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.

Young entrepreneurs in battle for Euro 25,000 ESB award

Young entrepreneurs in battle for Euro 25,000 ESB award

Ireland's young tech entrepreneurs will battle it out for Euro 2 5,000 in the final of the ESB Spark of Genius award at the Dublin Web Summit next week.

Ulster Bank waits for outcome of RBS review

Ulster Bank waits for outcome of RBS review

Customers and employees of Ulster Bank are anxiously awaiting the outcome of a British government review into whether its parent bank, Royal Bank of Scotland, should be split into a good bank and bad

Limerick's promise: how Ireland is central to Dell's European expansion

Limerick's promise: how Ireland is central to Dell's European expansion

Ireland will play an important role in any expansion by Dell in Europe according to Liam Halpin, general manager of Dell Ireland. ''Any expansion in EMEA would see Ireland considered,'' Halpin told T

St Pat's get Wire star's stamp of approval

St Pat's get Wire star's stamp of approval

St Patrick's Athletic are the latest Irish sports team to receive social media support from a celebrity - Wendell Pierce, best known for his role in crime drama The Wire.

Irish business travellers going mobile

Irish business travellers going mobile

Young Irish business travellers are more likely to use mobile devices to plan trips than their British counterparts, according to travel company Expedia.

Getting workers out of the office

Getting workers out of the office

One of Microsoft's top executives has said Yahoo will reverse course on its plan to end remote working.

New Twitter policy to help Irish businesses

New Twitter policy to help Irish businesses

Will technology allow more people to work from home? Emmet Ryan reports.

Fans may have to pay to watch Champions League

Fans may have to pay to watch Champions League

Irish football fans could be forced to pay to watch Uefa Champions League games from the 2015/16 season onwards. The continuing battle between BT and Sky for the British broadband market could see

Wexford Park leading GAA venues' wifi drive

Wexford Park leading GAA venues' wifi drive

Wexford GAA's county ground, Wexford Park, has become the first outdoor stadium in Ireland to install free public wifi.

Tommy's fizzy orange' creates a media storm

Tommy's fizzy orange' creates a media storm

Britvic and Fanta had a surprise social media boost last week on the back of last Sunday's episode of Love/Hate. The RTE crime drama returned for its fourth season last week, gaining 53 per cent of t

Bookmakers expect record betting on Dubs v Mayo

Bookmakers expect record betting on Dubs v Mayo

The prevalence of smartphones and in-game betting options is expected to see punters bet €4.5 million on today's All-Ireland Football Final, writes Emmet Ryan.

A subscriber scrum for Irish rugby

A subscriber scrum for Irish rugby

A battle between BT and Sky for broadband and sports subscribers is leaving Irish rugby financially exposed, writes Emmet Ryan.

Education is vital for protection against viruses

Education is vital for protection against viruses

Educating the end user has becoming an increasingly vital part of ensuring a successful anti-virus policy.

Strategies evolve as virus battle heats up

Strategies evolve as virus battle heats up

The battle between anti-virus developers and malicious parties is like a convoluted arms race.

HEALTHTECH: keyboard bashing

HEALTHTECH: keyboard bashing

Hundreds of thousands of Irish workers spend hours upon end every day striking letters on a keyboard with their fingers. Does this pose a potential risk to a user's fingers or is it safe? We investigate the impact keyboard bashing has on the average