An Irish SME has been recognised as one of five companies at the forefront of healthcare innovation alongside some of the world’s most recognisable businesses including Apple and Uber.
Wed, 29 Jun, 2016
Thu, 04 Feb, 2016
SilverCloud Health is making inroads in the UK, as well as expanding in the US and Europe, writes Trish Dromey.
Mon, 07 Dec, 2015
Only three-in-10 Ireland-based technology firms plan to seek bank credit this year, with the majority of growth-orientated companies set to fund the expansion of their businesses via their own resources, according to new research.
Thu, 27 Mar, 2014
The Government will part finance a €125m fund aimed at medium-sized companies mainly in the food, manufacturing and technology sectors.
Tue, 05 Nov, 2013
Minister Noonan's announcement of a capital gains tax relief for entrepreneurs who re-invest the sale of assets in new ventures has been welcomed by the software industry.
Tue, 15 Oct, 2013
New research carried out by the Irish Software Association has found that 80% of technology firms in Ireland plan to hire new staff within the next three months.
Fri, 16 Aug, 2013
A university president has warned education policy needs to focus on producing well-rounded and flexible graduates rather than those that specifically meet the short-term needs of a troubled economy.
Fri, 14 Jun, 2013
Karl Flannery, chairman of the Irish Software Association, talks to Vincent Ryan about his busy working day
Mon, 10 Sep, 2012
Over 190 jobs have been created on average every week by technology firms in Ireland so far this year.
Fri, 02 Mar, 2012
THE Irish Software Association is encouraging Irish SMEs to bid for more public sector IT contracts.
Sat, 16 Apr, 2011
Dublin: Six ambitious Software start-ups and SMEs met six of the countries biggest venture capitalists at the Software Investment Forum.
Sat, 17 Apr, 2010
SCHOOLS are to get the classroom laptop computers and digital projects promised by the Government under a €22 million investment in the new year.
Mon, 28 Dec, 2009
ENTERPRISE Ireland is hoping its new five-year development strategy for the country’s indigenous software industry will drive combined revenue in the sector past the €2.5 billion mark by 2013.
Sat, 11 Jul, 2009
Google and the Irish Software Association (ISA) have set up a scheme to help small companies better exploit the potential of the internet in marketing their business.
Mon, 08 Jun, 2009
IRISH software executives are Down Under this week in a bid to download new business in the Australian and New Zealand markets.
Thu, 23 Aug, 2007
Irish software executives are Down Under this week in a bid to download new business in the Australian and New Zealand markets.
Wed, 22 Aug, 2007
The Irish Software Association (ISA) has today welcomed the Government’s re-affirmation of its commitment to the expansion of the Business Expansion Scheme (BES).
Mon, 15 Jan, 2007
The Irish Software Association (ISA), today welcomed the announcement that the Business Expansion Scheme (BES) and Seed Capital Scheme (SCS) will be continued for another seven years to 2013.
Wed, 06 Dec, 2006
A Cork company, which is the world leader in the development of enterprise governance, risk and compliance solutions has invested a further €4.4m in Cork.
Tue, 28 Nov, 2006
IBM has announced plans for a Dublin-based European Venture Capital Centre and Innovation Centre.
Fri, 29 Sep, 2006
Indigenous software companies are being urged to put themselves forward for the industry's annual awards ceremony in November.
Mon, 21 Aug, 2006
Given the right circumstances, the Irish indigenous software industry could grow from employing 16,000 people to employing 50,000 by 2010, it was claimed today.
Thu, 18 May, 2006
EU Commissioner Charlie McCreevy today called on the technology sector to throw its weight behind the idea of a pan-European software patent system.
Fri, 22 Jul, 2005
Wed, 30 Mar, 2005
The Irish Software Association (ISA) has welcomed the implementation of the Enterprise Action Plan by the Government today.
Thu, 24 Feb, 2005
The Irish Software Association has announced a software Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Irish and Chinese governments.
Wed, 19 Jan, 2005
The Irish Software Association has today welcomed Brian Cowen's decision in Budget 2005 to review tax relief schemes.
Thu, 02 Dec, 2004
SALES staff in small and medium enterprises (SMEs) looking to the export market need to improve their skills in presentation and negotiation, as well as their ability to manage accounts, according to a report published yesterday.
Thu, 25 Nov, 2004
THE Irish Software Association (ISA) has asked Brian Cowen to increase the level of funding firms can raise through Business Expansion Schemes by 400%.
Mon, 08 Nov, 2004
AM-Beo's Simon Pepper has been elected to the Irish Software Association Executive Council for 2004/2005.
Wed, 30 Jun, 2004
Ryanair and bmibaby intend to challenge easyJet’s dominance at Gatwick Airport. Ryanair has so far been restricted at London’s second biggest airport due to high landing charges.
Mon, 28 Jun, 2004
EIRCOM, travel website GoHop.ie and the Royal College of Surgeons were among the winners at the annual ICT Excellence Awards last night.
Thu, 29 Apr, 2004
A DRAMATIC drop in the number of new start-up software companies is expected after the suspension of the Business Expansion Scheme (BES) and seed capital tax reliefs following the intervention of the European Commission.
Wed, 07 Apr, 2004
Tue, 23 Dec, 2003
The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) welcomed the introduction of multi-annual budgeting for the Public Capital Programme as they believe this will reduce uncertainty and should eliminate the ‘stop go’ approach to public capital investment.
Wed, 03 Dec, 2003
THE Irish Software Association (ISA) wants the Government to make a commitment to buy 20% of its technology requirements from small to medium-sized enterprises.
Tue, 07 Oct, 2003
THE next generation of Irish software companies could be strangled at birth if Finance Minister Charlie McCreevy abolishes investors' tax breaks in Business Expansion Schemes, it was claimed yesterday.
Tue, 09 Sep, 2003
The Irish Software Association has called on the Government to extend its business expansion scheme and seed capital scheme until 2006 and to increase funding under the schemes to €2m.
Mon, 21 Jul, 2003
The Irish Software Association has welcomed the Enterprise Ireland Annual Report on its Seed & Venture Capital Programme which will provide funding of €30m to start-up and early stage companies.
Tue, 15 Jul, 2003
Ireland needs to improve its marketing of the technology sector if it is to remain a global leader, delegates at the Irish Software Association's annual conference in Dublin were told today.
Wed, 21 May, 2003
Cathal Friel, Director of Merrion Corporate Finance, has been elected Chairman of the Irish Software Association. He replaces Paul O'Dea (CEO, International Ventures), who has completed his term of office.
Tue, 15 Apr, 2003
Thu, 24 Oct, 2002
The Irish Software Association has encouraged the Government to raise the ceiling on monetary funding for start-up companies in the sector.
Wed, 23 Oct, 2002
Tue, 01 Oct, 2002
A new survey sponsored by the Irish Software Association and conducted by the Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business finds that making money is not the prime motivator for Irish entrepreneurs in setting up a business.
Mon, 30 Sep, 2002
According to a report by the ISA , the potential of Ireland's indigenous software industry is being severely restricted due to the limited availability of experienced sales and marketing professionals.
Fri, 20 Sep, 2002
The Irish Software Association (ISA) is seeking nominations for this year's Annual Software Industry Awards, which will be presented at a function in the Burlington Hotel on Friday November 15.
Wed, 11 Sep, 2002
Irish software company Automsoft has received €6m in second round funding in a deal led by IDG Ventures Europe
Mon, 22 Apr, 2002
More than half of Irish software companies expect to increase their employment and 75% forecast higher revenues in 2002.
Tue, 19 Feb, 2002
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