Rolling on: Irish Continental Group’s ferry Jonathan Swift in Dublin Port. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Monday Results: Irish Continental Group Indicators: Euro zone retail PMI (Feb); US factory orders (Jan). Meetings: Keeping Dublin Moving: Will Cars(...)

“Every year hundreds of start-ups seeking funding approach us. It is our job to assess them, and identify which ones are investment-ready before introducing them to potential investors”

More than 200 start-ups were set up with an introduction to investors by the Halo Business Angel Network (HBAN) in 2016, according to new figures. W(...)

John Phelan, HBAN’s national director: “We have seen ourselves how valuable angel investing is to companies.”

The Halo Business Angel Network (HBAN), which serves as a go-between to bring start-ups and investors together, is aiming to raise €6 million over a (...)

Angel investors are private individuals who invest in start-ups

Ireland’s tax regulations on early employee stock options and capital gains tax pose a risk to the growth of start-ups, a new report has claimed. T(...)

Fine Gael MEP Sean Kelly has said a British exit from the EU would “severely damage Irish trade”. Mr Kelly, a member of the European Parliament’s Int(...)

Living colour: Helen Steele in her studio, a converted duck hatchery, in Emyvale, Co Monaghan. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

An artist, fashion designer and printmaker working out of a converted duck hatchery in Co Monaghan, Helen Steele is known for her exuberant and playf(...)

Kieran Normoyle: ‘By adding heat back to the body we can increase survival times and increase the likelihood of someone being rescued.’ Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography

Proficiency with a sewing machine is not something normally associated with 25-year-old men, but stitching is just one of the skills Kieran Normoyle (...)

Independent Senator Feargal Quinn introduced the Gradam an Uachtaráin Bill 2015. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Independent Senator Feargal Quinn has called for the introduction of a State honours system to recognise exceptional achievement. He introduced a P(...)

From left:  Julie Sinnamon, chief executive Enterprise Ireland,  Olive O’Driscoll, chief executive AventaMed,   and Michael Culligan, national director HBAN

Angel investment has grown by an average of 44 per cent a year since 2008, with companies receiving such support last year expected to create some 70(...)

John Phelan, national manager for HBan: “HBan is well-positioned to help business angels find the right type of early-stage company and maximise their chances of a successful investment.”

Angel investment will help to create 700 jobs around Ireland by 2017, a result of €30 million in funding rounds last year. According to the Halo Busi(...)

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