US tech giant Intel has announced plans to cut up to 12,000 jobs as it seeks to reorient its business to reduce dependence on the slumping personal computer market. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

IDA Ireland has an enviable track record when it comes to attracting big technology firms. And they don’t come much bigger than Intel, arguably the ag(...)

Undergraduates expecting to secure employment upon graduation might be surprised to discover that they may lack a range of transversal skills which e(...)

Air France-KLM: results out on Thursday.   Photograph: Alessia Pierdomenico/Bloomberg
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TODAY Results: Fidessa; Hammerson. Indicators: Japanese industrial production (Dec); Euro zone balance of trade (Dec); Irish inflation rate (Jan). T(...)

Susan Houlihan: ‘Soft skills have become increasingly important at executive level’

Having worked with many Fortune 500 companies in the US, Susan Houlihan, a Tipperary-born woman who has lived in the Bay Area, California for the past(...)

Out Tuesday: Irish retail sales (Oct). Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
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MONDAY Results: GameStop; Mallinckrodt. Meetings: Brave Business Conference (Davenport Hotel, D2). Indicators: US existing home sales (Oct). TUESDAY (...)

 Elizabeth Ring, Aoibhin Farrell and Deidre Flynn from Loreto Abbey Secondary School, Dublin explain their project How well do you know your food? at the 2015 BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition in the RDS in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Record numbers of students have signed up for the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition taking place next January at the RDS. Half of all seco(...)

Analog Devices in Limerick. On Wednesday the company said it would close its defined benefit pension scheme and invest €190m in a new defined contribution scheme. (Photograph: Press 22)

Analog Devices has become the latest company to switchfrom a defined benefit (DB) or final salary based pension scheme to a defined contribution (DC)(...)

‘It was not at all surprising to read that a study of the Forbes list of the world’s wealthiest, just like previous studies of top chief executives, revealed their most common field of study, by some margin, was engineering.’ Photograph: Thinkstock

The tantalising headline caught my eye some weeks ago: “What degree should you study to become a billionaire? The result might surprise you.” But it w(...)

When law student Sinead Davies was anointed a scholar at Trinity College in April on the basis of her second term exam results, her first reaction (...)

Vodafone: results on Tuesday
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MONDAY Results: Babcock International; Urban Outfitters. Indicators: Japanese industrial production (Mar); Chinese house prices (April). T(...)