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The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) has joined up with to create #votermotor to help all registered voters get home to vote this Friday. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

Voters who are worried about making the journey to the polling station to vote in this Friday’s marriage referendum can put their minds at ease with t(...)

Web Summit 2014 opens its doors to the public today

Cisco’s chief technology officer Padmasree Warrior has predicted a future of urban transport where driverless cars will be available on demand and con(...)

Alan Kelly, head of creative at advertising agency Rothco

Dublin advertising company Rothco, the lead creative agency internationally for taxi app Hailo, restaurant reservations app OpenTable and Tiger Beer, (...)

Hailo says it now has more than 400,000 registered users in Ireland

Hailo, the mobile app which has changed the way we order taxis, has introduced a new service which enables consumers to pay for cabs they hail on the (...)

Remember when most taxis smelled like a mixture of stale cigarettes and ancient pine air freshener? Those were dark times indeed but we’re spoiled now(...)

Customers can go on to the site, type in their area code, browse through cleaner profiles and customer reviews and book

A British-based online booking service for cleaners, co-founded by Kildare woman Jules Coleman, has expanded its operations into Dublin. The company i(...)

Oisin Hanrahan: “We looked at businesses like Uber and thought it was an incredibly interesting model, and how could you apply it to home services?” Photograph: Eric Luke

Smartphones have become such an integral part of our lives that we no longer think twice about using them in everyday situations. Grabbing a taxi has (...)

A user scans for an available vehicle using the Uber Technologies app on an Apple iPhone 5. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Remember the days when hailing a taxi meant standing on the side of the road at 3am, trying to find the one empty cab on a Saturday night that migh(...)

Hailo is expanding its services in Ireland, offering executive cars and premium taxi services. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

  Hailo is set to celebrate its second anniversary in Ireland with new services targeting high-end and business users. The Hailo Plus (...)