Metaio augmented reality has been used by Ikea. The firm has been bought by Apple

Apple has acquired an augmented reality software firm, whose investors include Dublin-based Atlantic Bridge. Metaio’s technology merges real-world i(...)

Shia Muslim rebels hold up their weapons during a rally against air strikes in Sanaa, Yemen, on Thursday. Oil prices jumped around the world after Saudi Arabia and its allies carried out the strikes. Photograph: Khaled Abdullah/Reuters

Stock markets around the world were knocked lower and oil prices jumped after Saudi Arabia and its allies carried out air strikes in Yemen. The attac(...)

EU Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation Carlos Moedas  holds a press conference on the Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard 2014, at the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels. Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

R&D investment by companies in Ireland is more than double the world average, according to new research, which bolsters the State’s claim to be an(...)

In London, supermarket giant Tesco was back under pressure with a decline of nearly 3 per cent or 4.6p to 180.6p. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire.

European stocks were little changed today as investors signalled they are likely to hold fire until they see stronger signs of a recovery. Values slu(...)

Italian prime minister Enrico Letta:  says that half of the amount raised from the state sales will  be used to reduce Italy’s debt in 2014,

Italy will sell stakes in public entities including oil and gas company Eni to raise up to €12 billion next year and help cut public debt, prime minis(...)

 Royal Bank of Scotland and Barclays declined at least 1.5 per cent each. Photograph: PA Wire

Stock markets paused for breath yesterday, with stocks led down by weakness in the banking sector as detail emerged of stress tests to be led by the E(...)

World stocks rose to near five-year highs yesterday, boosted by news that China was moving to support its cooling economy, while the dollar fell to on(...)

Concerns about the bailout of Cyprus and plans to impose a levy on bank deposits on the island resulted in Europe an stocks retreating yesterday. B(...)