Enterprise Ireland invested €72 million in companies in 2018, the last year for which figures are available

Enterprise Ireland was the second most active investor globally last year in terms of deal count, with the State agency backing more companies than we(...)

Gaetano de Gennaro’s portrait of Margaret Burke Sheridan at the Gaiety Theatre in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

An Italian artist made a home for himself in Ireland in the 1940s. Today his portrait of Ireland’s first president, Douglas Hyde, hangs in Áras an Uac(...)

Aylien founder and chief executive Parsa Ghaffari

Aylien, an Irish provider of artificial intelligence-powered risk intelligence and financial analytics solutions, has raised €5 million in a Series A (...)

Prof John Byrne, known as the ‘father of computing’ in Ireland. The school of computer science and statistics at Trinity College Dublin, which he set up,  this year marks its 50th anniversary

TK Whitaker may be known as the man who made modern Ireland, but the highly respected civil servant wasn’t the only person who helped make the State w(...)

Perfect Day founders Ryan Pandya and Perumal Gandhi

A biotechnology start-up, that evolved from a Cork accelerator, has raised $140 million (€125 million) in funding to help its bring animal-free dairy (...)

Sean O’Sullivan, tech veteran and founder of SOSV which he created in 1995.

The venture capital firm SOSV, which was originally founded in Cork as a personal investment fund for tech veteran and former Dragons’ Den star Sean O(...)

Mater Hospital, Dublin. Photograph: Frank Miller

A 65-year-old farmer died following a procedure to remove stones from his gallbladder, an inquest heard. Sean O’Sullivan from Kingscourt, Co Meath die(...)

Aonghus Shortt, co-founder and chief executive of Food Marble: “We launched the device in December 2018 and caught the tail end of the Christmas market; 2019 has been very good and we are on target for sales of €1 million for our first full year”

FoodMarble has developed what can best be described as a breathalyser to assess an individual’s digestive health. The Aire – pronounced air – is a co(...)

Therese Gillespie and Danny Forde of  Atlantic Therapeutics. Photograph: Conor McCabe.

Improving confidence and quality of life Urinary incontinence affects hundreds of millions of people around the world and often goes untreated and un(...)

Perfect Day’s ice cream is dairy free, made with a lab-grown protein

A Cork-born biotechnology company has begun selling an ice cream free of animal products, which has been developed using a lab-grown protein. Perfect(...)

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