Provost of Trinity College Dublin, Dr Patrick Prendergast; Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris; Enterprise Ireland chief executive Julie Sinnamon; partner at Atlantic Bridge Dr Helen McBreen; and AIB chief executive Colin Hunt. Photograph: Naoise Culhane

Specialist technology investor Atlantic Bridge has announced a €80 million investment fund for high-potential start-ups emerging from Irish universiti(...)

Enterprise Ireland chief executive   Julie Sinnamon: working with foreign-owned multinational companies “provides an important route to market for businesses with global ambition”.   Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Hundreds of meetings are to take place on Wednesday between Irish suppliers and multinationals operating in pharma, medtech, ICT and other sectors as (...)

“Funding appears to have shaken off any restrictions caused by Covid-19,” said IVCA chairwoman Gillian Buckley.

Venture capital funding to Irish technology firms increased by 8.9 per cent to €249.4 million in the first quarter of 2021, up from €228.9m in the sam(...)

Pipit charges 3.5 per cent per transaction as against an average 9 per cent for remittances.

Pipit Global, a fintech company based in Galway, has gone live with a €300,000 crowdfunding campaign ahead of plans to raise €2 million in a Series A (...)

Nektr Technologies  is led by Frank Boyle, who previously founded medical device company ProTek Medical, which he sold to Koch Industries in 2016.

Nektr Technologies, a Sligo-based biotechnology company, has raised €1 million in investment with the Western Development Commission providing half of(...)

Enterprise Ireland High Potential Start-up  manager Jenny Melia.

Enterprise Ireland has opened applications for its €1 million Competitive Start Fund, targetting early stage start-ups. The fund, which aims to help (...)

The future of finance is green but is change happening fast enough?
Green finance comes of age

After a number of false dawns, green finance is finally shaking off its Cinderella status. Sustainable investing assets reached a new high of $30 tril(...)

COP26, the UN’s Climate Change Conference, which takes place in Glasgow in November, will drive the green agenda into overdrive. ‘From China to India, the US, UK and EU - there has never been such alignment.’ Photograph: iStock

The European Green Deal (EGD), the EU’s ambitious plan to lead the world on climate change, will have enormous impact on both public and private secto(...)

Irish entrepreneur Sharon Keegan making her pitch on Dragons’ Den

Irish entrepreneur Sharon Keegan has secured £100,000 (€115,137) in investment for her business after appearing on the Dragons’ Den television program(...)

Eoin Cluskey of Bread 41 on Pearse Street, Dublin: ‘We’ll have an in-out type thing every morning.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Bread 41, the popular Dublin City bakery, is undergoing a €265,000 revamp that will see it expand into a new premises next door, as well as open a new(...)

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