At NovaUCD are (from left) Nigel Cobbe, vice-president of business development at Enbio, chief executive John O’Donoghue, and Dr James Carton, industrial surfaces programme manager. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

John O’Donoghue, founder of surface technology company Enbio, is candid about the many challenges of getting a tech start-up off the ground. “I’ve mad(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny will address Tech Tour
Tech Tour rolls into Dublin

Taoiseach Enda Kenny will address the UK & Ireland Tech Tour in Dublin tomorrow. The tour will see 27 emerging tech companies from the UK and Irel(...)

Out today: European Consumer Price Index for August
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TODAYResults: Allergy Therapeutics.Meetings: Enterprise Ireland’s International Markets Week event (RDS, Dublin).Indicators: Irish Agricultural Price (...)

A core element of the Government job strategy is its commitment to create 10,000 jobs in the IFSC by 2016.

The State’s top civil servant has told the group that oversees the development of the Irish Financial Services Centre that its structures and workings(...)

Models wearing a Glencheck skirt with wool jersey top (left) and a coachman jacket in Magee tweed over a pink cowel-neck sweater at the Helen McAlinden fashion show yesterday. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Fashion designer Helen McAlinden who works closely with Foxford tweed in Mayo, brought it to the fore at her autumn/winter show in the newly restored (...)

Two Chinese men deliver Dublin-brewed Irish stout to O’Malley’s, the first Irish pub in Shanghai

It is an “Irish” business with sales of €3 billion and 4,000 outlets around the world. It opens a new premises every two or three days and the most po(...)

Alan Phelan: “I found most start-ups had limited management experience and were generally selling out very early to multinationals. As a result, Ireland is not ending up with enough technology companies of a decent size.”

In 2005, Carrick-on-Shannon born Alan Phelan and his business partner, Seán McKeague, sold their UK-based telecommunications company for £20.7 million(...)

Chinese companies are increasingly emerging as not only outsourcing partners for Western business, but also as competitors to these same businesses, according to Prof Bernard Mahon (above) of NUI Maynooth

The financial crisis has further enhanced China’s importance in the world economy. With that in mind, a group of five Irish third-level institutions h(...)

Enterprise Ireland is hoping its new feasibility fund will help Irish female entrepeneurs emulate the success of others, such as Sara Blakely, founder of Spanx and the world’s youngest self-made billionaire.

Enterprise Ireland is hoping to boost the number of innovative, export-oriented businesses being set up and led by female entrepreneurs through its(...)

Conor Daly

Move over New Zealand Manuka honey. A group of enterprising businessmen and beekeepers in Donegal are about to launch an Irish equivalent under the Ac(...)

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