Barry O’Sullivan with students Jenna Howe and Donal Ryan at an event to publicise Science Foundation Ireland’s Smart Futures programme

Dragon’s Den star and Smart Futures ambassador Barry O’Sullivan’s stellar career in the technology sector came about almost by chance. The man who he(...)

PlanNet21 Communications co-founder Denise Tormey.

Technology firm PlanNet21 Communications is to invest €20 million building a data centre in Dublin, and expanding its employee numbers in Ireland. Th(...)

BlackBerry said two licensing deals, with Cisco Systems and an unnamed company, made “significant contributions,” but did not disclose the terms. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

BlackBerry shares fell yesterday on uncertainty about what drove growth in the company’s crucial software segment in the first quarter. Shares were of(...)

Denise Tormey:  president and co-founder of PlanNet 21, a specialist integrator of technology solutions 0:46

Denise Tormey is the president and co-founder of PlanNet 21, a specialist integrator of technology solutions. After graduating with an honours degree (...)

Set for take-off: helping people to move around public spaces, such as offices and airports, is the next great challenge facing the early-stage indoor mapping sector

Captain James T Kirk believed that space was the final frontier. He was wrong. Scientists may not have finished mapping the universe we live in, but a(...)

There is a growing convergence between the internet of things and the world of manufacturing. Photograph: Reuters/Lee Jae-Won

Often considered one of the most traditional areas of business, the manufacturing sector is outstripping every other industry in the adoption of cutti(...)

 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,(...)

Visitors at the Mobile World Congress. FCC commissioner Michael O’Rielly criticised his agency’s new net neutrality rules during a speech at the event.  Photographer: Pau Barrena/Bloomberg

The subject of net neutrality continued to court controversy at Mobile World Congress, with Federal Communications Commission (FCC) commissioner Micha(...)

Apple, Microsoft, Google and five other tech firms now account for more than a fifth of the $2.1 trillion in profits that US companies are holding overseas

Eight of the biggest US technology companies added a combined $69 billion to their stockpiled offshore profits over the past year, even as some corpo(...)

By making the internet more useful and usable through better identification and classification of its content society will benefit in many ways

NUI Galway’s Digital Enterprise Research Institute (Deri), set up in 2003 and funded by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), is a Centre for Science, Eng(...)