Testing the Gear VR (virtual reality) headsets, manufactured by Samsung Electronics. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The use of augmented reality and virtual reality is expected to increase in sales from current levels of less than $10 billion annually to $150 billio(...)

Volkswagen lost 1.3 per cent, paring a drop of as much as 6.1 per cent, after more than doubling the provisions toward payments in its cheating scandal. Photograph: Julian Stratenschulte/AFP/Getty Images

Stocks slipped amid disappointing earnings in the US and a rout in European car makers, as investors wound back enthusiasm that had sent equity gauge(...)

McDonald’s results ard due out on Friday. Photo: Paul J Richards/AFP/Getty
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TODAY Results: Hasbro; Morgan Stanley; Netflix; PepsiCo. Meetings: Cairn Homes EGM (Conrad Hotel, Dublin 2); Petroneft EGM (Herbert Park Hotel, Dublin(...)

John Moran: addressing business leaders on whether Ireland needs another economic hub to balance Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Does Ireland need a second economic hub to counter-balance Dublin? This will be one of the main topics addressed by former Department of Finance secre(...)

“Defining an integrated data technology and analytics strategy is a critical business driver to delivering newer and faster insights into the critical information which really matters”

A recent survey of 161 senior information security and technology professionals, by technology recruitment firm Harvey Nash, found a quarter of organi(...)

Collins McNicholas managing director Niall Murray. The recruitment  firm reported a 20 per cent rise in job vacancies registered with the company in the first three months of 2016.

Recruitment and HR services firm Collins McNicholas has reported a 20 per cent rise in job vacancies registered with the company in the first three mo(...)

Primark, the Dublin-headquartered retailer that trades in Ireland as Penneys, opened its first store in Italy today.

Primark, the Dublin-headquartered retailer that trades in Ireland as Penneys, opened its first store in Italy today. The retailer, which currently op(...)

Tesco: its results are out on Wednesday.  Photograph: EPA/WILL OLIVER
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TODAY Results: Alcoa. Meetings: Innovation in Medtech conference (Shelbourne Dublin; Telecommunications Graduate Initiative forum (Gibson Hotel, Dubli(...)

President Michael D Higgins: to give the opening address at the Engineers Ireland annual conference in Kilkenny. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

President Michael D Higgins is to give the opening address at the Engineers Ireland annual conference this Friday. The conference, which is taking pl(...)

Peter Sandys, managing partner at Seroba Life Sciences, and Aidan Meagher, head of life sciences at EY: “It is essential that we continue to nurture high potential start-ups and give them the opportunity to grow their business”

At an event in Dublin this week, more than 50 medtech start-ups will pitch for funding from venture capital firms with more than €13 billion in funds (...)