Kenmare Resources managing director Michael Carvill. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

$110m term loan, $40m in revolving credit will give business ‘greater flexibility’

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Starter smartphones for €150 and under

Two natural gas fuelling stations will be publicly accessible. Photograph: iStock

Plan to have 45 new vehicles running on compressed natural gas within three years

Greencoat Renewables is raising money to tap into the secondary market for wind assets in Ireland and also the European markets.

Company plans to use net proceeds to support its strategy

Liverpool FC the most discussed football team

The Xiaomi Mi Band 4

Garmin, Samsung and Fitbit do battle

Maurice Mortell, Managing Director Ireland, Equinix; and Stuart Halford, Head of Technology Services, Goodbody.

Financial firm links up with Equinix to help deliver new services to customers and staff

Photograph: iStock

Money will be used to maintain and upgrade gas network in Ireland

Say hello to Scribit, a robot that will hang off your wall and do some graffiti while it’s at it

Tech Tools: Robot uses erasable markers to create drawings of your choice

Oaxis’s myFirst 3D Pen

Tech Tools: Oaxis’s myFirst 3D Pen is both safe and with some eco credentials

Paul Farrell and Karen Faughnan of Virgin Media Ireland with one of the new Google smart home packages

Company hopes to tap into growing trend for automated devices in the home

Photograph: Francois Lenoir/File Photo/Reuters

Main airline carries 10.5m passengers over the month

The vulnerability affects all versions of Android, including the newest release, Android 10

Security firm Promon says some apps can pretend to be a legitimate app on the device

Google Nest Mini, a new smart speaker out this Christmas. Photograph: Google/PA Wire

Wireless chargers, new smartphones, video game consoles among the must-have items

LetsGetChecked says its  new jobs will include roles in engineering, technical, nursing and customer solutions.

Irish firm, which offers at-home health tests, says it will hire 70 for its Dún Laoghaire office

Tech Tools: Pai Technology Botzees Robotics kit is a great toy for little coders

Google’s Stadia game streaming service: potential is massive. Photograph: Drew Angerer/Getty

Stadia Founders Edition is a triumph – as long as wifi does not let you down

Cathriona Hallahan, managing director of Microsoft Ireland (left) with Niamh Bushnell, chief communications officer at SoapBox Labs which  won the 2019 Best Use of AI in Sector for its work on developing speech recognition technology for children. Photograph: Conor McCabe

Infant Research Centre, Soapbox Labs, SAP, ESB and Mastercard Labs honoured

Greencoat Renewables is planning a new share issuance programme.

New issuance programme will see 350m shares issued in tranches

Tech Tools: Bucking the trend for supersized phones, the Xperia 5 is no shrinking violet

There are around 400 fintech startups in Ireland, according to IDA Ireland

Company wants to become a core part of Ireland’s fintech sector

AirPods Pro

Review: Apple’s latest earbuds have a number of advantages over existing AirPods

A growing number of customers are turning away from traditional pay-TV providers and looking exclusively at streaming services. Photograph: iStock

With new offers from Apple and Disney, it’s worth shopping around for the best deal

The Makeblock Airblock Transformable Drone

Tech Tools: This new modular robot is designed to teach children about coding

Uniphar chief executive Ger Rabbette: “With this development we add to our already considerable expertise in the area of interventional technologies in key therapeutic areas.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Irish healthcare group agrees to pay €40m for two acquisitions over four years

Michael Dawson of One4All said it was safer and more flexible to use than traditional cards. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Parent company says it will be the world’s first fully digital multi-store gift card

In recent weeks Eir has launched its 5G network in 10 towns and cities across Ireland. Photograph: Alan Betson

Earnings up €2m to €140 million in the year, with operating costs down 11%

Siren was developed as a spinout from Data Intensive Infrastructure, the big data and knowledge representation research group at NUI Galway, above.

The latest funding round was led by Atlantic Bridge and follows a $4m round last year

‘Fintech democratises the global economy, empowers businesses and gives them access to products and services normally reserved for bigger corporations,’ says Lloyd Huchinson, country manager for Ebury’s business in Britain and Ireland

Fintech already employs 15 in Dublin after opening in 2019

  Customers can send up to €25,000 in a single transaction using PayPal’s new service. Photograph: Alan Betson

New service allows users to quickly send money to more than 130 countries

Native Union’s Drop XL charger: the silicone thread makes it non-slip and protects it against overheating.

Native Union’s Drop XL charger allows you charge two devices simultaneously

The Infinity cable: you can switch to Apple devices

Infinity cable has USB C connectors and magnetic tips to switch to micro USB

Review: It’s packed with far too many features, but as a fitness device it’s hard to beat

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Change applies to new and existing customers

Dr Jason McKeown, founder of Neurovalens, with the Modius Sleep head-set.

Belfast-founded health tech firm’s Modius Sleep developed by neuroscientist McKeown

Domino’s  has almost 2,000 employees and contract workers at its 85 Irish stores. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Company has opened five new stores in Ireland this year

DCC’s Donal Murphy. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Dublin group reports strong interim performance as profits rise despite fall in sales

Type of cable  to be laid across the Irish sea. Photograph: Maxwell’s

Greenlink interconnector will come ashore in Wexford and in Pembrokeshire

Advanced  already has operations in Ireland which include its GP out-of-hours services and private organisations such as Caredoc and NorthDoc

Advanced says acquisition is a ‘sound prospect’ and the next step is integrating CareWorks ‘at pace’

‘Technology continues to disrupt business models and digital has changed everything – the legal sector is not immune,’ said Tom Connor, head of the new digital services group. Photograph: iStock

New division will operate across client solutions, legal process optimisation and digital innovation

Twitter: has said politicians like Trump deserve a different standard because what they tweet is newsworthy. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP

Human resources chief Jennifer Christie on avoiding echo chambers in the office

Review: The Tile Sticker will find remote controls, bikes, toys or anything you lose

Illegal migrants run towards a truck about to board a ferry to England. Photograph:  Denis Charlet/AFP via Getty Images

Team at Dublin software lab worked with UK-based Stop the Traffik on the project

Tech Tools: Apple has added noise-cancelling and greater comfort – at an added cost

It’s a simple idea: fill up the bottle, pop it in the soda stream and then carbonate the water

The fizz machine now claims the loftier purpose of saving the planet. We tested it

Loans to households were up 2.2 per cent year on year in September,compared with growth of 0.7 per cent over the year

Net mortgage drawdowns were €388m higher than repayments during the month

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Flynn’s Tomatoes deal is worth €14 million to third-generation family business

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Company plans to roll out services around Ireland in 2020

 Siobhán Talbot, Glanbia Group MD. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Performance nutrition unit volumes ‘disappointing’ but high hopes for SlimFast

Members of Team Ireland visit Down Syndrome Ireland

Celtic Wolfhounds head into international esports competition as hopeful underdogs

This €23 cassette speaker is really portable.

Tech tools: This cassette speaker gives eight hours of music and endless entertainment

Pixel Buds, Pixel 4, centre, and 4 XL smartphones are displayed during the Made by Google event in New York. Photograph: Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg.

Tech review: Pixel fans will love the camera upgrades, but Google has fierce competition

The Instax Mini Link, a bluetooth enabled printer.

Tech Tools: Bluetooth enabled printer a good addition to the Instax range

Fertility issues such as IVF treatment is not widely discussed with managers, LinkedIn research has found. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Research finds 70% would be more likely to discuss issue if managers received training

Let there be light. Almost a quarter of customers did not have a clear understanding of pricing and consumption from their regular bills, the survey found.

Regulator concern at lack of consumer engagement with measures for vulnerable customers

Maeve Culloty is HPE Ireland’s new managing director.

Newly created role will oversee growing Irish business

Bulmers maker C&C reported revenue in Ireland was down 3.1 per cent to €120.6 million. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Company reports higher profit in maiden results since moving listing to London

 Google Nest Mini,  brand’s second generation  smart speaker. Photograph: PA

Tech review: if you already have an original Home Mini, there’s no need to upgrade

Using interconnection to exchange large volumes of data is considered a key factor in competing in the digital economy. Photograph: Getty Images

Survey finds 40% of Irish businesses say interconnection is key factor in their survival

The whiskey process showed better results for stabilising nanomaterials in a liquid or ink compared with the current process of mixing water and ethanol.

Best results producing wonder material come from Teeling whiskey, researchers find

Smartling founder Jack Welde: “what we’re seeing is that we can use the underpinnings of machine learning and machine translation to help the human translators to be more effective”

The US-founded software and translation services company expects to more than doubling its staff over the next year

Amazon said it only used ‘an extremely small sample’ of Alexa voice recordings to improve the customer experience. Photograph: Philippe Lopez/AFP via Getty Images

Protecting data is the big focus as Google, Apple and Facebook try to regain trust

Tech Tools: Ember Smart Travel Mug is for the hot drink connoisseur with deep pockets

There are a couple of side buckles, a rear strap and a chin strap to adjust, so getting a comfortable fit is simple

Review: Is the Hedkayse One worth the price tag?

ESB is due to introduce a  series of 150kW high-power hubs next year. Photograph: Florian Gaertner/Photothek via Getty Images

Plan to introduce high-power hubs at more than 50 locations to bolster network

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Irish-based healthcare communications consultancy gets multimillion euro backing from MML

Imelda Hurley

Hurley previously worked for agri-services group Origin Enterprises

In Ireland, only 15% of the population not already involved in entrepreneurial activity said they planned on starting a business within three years.

Almost 40% of people indicate fear of failure would prevent them from starting a business

Tullow Oil’s offices in Leopardstown

Move comes ahead of Steve Lucas stepping down from role in 2020

Fusion Antibodies is confident of significant revenue growth in the second half of the year

Commercial roll-out of services in six-month period lifts revenue

Just Eat  posted rapidly growing sales in the third quarter despite a backdrop of ‘softer consumer spending’. Photograph: Getty

Markets report: Irish index ends the day up on hopes for a more benign Brexit

The company’s medtech platform is a direct-to-consumer model for teeth straightening.

SmileDirectClub services available from Wednesday with shops and dental services

Gamers compete in an esports tournament at the Gaming Stadium in Vancouver.

Gaming drives demand for bandwidth

Samsung’s flagship phones use an ultrasonic fingerprint reader located underneath the screen to identify your registered fingerprints and unlock your phone without a password

Flagship phone has a fingerprint reader issue

Eir has unveiled its new TV service, signing up with Apple to be the first TV provider in the world to use the Apple TV 4K device as its sole set-top box.

Eir TV is first in the world to use Apple TV 4K as sole set top box

The agreement  will enable Irish companies to gain access to clinicians and key decision-makers in the US health network. Photograph: iStock

AdventHealth deal will see Irish companies get direct access to key market leaders

Gavin Slark, chief executive of Grafton Group. Photograph: Alan Betson

Economic uncertainty hits demand in UK and weighs on sentiment in Ireland

Ding chief executive Mark Roden: technology companies have is they “can’t get enough good talent”. Photograph: Eric Luke

Irish-based mobile top-up company expects to add up to 50 in Dublin in next six months

The Wave Plus is simplicity itself: Green is good, red is bad

Tech review: The device can detect radon, CO2 and other pollutants, but can’t fix them

Coral Movasseli, managing director of Girls in Tech’s Irish arm.

Girls in Tech eye wider role for women in the workplace, creating a dedicated platform for budding entrepreneurs

Keywords Studios is  among the companies competing for Technology Company of the Year

Keywords Studios, Cora Systems, FINEOS Corporation, Fenergo and Sidero compete for Technology Ireland’s software industry awards

The Nikon Z 50

Tech Tools: The camera has lots going for it for those who want to up their photography game

Pacum is a portable multifunctional vacuum

Tech Tools: This portable multifunctional vacuum could be a lifesaver in several respects

Evervault has its origins in a BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition project, Qcrypt, which involved research in cryptography and data privacy and won Shane Curran the overall top prize in the 2017 competition

Stripe backer Sequoia leading investment in Irish company founded by teenager

Mobile virtual network operator GoMo’s €10 offer has one other catch – it is only open to the first 100,000 customers who sign up.

Eir-owned network is offering €10 per month plans to first 100,000 customers to sign up

Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys. Photograph: Chris Bellew /Fennell.

Expansion will add 30 jobs over two years

The main priorities of Bank of Ireland’s new CFO, Myles O’Grady, will include delivering on a three-year financial plan. Photograph: Peter Muhly/AFP/Getty Images

Myles O’Grady to replace Andrew Keating later this week

US equity futures dipped after China appeared to pour cold water on a partial trade deal touted by President Donald Trump, saying it wanted to iron out details before signing it.

Markets report: Concerns over Brexit deal, China pours cold water on US trade offer

Artist’s impression of the €90 million redevelopment of a block in the Ardilaun Centre on St Stephen’s Green in Dublin

European Investment Bank loan will go towards planned upgarde of Stephen’s Green building

According to new data from the Central Statistics Office, in the year to September  there  were decreases in the cost of communications, which fell by 6.7 per cent. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Central Statistics Office monthly data shows consumer prices fell 0.2%

Eimear O’Carroll and Rhona Togher set up Restored Hearing  in 2009. Their first product was a tinnitus therapy to help reduce the hearing condition

Firm announces 18 new jobs as funding set to further commercialise its sound-absorbing technology

The Huawei P30 Pro has expandable memory, but with one caveat: the memory card is a Nano card, rather than a micro SD.

Array of upgrades to Samsung Galaxy Note 10+, iPhone 11 Pro and Huawei P30 Pro

 The backlash against Blizzard has been swift, with gamers and politicians  weighing in. There has been talk of a boycott, with #blizzardboycott trending on Twitter. Photograph: Michael Nelson/EPA

Calls for boycott as Blitzchung gets 12-month ban for Hong Kong protest support, forfeits $10,000 prize money

Where this device excels is on battery life, thanks to a new Qualcomm chip that gives it 13 hours under normal usage conditions.

Tech tools: dual-screened Surface Duo phone and Surface Neo tablet, but laptop also excels

Nixon’s Regulus watch is  priced €150

Tech Tools: Shock-resistant watch with five-year battery will keep most users happy

With companies such as Apple, Samsung, Bose, Sennheiser and Huawei pushing their wireless headphones, it is getting to be a competitive market.

Review: Two words alone justify the price of the WF-1000XM3 – noise cancelling

Sweepr founder Alan Coleman said the funding will be used to scale up Sweepr’s presence in its core markets, and also to expand its delivery and deployment capabilities

Irish tech firm’s voice-activated platform helps customers with their connected home

The Tile Sticker.

New trackers can be attached to almost any item

Elizabeth McMeikan is to join the board of Dalata Hotel Group.

JD Wetherspoon director Elizabeth McMeikan takes up role

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