Patricia Scanlon: ‘If you want world-class companies then you have to invest deeply.’

Europe is no longer a leader when it comes to innovation but it can still fight back against the US and China by backing companies working in disrupti(...)

Dr Patricia Scanlon, founder of Soapbox Labs. Photograph: Arthur Carron

Irish technology company SoapBox Labs has partnered with language platform Lingumi to brings its speech recognition software to Lingumi’s app. The So(...)

Niamh Bushnell is to join Soapbox Labs. Photograph: Julien Behal/Maxwells

TechIreland chief executive Niamh Bushnell is to step down as head of the organisation to take up the role of chief communications officer with start-(...)

 Patricia Scanlon, founder of Soapbox Labs. Photograph: Arthur Carron

Irish technology company SoapBox Labs has teamed up with Microsoft to bring its child focused speech recognition software to the tech giant’s Azure pl(...)

A Painted Lady butterfly pictured on a headland west of Castletownbere, Co Cork by Patrick Lyne

To paraphrase Bob Dylan, you don’t need to be a weatherman to know that we are experiencing an extraordinarily mild winter. And the evidence is not ha(...)

 Patricia Scanlon, founder of Soapbox Labs, in Dublin. Photograph: Arthur Carron

Being named by Forbes magazine as one of “the world’s top 50 women in tech” is recognition of just how far Irish start-up SoapBox Labs has come, its f(...)

TechIreland founder Niamh Bushnell: “Female founders feel imposter syndrome much more keenly and it makes them less confident about putting numbers together to tell a bigger story.”

When Niamh Bushnell was preparing to pitch to investors for her company Idirus a few years ago, she was given some surprising, yet direct, advice from(...)

Helen McBreen of Atlantic Bridge, John Beckett of Channelsight, Patricia Scanlon of Soapbox Labs and Jonathan McCrea

Start-ups looking to raise capital should be prepared to hear that their baby is ugly, attendees at an event in Dublin were told on Wednesday. Speaki(...)

Patricia Scanlon, founder of SoapBox Labs: collected voice samples from 9,000 children to underpin her technology

Learning to read is a huge step in every child’s development and most children get there sooner or later. But Patricia Scanlon, founder of SoapBox Lab(...)

Anita Notaro: her theme in her novels of life’s variety reflected her own personal journey

The award-winning Irish novelist Anita Notaro, who has died aged 59, wrote stories which often had at their core a theme of sudden emotional and situa(...)

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