Donald Trump: Last July, more than 140 inventors, entrepreneurs, engineers, investors, researchers and business leaders in the technology sector wrote a protest letter against him. Photograph:  Dominick Reuter/AFP/Getty Images

With Donald Trump’s inauguration as the 45th president of the United States just two days away, there must be quite a few business leaders who are ner(...)

Yelp chief executive Jeremy Stoppelman dispatched the Irish workforce in the company’s European headquarters in Dublin with one line via a conference call. Photograph: Jim Young/Reuters

If the way web company Yelp broke the recent news of job losses at its European headquarters in Dublin is anything to go by, chief executive Jeremy St(...)

Stoppelman pulled the plug on the future of its Dublin operation in a conference call with institutional analysts. He rattled it off like he was reading the ingredients off a box of wholegrain wheat snacks. Photograph: Jim Young/Reuters

To yelp is to cry out or bark, usually in pain. And so it must have felt on Wednesday for the near 100 employees at the Dublin office of Yelp. com, th(...)

“There’s not a lot of forgiveness for technology companies right now,” says analyst as Yelp reports first quarter loss.

Yelp, the operator of user-review websites, fell to its lowest intraday level since 2013 after the company’s profit and sales forecast missed analyst(...)

Peter Thiel, co-founder of PayPal:  is an investor in companies including Airbnb, the big-data company Palantir, the spaceflight provider SpaceX and payments company Stripe, four of the most valuable tech companies in Silicon Valley today. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/PA Wire

The ride-hailing app Uber, the Irish-founded payment start-up Stripe, the apartment rental site Airbnb, and other darlings of the next generation of S(...)

Tech entrepreneur Peter Thiel: confirmed as a speaker at The Summit in November

Tech entrepreneur Peter Thiel, co-founder of online giants such as PayPal as well as analytics and security firm Palantir Technologies amongst others,(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny speaks with John Hinshaw (2nd R), executive vice president of technology and Operations for Hewlett Packard and Martin Murphy (L), managing director of Hewlett Packard Ireland, at the company’s headquarters office in Palo Alto, California recently. Photograph: Josh Edelson/IDA Ireland/Handout via Reuters

The Taoiseach touched down in Silicon Valley on Wednesday June 4th on the Aer Lingus direct flight for his second official visit to the technology mec(...)

California governor Jerry Brown claimed Ireland’s ‘creative accounting’ had lured computing giant Apple. Photograph: Jim Wilson/The New York Times

California governor Jerry Brown said Ireland had attracted so much of the business of computer, phone and tablet maker Apple, which is based in the We(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny with John Hinshaw (2nd R), executive vice president of technology and Operations for Hewlett Packard and Martin Murphy (L), managing director of Hewlett Packard Ireland, at the company’s headquarters office in Palo Alto, California yesterday.

Yelp, the online local “urban guide,” has announced that it is setting up a new European headquarters in Dublin with plans to create more than 100 job(...)

Enda Kenny is due to meet Facebook chief executive Sheryl Sandberg tomorrow. Photograph: Barry Cronin

Taoiseach Enda Kenny will arrive in the United States today for a three-day visit to San Francisco and Silicon Valley, where he will meet senior exec(...)