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The Government has also been called upon to implement changes to the R&D tax regime promised in last year’s budget but yet to be enacted. Photograph: iStock

Start-up companies are facing ongoing issues claiming research and development (R&D) tax credits and some could go out of business before they re(...)

The €1.34 billion sale of offices and warehousing group Green Reit to Henderson Park late last year  marked a near 25 per cent premium to the Dublin-listed company’s share price. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Building a business that is so successful that Google swoops in to buy it is impressive. Doing it twice even more so. The tech giant paid a reported $(...)

The second set of seven winners of this year’s Irish Times Business Person of the Month Awards are among the country’s most accomplished business leaders. Photograph: Getty Images

From multimillion euro company sales to success in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic, the second set of seven winners of this year’s Irish Times Busin(...)

Liam Kavanagh, MD of The Irish Times, presents the Top 1000 Distinguished Leader in Business award to Breege O’Donoghue of Primark at last year’s Irish Times Business Awards. Photograph: Kieran Harnett

Some of the country’s leading business people and companies have been selected for the third annual Irish Times Business Awards, which are being held (...)

Profitero employs over 300 people across offices in Dublin, Boston, New York, London, Minsk, Shanghai and Tokyo

Analytics company Profitero, which was founded in Ireland, has closed a $20 million (€18.5 million) funding round and announced a new senior managemen(...)

While funding for tech companies in the Republic has slowed down since the onset of the crisis, it hasn’t dried up completely.

In a perfect world this would be a time of celebration for the Irish tech sector. With a number of high-profile deals for indigenous companies since t(...)

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(...)

Peter Cahill, co-founder of Voysis, which has been bought by Apple

Voysis, an Irish company that has developed technology that helps digital voice assistants understand natural language better, has been acquired by Ap(...)

Pointy is Google’s fourth acquisition in Ireland over the past decade

Mark Cummins and Charles Bibby, the founders of Irish technology company Pointy, have been chosen as The Irish Times Business People of the Month for (...)

Mark Cummins, co-founder Pointy. Google has only moved to acquire four Irish businesses to date out of more than 230 worldwide. Photograph:  David Fitzgerald/Web Summit via Sportsfile

Google’s purchase of retail technology start-up Pointy is noteworthy. For all its acquisitive tendencies, Google has only moved to acquire four Irish (...)

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