Hungarian police use water cannons against demonstratring migrants and refugees at the border crossing into Hungary, near Horgos. Photograph: Tamas Soki/EPA 0:50

Hungarian riot police officers fired water cannons and tear gas on Wednesday after hundreds of migrants tried to break through a gate at the newly rei(...)

British chancellor George Osborne: questions are being asked about why the UK government is selling its 36.5 per cent stake in King’s Cross now, when it is only expected to raise £360 million. Photograph: Matthew Horwood/PA Wire

As if to prove there are still government employees working in August, the UK chancellor fired the starting gun on the sale of London’s King’s Cross p(...)

Fleetmatics develops and sells fleet-management software that tracks the location of vehicles and gives fleet operators a host of information on fuel use, speed, mileage, delivery times and so on

Fleetmatics, a Dublin-based provider of GPS-based fleet management systems, has reported revenues of $68.6 million for the second quarter, up 24 per c(...)

Minister for Communications Alex White. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A number of data protection issues are still outstanding in relation to the new postcode system Eircode, the Data Protection Commissioner confirmed. (...)

Escher’s new contract to supply Permanent TSB with an updated payment services system is worth €920,000 to the Dublin-based software group. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Escher’s new contract to supply Permanent TSB with an updated payment services system across its retail network is worth in excess of $1 million (€920(...)

The advances in car automation are impressive

‘My first customer was a lunatic. My second had a death wish.” It seems that Karl Benz did not have high confidence in the safety of his new product, (...)

Military drones: The level of automation in military UAVs is becoming sophisticated, and matches the capabilities of elite military pilots. Photograph: US Navy/Jeffrey S. Viano

Norma Jean Dougherty worked in a factory near Van Nuys airport in Los Angeles which manufactured the first mass-produced radio-controlled aircraft mod(...)

 Clare Daly TD, who said to Enda Kenny: “How dare you attempt to have the arrogance to interpret the Constitution when it is only something our courts can do?”. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Independent TD Clare Daly’s Bill allowing for abortion in cases of fatal foetal abnormality was defeated by 104 votes to 20, with Sinn Féin’s abstenti(...)

Some of  ASL Aviation’s clients include DHL, Fedex and the French postal service. Photograph: Mannie Garcia/Bloomberg

Irish airlines group ASL Aviation expects its turnover to hit €400 million a year on the back of an acquisition that it has just completed.Dublin-bas(...)

Air Contractors began operating three transatlantic services for Aer Lingus, Shannon to New York and Boston and Dublin to Toronto, in February using leased Boeing 757s.

The set-up costs of a transatlantic service it launched for Aer Lingus dented profits at Irish freight and passenger carrier Air Contractors last year(...)