(From left) Emer Hickey, Sophie Healy- Thow and and Ciara Judge are seen in this January 2013 picture after they won the  2013 BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition. Photograph: The Irish Times

Three Irish students have won a global science research competition at the Google Science Fair 2014 in San Francisco. Ciara Judge, Emer Hickey and Sop(...)

Harry McCann (15), founder of Digital Youth Council,  at home in Clane, Co Kildare. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

On many a night at 11pm Eamon Judge wanders into his living room at home in Kinsale, Co Cork, to find his 16-year-old daughter, Ciara, engaged in a(...)

Festival fun: the South By Southwest music, film and technology festival in Austin earlier this year – “Keep Austin Weird!” has become a catch-all calling card for the city which attracts musicians and software coders, political liberals and start-up entrepreneurs. Photograph: Darrell Craig Harris/Getty Images

Austin revels in its kooky status and the Texan capital’s slogan “Keep Austin Weird!” has become a catch-all calling card for musicians and softwar(...)

The modern market: brand names that now permeate our daily lives

We were promised jet packs and robot cleaners by Tomorrow’s World in the 1970s and assured that the march of technology would see us passing our da(...)

An Apple iPhone 6. “The idea that we can weigh Google’s or Apple’s output is daft but it is still one that is embodied in our systems of national accounting. Statisticians struggle to keep up, and issue ‘patches’ to GDP measurement in the same way that Microsoft programmers try to fix bugs in Windows software.” Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

The OECD describes current corporate tax arrangements as “double non-taxation”. That’s quite a damning statement. The drive for a more rational glo(...)

Bruce Schneier: “So much surveillance is piggy-backed on corporate servers. I think it’s funny when someone like [Google chairman] Eric Schmidt is complaining about government surveillance.”

Renowned security expert Bruce Schneier is on the phone from a US airport, and there’s an awful lot of commotion going on in the background.A bleeping(...)

European privacy regulators have agreed a common approach to dealing with complaints made arising from the so-called ‘right to be forgotten’ ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union last May.

European privacy regulators have agreed on criteria for judging appeals for the so-called “right to be forgotten”, for when search engines such as Goo(...)

A warning from the OECD
  • Economy
  • September 18, 2014, 12:43

The discreet message from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in its report on the reform of international business tax (...)

Bono’s childhood home: No 10, Cedarwood Road in Glasnevin, Dublin 1:21

Just when the people of Cedarwood Road thought they had seen the back of bus loads of tourists seeking out where Bono grew up, the U2 singer has gone (...)

Queen Elizabeth II’s understated but significant words of insight on the troubled history of Anglo-Irish relations at a state dinner in Dublin in 2011 are included in the new edition of the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations: “With the benefit of historical hindsight, we can all see things which we would wish had been done differently or not at all.” Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

As Scotland goes to the polls today to decide on its independence, it is interesting to leaf through this week’s newly published eighth edition of (...)