Sean O’Driscoll: “Broadband and digital technology will consign geographical disadvantages to history”

The digital age offers a huge opportunity for both Cork city and the county to overcome geographic disadvantage and compete internationally in a varie(...)

“Apple may well prove a value trap – who knows? – but the notion ‘value stocks in tech just do not work’ is pure fiction.” Photograph: Aly Song/Reuters

Bear market a reality for many investors A renewed bout of China-induced nervousness resulted in stocks selling off hard last week, triggering the us(...)

Finland’s foreign minister Timo Soini says  that he country could have resorted to devaluations had it not been for its euro membership.  Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

Finland should never have signed up to the single currency union, according to its foreign minister. With the northernmost euro member now set to b(...)

Richard Nash: Irish instincts are steeped in storytelling and culture. We’re not put off, like the technologists who consider publishing dead and buried and with O’Leary in the grave. We know better

Orna Ross Bestselling author Orna Ross from Murrintown, Co Wexford is founder of the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi) and named by The Bookse(...)

 Ryanair aircraft at Dublin Airport: the airline fell 2.4 per cent to €13.40 yesterday. Photograph: Andy Eain/EPA

Stock markets around the world fell and bond yields rose as investors weighed the implications that a US interest rate rise before the end of the ye(...)

Travel Gear: simplifying life
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  • October 10, 2015, 01:00

TAB Seatback Organiser  The idea is simple: a messenger-style carry-on bag that you can fix to the seat in front offering easy access to all(...)

In the dark: How did a company most people have never heard of come to lay claim to elements found in virtually every smartphone? Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Across the river from the casino district in Reno above an Italian restaurant, you can find the little-known company that says it “invented the mobile(...)

Nokia is preparing a return to the smartphone market – and if it manages to pull it off  successfully, it will be a comeback of epic proportions. Photograph: Ugri Touko Tapani Hujanen/The New York Times

Just when you thought Nokia was out of the mobile game, it seems poised to make a return. After selling its mobile phone unit to Microsoft in 2013, th(...)

Nokia is hiring software experts, testing new products and seeking sales partners as it plots its return to the mobile phone and consumer tech arena i(...)

Germany’s three premium carmakers will hold equal stakes in Here. Photograph: Getty Images

German carmakers BMW, Audi and Mercedes will pay around €2.5 billion to buy Nokia’s maps business, beating out high-tech rivals for location services (...)