George Osborne is among those who attended the high-powered summit in 2014. Photograph: Getty

The news on Friday that Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary has been asked to join the storied Bilderberg conference prompts the obvious question:(...)

Mircosoft offices in Sandyford, Dublin: company is part of a “double Irish” structure involving Microsoft companies that are tax resident in Bermuda. Photograph: Jason Clarke Photography

Microsoft Ireland Operations Ltd, the Dublin-based hub of the global technology group, has warned that audits being conducted in Europe could have a m(...)

As the EU prepares its new regulations, indications are that data protection challenges will be handled by the data protection commissioner in the country in which a multinational has its EU headquarters. For many  big  tech companies, that country is already Ireland. Kimihiro Hoshino/AFP/Getty

Apple’s decision to place a major new data European centre in Athenry, announced on Monday, further cements Ireland’s international reputation as a(...)

Technology stocks have motored higher in 2015, driving the Nasdaq close to 2000’s all-time high, which was at the very height of dotcom mania. Are thi(...)

Hailo, a British ride-booking service similar to Uber, based on a smartphone app, recently abandoned its United States ambitions and is trying to protect its strength in places like London, where the app has established itself with the city’s taxi drivers. (Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg)

When Arnaud Bertrand helped found HouseTrip, a vacation rental website, in 2009, his goal was to build a rival in Europe to Airbnb, which was then a y(...)

Some statistics can flatter to deceive. Ireland’s average broadband speed may be the seventh fastest in the world, but the great benefit of rapid inte(...)

Outside Google’s offices on Barrow Street in Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

On a grey misty morning in December 2010, I landed at Dublin Airport after a long flight from San Francisco via Heathrow. I was feeling great – the(...)

Too smart by half, those Samsung SmartTVs. The idea that as you snuggle up on the sofa and whisper sweet nothings to your loved one every word is tran(...)

The biggest change with Windows 10 is that the Start menu is back 3:00

Back in 2011, Microsoft revealed its vision of the future, one that would put it at the forefront of tablets and PCs. That vision was Windows 8, an op(...)

BMW has found a solution to the perils of parallel parking that could have been lifted from a 1950s joke shop: X-ray specs.The Bavarian carmaker is j(...)