Plynk co-founders Charles Dowd and Clive Foley. Photograph: iStock

Money messaging app Plynk is creating 40 jobs in its Dublin headquarters as part of its European expansion. Over the next year the company plans to (...)

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Wall Street: Six of the 11 major S&P indexes were lower on Thursday, with the financial index’s 1.59 per cent fall leading the decliners. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

European shares closed in positive territory on Thursday after the European Central Bank reaffirmed its ultra-easy policy stance and said details on t(...)

Emer Duffy of Sage; Skillnets’ Tracey Donnery; Women ReBOOT participant Laura Murphy and Paul Sweetnam, Ibec, launching the new programme

One reason for the lack of women working in the technology sector is that there is a pipeline problem. Aside from maternity leave, women are more like(...)

Apple chief executive Tim Cook: “We must not witness or permit such hate and bigotry in our country, and we must be unequivocal about it.”

Apple chief executive Tim Cook has belatedly joined other US business leaders in criticising president Donald Trump over his reaction to the recent vi(...)

Mastercard said the claim was “completely unsuitable to be brought under the collective actions regime”. Photograph: Joan Cros Garcia/Corbis via Getty Images

A proposed £14 billion (€15.4 billion) class-action lawsuit against Mastercard is being revived after lawyers filed to appeal against a ruling that ba(...)

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary: prices are expected to have the biggest overall influence on the airline’s performance. Photograph: Robin van Lonkhuijsen

THIS WEEK JULY 24th Monday Results: Ryanair Holdings, Alphabet, Christian Dior, Halliburton, Hasbro, Hyundai Indicators: Euro zone composite, man(...)

Mastercard Labs is focused on innovative payment solutions such as the QKR app.s

Losses continued to worsen last year at the Irish subsidiary of Mastercard, which employs more than 200 at its fintech-focused research and developmen(...)

Jamie Woodhouse, Accenture: “One of the things we are seeing is that a lot of problems and opportunities in the market come back to data.”
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Ireland is one of the best countries in the world to set up and scale a business in the exciting new area of fintech, the application of the latest co(...)

PayPal: deepening its foothold in the world of in-store commerce. Photograph:  David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

PayPal has struck a deal with Visa that enables it to issue debit cards in Europe, as the online payments service company moves further into tradition(...)