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Start-ups created two-thirds of new jobs in 2015


Firms supported by Enterprise Ireland reported the creation of 21,118 new jobs during 2015. Taking into account job losses and churn this translated into a net increase of 10,169 new jobs for 2015. Almost two-thirds of the new jobs were created outside Dublin and all of the regions reported increases in full-time employment in 2015. […]


Web Summit Co-Founder Daire Hickey makes Forbes 30 under 30


Web Summit co-founder Daire Hickey has been named in this year’s Forbes 30 under 30, a prestigious listing of young leaders doing remarkable things in a variety of industries. In previous years Irish people named in the annual Forbes 30 under 30 included the founders of Stripe, Patrick and John Collison and CoderDojo co-founder James […]


Mark Zuckerberg wants to build artificially intelligent assistant


Mark Zuckerberg wants to build an artificially intelligent assistant in 2016 to help run his home and assist him at work, the Facebook founder and chief executive has said. Mr Zuckerberg, who commits to a new personal challenge every year, revealed his plan in a Facebook post. “You can think of it kind of like […]


Tech Products of 2015


1 Apple Watch Like it or loathe it, the Apple Watch, when it landed, made a splash. While it wasn’t the first smartwatch, it was Apple’s first go at the sector. It hit the market in April, with its digital crown, heart-rate monitor and touch screen. By September the second version of WatchOS had hit […]


12 fantastic Facebook fails from 2015, by Gordon Hunt


As 2015 draws to its inevitable close, humanity’s whims and impulsive ramblings have been captured like never before. With that, of course, comes fails. Facebook’s brilliance is how it ropes us into a fictional, digital world and encourages us to take part in everything: sharing, commenting, linking, following and, above all, staring. Stare at your […]


The Digital Hub continues to thrive…


The Digital Hub Dublin enterprise cluster has grown the number of resident companies to 98 with the addition of 31 new businesses this year, including Slack, Living Social and This is an increase of 10 companies year-on-year and now more than 700 people are working at The Digital Hub in Dublin. International companies to […]


Qstream opens new Dublin HQ


Software company Qstream has opened a new international headquarters in Dublin, with capacity for 50 employees. The company, which was spun out of Harvard University in 2008, currently employs 25 people in Dublin, with this number expected to double over the next two years according to chief executive Duncan Lennox. “It’s not just sales and […]


Ireland ranks 4th best country to do business…


Ireland remains the fourth best country to do business according to Forbes’ annual rankings, trailing behind Denmark, New Zealand and Norway. Having topped this particular chart in 2013, this is the second consecutive year that Ireland finished fourth in Forbes’ findings, which looked at 11 different metrics. With a GDP of $246bn, Ireland ranked sixth […]


Irish Times Media Quotes of the Year :-)


“Once we were made aware by the BBC of the significance of this episode RTÉ made a decision to simulcast the episode with the BBC rather than disappoint EastEnders fans.” – RTÉ explains that it has pushed back its heavily promoted interview with the Taoiseach to show the climax of EastEnders’ long-running Who Killed Lucy? story. “They’re […]


100 new jobs for Dublin from Tech firm Asavie


Dublin-based technology firm Asavie is to create 106 jobs over the next 2.5 years. The jobs include a variety of roles in engineering, sales, product management, marketing and support. Founded in 2004 and headquartered in Dublin, Ireland with offices in the United Kingdom, Germany, Spain and the United States, Asavie currently employs 80 people. Its […]