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.

Banks must adapt to rise of digital currency

Banks must adapt to rise of digital currency

The central banks in particular need to keep pace with technological shifts, because worrying about change won’t stop it happening

Soaring the skies like Marty McFly

Soaring the skies like Marty McFly

A gaggle of intrepid firms are racing to produce flying cars, driverless delivery vehicles, solar-powered motors and more

To infinity, and beyond: The legacy of the moon landing

To infinity, and beyond: The legacy of the moon landing

Emmet Ryan remembers the moon landing on its 50th anniversary

Connected Podcast: Devan Hughes of Buymie

Connected Podcast: Devan Hughes of Buymie

Devan Hughes, CEO and co-founder of Buymie, talks to Emmet Ryan for the latest Connected podcast

Irish tech firms boldly going into space sector

Irish tech firms boldly going into space sector

The boom in the industry is providing rich opportunities for innovative companies – and they can also commercialise their technologies in terrestrial markets

Timeline: Fantastic voyage

Timeline: Fantastic voyage

Since Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon on July 20, 1969, there have been many more great leaps...

Pint Of View

Pint Of View

Falling Apple Cider Price: €3.69 Available: select off-licences It’s rare that cider gets a d...

EdgeTier chases funding for European plan

EdgeTier chases funding for European plan

AI customer service firm lands Google top prize

Bitcoin’s worth surges on back of Libra announcement

Bitcoin’s worth surges on back of Libra announcement

Having hit a 2019 high in late June, bitcoin nearly surpassed it last week before falling slightly in the wake of comments by the US Federal Reserve chair about the challenges ahead for libra

Cloud security firm Vectra to hire 100 staff ahead of schedule

Cloud security firm Vectra to hire 100 staff ahead of schedule

Vectra, which is headquartered in San Jose, uses artificial intelligence to detect cyber attacks in cloud systems

Zoom faces its first real crisis

Zoom faces its first real crisis

The multi-billion dollar web conferencing company's slow response to a significant security issue has undermined consumer confidence in the platform

Huawei still operating ‘as normal’ in Ireland despite US sanctions

Huawei still operating ‘as normal’ in Ireland despite US sanctions

The Chinese phone giant is confident of expanding its consumer business here despite fears over its ability to collaborate with Google

Grocery home delivery app adds Europe  to its list

Grocery home delivery app adds Europe to its list

Irish home delivery app Buymie has raised €1.6 million in its latest round of funding. This com...

First we take Manhattan: Irish techies in the Big Apple

First we take Manhattan: Irish techies in the Big Apple

From those fresh off the plane to those who have made a life there, Emmet Ryan meets the Irish shaping the tech scene in the Big Apple and gets their advice for people considering making the move

Editor’s Letter: My buddy Billy

Editor’s Letter: My buddy Billy

The last missive before the summer recess is when this column looks to share with you all some reasons to be cheerful and Connected has many