Enjoying lunch at Google’s HQ in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

The best things in life may be free but are generous workplace perks enough to persuade you to choose one company over another? That’s certainly what (...)

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Image of the week: Great Rainfall of China Extreme volatility is still the dominant weather pattern across Chinese financial markets, with Wedn(...)

The new Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: You can pick it up relatively cheaply on contract but, sim free, it will set you back around €900 for the 64GB version.  Photograph: Gustau Nacarino/Reuters

With the start of the college term on the horizon, it’s time to start stocking up on the college essentials. Not the traditional essentials like noteb(...)

Forget Shark Week – this is Shark Life. The Discovery Channel has its own virtual reality company, Discovery VR, which has made a bunch of 3D Mythbust(...)

Google’s new logo. Photograph: EPA

Google has unveiled its new logo in its biggest redesign since 1999. The search engine company said it tweaked its multi-coloured logo to make it easi(...)

The work visa changes, which are contained in the Employment Permits (Amendment) Regulations 2015, have been introduced because of a skills shortage in a number of industries, most notably the IT sector.

Changes to existing regulations that make it easier for individuals from overseas to secure work visas in Ireland have been welcomed. The changes, wh(...)

Investor Klaus Hommels at his venture capital firm, Lakestar, in Berlin: “We won’t be afraid to back start-ups with high valuations if we can accelerate their growth.” Photograph: Robbie Lawrence/ The New York Times

Klaus Hommels has invested in some of Europe’s most successful start-ups. That includes the music-streaming service Spotify and Klarna, a Swedish onli(...)

Iseq heavyweight CRH had another good day. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

European shares eased back yesterday, having already recouped nearly all their losses from a bruising 8 per cent drop earlier this week, with markets(...)

While unkind caricatures of “cat ladies” focus on loneliness and social awkwardness, the man who lives alone with a cat is more often portrayed as an out-and-out psychopath

This week I will stand up for a sector of society that has never been allowed proper respect: I am a man who lives alone with a cat and I don’t care w(...)

Google, which is changing its structure by establishing a new company called Alphabet, could face a fine as a result of the investigation. Photograph: Reuters

Google has hit back at what it called “peculiar and problematic” demands by European Union competition regulators to change the way it displays sea(...)