President of Google Europe, Middle East and Africa, Matt Brittin: he told committe he is unaware of his own salary. Photograph: AFP photo/PRU

The head of Google’s European operation was accused of living “in a different world” as British MPs questioned him about the tech company’s controvers(...)

Luciano Floridi: “But we need an ethical understanding, so that can inform the political and legal side, which can then regulate digital technologies in Europe.”

When it comes to thinking through particularly difficult conundrums in the world of business and technology, organisations might want to consider brin(...)

Minister Leo Varadkar TD with Fine Gael Dublin Bay South candidate Kate O’Connell. while preparations are made for Dublin Chinese New Year Festival, at CHQ, while the party announced their plans to abolish the USC by 2020. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

The one thing that every finance expert agrees upon is that the tax system desperately needs to be simplified. That’s true for Ireland and just about (...)

A plan to put driverless cars on the roads without steering wheels or human-operated brakes has been removed, after a US transport regulator indicated  a robot could meet the legal definition of a driver. Photograph:  Getty Images

A significant barrier to Google’s plan to put driverless cars on the roads without steering wheels or human-operated brakes has been removed, after a (...)

Simon Harris is braving the inevitable gags about babies (and worse), by handing out wet wipes to voters in his Wicklow constituency

Fresh Prince of Greystones His tender years haven’t stopped junior minister Simon Harris from being one of Fine Gael’s top performers. But the younge(...)

Who is Enda Kenny?

Google has revealed the most popular search terms used by those seeking information on the general election ahead of voting on February 26th. The s(...)

A specialist trader looks at his screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Bloodied bank stocks 2016 is shaping up to be a difficult year for investors in bank stocks. Credit Suisse shares plunged to a 24-year low last week (...)

 Russia is set to switch state networks from Windows to an open-source system based on Linux. (Photograph: Microsoft/PA Wire)

When he’s not checking Gmail on his MacBook, Vladimir Putin’s new internet czar can’t stop railing against American technology companies. Google, App(...)

Shauna Hurley: “It’s looking at a structure and saying, ‘I was part of the team that designed that.’ ” Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Don’t date the nerd, “be the nerd”, was Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s advice last month. He was responding to a social media post that went: “I (...)

Figures show that the average employee of Google in the UK is being paid twice as much as their colleagues across the Irish Sea. (Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire)

There was some scratching of heads over the weekend when The Guardian showed that the average employee of Google in the UK is being paid twice as muc(...)