Coveney has denied he effectively offered Ms Zappone the special envoy job before his officials carried out the work to create it, and that her contact to him amounted to lobbying. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Labour Party will support a motion of no confidence in Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney over his handling of the appointment of Katherin(...)

In 2020, GenoME Diagnostics won All Ireland Best New Start Company in the Intertrade Ireland Seedcorn competition. Photograph: iStock

Ovarian cancer diagnostics company GenoME Diagnostics has raised £300,000 (€347,000) in seed funding. The Queen’s University Belfast spin-out develop(...)

Hban investors have ploughed more than €120 million into Irish start-ups since it formed 14 years ago.

Angel investors continued to back Irish start-ups last year despite the coronavirus pandemic, new figures show. Investors associated with the Halo An(...)

In the new year, any product travelling to, from or through the UK will need to have a customs declaration. Photograph: iStock/Getty Images

We may live in uncertain times but one thing is for sure – Brexit is happening on January 1st. The UK already departed the European Union on January (...)

Colin Henehan, Hban MedTech Syndicate chairperson; Michael Furey, Ronspot Solutions founder; and Ultan Faherty, Hban Coordinator for the West Region

Ronspot, an Irish start-up that has developed an employee space management solution, has raised more than €650,000 in investment. The company intends(...)

Jason Leonard: ‘All along the way we have been working with our suppliers to assess what impact Brexit will have on them and to see what steps they are taking.’

Ballybay, Co Monaghan-based Leonard Engineering is a fourth-generation structural steel company with roots dating to 1901. It employs 75 people direct(...)

Northern Ireland lags the Republic when it comes to remote working, with 18%  of workers operating from home compared to 41%  in the South. Photograph: Getty Images

More than half of Ireland’s businesses are in decline following Covid-19 lockdowns, according to cross-Border trade body Intertrade Ireland. The org(...)

Technology companies have heeded the call to alleviate the crisis.

Many Irish businesses may be on hold, but whether it is providing supports for frontline workers or helping to come up with diagnostic solutions, tech(...)

Thomas Soliman, co-founder and director of Belfast-based GreatVine

Thomas Soliman is co-founder and director of Belfast-based GreatVine Ltd which employs four people. What was your reaction when you heard that the UK(...)

While funding for tech companies in the Republic has slowed down since the onset of the crisis, it hasn’t dried up completely.

In a perfect world this would be a time of celebration for the Irish tech sector. With a number of high-profile deals for indigenous companies since t(...)

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