Paul Sweeney

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IDA Ireland CEO Martin Shanahan: the report  warns of an emerging concentration risk in targeting too many US companies in too few sectors. File photograph: Chris Bellew/Fennell

Multinationals operating in Ireland buy less from local suppliers than the average in other wealthy countries, according to research carried out on be(...)

European Commission vice-president Valdis Dombrovskis: will not seek to reactivate the rules yet “because the crisis continues”. Photograph: Francois Lenoir

The decision last week by the European Commission to extend its unprecedented moratorium on enforcing member state fiscal discipline is a measure of h(...)

“It is time to build public housing directly and stop all the off-balance-sheet nonsense.” Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The stimulus package to be announced by the Government this week will be transformative. It could transform Ireland into a better place in which to li(...)

Boris Johnson leaves number 10 Downing Street  to meet with Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II and request the dissolution of Parliament. Photograph:  Tolga Akmen

Boris Johnson faces into next month’s general election with a double-digit Conservative poll lead over Labour and a simple promise to “get Brexit done(...)

Former Conservative attorney general  Dominic Grieve is standing as an Independent in Beaconsfield. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

The UK general election officially began on Wednesday following the dissolution of parliament at midnight. Here are ten battleground constituencies to(...)

Members of the ConverCon team getting prepped for this year’s event

If Irish people are good at anything it is the ability to throw words together. Given our expertise at this, there is no reason why Ireland shouldn’t (...)

Webio’s Paul Sweeney predicts businesses will soon have to get more conversational with those using their products or services.

Retailers and service providers will increasingly turn to artificial intelligence to help them engage better with customers to try to anticipate and m(...)

Ireland’s over reliance on its corporate tax regime has been criticised by TASC. (Photograph: iStock)

The think tank for action on social change (TASC) has warned that Ireland is vulnerable to EU and US tax and corporate regulations changes as a resul(...)

The Government has already received €6.6 billion from AIB, all of which has been used to repay the national debt. The next tranche of capital from the bank should be used to invest in infrastructure.   Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Government is trying to shut down the debate over what should be done with the proceeds of selling AIB. It blames the EU’s Stability and Growth Pa(...)

Journalist and entrepreneur Mark Little at FutureScope, a conference that promotes collaboration between entrepreneurs and multinationals. Photograph: Keith Arkins

Ireland could be a global centre for artificial intelligence, while Dublin is on its way to being a smart city, attendees to the FutureScope conferenc(...)

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