Stripe founders Patrick and John Collison. The San Francisco-headquartered online payments firm, which employs more than 500 people globally, already operates in 25 countries.

Stripe, the fast-growing online payments firm established by Limerick brothers Patrick and John Collison, has launched in six more European countries.(...)

Stripe co-founders Patrick and John Collison.

Stripe, the fast-growing online payments firm established by Limerick brothers Patrick and John Collison, has acquired Indie Hackers for an undisclose(...)

Irish man Peter Johnson, founder and chief executive of Lystable: latest expansion round brings Lystable’s Series A funding to $21 million

Lystable, a San Francisco-headquartered start-up founded by Irish man Peter Johnson, has raised a further $10 million (€9.27 million) and announced pl(...)

US president Donald Trump addresses a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Photograph: Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP Photo

And a huge sigh of relief went up in the land. The mad king could stay on script long enough to fake normality. The truculent sovereign could be yanke(...)

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg: what would the world look like if, armed with all his internet data on us, he was president of the United States? Photograph: Esteban Felix/AP

You know the anecdotes politicians use to appear relatable? Enda Kenny meeting a man with two pints in his hands discussing the financial impact of wa(...)

Una Mullally: Political posturing of Facebook billionaire Mark Zuckerberg should leave us all reaching for the emoji that most signifies concerned.

You know the anecdotes politicians use to appear relatable? Enda Kenny meeting a man with two pints in his hands discussing the financial impact of wa(...)

PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel is among those to have backed N26, which has raised more than $50 million to date

N26, a low-cost mobile-first bank, which was awarded a full European retail banking licence last year, has gained about 10,000 customers in Ireland, o(...)

Future shock: The visions of a wildly prosperous future imagined in the 1950s and 1960s have failed to materialise

Less than two decades into the new millennium, humanity is building new technologies with seemingly limitless practical applications. Yet in The Rise(...)

US president Donald Trump: tech giants Apple, Google and Microsoft  all voiced  concerns about travel ban. Photograph: Alex Brandon/AP

US stocks have rallied hard since Donald Trump’s presidential election victory. They have hit multiple all-time highs and outperformed global markets (...)

The tech sector needs to accept that Peter Thiel is not going to be its intercessor with Donald Trump. Photograph: Andrew White/The New York Times

The technology industry, especially within Silicon Valley, likes to portray itself as groovily progressive.   Take weekly work time off to (...)