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Eason’s flagship store on O’Connell Street in Dublin. The sale of the property has been delayed due to the impact of Covid-19 on the economy.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

It was a momentous day in the landmark Apple tax case involving Ireland. Read Joe Brennan’s piece on how the EU’s second highest court struck down the(...)

Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe – new president of the Eurogroup. Photograph: AFP via Getty

Paschal Donohoe’s appointment as head of the powerful Eurogroup for the next two and a half years puts the Republic at the centre of discussions on th(...)

‘I worry about the detrimental impact of any more delays on Ireland’s start-up community as a whole,’ says Dogpatch  co-founder and chief executive Patrick Walsh

When Dogpatch labs in Dublin’s CHQ reopened its doors last Monday there was a slew of budding entrepreneurs champing at the bit to get back inside. “T(...)

Emergency lighting specialist Ventilux’s   temperature scanner  can capture data from people on the move.

Two of the most obvious examples of companies pivoting to meet immediate Covid-19 needs are alcohol producers using their raw materials to make saniti(...)

The Bath Pub in Ballsbridge is serving pints to local customers with a delivery service. Liam Tilly of Bath Avenue Gardens is pictured  accepting a pint from Brian O’Malley of The Bath. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw / The Irish Times

Some of the country’s biggest law firms have implemented pay cuts and decided against paying bonuses and profits to partners this year, as a response (...)

The main element of the RespiraSense solution is a discrete wireless sensor pad which is attached to the patient’s ribs

The entrepreneurs that typically hit the headlines are those whose businesses make it big fast, but for most start-ups the road to success is long and(...)

Staff may have to wear protective gear when working in stores when they begin to re-open

Temperature checks for staff and customers, mandatory staff Covid-19 testing, and no price promotions to prevent “surge consumption” are among measure(...)

Karina Kelly, CEO of Content Llama: ‘One of the biggest headaches for retailers when starting a website or updating an existing one is getting stock onto their platform’

It was literally “on yer bike” last week for skincare entrepreneur Tara Leader when the Coronavirus put paid to her trips to the post office to send o(...)

Dr Patrick Cronin and Dr Michal Osiak. Dr Cronin says the healthcare sector needs to recognise that coatings are not ‘nice to have’ but a solution that can play a key strategic role in disease prevention.

While the fallout from coronavirus has shuttered and silenced businesses across the island, the phones at surface-coating technology company Kastus ha(...)

‘We learnt a few valuable lessons from our first outing with PaidAide,’ says Ciaran Brennan. ‘The first is that it’s very hard to run a technology-based business if your technology is outsourced.’

The hardest decision with any start-up is to know when to quit if it’s not working out. Pulling the plug takes courage but Ciaran Brennan has been thr(...)

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