Dermot McCarthy, Teagasc, presenting the award for Agrifood to Jack O’Connor and Declan O’Connor from BHSL. Photograoh: Conor McCabe Photography

A pioneering antimicrobial coating that kills 99.99 per cent of harmful bugs such as MRSA, has earned young Dublin company Kastus the overall Innovati(...)

BHSL co-founder Jack O’Connor: Limerick County Council told him  it was no longer permitted to spread chicken manure as fertiliser

Adversity became the mother of innovation for Limerick-based BHSL, which has developed a unique, patent-protected system to convert poultry manure int(...)

Biomass Heating Solutions Limited founders Jack and Declan O’Connor. The company has raised €12 million in the last year.

Irish agritech business Biomass Heating Solutions Limited (BHSL) has raised €7 million in new equity from a number of high-net-worth individuals. It h(...)

Donna Foster at the Central Criminal Court in Dublin after giving her victim impact statement. Photograph: Collins Courts

The victim of an attempted murder said she was left with physical, emotional and psychological scars from the “continuous, vicious and frenzied attack(...)

BHSL’s newly appointed chairman, former Kerry Group chief executive Denis Brosnan(left) at the company’s facility in Kantoher, Co Limerick.

Irish agritech business BHSL has appointed former Kerry Group chief executive Denis Brosnan as chairman of the company as it launches a process to ra(...)

Jack and Declan O’Connor, founders of Biomass Heating Solutions Limited: The company says the potential size of the US market opportunity is more than $500 million

Co Limerick-based agri-tech firm BHSL, which has pioneered a method for using poultry manure as an energy source, is to enter the US market after agre(...)

Rani Daly: Virtual assistant agency Miss Moneypenny is catching wave of interest in service in Ireland.   Photograph: Don Moloney/Press 22

What distinguishes your business from competitors? With most other virtual assistant agencies, you work with a freelancer directly, and you have to re(...)

Monika Dukarska is in the Irish team for European Championships next month.

These are busy times for Irish rowing. Neptune regatta, the first of the season, has drawn a big entry, and there are interesting developments in the(...)

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney says similar benefits to those in Cork would be seen in many other rural communities. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The ending of the milk quota regime could provide 4,000 more jobs in Co Cork by 2020, new research has found. However, it warns that Cork County Counc(...)

Centra says it plans to add 20 new shops to its Irish network in 2014, creating 400 new jobs. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill / THE IRISH TIMES  Photographer: Dara Mac Donaill / THE IRISH TIMES

Some 628 new jobs have been announced by several companies planning to expand their Irish operations in the coming year.Convenience store chain Centra(...)