Ireland and the economy

Ireland’s economic fortunes over the past decade or so have seldom been far from international headlines. The so-called celtic tiger years of unprecedented growth were followed by a spectacular economic collapse that led to the Irish Government requesting financial assistance from the European Commission , the European Central Bank and the IMF, collectively called...

Digital Hub to be set up as an independent company

The Digital Hub Development Agency in Dublin is to be established as an independent company under Dublin City Council, it emerged today. Communications Minister Alex White, TD, said the agency is to merge with Dublin City Council and will be established as an independent company. The DHDA is planning a significant expansion of office...

NDRC start-ups raised 37m extra investment in 2014 and created 200 jobs

The National Digital Research Centre in Dublin reported that start-ups in its portfolio raised 37m in follow-on investment during 2014. Employment in these firms stands at 500 people. This brings to 88m the total amount of investments raised by these companies from angel investors and venture capitalists, giving them an estimated market value of...

US Ambassador O’Malley Addresses CEO Summit on Sustainable Energy, Calls on Business to Find Solutions to Climate Change Challenge

US Ambassador to Ireland, Kevin O’Malley, in partnership with the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) and the American Chamber of Commerce, today hosted a CEO Summit on Sustainable Energy. The high-level business gathering explored connections between global climate issues and local strategic responses, as seen by the CEOs of US multi-nationals based in...