Susanna Fabris, Cork French Film Festival  co-ordinator, Camille Dijoud, cultural assistant and Mathieu Nivard, Alliance Francaise de Cork, at the launch of the 26th Cork French Film Festival.  Photograph: Miki Barlok

Leading French actor Mathieu Amalric, best known in Ireland for his role as the villain in the James Bond film Quantum of Solace, will open the Cork F(...)

CX-75, Range Rover Sport SVR and Defender Bigfoot will square up to Bond’s Aston in Spectre.

When your nemesis is suave, smooth and sexy and drives a custom-built Aston Martin DB10 festooned with weapons and gadgets, how can the modern day sup(...)

Quantum cryptography offers a path to improved internet security, the idea being that you can hide information in the quantum state of sub-atomic particles

Fans of Breaking Bad may inadvertently know more about quantum mechanics than they think. Walter White is a quantum character. As one fans’ website pu(...)

Port of Cork: volumes through Tivoli and Ringaskiddy container terminals show growth of 13 per cent compared to 2013 figures. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

The Port of Cork’s proposed move of its container terminal business to Ringaskiddy is essential to cater for increased growth following 13 per cent gr(...)

Get away at home If you want a little pre-Christmas detox, the Cliff House Hotel ( in Ardmore, Co Waterford is runnin(...)

A visitor plays the ‘Nosgoth’ video game at the Gamescom 2014 fair in Cologne yesterday. Photograph: Reuters/Ina Fassbender

The world’s largest video game fair is set to draw a record attendance this week as visitors seek out titles for new consoles from Microsoft and So(...)

George Soros:  “To others, being wrong is a source of shame; to me, recognising my mistakes is a source of pride. Once we realise that imperfect understanding is the human condition, there is no shame in being wrong, only in failing to correct our mistakes.” Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/ AFP/Getty Images)

George Soros is 84 today. His career is remarkable both for its longevity and its returns – his Quantum fund has generated $39.6 billion in profits ov(...)

No one buys a lottery ticket to trade it. You cannot sensibly value an asset at £2, or £1.20, when you are certain that on Sunday its value will be quite different. Photograph: Getty

You have spent £2 or €3 on a lottery ticket. On Saturday evening you may be a millionaire. Or, more likely, not. But in the meantime, the auditors arr(...)

 Gamers play Nintendo’s new game Splatoon at  E3  in Los Angeles, California. Photographh: Michael Nelson/EPA 3:08

When the dust settles and the spoils are counted, who will emerge as the victor from this year’s E3? Last year, things were a lot more clear cut. Sony(...)

Scientists are now closer to definitively proving Einstein wrong in his early disbelief in the notion of entanglement, in which particles separated by light-years can still appear to remain connected.

Star Trek-style “beaming up” of people through space could become a reality sometime in the far future, the leader of a landmark teleportation experim(...)