Senators will today break for the summer. A referendum is to be held on the abolition of the upper House on Friday, October 4th. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

As Senators head off for the summer recess they have been urged to include a significant tome in their holiday luggage.Fianna Fáil’s Mary White said E(...)

 The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Leo Varadkar confirmed the draft includes provisions allowing the Republic to adopt part of the Cape Town Convention, an international agreement governing aircraft leasing, that will enhance creditors’ security in an airline insolvency. Photograph: The Irish Times

Government plans to adopt insolvency practices laid down in an international treaty will boost the Republic’s €19 billion-a-year aircraft leasing sect(...)

Olan O’Sullivan: “There is huge demand for personal, local experiences that are not ‘packaged’.”
New innovator: TripClocker

“TripClocker is a booking and discovery platform for individually minded tourists and free spirits,” explains Olan O’Sullivan, who set up the fledglin(...)

Eva Milka: “We decided to make a business out of it and got ¤15,000 from the Enterprise Ireland New Frontiers programme. Everyone thought we were mad, some still do.”

After returning from a holiday in France, where she developed a love for eating escargot, Eva Milka was very disappointed she couldn’t buy snails for (...)

Overall investment by Enterprise Ireland supported funds totalled €81 million, with 105 companies benefitting. Photograph: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg

Venture capital firms supported by Enterprise Ireland increased their activity in 2012, investing €54 million in Irish based companies, a new report s(...)

Dr Michael O’Neill (left), with Darren Cunningham: “I explained we wouldn’t have to buy labs, set up offices or anything like that. He could see it as a nice idea but asked:‘Where are the assets?"

A world away from the sprawling offices and labs of major pharmaceutical companies, Irishman Dr Michael O’Neill is busy running the pre-clinical side (...)

Ian Jones of Innopharma: “Being able to look what is happening as it happens is a significant improvement”
New innovator: Innopharma

Ian Jones is a scientist with extensive experience in particle science, validation and manufacturing process control. He spent more than eight years o(...)

John Walshe

Callan Bacon is a Kilkenny-based bacon and pork processing company. Established in 1924, the company is a fourth-generation family business.John Walsh(...)

Peter Cosgrove is the chief executive of the ATA Group, which manufactures precision tungsten carbide burs and pneumatic grinding tools.After 16 years(...)

Cork-based Voxpro is a multilingual business process outsourcing (BPO) company. It delivers customer contact services and multilingual technical suppo(...)

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