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Bubbly investment: Champagne brand Armand de Brignac, owned by rapper Jay Z. LVMH’s Moet Hennessy has now taken a 50 per cent stake. File photograph: Francois Nascimbeni/AFP

Image of the week: House of Champagne With luxury conglomerate LVMH’s drinks subsidiary Moet Hennessy buying a 50 per cent stake in Armand de Brignac(...)

Ryanair flew into the pandemic with a relatively strong balance sheet. Photograph: Eric Luke

How do you weigh up the annus covidius horribilis of 2020 in words that don’t have to be asterisked? It was a year when a virus inflicted a brutal en(...)

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(...)

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(...)

SoundHound’s Katie McMahon: ‘Ireland has some real rock stars in voice.’

Ireland is home to some of the leading players in the voice tech space, one of the industry’s best known representatives has said. Speaking to The Ir(...)

Voysis chief executive Peter Cahill: “Our focus right now is on working with partners and getting as many deployments as possible”

This Christmas looks set to be a boom time for sales of voice-controlled speakers such as Amazon Echo and Google Home. According to figures put out by(...)

Science Foundation Ireland director-general Prof Mark Ferguson said the winners of the 2017 SFI awards reflected “the very best outputs and achievements of the Irish research community”.

Ireland is now operating “in the same ballpark” as major science-funding countries around the world, Science Foundation Ireland director-general Prof (...)

Peter Cahill, founder of voice technology group Voysis, which has opened its first UK office

Voysis, a Dublin-headquartered voice technology start-up that raised $8 million (€6.7 million) earlier this year, has opened its first office in the (...)