The NCSC warning comes just days after Interpol said hospitals are increasingly under threat from cybercriminals. Photograph: iStock

Warning that hackers targeting those working remotely and hospitals

Toast provides point of sales software for the restaurant industry, attributed the layoffs to the Covid-19 crisis.

Company announced plans for 120 new jobs last year

Oisín Geoghegan, chairman of the network of local enterprise offices, Minister for Business and Innovation Heather Humphreys and Enterprise Ireland chief executive Julie Sinnamon at the briefing

Range of new Covid-19 measures announced including €180m fund for manufacturers

SilverCloud founder and chief executive Ken Cahill

Company has made its programmes available free to 150m people during Covid-19 crisis

Staff providing essential services will be given priority access to Aldi Ireland stores between 9am and 8pm. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Communications software group Poppulo makes its technology free to use for healthcare workers

An estimated 1.25 billion workers are employed in the sectors identified as being at high risk of “drastic and devastating” increases in layoffs and reductions in wages and working hours

New report says loss of working hours due to coronavirus equivalent to 195m full-time jobs

Taxamo founder and chief executive John McCarthy

Fintech collaborates with accountancy firm for automated digital tax compliance service

Penneys has had a 9 per cent rise in brand value to €2.4 billion over the last year, according to a new report from Brand Finance.

Retailer overtakes Guinness with top Irish brands taking big hit to brand value

Stena Line said it did not expect passenger figures to recover ‘until well into 2021’

Ferry firm also cutting 150 jobs due to a huge decline in bookings and freight volumes

BT Ireland is still recruiting across a number of roles despite the crisis

Company says it will not cut jobs during coronavirus crisis in Britain or Ireland

Peter Cahill, co-founder of Voysis, which has been bought by Apple

Voysis has developed tech that accurately understands voice commands from users

The number of properties available to buy across the State was just under 19,900 in March, down almost 12 per cent year on year.

Number of properties listed for sale collapsed in last two weeks of March due to outbreak

Brown Thomas and Arnotts staff are to receive full pay during the Covid-19 crisis

Stores availing of State wage support scheme

Face shields ready for dispatchh

SFI supported I-Form has produced and distributed 600 face shields this week

Tony Hanway, chief executive of Virgin Media Ireland. Photograph: Declan Roughan

Company says it is prioritising requests for assistance from front-line services

VC deals in China have contracted by at least 50 percentage points since the start of the crisis. Photograph: iStock

New forecast indicates as much as $84 billion in funding at risk as crisis dominates

Big fallers on the day in Dublin included Kingspan and Glanbia, down 4% and 8% respectively

Iseq index closes over 3% lower, with banks and Reits taking a hammering

Seamus Gorman, chief operating officer of Hibergene

Hibergene receives €1m from European Commission as it fast-tracks diagnostic test

A number of Irish organisations are using RPA to automate what are often mundate tasks

Hospital using robotic process automation to free up nurses to deal with infection control

The Nasdaq-listed group announced a 6.8 per cent decline in 2019 revenues to $9.4 million

Company closing facility in California as full-year pre-tax profits and revenues slip

Banks agreed earlier this month to increase the limit on contactless payments to €50 as a means to reduce handling of cash during the Covid-19 crisis.

Supermarket chain says software update is stopping it from increasing threshold

Cerebreon co-founder and chief executive Gillian Doyle

Donegal-headquartered company develops fintech software for the insolvency sector

Prepaid Financial Services founders Valerie and Noel Moran. Photograph: Alan Betson

Australian group EML renegotiates price agreed to acquire Prepaid Financial Services

Manna founder and chief executive Bobby Healy

Founder says drones could offer delivery options for essential food and medicines

Techopath’s Envetec 200 system will be used onsite in New York to shred and disinfect  waste from  coronavirus testing

Technopath’s technology uses a process that kills coronavirus and other bacteria, spores and pathogens

Customers and their representatives will still be able to have access to their accounts in order to manage their tax, file returns, make payments and so on

National employer helpline and ROS technical helpdesk are still available

Brown Thomas on Dublin’s Grafton Street. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Argos takes Irish website offline, River Island suspends services while others warn of delays

Brendan Kavanagh, chief executive of Olive Group: “Given the coronavirus challenge, we have accelerated the launch of My Virtual Tutor to help organisations to train staff while also keeping their employees and customers safe.”

My Virtual Tutor expected to add €8m to company revenues by the end of 2022

The outstanding stock of SME credit on the balance sheets of Irish banks fell by 1 per cent quarter-on-quarter and by year-end stood at €21.5 billion

Gross new lending to SMEs was €1.6bn in the fourth quarter, with net lending at €311m

The outstanding balance on accounts in arrears of more than 90 days was €7.9 billion at the end of December.

Accounts over 720 days behind are 45% of all in difficulties

Overall, some €707 million was raised by 243 companies last year, as against €950 million for 223 companies in 2018. Photograph: iStock

Warning comes as new figures show 25% decline in funding locally last year

Uniphar reported earnings before interest, taxation, depreciation and amortisation (ebidta) of €48 million, up 49 per cent on the €32.2 million recorded a year earlier

Medical supplies group said profits rose to €31.7m last year as against €20.5m in 2018

SSE said it would continue to monitor the Covid-19 crisis and its possible impact on the company

Company expects earnings per share to be at lower end of expected 83p to 88p range

Applegreen said it had sufficient cash and credit facilities to get it through the current crisis

Company says it has temporarily laid off 4,800 employees due to the Covid-19 crisis

Just 8 per cent of company directors surveyed said they expected their company’s financial performance to improve this year. Photograph: iStock

New survey shows dramatic reversal in confidence among company directors

Airbnb ookings have nose-dived in Ireland in recent weeks, following the coronavirus outbreak, with many hosts moving to rent out properties instead.

Short-stay accommodation provider in touch with Irish Government about new initiative

Healthcare 21 Group managing director Tara Kearney. The company has tripled in size in less than three years, and the latest deal means it now employs more than 500 people and will have annual revenues of more than €165 million

Company acquires Harrogate-based Cardio Solutions in a deal valued at more than €10m

Trips to the State from Britain, one of the Republic’s biggest tourism markets, rebounded after falling during Brexit negotiations

CSO figures show 615,200 trips from overseas residents to the State last month

Fast chief executive Domm Holland

Payments company led by Limerick-born brothers backs San Francisco-based start-up

Ulster Bank also said it was monitoring fraud attempts in order to protect customers

Bank also providing online form to speed up process for those needing mortgage breaks

Microsoft Ireland’s headquarters in Sandyford, Dublin. The company is reportedly in talks to acquire a further 20 acres of land for a new data centre at Grange Castle Business Park, also in Dublin.

Subsidiary that employs nearly 1,800 in the Republic marks $10bn increase in revenues

Keywords Studios chief executive Andrew Day: ‘We anticipate the underlying drivers of growth across the video games market to remain intact.’

Dublin-based gaming company expecting revenues of €326m, up 30% on prior year

DCC chief executive David Murphy

Group’s spend in US healthcare sector has reached almost $200m over last two years

The carrier said it was in talks with governments on how it can best assist them

Airline says regular passenger flights unlikely to resume until June at the earliest

Wicklow Wolf is providing contactless orders from its brewery in Newtownmountkennedy

Craft producers are looking to weather disruption and keep the beer flowing

Credit unions estimate  up to 100,000 of their  members may be in a situation  where they are or will experience loss of income due to coronavirus

Association wants to ensure borrowers are not penalised for missing loan payments

A sanitisation operation in the streets of the Quartieri Spagnoli of Naples, to stem the danger of contagion and spread of Covid-19

New stockpile will be available to Member States fighting impact of coronavirus

Netflix’s offices in Los Angeles

Netflix and YouTube asked to take steps to help ensure the internet can cope with traffic

Payments can be processed instantly from within the Money Jar app, or automated to make recurring expenditure easier to manage.

Company has raised more than €1.3m to date for its mindful spending and saving app

Immunocore is developing novel T cell receptor (TCR)-based therapies with the potential to treat a variety of cancers, viral infections and autoimmune diseases.

Irish life-sciences company invested $80m in Oxford-based company in July 2015

“It would be good to have something ready to go that has parts which are either 3D-printable or use components that are easily available and even already used in other devices.”

Open Source 3D-printer ventilator project has prototypes ready to be validated by HSE

Close to 40 general practices have already signed up to use the new service

HSE-approved platform intended to protect frontline workers from contracting virus

The ASX in Australia dropped more than 7% at the opening of trade. Photograph: James Gourley/EPA

Shares rally late in day in Dublin but Flutter, AIB, Bank of Ireland, Ryanair among fallers

Broadband companies say service are able to cope with the extra demand

Companies maintain they can deal with extra usage due to rise in remote working

Two-thirds of Noa’s audience is in the 18-40 year old demographic, with 85 per cent based outside of Ireland

Start-up gains over 40,000 additional subscribers to spoken-word audio platform

Applications for the next round of funding for the European Innovation Council’s (EIC) € 164 million accelerator programme fund closes at 4pm Irish time on Wednesday

European Commission says it is willing to fast-track funding to turn ideas into solutions

Masked people walk in front of a TV screen showing a live broadcast of US president Donald Trump’s speech.

Banks lead Iseq slump as European equities fall to 2012 lows

Buymie collects orders for customers shopping from Tesco and Lidl in the greater Dublin area, which includes Kildare and Wicklow, in an hour for a higher fee.

Buymie says its tech could help stem spread of Covid-19 as Deliveroo goes contactless

Details of AIB’s decision were disclosed in an email sent to employees.

Bank to help support healthcare professionals in idea first proposed by employees

The Temple Bar pub with the shutters down as many pubs in Dublin close in ‘interest of public health’ on Sunday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Minister for Finance says Government will do all it can to ensure economy bounces back

Facebook  has has confirmed that while it is encouraging as many employees and contractors as possible to work from home, some are restricted from doing so currently.

Some of the work must be done in the office due to safety, privacy and legal reasons

Hibernia is the country’s largest listed commercial real estate investment trust with €1.4 billion of assets focused on the IFSC, South Docks and Dublin city centre

Share purchases come as Cantor Fitzgerald analyst says group is underpriced

Mortgage holders here  pay €82,342.80 more on average than their counterparts in other countries over the lifetime of a home loan

People in Ireland paying over €82,000 on average over the lifetime of a mortgage

Overall, permissions were granted for 40,252 dwelling units in 2019

New figures permissions for apartments surpassed houses for the first time in 2019

Aanyone experiencing financial difficulties due to the impact of Covid-19 is being advised to contact their bank

Financial institutions collaborating to ensure continuity of banking and payment services

CRH has recently returned a further €200m to shareholders

Building materials group has now returned €1.8bn to shareholders since May 2018

Overall, €344 million is being provided in funding by the council to support SMEs, start-ups and researchers across Europe who are working on game-changing ideas

Proverum and Rockfield receive € 4m while TCD, UCD and UCC researchers get € 3m

Rapid7’s offices in Belfast. Boston-headquartered Rapid7 has been busy expanding its footprint in Ireland in recent years.

Boston-headquartered company previously acquired Logentries and NetFort

Payslip founder and chief executive Fidelma McGuirk.

Company is led by former Taxback chief executive Fidelma McGuirk

The EPO received over 181,000 patent applications worldwide last year, up from 174,317 in 2018

Some 878 applications were made last year, up from 826 in 2018

 There are more than 1,000 tech companies in the State operating across a wide number of industries. Photograph: iStock

Enterprise Ireland launches new ad campaign to highlight ‘vibrant’ sector

A 2019 photograph of the Dublin Tech Summit in the RDS in Dublin. This year’s festival has been postponed following advice in relation to the coronavirus. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

Organisers of a number of events decide to reschedule following advice on outbreak

Facebook’s data centre in Clone

Worker taken away by ambulance after displaying flu-like symptoms

Dublin Tech Summit has been postponed until September 9th and 10th

FutureScope and Dublin Tech Summit were both due to take place next month

Kery Group currently employs nearly 6,000 people in 70 locations across the US

New figures show foreign direct investment from the State to US rose by €88.7bn last year

Artomatix chief executive Joe Blake and Unity’s vice-president of engineering Brett Bibby.

Videogame software giant recently acquired Irish firm in deal valued at up to $60m

Stripe founders John and Patrick Collison.

Venture capital firm backs away from investment in online payments company Finix

Getvisibility founder and chief executive Ronan Murphy

Cork-based company founded as a spin-out from Smarttech247 in 2018

Udemy has just opened a new 20,000 sq m EMEA headquarters in Dublin. Photograph: Donal Murphy

Online learning platform doubling headcount as it opens new EMEA headquarters

We Got Pop founder Kate McLaughlin: ‘I’m super-excited because we’re still following our same vision but now have a partner that has a lot of influence in the industry.’

We Got Pop was founded by Dubliner Kate McLaughlin in London six years ago

CoreHR chief executive Dean Forbes

HR and payroll software company bought by ‘tech unicorn’ the Access Group

While the conference will take place online, attendees will also get full transfers of their tickets to next year’s in-person event

Business as usual at Central Bank as staff member tests negative

Portwest chief executive Harry Hughes. The firm is  targeting €1 billion in turnover by 2025

Move brings annual turnover for the Co Mayo-headquartered group to over €300m

Maurice Sheehy, founder and chief executive of Fleet. The company has valued at over £3 million following its latest fundraising

Co Wicklow-based start-up recently raised further funds to give it a £3m valuation

Robert Finnegan has led Three Ireland since the company launched in 2005

Robert Finnegan to take over UK CEO role as Dave Dyson steps down after nine years

Keurig Dr Pepper is the seventh-largest food and beverage company in the US, with annual revenues of more than $11 billion

US food and beverage group will recruit for roles in manufacturing facility in Newbridge

The State body typically holds a dinner for up to 50 executives from overseas companies based in Ireland and prospective clients at Davos.

Some €36,757 spent on annual client event and €12,791 on flights and accommodation

Although short-stay accomodation services have proven popular with users, their success has contributed to over-tourism in some cities., Expedia and Tripadvisor also sign up to landmark agreement with EU

Dr Orlaigh Quinn, secretary general at the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation: supports could aim to help companies under ‘severe pressure’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Top official’s remarks come as Ibec calls for emergency employee payments

Producers Jennifer Keller and Tev’n, artists Alex Gough, Jafaris and Conor O’Donohoe and songwriter Moh Denebi at Spotify’s first songwriting camp in Dublin this week

Musicians, songwriters and producers gather for three-day jam in the capital

Frontline partners Stephen McIntyre and Will Prendergast

New fund known as FrontlineX focused on companies expanding into Europe

Y Combinator has funded more than 2,000 start-ups since 2005 with a typical investment of $150,000  per company

Irish-founded company Klir to participate in Y Combinator programme in Silicon Valley

CGI view of Grant Thornton in Dublin’s docklands.

Professional services firm’s deal with Fund Recs is thought to be worth several million euro

Oracle is the world’s largest provider of enterprise software

Technology company expected to eliminate jobs across Europe in three areas

There are at least 30,000 professionals in Dublin who can speak Irish, according to LinkedIn data.

Borradh is the brainchild of a group of senior professionals from a number of companies

HubSpot was founded by Brian Halligan and Dharmesh Shan at Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Recruitment drive will bring total headcount locally to nearly 1,000 employees

Photograph: iStock

Acquisition will be company’s 11th buy

Dr Darragh Whelan, Dr Martin O’Reilly, and Julian Eberle of Output Sports  with Leinster Rugby players Dan Leavy and Adam Byrne.

Sports tech start-up is developing wearable technologies for sports coaches and athletes

Draper Esprit listed in London and Dublin in June 2016

The venture capital firm has also participated in a £23m funding round for Cambridge-based Evonetix

Net generating capacity from Greencoat’s    wind farms now stands at 462 megawatts

Irish energy investor now has 15 wind farms in its expanding portfolio

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