Bono and The Edge’s backing of Convoy  is by no means the first tech investment made by the musicians. Photograph: EPA

Other investors in Convoy include Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Marc Benioff and Reid Hoffman

The ReActiv8 unit is designed to treat disabling pain in patients with chronic lower back pain through the use of an implant that stimulates nerves to strengthen muscles in the lower back

Company awaits data as it looks to roll-out ReActive8 device to patients in the US

Ulster Bank was previously fined €3.5 million by the Central Bank in late 2014 for IT failures that affected 600,000 customers between June and July 2012

Bank advised customers earlier today of technical issues with its mobile service

Revenue in the Republic increased by 5.8 per cent and gross profit was up 10.9 per cent in the first half

Forecourt retailer also reports 33% jump in gross profits as ebidta up 17% to €19.3m

In a note to investors, Davy said the bolt-on acquisition will add 3 per cent to Greencoat’s pro forma installed capacity

Group recently agreed its biggest acquisition by buying Coilte’s stake in four wind farms

Fenergo chief executive Marc Murphy: “We’re looking at one or two acquisitions on a weekly basis”

Irish fintech company heading towards 1,000 staff milestone as revenues double again

Nigel Farage, one of Brexit’s main drivers, pictured on a campaign bus this week. Deloitte says Budget 2019 should be used to ‘Brexit-proof’ the economy. Photograph: Getty Images

Firm also calls for extension of ‘knowledge development box’

Catherine Moroney, head of business banking at AIB,   at the PwC/Irish Times event.

McGrath tells PwC/Irish Times summit a pre-Brexit election would be ‘unwise’

Pascal Saint-Amans, OECD’s director for tax policy and administration in Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Big political push to introduce temporary tax measure, although State opposes it

The research shows US investment into Ireland remains strong, with over 30 deals announced in the year-to-date, a new record

Sale of a 30% stake in Avolon to Japan-based Orix, is the largest inbound services deal

Alex Hobbs, chairman and Sarah-Jane Larkin, director general, Irish Venture Capital Association. The IVCA has urged the Government to act following weak investment figures. Photograph: Colm Mahady/Fennell Photography

Call for Government action after funding falls 9% to €453m in first six months of 2018

The declaration comes shortly after the Irish unit declared a €2 billion dividend on the back of its last financial accounts, of which $1.5 billion has been paid

Two Irish units report rise in profits and revenues as employee numbers also increase

The mews house is the first to appear on the new Property Bridges platform

First investment opportunity is chance to back two-storey mews house in Sandycove

The Hatch programme provides participants with €25,000 in investment, as well as mentoring, office space for a year and a chance to pitch to a follow-on fund.

Hatch accelerator programme aims to find and develop disruptive aquaculture start-ups

The proposed mechanism would permit a farmer to voluntarily defer up to 5 per cent of gross receipts in any one year at any time within five years

Representative body urges creation of ‘rainy day’ fund to protect against fluctuations

Stripe co-founders Patrick and John Collison. The Limerick brothers’ firm has moved into in-store payments

Company brings out product for ‘born on the internet’ companies opening physical stores

A new report revealed the average compensation award for whiplash injuries is approximately 4.4 times higher than in Britain. Photograph: iStock

Major new report from the Personal Injuries Commission calls for ‘rebalancing’ of awards

The WEF report authors said workers would require new sets of skills as the division of labour between humans and machines continued to evolve.

World Economic Forum predicts 75 million jobs will be displaced but 133 million created

Founder and chief executive of the Gift Voucher Shop Michael Dawson. The company saw sales jump nearly 20 per cent to €16.4 million

Gift Voucher Shop is reportedly up for sale with speculation it could go for over €60m

Cora Systems founder and chief executive Philip Martin says he expects group revenues to rise from about €4 million to at least €22 million by 2022

Carrick-on-Shannon project management software provider also taking on more staff

Seroba managing partner Peter Sandys. The Irish venture capital firm has invested further in Endotronix

Irish VC firm backs Chicago-based heart disease medtech start-up for second time

Horan, a  Tipperary-headquartered firm specialising in bespoke robotic applications, is partnering with Beijing-based Boxline

Tipperary-headquartered automation company partners with Chinese robotics group

HubSpot has more than 48,000 customers in over 100 countries

Losses widen to €3.26m at subsidiary of US marketing software company

Kevin Hassett, chair of the White House Council of Economic Advisers: blames former US administrations for multinationals’ decisions to funnel their profits through the Republic. Photograph:  Gareth Chaney Collins

Cantillon: Rare praise paid by US officials on Republic’s corporate tax strategy

Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway in ‘Serenity’

Risky move comes as streaming TV services chase the holy grail of original content

The Convention Centre Dublin hosted the Pendulum Summit and Dublin Comic Con last year

Centre, which is hosting Uefa 2020 draw in December, held 155 events last year

People arrive at the US embassy’s economic conference in Dublin, on Thursday. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Warning that Irish companies still dragging their heels when it comes to preparations

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar; Kevin Hassett, chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers and Chargé d’Affaires Reece Smyth. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Chairman of White House council of economic advisers also defends Trump’s policies

Blockchain Women Ireland aims to provide a platform to build awareness of the potential for blockchain as a career for women. Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

Blockchain Women Ireland includes figures from Department of Finance and BNY Mellon

Apple chief executive Tim Cook speaks about the iPhone XS. Photograph: Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP

Pricing for the new premium XS Max in Ireland starts at a not inconsiderable €1,279

Identity Check is one of the payment solutions being put forward by companies to help banks with two-factor authentication.

Mastercard advises that as many as 1 in 4 online sales may soon require authentication

Some 700 new pieces of official propaganda from Islamic State, were disseminated online in January alone, the European Commission said. Photograph: Reuters

Companies who fail to comply with takedown orders to face significant fines

Central European University, Budapest

Dublin practice one of four to make shortlist for RIBA International Prize

Smart Wires chief executive Gregg Rotenberg, Minister for Communications Denis Naughten and Haroon Inam, Smart Wires CTO, with a live model of the company’s power flow control device at their R&D Facility in Union City, California.

Smart Wires recently raised $54.5m as part of an $88.1m total offering to fund expansion

In Ireland, the number of credit institutions, which include non-banks, fell to 916 from 1,048 a year earlier, and compared to a high of 1,228 in 2009

Rise of internet and mobile banking seen as primary reason for branch closures

A scene from Wolfwalkers, which tells the story of a young apprentice hunter who comes to Ireland with her father to wipe out the last pack of wolves.

Studio is best known The Breadwinner, Song of the Sea and The Secret of Kells films

The Great National South Court Hotel in Limerick. Founded in 2010, Great National represents 65 three-star and four-star hotels and resorts with a combined 4,500 rooms throughout Ireland and Britain.

The combined entity will have 135 hotels and over 8,150 bedrooms in total

Bert Farrell and David Brophy of Zoosh Ventures. The other co-founders of Zoosh are Mervyn Graham, Balazs Bakos and Kimmo Arrpe.

Fund will make as many as 15 investment in companies over the next 18 months

The Republic has entered the top 10 states to retire in for the first time in the rankings.

State ranked in top 10 globally for first time, after climbing from 14th last year

The net proceeds of the offering are to be used for working capital purposes and to continue development of the underground mine on the Omagh property

Company expects to raise further funds to enable full production status to be reached

Green bond issuance ballooned to a record $161 billion (€138.8 billion) last year.

Agency has just received Government approval for a new green bonds framework

Novate is developing next generation inferior vena cava filters designed to prevent blood clots reaching the lungs after surgery.

Novate had previously raised $22m from backers including Act and Seroba

Dublin is among the most preferred locations for financial services companies

Ashmore is one of a number of companies to beef up presence here ahead of Brexit

Burberry was down 1 per cent after its chief executive confirmed the company would no longer burn unsold goods

Cairn Homes up 5.8% in Dublin while aerospace supplier Safran leads Stoxx600

Developers typically spend more than 17 hours a week working on everyday maintenance and infrastructure issues.

Up to €258bn in potential global GDP is being lost each year, says research by Stripe

Kernel investment analyst Helen Norris, Sytorus chief executive John Ghent, Enterprise Ireland development advisor Peter Lennox and Bank of Ireland senior director Donal Duffy.

Sytorus seeing big rise in business as companies rush to achieve GDPR compliance

Sales of gin jumped 47.2 per cent in Ireland last year, new figures show.

Raised spirits as new figures show continued drinks growth, but warning of threats

Trinity College Dublin is ranked in 46th spot globally, up two places compared with 2017. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

University ranked first in Europe for entrepreneurs for fourth year in succession

The Depuy Synthes facility in Ringaskiddy, Co Cork, is one of nine named as the leading factories globally for embedding new technologies such as internet of things into modern production.

Depuy Synthes facility ranked by World Economic Forum among best globally

Huckletree Dublin: moved into the former Twitter building on Pearse Street in Dublin late last year

Study shows female founders among those facing discrimination when seeking funds

The company employed 628 people last year with employee costs totalling €89.2 million

Infant formula producer sees full-year turnover jump to $655.8m

Vithit managing director and founder Gary Lavin: The drink is stocked by leading British retailers such as Tesco, Sainsburys, Boots and WH Smith

Vithit sees sales soar as more consumers switch away from sugary soft drinks

“Love/Hate” star Tom Vaughan-Lawlor: its production company, Octagon Films, is going to the  High Court with a German investor.

Ardmore Studios-based Octagon Films also behind popular TV series ‘The Borgias’

Dr Albert Agro, chief executive of Sublimity Therapeutics.

Former Sigmoid Pharma forecasts more losses as it develops ulcerative colitis therapy

Taxpayers ultimately committed €29.3 billion to Anglo Irish Bank by the end of 2010. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Assessor to find out if failed bank had any equity value when nationalised a decade ago

Shares in Abercrombie & Fitch slumped on Thursday after it failed to take full advantage of an unusually long summer in Europe

Low volumes in Dublin with Total Produce one of the biggest gainers on the Iseq

Afilias has  relocated to the US due to “favourable” tax changes recently introduced by President Donald Trump. Photograph: EPA

The world’s second largest internet domain name registry has relocated to Pennsylvania

SaaStock chief executive and co-founder Alex Theuma onstage at last year’s event. Photograph: Dan Taylor

Some 3,000 attendees, 400 investors and 100 speakers to enjoy new events at SaaStock

Anam chairman Darragh Kelly   with the company’s chief executive Noel Kelly. Photograph: Media Mentor Public Relations

Company provides services to big mobile operators such as Digicel, HGC and Telenor

Bloomberg said it will continue to support   PolarLake for at least 12 months

Bloomberg bought the Irish enterprise software company for reported $25m in 2012

PayPal’s study forecasts that Irish consumers will spend €7.8 billion online this year

Retailers warned they are missing out by not encouraging online shoppers to buy locally

Crowdcube has 570,000 investors from more than 100 countries.

Crowdfunding platform says it has enabled more than 700 successful campaigns

Director of innovation at KBC Bank Ireland Eddie Dillon

‘Digital first’ bank looking to alleviate customer concerns over mislaid or stolen cards

Sales of Caskmates rose 86 per cent in the US last year

More than 7m cases of Jameson sold globally last year, as premium brands also grow

Dalata operates Ireland’s two largest hotel brands, the Clayton and the Maldron Hotels across Ireland and the UK.

Rival Prem Group opens first venture in Belgium with Premier Suites in Antwerp

Limerick brothers Patrick and John Collison: The fundraise is the first time that Stripe has led a funding round although it has made a number of minor acquisitions in recent years.

The latest round brings Paystack’s total investment to date to more than $10m

I’m an employee get me out of here: most workers would be happy to hear from recruiters

Study also shows many employees are ‘always or actively looking for a new job’

DHL Express (Ireland) Limited reported a 5 per cent rise in turnover from €88.5 million

Newly filed accounts show revenues and profits up at both companies

Qualtrics is to create 350 new jobs in Dublin over the next four years

US software firm also expanding office space in capital to 57,000sq ft with new building

Bayer shares are under pressure as the German drugmaker braces for years of legal wrangling over the alleged cancer risks of glyphosate-based weedkillers.

Shares in Ryanair fly higher after deal with pilots, while CRH and Smurfit both tumble

The total number of debit cards in circulation rose to more than five million in June

New figures from Central Bank show consumers using debit, rather than credit cards

Shares in the Irish airline rose by just over 7 per cent in early trading in Dublin after news of the deal was confirmed. Photograph: Reuters/Phil Noble

Shares jump after airline reaches agreement with Fórsa following strikes

Last year’s programme attracted a record number of applicants from Ireland.

Irish financial technology firms urged to apply for London accelerator programme

About 10,000 hip and knee replacements are undertaken in the Republic annually.

Irish researchers looking to create personalised 3D-printed biological implants

HGC chief executive Andrew Kwok and Blueface co-founder and chief executive Alan Foy.

Irish tech company partners with Hong Kong-based HGC for new service

DCU Alpha is home to companies working on next-generation technologies including cleantech, machine-to-machine communications and industrial automation.

University has advanced more than €8 million for development of DCU Alpha

Singer Taylor Swift

Music label returns to profit in Ireland as turnover jumps 37%

Only 45 per cent of workers said they currently work the hours that best suit them

Flexible working key to attracting and retaining talent, new survey shows

The retailer said it was contacted by an individual on Monday evening who claimed they had obtained a number of customers’ online shopping information and was seeking a ransom

Retailer urges Irish and British customers to change passwords for

There were 773 pubs registered in Dublin city and county last year, down 1.7% compared with the 786 recorded in 2005 but up from a low of 741 in 2012. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Bar revival in Dublin is not enough to halt falling figures

Stobart Air says business travellers account for 27 per cent and 23 per cent respectively of passengers on its Kerry and Donegal flights

Stobart, which operates Aer Lingus Regional, has flown over 48,000 passengers

A man holds an anti-Brexit banner on Westminster Bridge in London. File photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

As UK set to outline plans for no deal, survey finds Irish businesses unprepared for Brexit

In 2017, the MIBI received a total of 2,758 insurance claims

Decision by insurers to report suspicious claims to Garda leads to fall in claims

Intel received €2.9 million in grants from the IDA, according to the latter’s database. Photograph: Dado Ruvic

State agency says grants used by all countries to compete for foreign direct investment

The company’s staff in Dublin and Galway work across 40 lines of business

Software giant’s Galway unit also reports big surge in turnover for last year

Earlier this month Norwegian announced plans to hire an extra 40 pilots for its Dublin base as it adds more transatlantic flights

Europe’s third largest budget airline attributes jump in losses to cost of setting up new bases

Bank of Ireland’s new COO Jackie Noakes

Jackie Noakes previously led Legal and General’s $105bn savings business

Investec said Yew Tree’s management team’s interests  are fully aligned with shareholders

Investec kick-starts its coverage of the country’s newest reit with a ‘buy’ rating

Sean O’Conner, co-founder and COO of StatSports. Photograph: The Irish Times/James Forde

StatSports technology is used by 1,500 sports teams globally including elite clubs like Liverpool

Roomex co-founders Jack Donaghy and Karl Glennon

Roomex has 70% of its business in the UK and wants to move into other European markets

Start Summit organiser Jamie White and Minister for Enterprise Heather Humphreys

One-day event includes speakers such as Dan Kiely of Voxpro and Ray Nolan of XSellCo

Michael O’Hara, managing director, DataSolutions

Almost 30 per cent of IT distributor’s turnover now derives from UK

Gareth Sheridan, chief executive and founder of Nutriband, developed the idea for Nutriband while completing his thesis as a business and management student at Dublin Institute of Technology

Company linked to former presidential candidate Seán Gallagher ditches transaction

Sports Direct’s shares were down 0.7 per cent after the British sportswear retailer snapped up House of Fraser for £90 million

Troubled Irish-Swiss baker Aryzta down almost 10% in trading in Dublin

Newly filed accounts show Version 1 Holdings reported revenues of €104.6 million last year, up from €85.8 million in 2016

Dublin-headquartered IT services company made sixth UK acquisition earlier this year

VStream founders Niall O’Driscoll and Andrew Jenkinson. The digital marketing specialist  secured its financing through the Irish peer-to-peer lender Flender.

UCC spin-out Exceedence also turns to crowdfunding to raise funds

Davy forecast the mortgage market could reach €9 billion by the end of 2018. Photograph: iStock

Some 28,022 transactions worth €8.3bn registered so far in 2018

 The latest data comes a day after Eurostat released new figures showing Irish consumers pay considerably more for gas and electricity than other Europeans

Prices rose by 0.4% last month and were up 0.8% versus July 2017, new figures reveal

Mr Schuurman joined the drinks giant as a trainee 22-years-ago

Dutchman to succeed Maggie Timoney who served in the role for a five-year period

Ben Chalker shows the CAD software of a 3D-printable gun called the Liberator, at a factory in Austin, Texas.

US to lead way in spending followed by western Europe and China

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