Brian Conlon

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Brian Conlon: His drive, ambition and determination inspired all who had the privilege to work with him.

On Sunday, Brian Conlon, one of Ireland’s leading entrepreneurs, died at just 53, following a battle with cancer. A technology pioneer, Conlon was a(...)

Ireland cannot continue to say “no,no,no” to international efforts for the reform of corporate taxes, according to the man leading the efforts to reach agreement at the OECD. Photograph: Alan Betson

Ireland should support the drive to reach an agreement on the reform of corporate taxes and cannot continue to say “no, no, no” to international effor(...)

Brian Conlon, founder and chief executive of First Derivatives, previously won the EY Entrepreneur of the Year award. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Brian Conlon, the founder and chief executive of Newry-based technology company First Derivatives, has died at the age of 53. Mr Conlon was widely co(...)

The German DAX graph  at the stock exchange in Frankfurt. Photograph: Reuters/Staff

European shares closed at their highest in more than a year on Thursday as Italian stocks surged on relief that Rome had avoided European Union discip(...)

First Derivatives provides software and consulting services to some of the world’s largest financial, hi-tech organisations and energy institutions

The chief executive of Newry-based First Derivatives, who set up the business in his mother’s spare bedroom, has netted an estimated £42.8 million (€4(...)

First Derivatives has completed its acquisition of the remaining minority stake in Kx Systems.

Newry-based First Derivatives has completed its acquisition of the minority shareholdings in Kx Systems, taking the company’s total stake in the busin(...)


Pretax profit at Newry-headquartered technology company First Derivatives increased 38 per cent to £16.7 million on the back of strong revenue growth (...)

First Derivatives chairman Seamus Keating said he would provide additional support to the company during this period.

Newry-headquartered technology company First Derivatives has informed investors that its founder and chief executive Brian Conlon has been diagnosed w(...)

Northern Ireland has seen an upsurge in visitors on the back of the success of the Game of Thrones - this stained glass installation at Belfast City Hall was set up to mark the success.

From a £12 million investment in a new manufacturing facility by Terex Corporation, one of the North’s longest-established US inward investors, to amb(...)

 Barbara Cafferty, a tour guide at Kilruddery House and Gardens, displaying her talents at the Abbey Theatre  as part of a Fáilte Ireland initiative to develop world-class visitor experiences at tourist attractions. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Beckett, Yeats, Synge – many luminaries have graced the Abbey Theatre, but few have exited stage left to escort tourists around the city. Yet tour gu(...)

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