David Whelan

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David and Sandra Whelan, Immersive VR Education chief executive and chief operating officer respectively. David Whelan, CEO and Sandra Whelan, COO, Immersive VR Education. Picture by Shane O’Neill, SON Photographic

“I saw you going by there,” David Whelan says, sticking his head out the door of an inconspicuous office building as I search for our meeting place. (...)

A ruined Berlin in 1945. An Irish company has been honoured for its VR film on a bombing raid in the second World War.  Photograph: Fred Ramage/Keystone Features/Getty Images

An Irish company’s virtual reality recreation of a British bombing raid in the second World War on German capital Berlin featured in the Venice Film F(...)

Stills from the short film: ‘1943: Berlin Blitz’

Waterford-based Immersive VR Education has collaborated with the BBC for a new virtual reality-based short film that puts viewers in the shoes of a wa(...)

The landlords were seeking to take possession of the  TGI Friday’s premises at Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre later this week. Photograph: Chris Ison/PA Wire

A well-known Dublin city centre-based restaurant which employs 60 people faces being “put out of business” in a dispute with its landlords, the High C(...)

VR Education chief executive David Whelan conducts a choir in Oxford’s Balliol College chapel in a test of leadership skills. Photograph: Paul Kelly

Oxford’s Balliol College chapel is an unlikely setting to observe some of Ireland’s brightest business minds run into difficulty. A choir of eight pat(...)

‘Looking back on my younger self, I would probably focus even more on learning from both successes and failures and not sweat the small stuff!’ Siobhan Talbot, managing director, Glanbia

‘Don’t sweat the small stuff’ Siobhan Talbot, managing director, Glanbia To me, leadership is about creating an open, engaging environment where peo(...)

The judges for the Irish Times Business Awards, from left to right: Martin McVicar, managing director of Combilift; Margot Slattery, country president for Sodexo Ireland; Mark Ryan, a non-executive director; Cathriona Hallahan, managing director of Microsoft Ireland;  Caroline Keeling, chief executive of Keelings;  Shaun Murphy, managing partner of KPMG, and Dr John Hegarty, chairman of The Irish Times Trust

With the clock ticking down to the inaugural Irish Times Business Awards, in association with KPMG, a panel of judges met this week at Microsoft Irela(...)

Michael Carey, East Coast Bakehouse; Anne Heraty, CEO CPL Resources; and Kevin McLoughlin, partner lead for the EY EOY programme. Photograph: EY

The shortlist for the 2018 EY Entrepreneur of the Year (EOY) awards, now in its 21st year in Ireland, has been released with 24 finalists selected to (...)

David and Sandra Whelan, The Irish Times Business Person of the Month

Waterford-based Immersive VR Education founders David and Sandra Whelan are the recipients of The Irish Times Business People of the Month Award for M(...)

Peter FitzGerald, managing director of Randox Laboratories, which plans to invest £50 million to establish three new centres of excellence in the North. Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

From developing cutting-edge virtual-reality technology to steering the stock exchange, here we profile another four of the winners of The Irish Times(...)

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