Heather Humphreys: in call to Google said ‘Ireland had already been successful in reducing the burden on platforms’. Photograph: Eric Luke

Ireland achieved “significant improvements” to European copyright reforms to “allay the concerns” of Google and other major technology firms, a Minist(...)

Some €75 million in funding has already been allocated to 27 projects under the first round of the programme

Irish start-ups and more established tech companies will be able to tap an additional €100 million from a Government fund to work on projects focused (...)

Seán FitzPatrick: in 2017 a trial judge ordered his acquittal following the emergence of flaws in the ODCE’s investigation. Photograph: Getty Image

The State’s corporate law watchdog, Ian Drennan, says he will be “protected” from legal action if he is forced to give legislators a 450-page dossier (...)

1) A “Virtual Dementia Tour” will be brought to five locations this month as part of Carers Week 2019. The free tour is aimed at providing visitors wi(...)

Dr Ruth Freeman says challenge based funding ‘very much focuses on the end user application’

Six teams of researchers are competing for the €1 million Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Future Innovator Prize, a new challenge-based programme for(...)

Loans of up to €1.5m are available under the special Government  scheme at a maximum interest rate of 4%. Photograph: Getty Images

Less than a tenth of the money set aside for a special State loan scheme to help businesses prepare for Brexit has been sanctioned, sparking concerns (...)

An impression of Salesforce Tower located   to the immediate left of the Central Bank’s Docklands headquarters

US multinational tech company Salesforce has engaged in a major lobbying effort for a controversial plan to add extra storeys to its new Docklands hea(...)

At OpenSky’s offices, Naas (l-r): William Flanagan, commercial and technology director; Pat Breen, Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Business; and Michael Cronin, MD OpenSky

Technology company OpenSky is to add 80 jobs following a €2.5 million investment in expanding the company. OpenSky, which offers process automated s(...)

Prof Helen Whelton believes Ireland’s hospitals need to be scaled up. File photograph: Alan Betson

Prof Helen Whelton believes in the power of research to improve people’s lives and boost the economy. So much so, in fact, that she argues research in(...)

Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys said up to 300 freight, brokerage and cargo agents and clerks will be permitted work permits in the context of Brexit. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Rules on employment permits for non-European workers will be relaxed in an effort boost labour supply in the construction sector and ensure there are (...)

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