Prof John Byrne, known as the ‘father of computing’ in Ireland. The school of computer science and statistics at Trinity College Dublin, which he set up,  this year marks its 50th anniversary

TK Whitaker may be known as the man who made modern Ireland, but the highly respected civil servant wasn’t the only person who helped make the State w(...)

Brian Caulfield of Draper Esprit in Ireland warned that “if you are a company looking to raise private equity money, then you’d better have a China strategy in place”.

If there is one noticeable trend in tech funding of late, it is how much interest private equity firms are taking in software companies, particularly (...)

JP Morgan Chase chief executive Jamie Dimon said he would sack anyone who traded bitcoin, saying it was best left to drug dealers and murderers. File photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters

Warren Buffett doesn’t like it. Fellow value investor Howard Marks thinks it’s a speculative bubble, as does hedge fund icon Ray Dalio. Allianz’s Moha(...)

Amazon boxes stacked in New York:  stock markets have been an excellent long-term investment is because of the huge returns generated by a tiny minority of superstocks such as Amazon. Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

Amazon recently celebrated its 20th birthday as a public company. And what a birthday it would have been if you’d bought shares back when the company (...)

The University of Melbourne is among the 45 third-level institutions planning on using Digitary’s platform

Digitary, a Dublin-headquartered company behind a popular digital documents platform used by third-level institutions across the world, has signed a d(...)

Nirvana is on Millionaire’s Row just beyond the Castleknock gate of the Phoenix Park.

Nirvana, located just beyond the Castleknock gate of the Phoenix Park, was built at the dawn of the new millennium, when the dotcom boom was at its ze(...)

Asavie chief executive Ralph Shaw:  firm’s profit rose to €11.2 million

Dublin-based internet of things (IoT) firm Asavie Technologies saw turnover jump by 109 per cent in 2015 as profits almost doubled. The company, whic(...)

The main keynotes at the RSA conference consistently focused on encryption. So did the conference’s annual highlight, its famed Cryptographers’ Panel comprising several legendary industry figures and digital cryptography pioneers. Photograph: Jim Wilson/The New York Times

Two decades ago, I attended my first RSA Security Conference in San Francisco, the largest annual security conference in the world. I didn’t know too(...)

A new National Security Agency (NSA) data gathering facility is seen under construction in Bluffdale, about 40 kms south of Salt Lake City, Utah. Photograph:  Jimmy Urquhart/ Reuters)

IIU, the private equity firm led by financier Dermot Desmond, has invested in Vahna, a cyber-security firm. The United States company is led by Brenda(...)

 Then chief executive of Baltimore Technologies Fran Rooney in 2000. Photograph: Pat Langan

I bought a small number of shares in Baltimore Technologies in 2000. Am I correct in thinking that these are of no value now?Mr TR, email Baltimore wa(...)