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.

Irish gym tech company Glofox flexes its muscle in global expansion

Irish gym tech company Glofox flexes its muscle in global expansion

The company, which sells business management software for gyms and fitness centres, is on an expansion trail

Devil in the detail for angel investors

Devil in the detail for angel investors

The scene is booming but, in most cases, angel investing is very high-risk and has a high failure rate, writes Leanna Byrne

BDO fund made €1.5m from its seven-month Blueface investment

BDO fund made €1.5m from its seven-month Blueface investment

BDO Development Capital Fund scored a 15 per cent return on its investment in Blueface, the cloud...

An enterprising start to 2018

An enterprising start to 2018

Enterprise Ireland is pursuing its Brexit game plan, and end-of-year figures show the ship is beginning to turn. But chief executive Julie Sinnamon says Irish businesses must not drop their guard

Dublin company lands contract with US clothing giant

Dublin company lands contract with US clothing giant

Philadelphia-based Anthropologie, which operates over 200 stores worldwide, will be launching the Yogandha beauty oils in its new wellness section

Irish food firms positioned for a bigger slice of the pie in 2018

Irish food firms positioned for a bigger slice of the pie in 2018

New year, new deals. Ireland’s health food and drinks companies are hitting the ground running ...

EI creates 10,000 jobs in bumper 2017

EI creates 10,000 jobs in bumper 2017

Some of the best growth figures for Enterprise Ireland came from the west, mid-west and south of the country

Hanrahan's Handy takes on Amazon installation services

Hanrahan's Handy takes on Amazon installation services

Handy has raised $110 million, has 80,000 contractors on its system and is valued at €420 million

25 start-ups to watch in 2018

25 start-ups to watch in 2018

Pop-up shops, meal box drops, peer-to-peer lending, brain training: here are our start-up picks for 2018

Fashion giant Asos pulls on Freddy jeans

Fashion giant Asos pulls on Freddy jeans

The Italian company was brought to Ireland and Britain by Dublin sisters Malindia and Elena Demery

High sales drive €10m revamp of Johnstown Estate hotel and spa

High sales drive €10m revamp of Johnstown Estate hotel and spa

A €10 million refurbishment project at the Johnstown Estate hotel and spa in Co Meath has been ...

Nearly 70 deals notified to state’s competition watchdog in 2017

Nearly 70 deals notified to state’s competition watchdog in 2017

A total of 67 merger and acquisition deals were declared to the competition watchdog in 2017, the...

‘The economy’s up and people are spending again’ – Tayto Park boss

‘The economy’s up and people are spending again’ – Tayto Park boss

An ‘aggressive’ rollercoaster and expanded falconry will be among the draws at the Co Meath theme park within the next three years

Mont Beer to build €3.5 million brewery in Blessington

Mont Beer to build €3.5 million brewery in Blessington

Mont Beer, the Wicklow-based brewing firm, is planning to raise €3.5 million to build a new bre...

Standing up to the robots

Standing up to the robots

With the increased onset of automation, more types of work are in the firing line than ever before - but some tradespeople are determined not to be shouldered aside by new technology