Sales of Irish cream liqueur brands are on the up again

Sales of Baileys and other brands on the up after ‘lost decade’ when growth stagnated

A retail outlet in Newry. Cross-Border spending is back at 2010 levels, driven by a 12% appreciation in the euro relative to the pound.

New report shows increasing divergence in economic fortunes of Republic and NI

There has been a warm welcome to the agreement on the border by business groups in Ireland and the UK

Goodbody chief economist Dermot O’Leary says agreed wording indicates soft Brexit

Albert Manifold of CRH said 2018 would be a year of stabilisation at the company with the focus on integrating the newly acquired businesses and delivering on the synergies. Photograph: Gary O’Neill

Chief executive says focus will be on integrating newly acquired businesses

IEDR’s study reveals that only 40 per cent of SMEs  with websites can take sales orders online

Study comes as accounts for IE Domain Registry show losses declined last year

Still on song: Entrepreneur and Galway Tenor James Murphy, who  founded Lifes2Good 20 years ago

Beauty products group sold its celebrity-endorsed brand Viviscal for €150m this year

Xilinx Ireland is the group’s primary component supplier for markets in Europe, the Middle East and Africa

Company last month announced plans to create 100 new jobs at the Irish subsidiary

N26 is expecting to triple customer numbers over the next two years

Mobile-only banking alternatives quickly gaining customers in Ireland and elsewhere

Money.net founder and chief executive Morgan Downey

US company is seeking to take on Bloomberg as provider of financial news and data

The report also warns that Irish tech firms with close linkages with the UK could be negatively impacted by a possible need for Britain to negotiate access to the general data protection regulations (GDPR)

New report warns of difficulties from British exit but also highlights several opportunities

Conor Leavy took home the top prize in the Bold Ideas competition.

DCU law student Conor Leavy wins A&L Goodbody Bold Ideas award for proposal

Other acquisitions this year include a joint venture investment in Greene Farm Fine Foods in Westmeath, the purchase of Country Park Foods (CPF) in Huddersfield and a deal to buy Kepak Clare – a standalone abattoir

Meat processing group employs 2,800 people and has annual turnover of about €950m

Garrett Bridgeman, managing director of An Post mails and parcels: “We were all set for a big online shopping surge round Black Friday and it didn’t disappoint.”

An Post says it delivered more than 500,000 parcels last week to addresses in Ireland

The business school has climbed five places in the 2017 rankings to 24th

College is now in 24th place in FT’s rankings, versus 36th spot two years ago

Jack Dangermond, co-founder and CEO, ESRI: describes himself as having been blessed for being lucky enough to have fallen into digital mapping as a career.

More than 350,000 organisations worldwide from Starbucks to the Garda and even Irish Water use ESRI’s maps

Foodoppi has piloted its food education programme in Ireland and over the summer ran teacher training for teachers on behalf of the Department of Education.

Foodoppi, which aims to educate children about eating, chosen by Finnish accelerator programme

“People have an outdated view of biotech. They don’t realise that you no longer need the full resources of the Mayo Clinic to develop a product.”

More co-working labs needed, says CoderDojo co-founder

The Finnish pilot programme comes shortly after New York’s mayor Bill de Blasio recently announced a plan to create a fleet of ferry boats at a cost of $325 million to help offset congestion in the city.

Service marketed as more efficient and environmentally friendly option for planners

Ireland comes in fourth place behind Israel, the US and Sweden in terms of capital invested per capita in technology in Atomico research. Photograph: Getty Images

Study puts Ireland in 9th place in terms of destinations for capital invested in Europe

Alex Kelly and Ian Nolan, co-founders of Brightflag

Firm has raised $2.6m in last 18 months, with backers including Frontline Ventures

Attendees of  Slush  working  in privacy pods during the   event in Helsinki, Finland,  in 2016.  Photograph:  Getty Images

Al Gore among keynote speakers at Slush tech conference in Helsinki

The product team in “DubSpot” now comprises more than 70 employees, including engineers, product managers and designers

Firm sees ‘DubSpot’ as critical to its future success as survey shows capital’s benefits

Voysis chief executive Peter Cahill: “Our focus right now is on working with partners and getting as many deployments as possible”

Irish start-up keen to have it independent voice platform as widely used as possible

Facebook’s head office  in Dublin: Average headcount for the company rose by 27 per cent from 583 in 2015 to 739 last year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Pretax profits hit €174.3m as company to create hundreds of jobs in Ireland next year

eShopWorld founder and chief executive Tommy Kelly

Fast-growing company, which employs 180 people, receives yet another award

Eric Mosley, co-founder and CEO of Globoforce

Firm has recorded compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for the last six years of 21%

The IFI reported incoming revenues of €3.45 million versus €3.14 million a year earlier

IFI says there has been no increase in funding in over eight years to cover rising costs

Financial services firms Taxback and Carne are creating a number of new roles in Kilkenny

Taxback to add 80 new roles as fund management firm Carne to create 50 jobs

MyTaxi general manager Tim Arnold is to become head of ride hailing at the Renault-Nissan Alliance

Mytaxi Ireland general manager Tim Arnold to lead Renault-Nissan Alliance unit

The company has two key products: RainSafe, which is for use in domestic and commercial users; and AgriSafe, tailored for livestock producers. File photograph: Getty Images

Quality of the water produced by system independently verified by certification bodies

Total investment in Revolut now stands at $90 million

App-based banking alternative has over 50,000 customers in Ireland

Profits at PR firms Murray and Teneo rose, according to the companies’ latest accounts. Photograph: Getty

Newly filed accounts from some of Ireland’s biggest firms show revenues on the rise

Greencoat said it was pleased with the performance of its investment portfolio.

Renewable energy firm had operating cash flow of €8.9 million in its first seven months

Vivaldi founder Jon Von Tetzchner said everything that an individual does online is now trackable and could potentially be used against them.

Man behind the Opera and Vivaldi browsers concerned at level of data being collected

Maha Al Balushi, executive manager at Oman Technology Fund and Ben Hurley, chief executive of the NDRC. Photograph: Shane O’Neill

Early stage tech investor selected to run three-month programme early next year

The Four Courts. Four-fifths of law firms who responded to a BDO international survey said they expected technology to have the greatest impact on their firms over the next five years. Photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

Experts predict more than 100,000 jobs in sector could be automated within 20 years

Jim Joyce (left), chief executive of HealthBeacon, with the firm’s CTO Kieran Daly

Company seeking funds for global expansion as it opens offices in Boston and Montreal

The analysis shows that the potential for AI to impact the Irish economy is slightly lower than the global average of 13.8 per cent, but higher than in many other European economies

New report indicates significant gains from embracing artificial intelligence in Ireland

Dublin-headquartered online education provider Shaw Academy has denied any suggestions of impropriety in  fundraising which had easily topped its initial €2.2 million target. Photograph: iStockPhoto

Crowdcube says online education provider has not adhered to investment programme

German share price index, DAX board,  in Frankfurt,  November 21st. Photograph: Reuters/Staff/Remote

Bank of Ireland also negative while Ryanair, Kerry Group and Total Produce gain

In this year’s study from the IMD, Ireland was ranked in 5th place in terms of its appeal as a destination

Country ranked in 14th place out of 63 in IMD World Talent Ranking

A spokeswoman for Press Up said there are no changes planned for the Elephant and Castle in the immediate term. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Temple Bar landmark snapped up by the country’s largest hospitality group

The company has about 6 per cent of the domestic electricity market and 3 per cent of the residential gas sector

Revenues up 11% to €101.9m at pay-as-you-go firm as customer numbers rise to 130,000

The decision to increase the amount available to companies means that from next year, an expected 10,000 Irish firms will have access to funding under Cosme

EIF and the SBCI have said they will provide an additional €230m to small companies

The study reveals SMEs generated 47.8 per cent of total turnover in the business economy

New CSO study shows that SMEs account for 99% of all enterprises locally

Recently-filed accounts for Interpay Limited, which trades as TransferMate, show gross profits increased to €9.8 million from €7.9 million.

Revenue increases 18 per cent at international payments firm founded by Terry Clune

Netwatch chief executive David Walsh: “Having grown from €200,000 to €1 million last year we’re now expecting ebitda to rise to close to €4 million in 2017.”

Carlow-based digital security firm reports a rise in pretax losses as turnover increases

YapStone said it had decided to grow its irish presence by establishing a product engineering development centre at its Drogheda facility.

YapStone, CarePlus and Zevas Communications all in expansion mode

Indeed: The online recruiter recently completed its move to new offices on St Stephen’s Green

Site used by 200m a month has ploughed income into hiring staff at local operations

Publications available on the PressReader platform include The Irish Times

Netflix-like platform for newspaper and magazines looking to take on 65 staff

Intercom co-founder Des Traynor: ‘We want to keep going in Ireland and are continuing to hire as much as we can locally’

Co-founder Des Traynor explains how the Irish software firm has attracted larger businesses while keeping ‘the cool kids’

Participants being put through their paces at the inaugural Pearse Lyons Accelerator programme at Dogpatch Labs

Dogpatch Labs and Alltech team up again for three-month programme for start-ups

As there are no docking stations, Urbo users can start and end their journey at any designated bike parking area and simply lock them when they arrive at their destination

Firm operates a scheme similar to Dublin Bikes, but one using apps and QR codes

 Julian Seymour, syndicates manager; Sarah Cagney, communications and  relationship manager; and John Phelan, national director of  the Halo Business Angel Network  (HBAN) which plans to increase the amount invested in Irish start-ups to €25 million by 2020. Photograph: Mark Stedman

Business network aims at 17% per year funding rise as it recruits seed investors

Enterprise Ireland chief executive Julie Sinnamon

Ding, IHeed and mAdme among 32 firms taking part in Enterprise Ireland trip

Vodafone Ireland, which has over 2.3 million customers, said its subscriber base rose by 4,000 versus the first quarter

Company reports a 13% rise in first-half organic adjusted core earnings to €7.4bn

Shay Walsh, managing director, BT Ireland and Geoff Byrne, chief operations officer, Tesco Ireland

Deal, which is worth in excess of €10m allows allow BT to process Tesco Mobile voice calls

Irish Ferries carried 385,100 cars in the first 10 months of the year, up 2.2 per cent on last year. Photograph: Eric Luke

Consolidated revenue rises 3.1 per cent to €289.9 million in first 10 months of year

The fee for Airbnb rooms is higher than being charged by hotels, the report shows

Business today: the best news, analysis and comment from ‘The Irish Times’ business desk

Aoibheann O’Brien and Iseult Ward, co-founders of foodcloud. The firm win a place on the prestigious Blackbox Connect accelerator programme in Silicon Valley. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Irish start-ups among 16 companies to be accepted for Blackbox Connect programme

In a note attached with the latest accounts, Yelp said it had closed subsidiaries in Japan, France and Singapore in 2016.

Turnover rose while losses narrowed at Irish unit of global online review platform

Davy said that despite its promising start to life as listed company, it believed that Glenveagh is still “attractively valued”

Company broker begins coverage on Glenveagh Properties with an ‘outperform’ rating

The company said there has been no progress in UK revenue’s investigation into Elysian Fuels

Dublin-headquartered firm serves more than 60,000 customers via two businesses

One51 chief executive Alan Walsh. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Irish plastic container maker to proceed with plans for an initial public offering next year

Scriba: Architect David Craig came up with the idea for the stylus in 2014 when struggling to find a product that would enable him to make quick sketches on the go while on site.

Bringing Scriba, a smart stylus for mobile devices to market, was a longer and more difficult journey than its inventor David Crai(...)

British  theoretical physicist and author Stephen Hawking:  he said artificial intelligence could be “be the best or worst thing to ever happen to humanity” during his keynote speech at the Web Summit in Lisbon, Portugal. Photograph: Patricia De Melo Moreira/AFP/Getty Images

AI is hottest topic at fully-fledged international conference with 60,000 attendees

Mytaxi developments include the launch of a Google Maps software development kit to provide better accuracy and provide better time estimates for users.   Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg via Getty

Company to roll out new ride-pooling service shortly

Plynk announced its first international expansion, into Portugal, at the Web Summit, which is taking place this week in Lisbon.

Dublin-based payments start-up targeting app primarily at younger consumers

Revolut, a mobile-based fintech firm which has 50,000 customers in Ireland, has applied for a European banking licence and begun building its own in-house payment processor as it seeks to roll-out the world’s first global banking app.

Business has signed up 950,000 customers in just two years, including 50,000 in Ireland

Waymo chief executive John Krafcik announces the latest developments by the Google offshoot in self-driving cars technology.

Company did not say when it expected to roll out ride-hailing service on a greater scale

Attendees at the Web Summit in Lisbon.

Web Summit: Dustin Moskovitz’s Asana expects more jobs in Ireland

Ryanair claims to be the most visited airline website in the world.

Web Summit: Integrated system will enable customers to buy tickets from rival

Paddy Cosgrave, Web Summit co-founder and chief executive: ‘Tech is turning upside down everything we thought certain’. Photograph:  AFP/Getty Images

Web Summit attendees in Lisbon hear of potential risks from rise of artificial intelligence

The managing partner of EY Ireland Mike McKerr. “We’re investing heavily in office space, including facilities with bigger capacity in Cork, Dublin, Galway and Waterford”

Consultancy firm now employs 2,400 in Ireland and expects to expand regional presence

This year’s Web Summit in Lisbon, at which “executive” attendee tickets are priced at €4,995, officially sold out on Friday.

Some 60,000 expected at event with Al Gore and Intel chief among keynote speakers

Marie O’Connor: “If women want to rise to the very top they need to put themselves in a position where they are taking responsibility for entire business units and not just restricting themselves to particular areas.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

One of the first woman partners at an Irish accountancy firm stresses need to network

Aerogen was founded in 1997 as Cerus Medical by John Power

Overall turnover rises to €47.2m as revenues in core medical devices segment up 26%

Torcross recorded a net profit for the year of €3.73 million, up from €1.28 million in 2015

Investors including Seán Mulryan and Larry Goodman have poured €40m into the clinic

Kevin Cooney: “This investment by Xilinx in Ireland will fuel advanced product development and research”

Tech firm already employs 380 people across Ireland in Dublin, Cork and Belfast

The survey’s authors said a number of respondents expressed concerns about customer sentiment

Surveys shows fall in index which measures expected business levels in 12 months’ time

Food distributor Total Produce,  which spun out of Fyffes in 2007, has been on the acquisition trail of late

The Fresh Connection exports fruits and vegetables to customers in 35 countries

Eir said it had 903,000 broadband subscribers at the end of the quarter, up 36,000 or 4 per cent on last year

Company also reports customer gains in mobile and television segments

Twilio chief executive Jeff Lawson

Listed company counts the likes of Uber, OpenTable and WhatsApp as customers

Evelyn O’Toole: “If you can explain something quickly and simply to me, then chances are we’ll work together. If you meander too much, I get frustrated. I like simplicity.” Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Friday interview: Evelyn O’Toole, founder and chief executive of Complete Laboratory Solutions

Revenues at Daft Media Limited rose from €7.6 million in 2015 in a trend that directors at the company said they expect to continue for the foreseeable future

Turnover rises to €8.2m as parent company Distilled SCH reports full-year loss

EA is behind a number of well-known games for consoles and PCs, including  the FIFA football series

Videogame publisher reported turnover of €24.4m for the 12 months to the end of April

Dr Brian Moore of Orreco: “Our ultimate aim is to build the world’s first artificial intelligence  coach”

Orreco also hires the man who secured Nike contracts for LeBron James and Kobe Bryant

Voxpro founders Dan and Linda Kiely

Cork-based company acquired by Telus International reports record operating profits

Adrian Murphy, co-founder of Irish online education provider Shaw Academy: the firm has extended its crowdfunding campaign by four weeks due to heavy demand.

Online education provider to extend Crowdcube campaign by further four weeks

Jimmy Wales at TCD: “We need to pay journalists to continue to do something that often isn’t much fun because it is from local reporting that big stories often emerge.” Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Jimmy Wales says WikiTribune aims to bring communities into news reporting

Fintrax operates in 34 markets worldwide, serving 14,000 retail merchants in more than 150,000 stores.

Planet Payment provides payment processing and multi-currency solutions globally

 Chief executive of SAP Bill McDermott. He  has redoubled his commitment to sharing the lessons of his journey from the corner shop to the corner office following his near-death experience. Photograph: Julien Behal Photography

Multimillionaire software CEO on his ‘Irish brother’ Bono, his accident and future plans

As the overall winner, Harry Hughes will now go on to represent Ireland at the World Entrepreneur of the Year Awards in Monte Carlo next June. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Co Mayo-headquartered safety wear company recorded revenues of over €140m in 2016

26/10/2017 -- Winner of the EY Emerging Entrepreneur Of The Year Jack Teeling of Teeling Whiskey Company.Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Teeling is the toast of the town after being awarded for its part in whiskey renaissance

As part of its investigation into tracker mortgages, the Central Bank is investigating 11 lenders

Complaint submitted by MEP states there appears to be a clear link to cartel activity

 Pictured ahead of this year’s EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards are Kevin McLoughlin, partner lead for the programme and Anne Heraty, chief executive of Cpl Resources and chair of the judging panel

The 24 finalists together employ over 5,200 people with revenues of more than €477m

Evelyn O’Toole, founder and chief executive of CLS. The firm is the largest privately owned contract laboratory in Ireland

O’Toole set up firm a week after losing job when the lab she was working in burnt down

BrainWaveBank secured £1 million (€1.1 million) in seed funding from investors earlier this year to build outs its platform and is currently seeking to raise a further £3 million

Firm teams up with Newry’s First Derivatives to build electroencephalogram data collection

Many of the impressive female-founded firms born of late have blossomed on the back of increased funding and scaling support from organisations such as Enterprise Ireland.

Number of women starting companies is on the rise, though funding hurdles persist

While its R&D hub is located in Dublin, Zalando does not currently ship directly to Ireland

Irish unit recorded losses of €6.3m last year as administration expenses increased

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