The R&D support will help in the development of tech-enabled systems that provide greater flexibility and reduce the burden felt by clinical trial participants.

Nasdaq-listed clinical trials group Icon has been awarded €4 million in R&D supports by the Irish Government. The Dublin-founded company, which e(...)

Toby Raincock, Shard’s chief executive. ‘The Brexit referendum result gave us cause to consider a number of solutions around how best to expand our service offering into the EU. Ireland felt like a natural jurisdictional fit’

Shard Capital, a city of London wealth management firm, has agreed to buy a 50 per cent stake in Dublin-based investment technology platform Omnium. (...)

Padraig Sheerin, head of SME with Three Ireland: ‘Cash flow and liquidity are more important than ever for small businesses, and we are delighted to be able to help out with a cash grant.’ Photograph: Naoise Culhane

Ten small businesses are set to benefit from a share of a €100,000 bursary being made available under Three Ireland’s Grants for Small Businesses prog(...)

Nexalus provides solutions for  sustainable cooling systems in data centres. Photograph: Alan Betson

Two new cutting-edge technologies with the potential to make a very significant contribution to carbon reduction efforts have been brought to market w(...)

Plantruption founder and chief executive Jennifer O’Brien: ‘We’re focused on trying to find solutions that help resolve the problem of overfishing and pollution in our oceans’

Plantruption, an Irish start-up that is developing plant-based seafood, has raised $500,000 (€426,000) from entrepreneur Sean O’Sullivan’s SOSV and be(...)

The  National Conventional Ploughing Champion Martin Kehoe and   National Reversible Ploughing Champion Dan Donnelly both from Wexford at the National Ploughing Championships at Ratheniska, Co Laois on Friday. Photograph: Alf Harvey

The final sod has been turned at a scaled back National Ploughing Championships in Ratheniska, Co Laois with Wexford men Martin Kehoe and Dan Donnelly(...)

Julie Sinnamon brings “deep experience” in assisting Irish businesses to grow and scale, said the group

Former Enterprise Ireland chief executive Julie Sinnamon has been appointed to the board of Irish builder Cairn Homes. She will join as an independe(...)

Róisín Russ: ‘Everyone can have a high quality of life here and it’s a very inclusive place, so I’m very lucky to be here.’

Originally she was just passing through, but Róisín Russ ended up staying in the quiet German town Elvis Presley once called home during his military (...)

 German chancellor Angela Merkel: Many German economists view her fourth term as a time of stasis and slippage in the country’s competitiveness. Photograph: Filip Singer

Whether in life, business or politics, Germans are – by and large – culturally averse to risk and uncertainty. That makes this year’s federal election(...)

Every year around 500,000 people in the US opt to self-build but the process can be fraught with pitfalls.  Photograph: Getty Images

Ever wanted to build your own house but the potential cost of having it designed and being unsure if your grand design would fit on the site you have (...)

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