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Speaking to an audience at Trinity College Dublin, President Michael D Higgins said “universities are not there merely to produce students who are useful”, and he deplored the assumption that there was “magic happening in the marketplace”. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

In the stories of Thomas the Tank Engine, the greatest compliment is to be called “very useful”. Engines have to prove their practical value on a dail(...)

Y Combinator has funded more than 2,000 start-ups since 2005 with a typical investment of $150,000  per company

Klir, an Irish-founded compliance start-up for water utilities, is following in the footsteps of well-known tech companies like Airbnb, Stripe, and Dr(...)

There are at least 30,000 professionals in Dublin who can speak Irish, according to LinkedIn data.

Borradh, a new business organisation for Irish speakers, is to officially launch on Thursday. The initiative is the brainchild of a group of senior p(...)

17 Clanwilliam Square, Dublin 2, comes for sale full vacant possession. Photograph: Tony Healy

Private investors looking to take advantage of the opportunities arising from the ongoing clustering effect of Google’s continued expansion in Dublin’(...)

Mark Read, chief executive  of WPP: “We see 2020 as the year of transition to growth.”

WPP plc shares tumbled as much as 17 per cent after the advertising giant forecast a fourth year with no sales growth, piling pressure on chief execut(...)

Chris Gray, a former Facebook content moderator, outside the company’s office at Grand Canal Dock. Photograph: Alan Betson

Chris Gray was a community operations analyst for Facebook. His job was content moderation – reviewing user-reported content that ranged from puppies (...)

The same study also polled the opinions of more than 600 teachers, parents of secondary school pupils and young adults.

Just 13 per cent of employers believe graduates are very well equipped to meet the needs of the future workforce, according to a new survey. Employer(...)

Colin Hunt, chief executive of AIB; Prof John FitzGerald, chairman of the National Advisory Council on Climate Change; Karen Coyle of AIB and Shane O’Reilly of CDP.

Several leading Irish companies such as Permanent TSB, Cairn Homes, Flutter Entertainment and Ryanair have been named and shamed for not reporting the(...)

Ivanka Trump, senior adviser to US president Donald Trump and Wilbur Ross, US commerce secretary, at Davos.

Trade tensions, climate change, rising populism and questions about the future of capitalism are all weighing on the outlook for global business, acco(...)

6 Longwood Avenue Portobello Dublin 8

The new year – and decade – has astrologists in a flurry over the alignment of the planets. The rare arrangement of Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto, which o(...)

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