President Michael D Higgins has warned that speculative markets and rating agencies are now seen as having more power than elected parliaments in addressing economic problems. Photograph: Eric Luke /The Irish Times

Speculative markets and rating agencies are now seen as having more power than elected parliaments in addressing economic problems, President Michael (...)

The Webworks at Fosters stret, near the main railway station in Galway

A high-quality office development partially funded less than five years ago in Galway city centre by Enterprise Ireland (EI) is to be sold off at a fr(...)

The Government today launched a new €175 million investment scheme to promote job creation in the SME sector.The Seed and Venture Capital Scheme, prom(...)

Five hopefuls pit their wits in pursuit of a single goal

The Irish Times FUSION programme is down to the final 10 start-ups. FUSION is an experimental initiative to explore the future of advertising, an area(...)

Mark Sheeran (right) with Damian McDonald of Horse Sport Ireland
New Innovator: ComfyBed

Laois-based timber company, CJ Sheeran, believes in getting every last ounce of added value from the wood it uses to manufacture pallets, packa(...)

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton has welcomed the announcement of 100 new jobs by three Enterprise Ireland backed firms. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times.

Three companies have announced plans to take on more than 100 staff over the next three years after receiving investment from Enterprise Irelan(...)

From left: Glanbia chairman Liam Herlihy, group managing director John Moloney, Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan and Glanbia Ingredients Ireland chief executive Jim Bergin at the official breaking of ground yesterday for Glanbia’s Belview plant in Co Kilkenny. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan.

Food ingredient giant Glanbia has given itself less than two years to complete a €150 million processing facility at Belview Port, Kilkenny, ai(...)

Paddy Cosgrave at the Dublin Web Summit

The recent spate of technology companies opening European headquarters here and expanding pre-existing Irish operations is yet more confirmatio(...)

VBC founder Alan Dowling: “Some did say it [the hologram] was weird, some people did run, but by and large, they thought it was great.”

The roots of VBC’s story began in 2011 when founder Alan Dowling’s signage business shut its doors. In the aftermath, he signed up for a Back t(...)

Ken Kelleher, chairman of the Little Island Community Association, outside Pfizer’s plant in Little Island, Cork, today. Photograph: Provision

Pfizer will lose its Little Island manufacturing plant in Cork in the latest phase of restructuring by the company of its Irish operations. (...)

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