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Alan Foy of Venturewave Capital: ‘It’s very hands-off. I’m not spending hours trying to get The Edge to put in more money.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Alan Foy might be spending his lockdown days convincing celebrities such as Hollywood actor Liam Neeson and members of U2 to invest in his new €100 mi(...)

Dropchef founders: Ryan Scott, Roman Grogan and Sam O’Byrne

VentureWave Capital, which is behind a new €100 million fund for Irish technology companies, has announced its first investment, with €2 million going(...)

Alan Foy and Brian Martin, managing partners at VentureWave Capital.

VentureWave Capital is now halfway to reaching the €100 million target for its new fund, which intends to invest in promising technology companies in (...)

New investment fund backers include U2’s Adam Clayton and The Edge. Seen here at work. Photograph: Tom Honan

Dublin-based private equity group VentureWave Capital has closed the first round of fundraising for a €100 million fund that will invest in technology(...)

David Cronin, the chief executive of the Ireland Funds has stepped down and has been replaced by Caitriona Fottrell, The Irish Times understands.

The chief executive of the Ireland Funds has stepped down and has been replaced by Caitriona Fottrell, The Irish Times understands. David Cronin was (...)

Michael Smurfit at the launch of his autobiography A Life Worth Living in 2014. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

At 83, entrepreneur and businessman Michael Smurfit is acutely aware of the danger that coronavirus poses to his health, which is why he has been coco(...)

President Donald Trump: address to the nation on March 11th was stilted, confusing and counter-productive. Photograph: Doug Mills/New York Times

Could this be Donald Trump’s Katrina moment? The presidency of George W Bush was defined by his response to the 2005 hurricane that devastated New Or(...)

Bagpipers march on 5th Avenue during the annual in New York City during the 2019 St Patrick’s Day Parade. Photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty

The St Patrick’s Day parade in New York City and the shamrock cermemony in the White House have been cancelled because of the coronavirus outbreak. (...)

Blueface founder Alan Foy, right, pictured in 2012 at the launch of a partnership with Three Ireland

Comcast, the US corporate behemoth that owns media networks Sky and NBC, has bought Irish cloud-based telecommunications provider, Blueface, for an un(...)

1. Which company has been charged with delivering high-speed broadband to rural Ireland? 2. In which city was the new Central Bank of Ireland governo(...)

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