Leanna Byrne

Leanna Byrne

Leanna Byrne is a news reporter with the Sunday Business Post. Byrne was previously editor of The University Times, Ireland's largest student newspaper, in Trinity College Dublin. Under Byrne's editorship, The University Times won Student Publication of the Year. In 2014, she was selected to participate in Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel's ''Leaders of Tomorrow conference. Byrne, a Trinity graduate, holds a joint-honours BA in Business and Politics.

Laundry tech firm Sproose plans to clean up in Britain

Laundry tech firm Sproose plans to clean up in Britain

Conor Wilson, co-founder of Sproose, said the firm was working with seven British dry cleaning companies

If I seem calm, it’s exhaustion . . . I could just sit here for two hours

If I seem calm, it’s exhaustion . . . I could just sit here for two hours

Just days ahead of the five-day, €73 million St Patrick’s Festival, chief executive Susan Kirby is already planning for 2020

Should start-ups control remote working?

Should start-ups control remote working?

There is no better way to highlight the benefits of remote working than a massive snowfall. But if you’re thinking of bringing in a work-from-home policy, try to balance it against what a start-up needs

Tech start-up revs up for major British expansion

Tech start-up revs up for major British expansion

Pixreview, which has developed a cloud-based customer review technology for car dealerships, has already secured major deals with the Drive Vauxhall Group

Dublin security firm on track to double turnover

Dublin security firm on track to double turnover

The security tech company 1 Plus Security is predicting a doubling in its staff count and turnove...

No business like snow business

No business like snow business

It has been a costly week for Irish businesses, hit by the double whammy of Storm Emma and the Beast from the East, writes Leanna Byrne

5 trends to emerge from the Hot 100 Start-ups

5 trends to emerge from the Hot 100 Start-ups

Patience, pivots and the rise in female founders are among the things Leanna Byrne spotted while compiling the list of 100 leading Irish start-ups

Young Entrepreneurs step up

Young Entrepreneurs step up

The awards have an investment fund of up to €2 million

Frozen yogurt firm to raise cool €1m for US expansion

Frozen yogurt firm to raise cool €1m for US expansion

The Dublin-based frozen yogurt start-up Pow-Cow is raising €1 million for a US expansion. The c...

Universities win battle to keep old research free

Universities win battle to keep old research free

The proposed new deal, which Taylor & Francis has now rolled back on, would have given access to papers published in the last 20 years

Leanna Byrne on Business

Leanna Byrne on Business

Co-working isn’t only for start-ups: Tesla, IBM and Merck are among the giants taking up space

Irish start-ups on the march

Irish start-ups on the march

Expansion plans, funding rounds, new markets, big contracts, bigger ideas – these companies are...

Deals struck with landlords during the recession that kept businesses alive are coming to an end

Deals struck with landlords during the recession that kept businesses alive are coming to an end

The city retail rental sector is hitting a tipping point. Last week, the much-loved music shop Waltons announced it was moving out of Dublin city centre almost a century after it had opened its first city branch.

100 Hot Start-Ups A-D

100 Hot Start-Ups A-D

The start-ups that have grabbed our attention in recent months

100 Hot Start-Ups J-N

100 Hot Start-Ups J-N

The start-ups that have caught our attention in recent months