” in recent months

London-listed company develops and supplies energy storage machines

Technology Ireland  voiced concerns about a decline in the number of students studying tech-related courses. Photograph: Getty Images

Lobby group Technology Ireland urges changes to taxes to incentivise entrepreneurs

James Marshall, supply chain manager at Nestlé Ireland and Aoibheann O’Brien, chief executive of FoodCloud. Photograph: Naoise Culhane

Food giant to provide a per pallet financial contribution to Irish not-for-profit

Tesco said its profit rose 24 per cent in the first six months of the year. Photograph: iStock

Retailer said figures were boosted by acquisition of wholesaler Booker, strong summer sales

Sridhar Ramaswamy who is soon to depart Google to join Greylock Ventures.

Growth in advertising now at risk due to increasing use of blockers by wary consumers

Open-plan kitchen and living space at Node Dublin.

Node secures financing based on success and strength of its Fitzwilliam Square premises

Soti provides a range of mobile and Internet of Things (IoT) enterprise management solutions

Company makes announcement at its partner and user conference in Dublin

Kate (18) and Annie (16) Madden from Meath were named among the top five in a “20 under 20” list of entrepreneurs by a panel whose judges included Deliveroo chief executive and co-founder Will Shu

Kate (18) and Annie (16) Madden from Meath, set up equine feed business in 2015

Newly filed documents show Twitter International Limited, which is headquartered in Dublin, surpassed €700 million in revenues in 2017

Dublin-based subsidiary gained €8m from the liquidation of SecondSync

Version 1  is forecasting turnover of €120 million for 2018

Fast-growing Irish IT services company makes its second aqusition in four months

Smith & Williamson, which offers tax advice, private-client investment management and funds administration, first entered the Irish market in 2008.

Deal is expected to increase turnover to more than €15m a year in the Republic

Declan Quinn, lead angel for HBAN’s medtech syndicate; Sarah Cagney, communications and relationship manager of HBAN; and Kevin Kelleher, chief executive of OstoForm. Photograph: John Ohle

Firm will use funds to expand team, fund patient trials and get regulatory approval

The purpose-built facility will be located on the site of a decommissioned RTÉ radio transmitter station in Athlone.

Marconi Centre will have capacity for 100,000 visitors per year

John Naughton: “We are the enthusiastic hosts of a number of giant corporations, at least two of which are likely to turn out to be very bad eggs.”

Multinationals ‘more dangerous to society than we guessed’, says John Naughton

First Derivatives’ customer base includes AIB, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, HSBC and Goldman Sachs, Red Bull Racing and Airbus.

Firm provides trading and risk management software systems and consulting services

Asana chief executive Dustin Moskovitz said the company had recorded sales growth for six consecutive quarters.

Tech firm set up by Facebook co-founder to track company projects reports growth

Dr Mark Barrett, chief executive of APC

Irish pharma research company completes €10m investment into facility expansion

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