Emmet Ryan

Emmet Ryan

Emmet Ryan is editor of Connected and technology correspondent with the Sunday Business Post. Ryan is also the beer and betting columnist along with hosting our successful Connected podcast. In 2009, he was named Journalist of the Year at the IIA NetVisionary Awards and won the Alumni Choice award at the 2014 Business Journalist Awards.

Decawave secures Euro 2.5m funding

Decawave secures Euro 2.5m funding

Dublin based wireless technology firm DecaWave has received Euro 2.5 million in funding, which will allow it to create 25 new jobs.

Version 1 on €50m acquisitions trail

Version 1 on €50m acquisitions trail

Irish IT services company Version 1 plans to spend Euro 50 million on acquisitions over the next five years as part of its growth strategy.

Taking a candid approach to sports performance

Taking a candid approach to sports performance

Based in Portadown, Performa Sports began life as a college project for founder Danny Turley. After finishing his undergraduate degree, Turley continued developing the software through his masters in the University of Ulster.

Solving a thorny problem

Solving a thorny problem

Prior to founding software firm PharmaPod, Leonora O'Brien had a successful career as a pharmacist with high-level roles across Europe. It was her experience of seeing the same challenges recurring wherever she went that spurred her on to make the bo

CIB News: App makes algebra fun

CIB News: App makes algebra fun

The Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairi­ Quinn, has launched a new iPad app aimed at making algebra easier to learn.

Multinational business culture a boost for women

Multinational business culture a boost for women

Fionnuala Meehan, Google's director of sales in North and Central Europe, tells Emmet Ryan that the corporate culture of multinationals is helping women advance in the technology industry

CIB News: New interactive TV3 app

CIB News: New interactive TV3 app

ShowPal, a new app developed by Dublin-based Axonista, has been launched by TV3. The new app allows viewers of the channel to interact with shows they are watching live.

Charity snaps up €400k from global software giants Adobe

Charity snaps up €400k from global software giants Adobe

Irish charity Camara has secured €400k in funding from software multinational Adobe.

CIB News: Government urged to invest more in Big Data

CIB News: Government urged to invest more in Big Data

State agencies elsewhere are using applications to streamline services, including health, writes Emmet Ryan.

New Products: top tech treats

New Products: top tech treats

Emmet Ryan rounds up the best of the new gadgets on the market.

Driving gender balance with Induction Manager

Driving gender balance with Induction Manager

Dublin-based start-up Induction Manager has taken an aggressive approach to ensuring a gender balance in its work place. Co-founder Julie Currid tells Emmet Ryan how achieving the right mix is far from easy

A woman who's leading by example

A woman who's leading by example

Cathriona Hallahan hadn't been to college and had never heard of Microsoft when she first joined the company nearly 30 years ago.

Hundreds of high-tech jobs are coming to Ireland

Hundreds of high-tech jobs are coming to Ireland

Innovate businesses use the Web Summit to reveal expansion plans, writes Emmet Ryan.

CIB News: Air passengers want more IT services

CIB News: Air passengers want more IT services

Eircom has entered the digital TV market. The eVision service is aimed at competing with UPC and Sky in the entry level space.

Armour-plated profits at Timoney

Armour-plated profits at Timoney

Timoney Holdings, a Co Meath company that makes armoured vehicles, made a pre-tax profit of more than €1 million last year, up from €626,536 for 2011.