IRES Reit CEO Margaret Sweeney. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Scheme approved under the Strategic Housing Development planning process

CRH chief executive Albert Manifold acknowledged that Brexit uncertainty had hit the Irish group’s UK business. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Group reports record earnings of €1.54bn for first half

The Tangram Factory Smart Rope

Tech Tools: The rope counts calories, sets goals and saves data to your phone, for €90

Review: Whether you use it as a tablet or regular PC, it will tackle most tasks with ease

Tech Tools: Mini-drone takes selfies with the greatest of ease – but it’ll cost a lot more

Allen Martin, Partner, Kernel Capital; Ken Flockhart, CEO, Silform; Mervyn McCall, Chairman, Silform; Paul McClurg, Head of Business Banking Belfast, Bank of Ireland UK.

Silform Technologies will use funding to build pilot factory for its unique process

The social network has added a new tool that will allow users to see what data is being shared by third party websites with Facebook

How to stop companies sharing information on your online activity with Facebook

‘Dublin’s talent and its tech ecosystem make it the perfect place for our first European office,’ said ActiveCampaign founder Jason VandeBoom

Company says initial hires will be in support, sales, customer service and marketing

Hostelworld said revenue was down but average booking value was up.

Accommodation booking platform says growth strategy is progressing well

Giving users the option to delete that information will mean fewer advertisements for products you have been browsing following you around the web. Photograph: PA

Users will be able to see activity linked to browsing on other websites

Michael Carvill, Kenmare Resources

Mining company declares maiden dividend

A well at Barryroe. Photograph:  Finbarr O’Rourke

Apec funding has yet to reach the exploration firm’s account

If you don’t mind sharing your opinion – and who doesn’t? – there are plenty of opportunities to do so and get paid for it into the bargain. The rate isn’t always great, and some surveys can take up to 15 minutes, but if you do a couple a week the money can build up. Photograph: Getty Images

You may not get rich, and it can be hard work, but there are opportunities online

Photograph: iStock

Heather Humphreys asks for review of market as cost of premiums spiral

Tech Tools: Smart locks don’t always live up to expectations, but Fido makes bold claims

The S Pen  that comes with Samsung’s updated Tab S6 has the air gestures that were also revealed for the Note 10.

Tech Tools: Range features 10.5-inch display and quad speakers

Results are out and you are all set for college life: but what tech should you stock up on?

Dell Technologies general manager for Ireland Mark Hopkins: ‘I think we sometimes we overplay the digital native card. It’s not just that generation, it’s all of us who are going to be continuing to work from 2030.’

Dell report predicts how technology will shape offices of the future

OnePlus has a lot of support from Android fans.

Tech review: OnePlus manages to hit the right notes with consumers

5G has arrived: the mobile technology promises faster speeds and more

5G promises faster speeds and a big jump in data generation – which raises privacy issues

The sale of financial services company IFG  values the group at £206 million. Photograph: iStock

Sale of financial services firm needs court approval, with date set for end of August

Deliveroo said it was a “unique opportunity” to modernise Ireland’s employment legislation. Photograph: Alan Betson

Delivery group proposes ‘charter for secure and flexible work’ for on-demand economy

Acquisition of Finovation and My Future Now by Legal & General Retail Retirement will support the UK firm’s retirement and defined-contribution pensions business.  Photograph: Alessia Pierdomenico

Legal & General acquires Irish pension advisory company

Dublin Airport spatial data manager Morgan Crumlish receiving the award from Jack Dangermond, co-founder and president  of Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI)

Workers can remotely report safety issues and collect detailed reports of incidents in the airport

Photograph: iStock

Had enough of Google Assistant? Sick of Siri? Here’s how to shut them down

Tony Hanway, chief executive of Virgin Media Ireland. ‘We’re seeing a massive growth in consumer and business activity across our network,’ he says. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Parent Liberty Global sees operating income drop 44 per cent in second quarter

Symfonisk speakers blend into livingrooms with ease

Tech Tools: New speakers for €99 also double as a lamp

Aviva’s life business was boosted by the 2018 takeover of Friends First. Photograph: Reuters

General insurance business profit falls in first half of year

Wicked Ball is smart enough to keep your pet entertained, even when you’re not there.

Tech tools: Wicked Ball will react to your cat and dog to keep it entertained

  &Open cofounder Jonathan Legge:  ‘I would like to think more we’re trying to fix something, I know, disruption is about fixing stuff as well. But our starting point is, let’s fix this.’  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Dublin firm &Open combines old school values with tech to help clients retain customers

The Samsung Note 10+ (left) and Note 10 smartphone. Photograph: Martyn Landi/PA Wire

Can Samsung win people over with not one but two new Notes?

The new Samsung Note 10+ comes with a 6.8-inch screen, while the Note 10 has a 6.3-inch screen. Photograph: Ciara O’Brien

Phone maker offers Note devices in two sizes for first time

Huawei Watch GT: Don’t expect the features you get with an Apple Watch or the Samsung Galaxy Watch

Tech review: Huawei has sacrificed the bells and whistles in pursuit of longer battery life

Brendan McAtamney, chief executive of UDG Healthcare. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Underlying growth and acquisitions behind rise, healthcare services company says

Applegreen CEO Bob Etchingham: ‘The deal moves us up the food chain.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Forecourt retailer is entering into consortium to buy Connecticut business

The company last week warned that it could have to cut up to 900 pilot and cabin crew jobs in the face of delayed aircraft deliveries, which are hitting growth plans, falling fares and rising costs. Photograph: Reuters/Hannah McKay/File

Two unions submitted separate play claims at different times to the airline

Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

But growth threatened by Boeing delays, fare cuts and Brexit effect

US stocks tumbled to a one-month low on Friday. Photograph: Reuters

Iseq down 1.6% but other European markets much harder hit

Apple said: “As the largest taxpayer in the world, we know the important role tax payments play in society.” Photograph: Getty Images

International business paid $6.66 billion in tax across several countries

KBC is is also offering additional incentives such as money off home insurance for new residential mortgage customers. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Cuts of up to 0.55 percentage points on 2- and 10-year loans

Uniphar chief executive Ger Rabbette said the  acquisition will help Uniphar expand its global footprint

Healthcare services company says Durbin will grow its product access division

Kernel Capital partner Allen Martin; Automated Intelligence’s CEO Simon Cole and CFO Fergus McIlduff; Invest NI director of corporate finance William McCulla; and Bank of Ireland’s head of regional business banking NI Niall Devlin

Company will use funding to focus on growing business in new markets in Europe

White Noise Sound Pebble: A recipe for a stress-free sleep?

White Noise Sound Pebble offers six different sounds for peace and quiet

The Ring Video Doorbell Pro allows you to be ‘at home’ even when you’re not

Review: Every time you open the door, anyone with access to app for your doorbell can see – and hear – what’s going on

The avatar of Bugha of the US is seen on the top during the final of the Solo competition at the 2019 Fortnite World Cup. Photograph:  Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images

The online game's world cup had a prize fund of $30 million

An appraisal well at Barryroe, off the coast of Cork. Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke

Irish exploration company sets August 2nd deadline for receipt of funding

Ryanair said profit after tax was €243m for the three months to June 30th. That was down 21%  from €309m  a year earlier, but ahead of analysts’ predictions which had forecast a profit of €232m.  Photograph: Regis Duvignau/File Photo/Reuters

Irish airline says revenue rose 11% to €2.3bn, aided by it cutting average fares 6% to €36 over the first quarter of its financial(...)

The Panasonic Lumix S1.

Tech tools: The camera aimed at professionals and serious amateurs

‘Children with unlimited, unsupervised access are in a vulnerable place.’ Photograph: Getty Images

Worried about what your kids might see on the internet? Don’t shut down – take control

Nintendo Switch Lite: a sacrifice worth making?

Tech Tools: Play games with a slightly smaller screen but for €80 cheaper

Tixserve has signed a deal with the Rugby Football Union in the UK to provide a secure digital ticket delivery system for Twickenham stadium.

RFU is aiming to improve customer service

Photograph: iStock

Company reports loss of 130,000 subscribers in the US and misses international targets

Orreco has already signed a deal with the Atlanta Hawks.

Deal with NBPA will see company provide player bio analytics

The Show 5 is perfect for checking up on the feed from your baby monitor, or checking out who is at the door if you have a Ring doorbell

The miniature Echo device makes a handy bedside alarm clock – just ignore the camera

The Canon Powershot G7 Mark III has a fold-out viewfinder

Tech tools: A compact camera for content creators, with microphone input included

Teckro’s Gary Hughes: “People are attracted to a company where they can make a positive impact. Our products are very much focused on healthcare and new therapies.”

New hires will be in engineering, data science, design and usability, quality and product management

Forky: What more could you want?

Tech tools: Add to the stash of Toy Story merchandise with the newest cast member

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, lunar module pilot for Apollo 11, on the moon on July 21st,1969. Photograph: Neil Armstrong/Nasa/via Reuters

Systems behind Apollo 11 were thousands of times less powerful than a modern phone but they did not crash or malfunction

Instagram is about to roll out a test in Ireland that will see the like count on posts hidden from public view. Photograph: Getty Images

Social media firm is hiding the like count to turn the focus to content

How the new changes will look.

Hung up on likes? Instagram is testing a new feature that will hide likes on photographs

While technology can be used to pick up certain content  and prevent it from even being uploaded to the site, humans play an important role. Photograph: iStock

You might get snared in the complex web of community guidelines – but instant bans are rare

Uniphar chief executive Ger Rabbette pictured and Maurice Pratt, chairman. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Company raises €135 million in IPO, with potential to add further €15 million to total

Ryanair is looking at cutting its bases from winter as the delays in the delivery of new aircraft are expected to hit passenger growth.

Delays in delivery of 737 Max aircraft will hit summer passenger growth

The takeover of INM requires High Court approval. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

€145.6m takeover has already been backed by shareholders

Albert Manifold, chief executive of CRH. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The deal valued at €1.64bn concludes CRH’s exit from the distribution business

Dublin city centre. Photograph: iStock

New app gives council another weapon in enforcing its truck ban for Dublin

Tony O Reilly Jnr, chief executive of the Providence Resources. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Exploration company says transfer is expected to be completed shortly

Photograph: iStock

Find out how to capture your Mac, iOS, Android and Windows screen

US president Donald Trump arrives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Friday. US stocks edged higher and the dollar fell as hopes rose for an imminent interest rate cut. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

Talk of interest rate cut keeps US markets buoyant, but data from China disappoints

Housebuilder Abbey said a lower contribution from its UK housing division would likely “materially impact” overall group profit.  Photograph: iStock

Company warns of lower contribution from UK as outlook remains uncertain

Photograph: iStock

Google Translate supports 89 languages with its newest update

An appraisal well at Barryroe, off the coast of Cork. Photograph:  Finbarr O’Rourke

Funding had been due to land on July 9th

Recruitment company says second half of year saw a good performance

While it’s handy and easy to use, €600 is a lot for what amounts to an expensive toy

Hot Wheels Smart Track Kit: two Hot Wheels ID racers, a smart portal and a stretch of track.

Tech Tools: Speed around a smart track and monitor your stunts with an app

Sony ear buds: no more wires

Tech Tools: Quick-charge, touch-controlled buds bring sound right into your ear

The winners of Techies 4 Temple Street, Zen Mob, who represented Zendesk.

Annual treasure hunt draws largest crowd to date with 165 teams taking part

The Huawei P30 Pro

Google Pixel 3a XL merits close look if you plan to purchase a new mid-range phone in near future

Schools project presented at conference in San Diego, becoming first schools from outside US to take to the stage

Twitter has been heavily criticised for how it handled abuse cases in the past, with some groups feeling the new rules it implemented at various stages over the past couple of years to try to deal with the ongoing issue were not enough.

Platform bans talk of ‘rats’ and ‘viruses’ in connection with protected groups

Social networks can always do more. Instagram’s move will not stamp out all bullying on social media, but it might make a few people think about their behaviour.  Photograph: iStock

Instagram may be clamping down on bullies, but what about the rest?

Corvil chief executive Donal Byrne on stage at the Web Summit. File photograph

Combined company will trade under Pico brand but keep Corvil name for services

Origin chief executive Tom O’Mahony. Photograph: Eric Luke

O’Callaghan Properties will buy the land subject to securing certain approvals

Twenty-eight Loganair flights will pass through Carlisle Lake District Airport every week

Stobart-owned airport has links to Dublin, Southend and Belfast

Credit unions represent more than 480,000 members and combined assets of more than €3 billion. Photograph: iStock

Metamo will develop new financial products and services

Bulmers maker C&C will apply for listing on the FTSE. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

C&C preparing to extend brand outside Dublin as it moves to London FTSE listing

Tech Tools: New full-size version to be unveiled in December

Beasts of Balance: keep the tower rising and your beasts alive.

Tech Tools: stack up animals jenga-style until they eventually tip over

Puro Sound Labs PuroQuiet ANC headphones:  They’ll set you back £70 from Amazon.

Excellent wireless and volume-limited audio solution that may outlast less-sturdy models

Derek Allgood, Ebay’s vice-president of international customer experience: “We’re going to get smarter, for Ireland specifically we’re going to grow.”

Derek Allgood is rolling out the auction website’s retail expansion programme

Tom McCarthy: “As part of your induction into the Pioneer winners’ groups you have group calls with other Pioneer winners”

Winning projects get $7,000 in funding, a round trip to Silicon Valley and the mentorship of experts

Silicon Valley Bank initially committed to investing $100m in Ireland, but in 2016 it said it would double that over five years. The bank reached its $200m target within two years.   Photograph: iStock

New commitment to technology and life sciences companies will bring total amount brought to Irish market to $500m by 2024

Ryanair aircraft at Dublin Airport. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Rolling annual passenger totals now 10% higher at 146.5 million

Teckro uses information retrieval and machine-learning technologies to help make clinical trials simpler and more transparent for doctors. File photograph: Getty Images

Company appoints former Icon executive Brendan Buckley as chief medical officer

Grafton Group chief executive Gavin Slark. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Deal was announced in April with a €131m price tag

‘Airbnb has transformed the way people travel,’ says the company. File photograph: Getty Images

Company arrives at total figure by combining host income and guest spending in State

Ion Solutions has been bought for an undisclosed sum.

Deal means Ion Solutions to become part of larger CT Europe & Middle East group

The scale of recommended pay outs includes over €19,000 in general damages for a finger sprain, almost €28,000 for a minor wrist sprain and €20,000 for minor soft tissue damage in the foot. Photograph: iStock

Insurance experts say medical expenses, loss of wages should be awarded

Google has promised a feature that lets users automatically delete their location history and activity. Photograph: iStock.

Promised feature allows users to set a three or 18-month expiry on some data

Gardens International: Nordic Aviation Capital plans expansion in Limerick building.

Company to take remaining three floors in Gardens International building

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