Startup Weekend, a global event, took place across 250 cities, including Limerick, Cork and Galway, over the last two weekends. Colette Sexton went along to find out what was going on.
European stocks extended a two-month high as German equities posted their biggest nine-day jump since May 2013.
A moderate improvement in global growth is expected over the next two years, but with increasing divergence across major economies, the OECD warned today.
Average weekly earnings were €671.70 in the third quarter of the year, down 0.8 per cent from €677.13 a year earlier, preliminary estimates from the Central Statistics Office have shown.
Home improvement retailer Kingfisher has reported an 11.8 per cent decline in its third quarter profit after being hit by a weak French market and foreign currency movements.
Germany relied on domestic consumers for economic growth last quarter as investment fell, putting the strength of the nation’s recovery at risk.
Telecoms giant BT is in talks with Spanish firm Telefonica to potentially buy the O2 mobile network.
Irish social news company Storyful has announced that it will create 30 additional jobs at its Dublin headquarters.
Greencore has reported group revenue of £1.27 billion for the year to the end of September, a 6.4 per cent increase on the previous year’s revenue.
Access to working capital is the key concern for 35 per cent of chief executives from leading Irish businesses, according to a survey conducted by Enterprise Ireland and Deloitte.
The main stories in Tuesday's newspapers
Sony’s computer network was hacked in what may be a blackmail attempt, according to a person with knowledge of the matter.
Budget 2015 reflects a missed opportunity to move public finances more decisively into a zone of safety, the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council has said.
The main business events in the days ahead.
Ardagh Group has reported a 16 per cent rise in third quarter revenue to €1.3 billion and said it continued to make good progress in the current year.
Five Irish novels are among the 142 titles nominated by libraries around the world for the 2015 IMPAC literary award.
The number of active users of online banking rose by 9.8 per cent to 2.4 million at the end of June with a 7.7 per cent rise in the number of people using mobile banking services.
The new national postcode system is set to deal with the number of similar addresses which is the highest in the world.
The €15 million office of the former Newbridge credit union is going to be turned into a “one-stop shop” for unemployed people.
Aviva, Britain’s second-biggest insurer by market value, fell the most since July in London trading after saying it is in talks to buy Friends Life for about £5.4 billion in stock.
European shares extended a two-month high as lenders rallied on speculation the European Central Bank will step up stimulus to help the faltering euro zone economy.
Ireland has the most efficient corporate tax system in Europe with the least red tape, according to a study from PwC and the World Bank.
Ireland's 10-year bond yield has fallen to a record low of 1.477 per cent, its lowest level since 1991.
Gary McGann, the chief executive of Smurfit Kappa, has joined the board of Paddy Power as an independent non-executive director and a member of its audit committee.
Global food group Danone is creating 50 new jobs following a €26 million investment in its facility in Wexford.
TTM Healthcare has announced plans to create 100 new jobs over the next three years as part of a €5 million investment in its business which will see it open a new office in Cork.
Irish boxer Katie Taylor claimed her fifth consecutive world boxing title at the women's World Boxing Championships in South Korea after beating Azerbaijan's Yana Allekseeva.
Origin Enterprises reported a "satisfactory" performance in its seasonally-quiet first quarter as revenue rose by 3.5 per cent to €318 million.
All-island IRA abuse inquiry mooted, Kenny gets into general election mode and report shows Ireland has most effective tax system in EU.
What's happening in the business world this week.
Creditors will be left nursing losses of more than €30 million if Karen Millen and two associated women’s fashion retailers fail to overcome their financial difficulties
Property regulator launches string of prosecutions after being flooded with complaints by irate house hunters
Lawyers, lobbyists, accountants and the IDA were among those who sought and won changes to cut top executive tax
Three internal candidates will battle it out to replace outgoing managing partner Ronan Murphy
Scorecards for managers in the health service will be introduced next year, with their performance monitored on a monthly basis.
Listed property fund Green Reit is seeking to change its business remit to allow it to bid on the slew of property loan books coming to the market.
Support for Fine Gael has fallen by four points since last month as the political toll of the water charges on the largest government party increases.
Banks have been in the spotlight in recent weeks, with a parade of bank bosses facing a grilling from the Oireachtas committee on finance, public expenditure and reform.
Hollywood actor Michael Fassbender has bought a high profile €1.4 million commercial property in Cork city.
Central Bank staff will be allowed to hand over confidential information to the banking inquiry behind closed doors, under new legislation.
A trio of businessmen linked to Sean Quinn have embarked on a motor insurance venture
European Commission had raised anti-trust concerns. Coalition confident probe will be dropped
The National Association of General Practitioners (NAGP)will be excluded from formal negotiations on the under-6s contract
GE, the US multinational conglomerate, is teaming up with Element Power to build some of the biggest wind farms in the state.
Mortgage experts are predicting a surge in mortgage applications in the run-up to Christmas
RTE is poised to make more than €800,000 in advertising revenue during The Late Late Toy Show this year
Waste firm to pay back loans after just four years, writes Barry J Whyte
Sixty-four women have submitted completed application forms to the Symphysiotomy Payment Scheme