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.

Ireland key to consoles battle

Ireland key to consoles battle

With Microsoft's Xbox One already on sale, Sony will launch its PS4 next Friday. Irish sales will be an indicator of how Europe will choose between them, writes Emmet Ryan.

Ricoh mulls sponsorship deal with Leinster in Club link-up

Ricoh mulls sponsorship deal with Leinster in Club link-up

Multinational document management company Ricoh is in talks with Leinster Rugby about a sponsorship partnership.

Inside Story: Natural athletes

Inside Story: Natural athletes

Athletic supplements are supposed to help sports people perform better, but contamination means that as many as one in seven of them could cause a positive drug test, writes Emmet Ryan.

BT Champions League boost for Setanta

BT Champions League boost for Setanta

BT Sport's victory over Sky Sports in the battle for Champions League rights could spell good news for Setanta, according to sports consultancy Sport for Business.

When consumer meets corporate: gadget guide for 2014

When consumer meets corporate: gadget guide for 2014

Emmet Ryan rounds up the must-have gadgets that are hitting the shelves this Christmas.

Pint of view

Pint of view

Franciscan Well Rebel Red and Friar Weis

Dublin and Brolly lead the way for GAA in social media

Dublin and Brolly lead the way for GAA in social media

Dublin's All-Ireland win and Joe Brolly's controversial Twitter comments have proved the key drivers in GAA social media, according to two reports.

Microelectronics to provide 1,200 new jobs by 2016

Microelectronics to provide 1,200 new jobs by 2016

The Irish microelectronics sector will create 1,200 new jobs by 2016 according to research by industry body Midas.

How women can benefit tech companies

How women can benefit tech companies

The managing director of the Irish operation of data centre firm Interxion wants Irish tech businesses to embrace the commercial benefits of getting more women into the sector.

Call for collaboration between SMEs and Irish universities

Call for collaboration between SMEs and Irish universities

The chairman of the Dublin Business Innovation Centre (Dublin BIC) has called for universities to collaborate more with tech SMEs.

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.