Data Protection Commissioner  Helen Dixon.

Commission warns that failure to allow changes could cause reputational issues

Insuretech platform nSurely is planning to launch pilot programmes in several European countries in 2020, beginning with the motor usage-based insurance segment

Oversubscribed funding round attracted support from leading industry players

Valerie and Noel Moran were left reeling by what happened after the sale of PFS. File photograph: The Irish Times

‘I only found out about it when I saw it in the newspaper. It obviously came as a huge shock’

Valerie and Noel Moran. Photograph: Alan Betson

Morans claim EML Payments ‘saw opportunity’ in Central Bank audit

MedoSync co-founders Séamus Cooley and Martin Rochford

Start-up has developed a secure platform that integrates hospital and insurer systems

Gifting platform &Open founders Jonathan Legge, Ciara Flood and Mark Legge

Company is also planning to secure a new multimillion euro investment

Any hope that a new name might make people think more positively about the company has failed dismally. Photograph: iStock

Net Results: Rebrand flop a sign social media giant needs to face up to problems after another turbulent year

Accelerated Payments was founded by Ian Duffy, Colm Devine and Dylan Martin four years ago. Photograph: iStock

Dublin-based Accelerated Payments is also close to completing a €2m funding round

ClickUp said the new office will open early in the New Year.

All-in-one productivity platform to establish its European headquarters in Irish capital

During 2020, headcount rose to 16 per cent to 2,247 from 1,944 in the prior year. Photograph: Reuters

Revenues rise to more than €40bn at Facebook Ireland as profits soar

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

Cork-based software company posts 10.3% rise in turnover to $29.5m for 2020

Ardagh is to buy Consol for an equity value of €565.4m. It is also assuming €318m  of existing net debt

Company is buying Consol, which has four glass-production facilities in Johannesburg

Brian O’Sullivan, chief executive of Zeus Packaging, celebrating his win. Photograph: Naoise Culhane

EY awards: Company employs more than 670 and has annual revenue of over €300m

Sculpted by Aimee founder Aimee Connolly set up the business in 2016. Photograph: Naoise Culhane

EY Awards: Dubliner Aimee Connolly established cosmetics business in 2016

Tobermore Concrete managing director David Henderson celebrates his award. Photograph: Naoise Culhane

David Henderson leads workforce of 400 producing 8.5m concrete products a year

Brian O’Sullivan, chief executive of Zeus Packaging

Brian O’Sullivan initially funded Zeus by selling houses he had invested in during his studies

EY said Mary Robinson’s ‘kind intelligence, tenacity and resilience truly make her an unstoppable force for positive change in the world and we are delighted to honour her in this way’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Former president ‘displays many key characteristics that are shared by successful entrepreneurs’

NBI wants to access Eir’s network and use its ducts and polls as part of its national programme to deliver high-speed broadband services to around 537,000 premises. Photograph: iStock

Concerns raised over plans to allow NBI to access Eir network for less than others pay

EML originally announced an agreement to acquire PFS in a deal valued at Aus$453.6 million

EML-owned subsidiary has been under investigation by the Central Bank of Ireland

Google Ireland’s pretax profit totalled €2.85 billion for 2020

Employees paid on average €120,000, parent gets €3bn dividend

Izzy Keane and Ailbhe Keane of Izzy Wheels with their company’s  Mickey Mouse Disney wheelchair wheel cover

Company founded by sisters Ailbhe and Izzy Keane creates cool covers for wheelchairs

Dublin and Malaga share a €100,000 cash prize. Photograph: iStock

Dortmund comes top with Dublin sharing second place with Malaga in Spain

 Anne Heraty, chairwoman of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year judging panel and partner lead Roger Wallace pictured ahead of this year’s finals. Photograph:Naoise Culhane

Some 24 finalists from a number of industries to fight it out across three categories

Although relocation to Lisbon may have been of less benefit to Portugal than anticipated, it has boosted revenue for the company behind Web Summit

Assessment shows event generated €77.5m less in revenue for state than anticipated

LocalEyes employs 150 people in total

Translation and localisation specialist bought by Italian company Star7

Founded in 2014, Glantus provides specialist solutions to the education, retail, construction and financial services sectors. Photograph: iStock

Analytics software company headed by tech veteran Maurice Healy buys British firm

Headcount at the Irish subsidiary reached 1,232 at the end of last year. Photograph: iStock

Activity rebounding with job postings up 52% above pre-pandemic levels

Web Summit CEO and co-founder Paddy Cosgrave .

Affidavit filed by Web Summit co-founder Daire Hickey

Searoutes is based in Marseille.

The investment is TeamABC’s second deal in less than two weeks and its third overall

Link has granted due diligence to both parties

The proposal includes an upfront payment of €50m and deferred payment of €15m

Carrick is focused on developing pioneering treatments to defeat many of the most aggressive and resistant cancers. Photograph: iStock

Dublin-headquartered biopharma company has more than $20 million in commitments

Applications for the accelerator, which runs from February to May 2022 are due to close on December 10th

Semi-state may take a stake in companies selected for Acelerate Green programme

Channelsight co-founder and chief executive John Beckett

Company currently employs 100 people, but expects to take this to 350 by end of 2023

Fonoa’s founders Davor Tremac, Filip Sturman and Ivan Ivankovic

Company founded by Uber alumni has developed a tax automation platform

Galway-based medtech company Tympany Medical has raised €3.5 million in a seed investment round. Pictured are Tomás Ó Síocháin, CEO of the Western Development Commission; Liz McGloughlin, CEO of Tympany Medical and Rory O’Callaghan, CTO of Tympany Medical. Photograph: Andrew Downes

NUI Galway spinout founded by Dr Elizabeth McGloughlin and Rory O’Callaghan

Concrete is the second most used material in the world after water

Company founded by Dr Elizabeth Gilligan behind effort to create sustainable materials

Barry Williams, managing director of Dealz: ‘We’ve been around 31 years and that is by doing good deals.’  Photograph: Karl Hussey

Interview: Dealz managing director Barry Williams on bargains, expansion and its first Irish distribution centre

A company led by former Formula One boss Eddie Jordan, has confirmed it is part of a consortium behind a more than £3 billion (€3.6 billion) bid to take over British gambling technology group Playtech. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Former F1 boss has teamed up with Keith O’Loughlin

Klir founders Elaine Kelly and David Lynch

Irish-founded but Toronto-headquartered firm is an operating system for water utilities

Isme chief executive Neill McDonnell

Isme CEO highlights problems linked to hiring and abuse of payment supports

Imprint founder and chief executive Daragh Murphy. Photograph: Imprint

Company founded and led by Daragh Murphy has raised $53m in just 16 months

Oneview said proceeds from the placement and the security purchase fund will be used to further develop the company’s Cloud Enterprise product, accelerate its growth strategy and strengthen its balance sheet. Photograph: Alan Betson

Dublin-headquartered firm was founded by Irish businessman Mark McCloskey

ESW chief executive Tommy Kelly

Company formerly known as EShopWorld expecting to hit $1.5bn in turnover for 2021

Kneat co-founders  Kevin Fitzgerald, Eddie Ryan and Brian Ahearne

Software-as-a-Service company also reports surge in third quarter revenues

The Dealz brand began in Ireland but is now used in over 200 stores across Europe, including in Spain and Poland

Clonee investment comes as discount retailer marks 10th anniversary in the Republic

The Belfast Bikes scheme has been in operation since May 2015

Micromobility operator valued at $2bn after recently closing $200m funding round

The second and third quarters of this year saw more deals announced than any other quarter on record, research company Refinitiv  said.

Some 481 deals with Irish involvement recorded during January to September period

The term loan provided by Macquarie’s institutional clients will help Siro to refinance existing debt and fund the remainder of the expansion programme. Photograph: iStock

Wholesale broadband provider recently announced major €620m upgrade to network

Kainos chief executive Brendan Mooney. Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

NI firm posts £142.3m in revenues in first half with pre-tax profits up 3% to £24.8m

Deliveroo operates in more than 500 cities and towns across 12 markets. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Services now available to 39% of population

FD employs over 2,500 people across three separate divisions – Kx, First Derivatives and MRP

Group’s managed consulting and services division to take on ‘big boys’ locally like PwC

Outmin co-founders Ross Hunt and David Kelleher: the company has secured more than 60 clients since its founding last year

Company provides outsourced accounting and bookkeeping services built on AI

Nitro is looking at adding more staff at its Dublin-based operation

Plans to take headcount to over 200 locally as company seeks to hit $100m in revenue

Martina Fitzgerald and Brian Caulfield of Scale Ireland pictured with  Microsoft Ireland general manager Anne Sheehan.

Organisations launch ‘State of Start-ups’ survey to gauge views of company founders

Eir has reportedly passed more than 45,000 premises included in the National Broadband Plan

Seen & Heard: Self-regulation expected to cost Paddy Power owner Flutter over €100m

The move comes just a month after the Ardale group acquired KCR Builders Providers.

The company is investing €1m and creating 15 jobs in the new business

Virgin Media Ireland chief executive Tony Hanway last week confirmed plans by the company to upgrade its broadband network to full fibre over the next three years

Telecoms group last week announced €200m investment and 500 new jobs

Coral Vita is focused on created high-tech coral farms that incorporate breakthrough methods to restore reefs. Photograph: iStock

TeamABC invests in Coral Vita, which is working to restore dying and damaged reefs

The study looks at disclosure practices in five areas: anti-corruption and anti-bribery programmes, financial transparency, open governance, responsible political engagement, and whistleblowing policies

New study shows organisations aren’t transparent about anti-corruption practices

Adam Dalton and Evan Darcy: Robotify teaches students to code through the use of robots and simulation. The company made headlines globally when it signed a deal with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak’s Woz Ed firm.

Edtech start-up Robotify matured from firm founded by teenagers to near-€20m takeout target

Walsh Whiskey founders Bernard and Rosemary Walsh.

Founded in Co Carlow, the company’s brands include The Irishman and Writers’ Tears

Content Llama founders Karina Kelly and Joleen Looney:  The company plans to raise a further round of €10-€15 million from international investors shortly. Photograph: Andrew Downes

Scale content firm to create 20 jobs as it looks to expansion in US and mainland Europe

Robotify founders Adam Dalton and Evan Darcy

Irish start-up has been bought by Imagine Learning, formerly Weld North Education

Fineos counts seven of the top 10 group life and health carriers in the US, and six of the top 10 in Australia, among its customers. Photograph: iStock

ASX-listed company is targeting 30 per cent growth in annual recurring revenues

The newly revamped Guinness Enterprise Centre

Healthtech-focused innovation centre for the Liberties in collaboration with hospital

Last year more than 30,000 bids were placed via the BidX1 platform on properties, with buyers from more than 60 countries. Photograph: iStock

DoValue and Oliver Wyman join Pollen Street Capital and founder as shareholders

Alternus is aiming to become one of the largest pan-European independent power producers by the end of the decade

Green energy provider recently listed on the Euronext Growth Market in Oslo

Almac has its headquarters in Craigavon

Pharma company also adding a further 800 jobs across its global operations

Members of the Molten Ventures team.

Dublin and London-listed firm recently admitted to the FTSE 250 with £1.6bn valuation

Nextdoor chief executive Sarah Friar at the MoneyConf conference in Dublin in 2018

Shares in the company led by Sarah Friar surged 40% in its first hour of trading

N26 co-founder and co-chief executive Maximilian Tayenthal  at the Web Summit in Lisbon last week. ‘We believe Ireland could be a great ecosystem for us.’

Co-chief executive Maximilian Tayenthal also plans to roll out additional services here

N26 co-founder and co-chief executive Maximilian Tayenthal  at the Web Summit in Lisbon last week. ‘We believe Ireland could be a great ecosystem for us.’

Co-chief executive Maximilian Tayenthal also plans to roll out additional services here

Web Summit founder and CEO  Paddy Cosgrave delivers a speech on the opening day of the Web Summit in Lisbon on Monday. Photograph: Patricia de Melo Moreira/AFP via Getty Images

Delegates delighted to be in Lisbon to talk about something other than Covid

Kitman is working to reduce the risk of injury within professional sports by using artificial intelligence and data science. Photograph: Andreas Hillergren/TT News Agency via AP

Financing will be used to accelerate product development, company’s founder says

Ethyca founder Cillian Kieran.

Web Summit: Ethyca to make its tools open source

Attendees at the Web Summit in Lisbon on Wednesday.

Web Summit: Boundless has seen demand for its products soars

Sensitive data that people share on social media, such as details about sexual orientation, should not be used for political advertising purposes, European Commissioner Vera Jourova told Web Summit in Lisbon. Photograph: Mario Cruz/EPA

Meta executive Nick Clegg denies Facebook ‘deliberately spoonfeeds people extreme and hateful content’

Four-time US Olympian Allison Schmitt has been using Orreco’s solutions for the past two years.

Web Summit: Orecco provides sports science and data-led tools for professional sports people

Vaultree co-founder Ryan Lasmaili: he  said Vaultree enabled companies to maintain complete control of their data in an ‘always encrypted’ environment

Cork-based cybersecurity company emerges from stealth mode with heavyweight backers

Talivest founders Laura Belyea and Jayne Ronayne

Voxpro founders Dan and Linda Kiely lead new investment in female-founded company

Earlier this year, Junk Kouture secured $1 million in seed funding at a $12 million valuation

Platform for designs created from recycled materials seeks to raise over €400,000

A number of restrictions are in place for the in-person event in Lisbon

More than 700 speakers to address at global technology event in Lisbon

Headcount at Twitter’s Dublin-based unit rose to 234 last year from 196 in 2020. Photograph: Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP

Dublin-based subsidiary posts €595m loss in 2020, versus a €240m loss a year earlier

Carolan Lennon, chief executive of Eir, insists the company is investing more in its network than most of its international peers. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Financial advisory firm Lazard engaged to advise on possible transaction

Dublin city centre. Dr Brian Caulfield of TCD is concerned whether enough care will be taken when permitting the use of e-scooters to ensure we don’t face the sort of issues that have affected other cities across Europe. Photograph: iStock

The best way to plan rollout is by observing how other European cities have done it

EssentialSkillz has been bought by London-listed security systems services company Marlowe in a €29.6 million deal

London-listed Marlowe buying e-learning and cloud-based compliance software provider

In the Republic, Just Eat has more than 2,600 takeaway restaurants online and its app has been downloaded more than 2.5 million times

Online takeaway delivery company sees sharp rise in revenues during pandemic

Lime said the investment will be made over the next 18 months to help launch and run safe and successful services

Company is one of more than 20 micromobility operators hoping to run services here

Stripe, which was founded by Patrick and John Collison in 2010, was valued at $95 billion earlier this year following a $600 million fundraise. The company employs over 4,000 people globally, including some 400 in Dublin.

Firm has raised about $7m to date from investors

Ailbhe and Izzy Keane, founders of Izzy Wheels, are shortlisted in the ‘rising innovators’ category

Over 260 applications from 35 countries for the EU Prize for Women Innovators

Swoop was founded by Andrea Reynolds and Ciarán Burke in 2017. Photograph: Swoop

This is second time company has secured financing from fund, having received £5m in 2019

Overwatch founders Graham Wilsdon, Chris Armstrong and Paul Wilsdon

Company has developed a platform for the collection of data used in preclinical trials

The Road Traffic and Roads Bill, which will include provisions for e-scooter usage, was approved by Cabinet on Tuesday. Photograph: iStock

Expectation is that legislation will now be concluded before Christmas

Dataplex is focused on building and operating data centre facilities in Europe. Photograph: iStock

Dublin-headquartered data centre developer is chaired by entrepreneur Colm Piercy

Anord Mardix is on track to generate $360 million in revenue this year

Nasdaq-listed Flex buying power solutions firm in an all-cash deal from Bertram Capital

Also adding to the problem is a need to ‘urgently addres’ the inadequacy of retirement incomes for women, which lag those of men

Hike in State pension, gender gap and failure to address core issues all threaten system

Options is led by Danny Moore, who sold Wombat Financial Software to NYSE Euronext for $200 million in March 2008.

Company is led by Danny Moore, who sold his previous company to NYSE Euronext

Irish online advertising software company StitcherAds has been acquired in a $64 million deal. Photograph: iStock

Buyer is US adtech company Kargo, looking to exceed $100m revenue this year

Berlin-based N26,said it intends to use the new funding to add 1,000 employees

Digital bank has over 7m customers with about 200,000 in Republic of Ireland

Operating costs fell by €2.45 million over the year, which was largely due a drop in the number of customer support staff

Revenues fell over the 12 months, declining from €80.9m to €79.7m

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