Lead levels in water in some Dublin homes are up to 80 times more than the European safety limit

The news that Irish Water has found lead levels in some Dublin homes up to more than 80 times the European safety limit has prompted serious concern. (...)

A student volunteer in a Captain America costume sweeps the ground during a campaign to clean the streets to mark Earth Day 2015, in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, China. Photograph: Stringer/Reuters

On Wednesday, as Ireland basked in temperatures hovering at about 20 degrees celcius in a very early spell of warm weather, many of us probably entert(...)

EU commissioner for competition Margrethe Vestager holds a press conference discussing the antitrust charges against Google. Photograph: Gary Cameron/Reuters

Remember “Don’t be evil”? It is Google’s admirable early company mantra, and in the beginning, it was widely seen as a reaction against the rapacious(...)

Last year, Facebook launched a mobile ad network, the Facebook Audience Network, designed to target users across different mobile apps using information Facebook has gleaned from the users’ Facebook usage

Last week, Facebook was forced to admit that it tracked the online activity of people who do not even have an account with the social network, which i(...)

The image of the self-replenishing fridge has come a step closer courtesy of Amazon’s new “shopping solution”. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

In all the years of chatter about the Internet of Things, one of the most-cited use cases has been the connected fridge that monitors your food levels(...)

The Irish marriage rate last year of 4.8 per thousand is exactly the same as that of 1864, the first year the marriage rate was recorded

Hark, the sound of wedding bells pealing across the land – the marriage rate is creeping back up, according to the latest CSO data released this week.(...)

Airbus aircraft: Germanwings parent company Lufthansa is taking relatives of the victims to the crash site in France. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The bare facts of the crash of Germanwings flight 4U9525 – 150 dead, including 16 German schoolchildren and two infants – were horrific enough before (...)

Anil Dash: the renowned blogger and entrepreneur will be just one of the many speakers addressing the conference in Killarney

Since its inaugural edition in 2012, Úll has become Ireland’s pre-eminent event for Apple- centric designers and developers. Úll attracts high-profile(...)

Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, speaks about the Apple Watch. Photograph: Jim Wilson/The New York Times

It is a rule of consumer technology that prices fall: what starts as an unfeasibly expensive gizmo eventually becomes affordable and accessible. The (...)

 Apple: planning a giant €850 million data centre in Athenry, Co Galway.

The announcement last month that Apple is to planning a giant €850 million data centre in Athenry, Co Galway, alongside a twin development in Denmark,(...)