Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive officer of Facebook, announced the satellite was under construction and would be ready for launch into space in 2016. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Facebook is planning to launch a satellite to provide internet access to remote parts of Africa, the social network’s founder has said. Mark Zu(...)

File photograph of Blaise, Blake and Alexandra  O’Donnell. File photograph: Collins Courts

Retired solicitor Brian O’Donnell’s adult children face questioning in court over a number of valuable gifts given to them by their parents. These in(...)

Ireland will have to act wisely, observing which way the wind is blowing, measuring its response, and all the while seeking to preserve the benefits of its vital foreign direct investment sector

You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind is blowing in relation to the taxation of multinationals. Whether it’s Margaret Hodge in Westmi(...)

Ulster’s Craig Gilroy leaves the field with concussion and a broken nose. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

At the height of the World Cup, World Rugby’s chief medical officer Martin Raftery has said that the laws of the game, particularly the tackle, may ha(...)

Welcoming the Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (Beps) report, Mr Noonan said the OECD proposals would “play to Ireland’s advantage”, despite fears it could provoke a flight of multinationals. Photograph: Getty Images

The Government has warned the European Union not to attempt to go beyond plans published on Monday that seek to lay down new global rules on taxing mu(...)

 Aidan O’Brien: trainer’s dual-Group One winner Air Force Blue will attempt to secure  a fourth Dewhurst victory and cement his position as favourite for next year’s 2,000 Guineas. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The scene is set for an intriguing superpower clash between Air Force Blue and Emotionless at Newmarket this Saturday which could well identify Europ(...)

Syria’s president Bashar al-Assad: targeting of Syria shows Moscow gives priority to strengthening Damascus against near enemies rather than striking Islamic State. Photograph: Sana via Reuters

Russia’s deployment of war planes, missile systems, tanks, and armoured troop carriers has dramatically changed the shape of the conflict on the groun(...)

It is very important that the UK stays in the EU and Ryanair has a role to play in helping to avoid a feared ‘Brexit’ next year, airline chief executive Michael O’Leary has said. Photograph: AFP 4:56

It is “very important” that the UK stays in the EU and Ryanair has a role to play in helping to avoid a feared ‘Brexit’ next year, airline chief execu(...)

In the dark: How did a company most people have never heard of come to lay claim to elements found in virtually every smartphone? Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Across the river from the casino district in Reno above an Italian restaurant, you can find the little-known company that says it “invented the mobile(...)

Robert Dunne of GlycoSeLect: “Our technology improves the manufacturing of biopharmaceutical products by giving users a single-step product separation method”
New Innovators: GlycoSeLect

At first glance, glycoproteins may not seem to have much relevance for everyday life, but they are in fact the bedrock of the biopharmaceutical indust(...)