John Concannon: will retain the assistant secretary pay grade of between €122,313 and €139,728  for his new appointment. Photograph: Alan Betson

John Concannon, who ran the soon-to-be-disbanded strategic communications unit, is taking up a new role as head of a Government project aimed at expan(...)

Since 1994, €1.9 billion has been invested in 605 companies under the four Enterprise Ireland seed and venture capital schemes. Photograph: iStock

Enterprise Ireland invested €72 million in 87 companies last year through its Seed and Venture Capital Scheme which supports the development of high-g(...)

iCabbi’s leadership team: Business development director Niall Prenty, back row left, Michael Tope, managing director, technical director and co-founder Niall O’Callaghan, front left, Gavan Walsh, co-founder chief executive, and Bob Nixon, sales director and co-founder. Photograph: Conor McCabe

A subsidiary of French car maker Renault has taken a 75 per cent stake in iCabbi, an Irish company that specialises in cloud-based taxi dispatch servi(...)

Tokyo, Japan: the country is Ireland’s biggest trading partner in Asia  but it is one of the most expensive locations in the Irish network of 80 overseas diplomatic missions

The Government is spending almost €23 million on land and a building to house a new Irish embassy in Japan and other State agencies including Enterpri(...)

“I’m a bit claustrophobic, so I was certainly out of my comfort zone.” Black Donkey brewer Richard Siberry

Near the village of Tulsk, Co Roscommon, there’s a small cave that was once known as the “gateway to the underworld”. It was here, they say, that Quee(...)

“The world of data is in upheaval because existing technology does not work,” says Data Chemist chief executive Kevin Feeney. Photograph: iStock

A Trinity College spin-out has developed technology to allow companies to make sense of masses of data often lying uselessly filed in a disorganised m(...)

Wisetek  chief executive Seán Sheehan said the new facility was “another milestone achievement” for the company in the continued growth of its US business.

Irish-based IT disposal and data destruction firm Wisetek has opened its new facility in Sacramento, California, creating 20 jobs in the US. Wisetek(...)

Bill Liao, managing partner, and Sean O’Sullivan, founder and managing partner: SOSV was last year ranked as the fourth-largest and most prolific accelerator investor in the world. Photograph: Barry Cronin

SOSV, a venture capital firm set up by Sean O’Sullivan, is looking to raise $250 million (€212 million) for a fourth investment fund. The firm, which(...)

Joseph Thompson AID:Tech chief executive and Niall Dennehy chief digital officer: founded in 2014, the firm was a finalist in The Irish Times Innovation awards in 2016

Aid:Tech, an Irish start-up using blockchain to distribute international aid in refugee camps, has raised an estimated €1 million from investors. Ent(...)

An initiative called Blockchain Ireland is to promote innovation and co-operation across companies working with blockchain technology.

IDA Ireland is looking to position the State as a leading centre for blockchain, the much-hyped technology that is expected to have a huge impact on (...)

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