The founder of an app to help people with Parkinson's Disease has been crowned Ireland's best young entrepreneur.
Physiotherapist Ciara Clancy - who is 26 - developed Beats Medical which emits a beat or soundwave from your smartphone to help control movement and speech.
She will now receive a €45,000 investment to help develop her company further.
Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Ms. Mary Mitchell O’Connor T.D., said: “I want to congratulate and say a hearty 'well done' to Ciara Clancy of Beats Medical in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown on winning this year's IBYE title. It is a superb achievement."
Minister for Employment and Small Business, Mr. Pat Breen T.D., said: “Congratulations to all of today’s winners and I wish you all every success going forward in developing your businesses. Your success is critical to the future of our economy and job creation prospects."