Ann Riordan went on to hold many other leadership positions in Ireland when she stepped down from Microsoft in 2000. Photograph: Eric Luke

In the mid 1990s, way before the Silicon Docks were a gleam in the Industrial Development Authority’s eye, when laptops were huge, heavy slabs and Net(...)

Martin Shanahan, Chief Executive IDA. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A company suing the Health Service Executive for alleged failure to pay for 350 ventilators sought at the start of the pandemic is separately suing th(...)

Brendan Kenny, deputy chief executive of Dublin City Council, Helene Schauer, (MVD, Austria) and David Silke, Housing Agency, at a seminar on Planning and Housing for the 21st Century as part of the Vienna Model of Housing Exhibition. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

What can Dublin housing experts learn from Vienna where two-thirds of the city’s inhabitants live in public housing was the question being asked at th(...)

 Leo Varadkar  and his partner, Matt Barrett, walk in the St Patrick’s Day parade on 5th Avenue in New York city last year. Photograph: Niall Carson/ PA Wire

The Government is to forge ahead with plans to send Ministers abroad for St Patrick’s Day visits in March, even though it may be forced to pass emerge(...)

Apple’s main Irish offices in Hollyhill, Cork, where it  employs some 6,000 people. Photograph: Michael MacSweeney/Reuters

Ray MacSharry objected to additional support being given to Apple in Cork when he was minister for finance in 1988, describing the company’s record in(...)

Apple’s planned data centre in Athenry had been scrapped earlier this year

The Supreme Court has reserved judgment on an appeal over whether An Bord Pleanála breached its obligations in how it approved the first phase of tech(...)

When it comes to research and development, Ireland is investing less than the EU average. Photograph: iStock

When it comes to research and development, Ireland is investing less than the EU average. And yet many sectors are forging ahead with R&D. So who (...)

“The likes of Discovery, Turner, they are all potential movers,” said Martin Shanahan, IDA head of the Industrial Development Authority.

First it was banks; now Ireland is targeting TV channels based in the UK who may need to relocate to an EU country after Brexit in order to continue b(...)

Independent4Change TD Clare Daly said the issue of the IDA having CPO powers should be questioned. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Legislation giving greater legal certainty for compulsory purchase orders on land required for industrial use, including in cases of foreign direct in(...)

Thomas Reid of Blakestown, Maynooth, Co Kildare, whose family had farmed the surrounding land for more than a century. Photograph: Feargal Ward

A few years ago on a rural back road in Co Kildare, the owner of a stone cottage draped black and white hand-painted signs over his gates. They signal(...)

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