Pat Phelan

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Tech entrepreneur Pat Phelan: “We couldn’t find enough opportunities even though we looked at 114 start-ups.”

Enterprise Ireland (EI) has come under fire from serial tech entrepreneur Pat Phelan for spending millions on seeding foreign start-ups and assisting (...)

“Saying we’re only looking for unicorns isn’t necessarily taking the right view; we’re looking for quality.” Image: iStock

Failure, in most walks of life, can seem like such a final, irreversible misstep. In Silicon Valley it is just the beginning. Steve Jobs said of failu(...)

Connor McIntyre as killer Pat Phelan in Coronation Street.

Ey up chuck, has Coronation Street finally gone too far? The complaints have been flowing after a violent and gruesome mid-evening double episode last(...)

Rena Maycock and her husband Feargal Harrington: couple’s Intro Matchmaking arranges up to 100 dates each week for clients.

With a success rate of 25 per cent, Rena Maycock and her husband Feargal Harrington take the business of finding love for their clients seriously. Int(...)

Pat Phelan told The Irish Times: “The going concern note is standard when you are loss making and funding the business.”

Directors of Cork-founded tech start-up Trustev expressed concern about the future viability of the firm just four months prior to it being sold last (...)

O’Connell Street and a redeveloped roof top on Clerys

A union official representing the 460 workers who lost their jobs when department store Clerys closed last year said the owner’s application to redeve(...)

The former site of Clerys department store on O’Connell Street, Dublin. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Just after lunch on May 19th, Mark Redmond was in the offices of D2 Private on Harcourt Terrace, Dublin, when he saw four people looking in through th(...)

Clerys was bought following “secret” meetings as part of a plan called Project Clock, it has been claimed at the High Court. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

Clerys was bought following “secret” meetings as part of a plan called Project Clock, it has been claimed at the High Court by inspectors investigatin(...)

Pictured are Elva Carri, Pamela Newenham, Aine Mulloy all from GirlCrew. Picture by Shane O’Neill Photography.

Social start-up GirlCrew has been named overall winner of the Irish leg of international start-up competition Start TLV. The company beat competiti(...)

Stripe co-founders John and Patrick Collison: the brothers live, work and pay tax in the US, which has a much more favourable tax regime for entrepreneurs

Recently, The Irish Times published an excellent profile of Patrick and John Collison, the founders of Stripe and Ireland’s representatives at the EY (...)

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