The “smoother ride” of Zeus’s three-wheeled scooters is attracting an older demographic.

Former Europcar Ireland chief executive Colm Menton leads investment in start-up

Kainos chief executive Brendan Mooney.

Northern Irish software company sees 18% rise in share price on latest trading update

Orreco co-founder and chief executive Brian Moore: ‘Our strategic investments over the past 10 years in applied data science and machine learning and our dedicated focus on women’s sport, in particular, is now compounding in value’

Sports tech company plans to use True Ventures funding to double headcount to 60

CarTrawler makes software used by airlines and travel partners to connect to car rental, airport transfer and ride-hailing providers

Company appoints Google Cloud’s digital transformation officer to its board

Intercom employs over 300 people in Dublin and 600 globally

Turnover has more than doubled over the last two years for the software company

Frankie Health co-founder James McGann

Frankie Health to create 20 jobs after securing financing from Hong Kong investor

The Clear Mobile service will cost €12.99 per month

New Sim-only service is being sold as a simple proposition with no long-term contracts

Carne Group founder John Donohoe

Vitruvian, which has backed Just Eat and Skyscanner, taking about 25% stake in firm

Aldi said sales have risen by 15.2 per cent over the last year with more than 1.4 million households shopping at its stores

German retailer also creating 350 temporary roles and doubling its footprint in Dublin

Free Now driver Derek Kavanagh pictured charging his car in Navan. Photograph: Conor McCabe

Company to provide funding for home charging kits for its 14,000 taxi drivers

Full-year 2020 net bookings were in the range of 20 to 22 per cent as previously guided

Company says it experienced minimal booking demand in the fourth quarter

Cairn reported a strong second half in what it described as a “stop-start year” due to Covid with 743 new homes closed.

Housebuilder expects to report €24m operating profit for 2020 versus €68m in 2019

Bleeper says it currently has more than 70,000 users. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

Dockless bikes scheme currently has 800 bikes available for hire by users in Dublin

The start-up’s clients include food and drink giant Nestlé

Start-up provides high-quality and interactive sequencing and microbiome analysis

Pre-tax losses totalled €8.97 million compared to €8.87 million a year earlier

Owner News Corp has ploughed nearly €40m into the media-gathering company

The services sector recorded the highest number of corporate insolvencies in 2020 at 225

Pandemic supports from government and creditor forbearance limit growth to 1%

The Republic lags other nations in terms of incentives for company employees

Mid-table mediocrity for the Republic in rankings headed by Baltic States

CameraMatics founders Simon Murray and Mervyn O’Callaghan

Puma Investments, Sure Valley Ventures and Enterprise Ireland all back IoT company

Enterprise Ireland chief executive Julie Sinnamon: she  described 2020 as “a very challenging year” for Irish enterprise. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

‘Very challenging’ year saw net job losses of 872, with sectors such as food hit hard

The Iseq index ended the week in negative territory, in sharp contrast to many of its European peers

Irish market fails to catch the mood as it slips into red, led by heavyweight CRH and the banks

Ergo chief executive John Purdy says the company is fast-forwarding its expansion strategy due to significant growth opportunities arising from the Covid crisis.

IT services company led by John Purdy already employs about 400 people

Neodrón’s patents enable capacitive touch sensor and controller functionality for smartphones and other devices. Photograph: iStock

Neodrón had launched infringement lawsuits against tech companies

The Irish arm of WhatsApp last year set aside €77.5m to cover possible fees linked to an investigation undertaken by the Data Protection Commissioner into the sharing of data by the platform with its parent

Company dismisses reports it is forcing users to agree to share info with the social network

Many social media users have mocked Leave.EU’s move and accused it of hypocrisy

Campaign migrates registered office for its website so it can retain .eu internet address

The carrier said it flew 129,664 passengers last month with low demand caused by restrictions across Europe.

Airline operated just nine aircraft on average in December, mainly on domestic routes

Ryanair expects to carry between 26m and 30m passengers in the 12 months to the end of March

Aer Lingus reviewing plans and Ryanair has pledged to cut services

Geowox co-founders Paul van Bommel, Stefano Francavilla and Marco Giardina

European Union to provide funding of between €500,000 and €15m in companies

UXDX will be back in action in-person in October

Three-day event at RDS capped at 600 people

If those in receipt of PUP are excluded, the jobless rate is 2.5 per cent higher than in December 2019 at 7.2 per cent

Figures include those in receipt of the Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Some cocooners have spent more time researching the cost of premiums during lockdown. Photograph: iStock

A failure to shop around means some drivers are paying over the odds for cover

Brian Larkin of Evros pictured with  Carolan Lennon of Eir. Photograph: Chris Bellew /Fennell

IT services provider was founded in 1990 by Bob Murray and employs over 450 people

 Declan Soden, chief executive of Mirai Medical pictured with the ‘ePore’ system.

Company is developing an outpatient cancer treatment that targets tumours in seconds

Sysnet chief executive Gabe Moynagh

Company secured €150m investment from FTV Capital and True Wind Capital in 2020

Digicel, which does not use any Huawei equipment in its core voice and data networks, has refuted Donald Tapia’s allegations

Telco says claims by outgoing US ambassador to Jamaica are ‘without foundation’

Megazyme was founded in 1988 in Sydney, Australia but has been based in Bray. Co Wicklow since 1996

Wicklow-headquartered company is former Irish Times Innovation Award winner

Revolut users held some $120 million worth of cryptocurrencies in 2019, up 152% on the previous year

Price of XRP has tumbled since blockchain firm Ripple was charged over $1.3bn offering

Aer Lingus (UK) Ltd intends to initially fly from Manchester to Boston, New York and Orlando, Florida

Airline requests authorisation to commence selling flights to US from Manchester

Scurri founder Rory O’Connor: “We’ve already got 100 per cent growth pre-booked in.”

‘Stripe for shipping’ logistics company expects further growth despite late Brexit deal

June O’Connell of Skelling Six18

Skellig Six18 ramps up operations as it continues to raise funds for the business

The Irish manufacturing sector ended 2020 on a positive note, new figures show.

Key AIB index sees third-largest rise on record ahead of end of transition period

Seamstress Audrey Wilson working at the Intosport clothing factory in Castlecomer Co Kilkenny which switched from making GAA kits to medical scrubs during the Coronavirus crisis

Business owners warn against straying far from core goals when adapting

Devan Hughes, chief executive of grocery shopping app and company Buymie fulfilling an order for a customer in south Dublin. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell/The Irish Times

Buymie allows customers to order groceries and have them delivered in an hour

Free Now carried more than 20 million passengers in 2019.

Company is looking at offering e-scooters, e-bikes and car sharing services via platform

Participating companies can raise up to €5 million a year under the scheme subject to a lifetime limit of €15 million

EIIS is a tax incentive initiated in 2011 to provide relief of up to 40% on investments

Universal, which also has operations in Luxembourg as well as Frankfurt, said Dublin will serve as the group’s third fund service hub

Frankfurt-based Universal-Investment buys Metzler Ireland for an undisclosed sum

Interactive is one of the largest US discount brokers. Photograph: The New York Times

Interactive Brokers to expand staff numbers after Central Bank authorisation

Occupancy rates slumped during the second Covid lockdown

Revenues also slump across Europe

Nualtra founder Paul Gough.

Limerick-based medical nutrition company bought by Ajinomoto Cambrooke

Oneworld’s other members are American Airlines, Britsh Airways, OpenSkies, Iberia and Finnair

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

Stripe co-founder John Collison: “Much of my time right now is being spent compiling lists of things I want to do once lockdown is finally over.” Photograph:  Charles McQuillan/The Sunday Times/News Licensing

Stripe co-founder on how his billion-dollar company continues to evolve

Virgin Media: Company’s spokeswoman says it takes regulatory compliance “extremely seriously”.

Some 100,000 subscribers to get average of €33 after investigation into inactive accounts

Young people were particularly affected by the pandemic, with those aged under 25 experiencing a 22% decline in weekly earnings on average. Photograph: iStock

State supports cushion blow for many households during pandemic

O’Leary Insurances recorded turnover of €11.6m for the year ending June 30th, 2019, with pretax profits totalling €1.2m

Brown & Brown steps in to buy one of the State’s largest independent brokers

Financial controller Aideen Leacy and managing director Patrick Walsh of Dogpatch Labs, with Minister for Communications Eamon Ryan

Dublin tech hub and its regional partners to manage State-backed start-up accelerator

Transposition of the EU directive by member states is set for Monday next

Department of Communications has said it will not be able to meet forthcoming deadline

‘We respect the commission’s decision,’ Twitter said in response. Photograph: Lionel Bonaventure/AFP via Getty

Social media firm is first big tech company to be penalised under EU’s GDPR rules

Waterland Irish team head Laura Dillon: “We’re looking to use the new fund to help find great Irish businesses.”

Private equity group has made 68 acquisitions so far in 2020 and 650 since it began

DBIC Ventures managing partner Richard Watson and Evercam chief executive Marco Herbst.

Dublin-based company is the first to receive funding via DBIC Ventures’ Smart Tech fund

Dan and Linda Kiely, Rob Kearney and Mishka and Padraig Staunton

Former Leinster full back also joining the company as its director of wellbeing

The company said it intended to use the funding to ‘aggressively expand’ the capabilities of its platform. Photograph: Getty

Firm developed software that reads and understands legal invoices for big corporations

Revolut co-founder and chief executive Nikolay Storonsky

Chief executive Nikolay Storonsky says one in three Irish adults now has a Revolut account

Highland Europe co-founder and partner Fergal Mullen: “We are always on the hunt for the next great Irish company”

VC firm co-founded by Dubliner Fergal Mullen raises new fund in just two months

Colin Henehan, Hban MedTech Syndicate chairperson; Michael Furey, Ronspot Solutions founder; and Ultan Faherty, Hban Coordinator for the West Region

Company has developed booking system that lets staff pre-book offices facilities

The Queen’s Gambit: Anya Taylor-Joy as Beth Harmon. Photograph: Netflix

Both standard and premium plans to rise but basic offering is unchanged at €7.99 a month

Tier is among a number of e-scooter rental companies keen to launch services here.

Voi, Tier and Bolt all planning to launch once legislation is passed

European commissioner Margrethe Vestager

Competition commissioner also says introduction of Digital Services Act is needed

Randox Teoranta: Medical diagnostics company  opened in Dungloe in 2008 and employs 110 people

Company to create up to 50 jobs at Dungloe facility, with capacity for 30,000 tests daily

Jameson is by far and away the industry leader with sales of eight million cases, followed by Tullamore Dew and Bushmills. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Value of Irish whiskey exports reached €890m last year, new figures show

The extraction lab where coronavirus is extracted and isolated from patient samples at Randox. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Co Antrim company maintains that recent negative reports are ‘simply not true’

Spring chief executive Cormac Henderson: ‘We operate in Scotland and Wales and there’s no reason why we wouldn’t introduce it into Ireland as well’

Spring, which has £300m budget, looking to disrupt buying process with speedy offers

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon: ‘Am I satisfied? No, the process didn’t really work well’

Helen Dixon tells Web Summit of difficulties in making decision on Twitter data breach

Cillian McCarthy, managing director of Paradyn and Irish Telecom Services, with Viatel chief executive Paul Rellis

Paradyn sells off managed connectivity company founded eleven years ago

Google Ireland  added more than 350 new jobs in 2019.

New account filings show Google Ireland division paid €500m to group parent

NDRC has made more than €7 million in realisations from its portfolio since it was founded with around €50 million invested in start-ups over that period.

State-backed start-up accelerator to be wound up as contract goes to third party

Kinzen co-founders Mark Little and Áine Kerr were previously involved with the company Storyful, which was sold  to News Corp for €18m.

Start-up positions itself as early warning system in fight against harmful deception

Version 1 made its eleventh acquisition to date earlier this year with a deal for Singlepoint

Company recorded its best ever sales figures during the second quarter of 2020

ACCA deputy president Orla Collins

Orla Collins to continue in her role as interim MD at Aberdeen Standard Investments

Longboat has developed a cloud-based platform which helps to manage clinical trials

US company Advarra expects to create more jobs locally after buying Irish clinical trials group

Person of the Year winner, Edel Creely, managing director of Arkphire Services, Una Fitzpatrick, director, Technology Ireland and Jess Kelly, broadcast MC. Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography.

Fintech takes top prize with other winners including City Swift, NearForm and Fineos

Roni Touminen, Jysk country manager for Ireland and the UK, outside the company’s first Irish store in Naas, Co Kildare. Photograph: Andres Poveda

Home retailer records positive earnings for Irish operations despite Covid-19 restrictions

Workhuman co-founder and chief executive Eric Mosley.

Irish tech unicorn reports a 37% rise in revenues to $617m for last year

Udemy opened a new 2,000sq m  EMEA headquarters in Ireland  in early March

Company sees significant growth during the pandemic as more corporate users and consumers embrace online learning

Teamwork founders Daniel Mackey and Peter Coppinger. Photograph: Tom Honan

Former Entrepreneur of the Year award winner beefs up executive board

Cainthus uses breakthrough predictive imaging to monitor the health and wellbeing of livestock

Dublin-based Cainthus was founded by brothers David and Ross Hunt in 2016

Ryanair said the Government needs to look beyond day-to-day Covid figures to consider not just what is happening now but also the longer-term implications arising from the crisis

Airline calls on Government to do more to ensure survival of air travel in Ireland

N26 chief operating officer Adrienne Gormley

Company’s new Irish chief operating officer Adrienne Gormley outlines N26’s ambitions

Should it be admitted, Trust Stamp will be the first company to float on Euronext Dublin since pharmaceuticals distributor Uniphar in July 2019.

Company seeking a direct listing on the Euronext Growth Dublin market

Irish gym management software company Glofox is investigating reports of a recent data breach

Some gyms that use the Glofox platform warn members of security incident

In-person site visits have been on hold since March due to the Covid crisis

IDA Ireland admits that virtual visits cannot compensate for face-to-face meetings

HubSpot’s offices in Dublin. The latest accounts for the company show those employed increased by 157 people to 641 last year.

Pretax losses narrow as staff numbers increase at marketing software company

Ryanair advised  that changes must be made at least seven days prior to the departure date of the original booking

Customers can book in December and January and amend until end of September

MFI loans to “micro-enterprises”, that is any business, sole trader, partnership, limited company, with fewer than 10 workers and sales of less than €2 million a year

Lender has loaned more than €20m to over 680 businesses since Covid crisis began

Dogpatch Labs in Dublin, which is one of 95 enterprise centres to receive grants

Republic of Work, Dogpatch Labs and ArcLabs among centres to receive funding

Deliveroo cyclists passing boarded up premises on Grafton Street, Dublin, earlier this year. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Online food delivery company has expanded from takeaways to groceries in last year

Norwegian Air slumped 15.7 per cent after it filed for bankruptcy protection

Norwegian Air tumbles, while banks drag Iseq into the red

Arkphire chief executive Paschal Naylor: deal will ‘equip us with the ability to extend our global reach and further evolve our service offering to customers’

Acquisition gives Presidio a platform to drive business expansion in Europe and Asia

Grafton Street in Dublin pictured during the first lockdown earlier this year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Study finds new company registrations for first nine months are 10% lower

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