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Alltech chief executive Mark Lyons announcing details of the latest accelerator programme at Dogpatch Labs in Dublin. Photograph: Yohei Ishikawa

Ireland should focus more attention on developing its agtech start-up scene given the widespread expertise in agriculture, the chief executive and pre(...)

MagGrow chief executive Gary Wickham

Dublin-headquartered agritech company MagGrow has raised €3 million in funding. It says the money will be spend to support growth in target markets an(...)

SOSV founder Seán O’Sullivan: “Food and agriculture are areas that SOSV has been particularly active in.” Photograph: James Horan/Collins

The number of agrifood-tech investments in Ireland doubled last year as SOSV, the $300 million venture capital firm established by former Dragons’ Den(...)

Participants being put through their paces at the inaugural Pearse Lyons Accelerator programme at Dogpatch Labs

Irish agri-tech start-ups are once again being invited to apply for a prestigious three-month accelerator programme that culminates with an opportunit(...)

Agritechnica trade fair in Germany: Irish exhibitors this year include Combilift, Malone Farm Machinery, Athlone Extrusions, Mastek, and Burnside Autocy.  Photograph:  Getty Images

Enterprise Ireland is leading a group of 18 companies to fly the flag for the Irish agri-tech sector this week at Agritechnica 2017 in Hanover, German(...)

Founder of US-based animal health company Alltech, Dr Pearse Lyons, runs the accelerator with Dogpatch Labs. Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke

Two Irish firms are among 10 start-ups that have been selected from more than 180 applicants for an agritech accelerator to be run by Alltech and Dogp(...)

Liam Kavanagh, MD The Irish Times presenting The Irish Times Innovation 2016 overall award to Eamonn Boland, Barry Lunn, Marie Bourke, Valerie Somers and Denver Humphrey of Arralis

Limerick IT firm Arralis, which has developed a powerful radar and communications system for commercial use has won the overall ‘Innovation of the Ye(...)

Moocall’s chief executive Emmet Savage with  John Larkin, head of technology and marketing. ‘In our first 18 months in business we sold 13,000 units in 30 countries,’ says Savage. Photograph: Conor McCabe

When Dr Michael Smurfit describes a company as the best business he has encountered in 25 years it’s time to sit up and take notice. When that busine(...)

Judges of the 2016 awards: back, from left, Prof Pat Daly, Teagasc; Prof Pat Gibbons, UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School; Dr Paul Beaney, Ulster University; Robert Love, AbbVie. Front, from left: Dr Marion Boland, Science Foundation Ireland; Niall Campbell, KPMG; Michael McAleer. Photograph: Eric Luke

From cutting edge technology behind space exploration and autonomous cars, to a smart way to unload all those foreign coins we have stuffed away in d(...)

Ulster Bank’s headquarters in Dublin.  Photograph: Frank Miller

Royal Bank of Scotland is poised to kick off a search for a big private equity investor willing to invest in Ulster Bank in Ireland, the (...)