Ryanair was among the most actively traded, falling more than 1 per cent to €13.06. Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

European shares rose on Tuesday, following a somewhat choppy session, as an advance by oil and mining companies offset weakness in some banking stocks(...)

1. Scale Retractable Roller Ball Designed by Japanese architect Shigeru Ban, the Scale Retractable Roller Ball has a distinctive triangular cross-sec(...)

It’s unlikely that Irish networks will be rushing to be among the first to adopt 5G. Photograph: Getty Images

As Mobile World Congress draws to a close, there’s plenty to reflect on. Plenty for the mobile makers, who have seen what their rivals have to offer, (...)

  There is a small but busy market for ’dumb’ phones that are simple and cheap at a time when smartphones are becoming ever more complex and expensive. (Photograph: Gustau Nacarino/Reuters)

In January, British actor Eddie Redmayne made headlines around the world as he became the latest in a growing band of smartphone refuseniks. “It was(...)

The Harman  Rinspeed Budii concept car at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Features like gesture control are now making it into production models and not simply reserved for concept cars.

Carmakers are becoming a familiar sight at tech shows, where they’re rolling out new models to woo a generation of consumers who question the need for(...)

Ericsson’s President and chief executive Hans Vestberg: “We believe in 2021 there will 150 million subscribers for 5G.”

Ericsson, the world’s top supplier of wireless equipment, said on Monday it expects 150 million users to be on next-generation 5G networks five years (...)

Visitors sample Motorola devicces at last year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Photograph: David Ramos/Getty Images

Mobile World Congress is just around the corner, so we’re about to find put exactly what the mobile world has planned for the year. While CES (Consu(...)

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(...)