Seán O’Driscoll, group chief executive, Glen Dimplex Group, said testing the technology on a large scale would accelerate innovation

A consortium led by Irish electrical goods firm Glen Dimplex has secured €12 million in funding from the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme – the single larg(...)

Lars Himmer will move from  VW in Germany where he is head of group sales strategy

After some weeks of speculation following the departure of former MD Simon Elliot, Volkswagen Group Ireland has announced who its new boss is going to(...)

Dermot Desmond: owns 26 per cent of MCB Finance. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

MCB Finance, an AIM-listed consumer finance company that is 26 per cent owned by Dermot Desmond, has received an acquisition approach from Internatio(...)

This fashion story is not just about clothes, but about Greystones. A third generation resident of the Co Wicklow seaside town, Juliette Ledwidge i(...)

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan at the passing-out ceremony for 62 members of the Garda Reserve at the Garda College in Templemore. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times 2:00

The Garda Reserve is on course to achieve its target strength next year, some 10 years after the part-time unpaid element of the force was established(...)

 Trust, a social and health agency working with the homeless, assisted people of 15 nationalities in a recent week. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

In just two days this month 54 people attended a social and health agency premises in Dublin’s Liberties. Trust, a non-denominational, befriending, s(...)

The Government’s scramble to reduce water charges and increase allowances means households will end up paying the cheapest water rates in Europe. (...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly arriving at Government Buildings for the Cabinet meeting on water charges this morning. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times 5:54

The second of two Cabinet meetings on the upcoming water charges package began at 1pm this afternoon at Government Buildings and is currently under wa(...)

Doug Leeds, chief executive of Ask.com, says he hopes the Ask.fm site can be used to campaign against online bullying.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The chief executive of the company behind the Ask. fm website has defended his decision to maintain anonymity on the site, saying removing the feat(...)

A girl lights a candle during Latvian Freedom Fighters’ Remembrance Day, or Lacplesis Day, to commemorate those who fought in the 1919 Latvian War of Independence, near Riga castle on November 11th. In Latvia, Russia’s increased military activity is seen as an echo of the cold war. Photograph: Ints Kalnins/Reuters

In the cold, slate-grey skies and seas of northeast Europe, an old game is being played out under new rules.Where for decades the Soviet Union probed (...)