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The $400 million (€369 million) acquisition of Irish chipmaker Decawave by Apple supplier Qorvo in late January is the largest European exit of the year so far

The sale of two Irish technology companies represented the biggest exits across Europe during the first quarter, new data shows. Overall, European ex(...)

The biggest year for VC investment in the Republic was 2016 when a record $708 million was invested in Irish companies

Irish companies raised $518.9 million (€472 million) in venture capital (VC) funding last year across 185 deals, new figures show. This was down on t(...)

Some users may be exempt, the company said, if they had an “established record of positive reviews”.

Airbnb has begun restricting some bookings from under-25s in an effort to prevent so called “party houses” spiralling into violence. In a pilot progr(...)

WeWork has four live locations in Dublin and is also taking space in the redeveloped former Central Bank building on Dame Street. Photograph: The New York Times

The We Company, which owns WeWork, on Wednesday filed with regulators for an initial public offering and published detailed financial statements for t(...)

MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS LINE ICON

(BLM) (Bloomberg) – Hellman and Friedman’s $11 billion deal for Ultimate Software Group is the latest mega buyout that shows private equity firms are (...)

Trinity College Dublin is ranked in 46th spot globally, up two places compared with 2017. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Trinity College Dublin continues to produce more entrepreneurs than any other university in Europe, according to new independent research. A report c(...)

The US start-up visa programme passed during Barack Obama’s presidency of the US has been under assault since the election of President Donald Trump. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

The US start-up visa, passed with much fanfare during the twilight of Barack Obama’s presidency, was supposed to draw thousands of foreign entrepreneu(...)

Elaine Coholan, left and Jenny Synott founders of Dublin Cookie Company on Thomas Street, Dublin: ‘We were motivated by the idea of creating something out of nothing.’ Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Dusty university charters tend to be dedicated to lofty ideals such as the advancement of literature, science and art. These days, they seem just as d(...)

A March for Europe demonstration against Brexit  in  London on Sunday.  The British capital is home to more than four in 10 of Europe’s start-ups valued at over $1 billion. Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters

Venture capital investment in European start-ups dropped by more than a third in the second quarter, contributing to anxiety about the continent’s tec(...)

A customer buys an item using her credit card and Square, a mobile credit card reader, at a farmers’ market in Union Square Park in New York

Mobile payments company Square is set to price shares for its initial public offering late Wednesday in what is expected to be a harbinger for how ot(...)

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