The wearable monitor has a printed grid of UV-sensitive dyes that change colour depending on how much sun exposure they receive.

Lipstick. Nail polish. Shampoo. These are not exactly high tech but they are the kind of beauty staples that come to mind when you think of global bea(...)

BoI appoints Brian Evans as head of its manufacturing sector team

Bank of Ireland has appointed Brian Evans as head of its manufacturing sector team within its business banking unit, as it seeks to beef up its presen(...)

An aroma module is inserted into a Sensorwake alarm clock at the CES. The clock releases the scents at the programmed time but will also sound an auditory alarm if you don’t wake up after three minutes. Photograph: Reuters/Steve Marcus

Fancy a pair of sports shorts that can track your performance? Or how about an alarm clock that wakes you up to the scent of the jungle? The wackier(...)

David Coallier:  “All over Ireland now we are producing great indigenous tech companies that are taking on world markets.”

Cork-based web security start-up Barricade is to create 35 jobs, with the positions expected to be filled by the end of the year. The new jobs will b(...)

Phridge Team: winners of the 2014 PCH Hardware Hackathon. photograph: alan betson

Product development and supply chain management firm PCH International will run a third hardware “hackathon” in Dublin this week. Participants will be(...)

Jay Parikh, vice president for connectivity at Facebook: “The entire world is going to accelerate its technology development.” Photograph: Jim Wilson/The New York Times

Facebook showed plans last week for drone aircraft that can beam lasers conveying high-speed data to remote parts of the world. As powerful as that so(...)

Dr. Don Thornhill, chairman National Competitivenes Council, said on Tuesday that Ireland must increase its capital expenditure to a level that at least matches the level in competitor countries. (Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times)

Reducing higher than international average energy prices, investing in infrastructure and restoring trust are the key messages in the National Comp(...)

Liam Casey, Founder, PCH, waits to go on the centre stage at the Web Summit. Photograph: Naoise Culhane/Sportsfile

Liam Casey, founder of $1 billion turnover PCH, has predicted that a smart city sensor project demonstrated at the Dublin Web Summit could be rolled o(...)

PCH’s Liam Casey says if US companies  put more resources in Ireland, people become more qualified and skilled.

Liam Casey, founder of $1 billion turnover PCH International, has said Ireland’s knowledge boxes will create an “environment focused on innovation”. (...)

Liam Casey: due to chat with Will Prendergast

In something of a warm-up for the Web Summit, there will be big bucks in the room when the Kauffman Fellows European Venture Capital Summit arrives in(...)