David Finn, chief executive and founder of AmaTech. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

At the age of 43, David Finn decided to pack in his working career. He’d invented the contactless payment system, started a company, floated it on the(...)

 Julian de Spáinn, general secretary of Conradh na Gaeilge, Micheál Martin, of  Fianna Fáil, Aengus Ó Snodaigh, of Sinn Féin, and Seán Kyne, of Fine Gael, at the Mansion House, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

An investment plan backed by Irish-speaking groups has claimed that 1,100 new job opportunities could be created in Gaeltacht areas and through Irish-(...)

Brian Ó Domhnaill: investigation on hold for three years after he launched a legal challenge. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Standards in Public Office Commission investigation into alleged duplication of expenses claims by Fianna Fáil senator Brian Ó Domhnaill may resum(...)

The total paid by the Exchequer to non-party members of the Dáil and Seanad in 2014 was €812,989 - €563,859 to TDs and €249,000 to non-party members of the Seanad. Photograph: Thinkstock

The number of complaints of alleged unethical behaviour by politicians received by the Standards in Public Office Commission (SIPO) increased slightly(...)

Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton:  The Government has approved an investment by Údarás na Gaeltachta of €5 million research and development grant assistance to be paid over a period of five years to Randox Teo. Photograph: Eric Luke

More than 300 jobs are to be created at a Co Donegal medical plant by 2020. The Government has approved an investment by Údarás na Gaeltachta of €5 mi(...)

Nell Ní Shé, Caoimhe Ní Dhubhain, Orla Ní Dhubhain and Marta Ní Loinsigh welcoming guests to the official opening of the new €3.5 million Irish language and enterprise development centre. Photograph: Don MacMonagle

A new Irish language and enterprise development centre in the Kerry Gaeltacht is expected to boost the local economy to the tune of €7m. Located in B(...)

Daily speakers of Irish have fallen below a 67 per cent tipping point in 134 out of 155 electoral areas in the Gaeltacht, according to the report.   Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Irish is unlikely to be the majority spoken language in Gaeltacht areas in ten years time, a major report commissioned by Údarás na Gaeltachta has (...)

Former minister of state for the Gaeltacht Dinny McGinley

Enterprise Ireland has confirmed that it expressed concern almost two years ago about the sale of State-owned seaweed company Arramara Teoranta by Úd(...)

Residents of the Connemara community of Rosmuc have accused Údarás na Gaeltachta of trying to “airbrush” 1916 Rising leader Pádraig Pearse out of plans to build a cultural centre close to his former cottage

Residents of the Connemara community of Rosmuc have accused Údarás na Gaeltachta of trying to “airbrush” 1916 Rising leader Pádraig Pearse out of plan(...)

John T O’Sullivan CEO Bio Atlantis in Tralee, Co Kerry. Photograph: Domnick Walsh

It may not be as lucrative as the rare whale dung known as ambergris used in perfumes, but there’s floating gold flourishing on Ireland’s 7,800km coa(...)

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