Almost 2,500 local jobs have been cut at IDA Ireland-backed companies since 2008, according to Independent TD for Waterford John Halligan. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / THE IRISH TIMES

No city or town has been spared the trauma of large-scale job losses in the last few years but, with the highest unemployment rate of any urban centr(...)

 Exxon Mobil’s biggest international exploration opportunity may be imperilled by Russian President Vladimir Putin’s Ukrainian foray, as US-based companies could face restrictions on doing business in Russia. Photograph: Reuters/Alexei Druzhinin

The market in Dublin treaded water yesterday as European stocks were little changed generally, after rallying on (...)

Long gone logos (from top): Digital Equipment Corporation; Sun; Silicon Graphics; Netscape; Burroughs; RCA; and Control Data Corporation

They were some of the biggest, most powerful, most innovative and most influential companies of the digital age. Many were big Irish employers (...)

TaxiBot: pilot-controlled diesel-electric hybrid tug means a jet aircraft’s main engines could be shut down for ground manoeuvring

Change in the world of aviation is not just in the air. It is also on the ground. Surface operations of large aircraft have long been targeted as ripe(...)

The Air Ethiopian Boeing 787 Dreamliner ‘Queen of Sheba’ at Heathrow Airport in London. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

British regulators investigating the fire on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner identified the aircraft’s emergency locator beacon as a likely source of the bla(...)

File photo of the Air Ethiopian Boeing 787 Dreamliner ‘Queen of Sheba’ airplane near Terminal 3 at Heathrow Airport, London. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

The emergency locator beacons in Boeing Dreamliners should be switched off after being identified as the most likely origin of a recent fire on a park(...)

The Air Ethiopian Boeing Dreamliner which caught fire at Heathrow airport in London on Friday. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

British investigators said yesterday a transmitter made by US firm Honeywell was one of several components that may have caused a fire on an Ethiopian(...)