Web Summit founder and CEO  Paddy Cosgrave delivers a speech on the opening day of the Web Summit in Lisbon on Monday. Photograph: Patricia de Melo Moreira/AFP via Getty Images

With rain coming down in buckets in Lisbon at the weekend, there were many who wondered if this year’s Web Summit might be a washout. That it was happ(...)

European companies have lagged counterparts in the US and Asia in creating tech unicorns

Plans to help boost the number of privately owned European companies valued at more than $1 billion (€820 million) are to be presented to the EU Commi(...)

Shorla Pharma founders Orlaith Ryan and Sharon Cunningham. The company raised €7.4 million last year to bring cancer drugs to market.

Female-founded tech companies in Ireland raised more than €100 million in funding last year for the first time. New figures published to coincide wit(...)

Street Art, Celtic Tiger Bertie by street artist ADW

The so-called Celtic Tiger was a dramatic period in Irish history when a troubled and economically backward country suddenly seemed to have discovered(...)

Martina Fitzgerald became RTÉ’s political correspondent in 2013. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Former RTÉ journalist Martina Fitzgerald is one of 20 people appointed by Minister for Health Simon Harris to the National Screening Advisory Committe(...)

Seahorse is a sharp and funny play about the anxiety of being a woman in modern Ireland.

Women’s day is leaking. The international day, which has been around for more than 100 years, these days sees events and campaigns starting days befor(...)

News anchors Keelin Shanley and Catriona Perry in the new TV news studio. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

The news agenda continues relentlessly, but this evening’s RTÉ news broadcasts will look different, thanks to a €1.4million revamp of the national bro(...)

Vicky Phelan and Martina Fitzgerald pictured at FemFest conference.Photograph: Tom Honan

Cervical cancer campaigner Vicky Phelan has criticised the “paternalistic, misogynistic” attitude of many in the medical profession. Ms Phelan was di(...)

Martina Fitzgerald became RTÉ’s political correspondent five years ago. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

RTÉ journalist Martina Fitzgerald is leaving the State broadcaster after being replaced as political correspondent earlier this month. The broadcast(...)

Marking the centenary of women’s suffrage at Leinster House in January 2018 were (back row, from left): Seán Ó Fearghaíl, Ceann Comhairle, Alice Mary Higgins, Catherine Martin, Fiona O’Loughlin, Ivana Bacik, Denis O’Donovan, Cathaoirleach, and Senator Gabrielle McFadden; (front row, from left): Meg O’Brien, Megan O’Malley and Evelyn O’Keeffe. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

This year marks the centenary of the passing of the 1918 Act which provided Irish women with the right to vote for the first time. Legislation passed (...)

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