Barry Cryan, Conal O’Neill, Pat Walsh and Anthony Killeen from winning Mayo company PanelDuct. Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography

A cost-saving innovation for the construction industry, developed by a west of Ireland engineering firm, has won the overall prize at this year’s Iri(...)

Periscope has very rapidly overtaken Meerkat in downloads, possibly leaving a sour taste with some otherwise savvy investors in their rush to invest into Meerkat

Three years ago this month, Google publicly announced its “Glass” project. It was the company’s first foray into wearable consumer devices, and offere(...)

US Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen:  confirmed last October that the central bank would conclude its quantitative easing programme. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

Every month from November 2008 until this month, the US Federal Reserve has been generating substantial sums of electronic cash during its various qua(...)

Judges for Innovation Awards 2015 (front, from left) Dr Bernadette McGahon, Tim Brundle and Marion Boland, and back row (from left) Niall Campbell, Pat Daly and Frank Roche. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The_Irish_Times

Guilt-free chocolate, a revolutionary new music creation app and a host of disruptive new cost-saving advances in medicine, engineering and tech ar(...)

Xiaomi chief executive Lei Jun, one of eight co-founders of the Beijing-based smartphone manufacturer. Photograph: Jason Lee/Reuters

Which company – just 4½ years old – is now the most valuable technology start-up in the world? It has just been valued at €37 billion ($45 billion), m(...)

Dublin Web Summit’s Paddy Cosgrave

Whilst building a global business headquartered in Dublin, I quickly discovered an advantage over my larger international competitors: people love to (...)

Multibillionaire Jack Ma, chairman of Alibaba, on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Scott Eells/Bloomberg

‘When the team is all a bunch of scientists, it is best to have a peasant lead the way”. How did an English-language teacher – and self-confessed peas(...)

Orville Wright, at the controls of the Wright Flyer, and his brother Wilbur, watch from the ground during the plane’s first flight  in   1903.  Photograph: AP Photo/File

‘No flying machine will ever fly from New York to Paris . . . [because] no known motor can run at the requisite speed for four days without stopping”.(...)

Kevin Melia: taught the worth of valuing the workforce and of cohesion in a multinational and multicultural environment. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Kevin Melia, who has died in his adopted home of Massachusetts aged 67, was a phenomenally successful Irish entrepreneur who used his experience in th(...)

Kevin Melia: was twice chairman of Iona Technologies

Wicklow-born businessman and technology executive Kevin Melia died on Tuesday in the United States after a short illness, aged 67. Mr Melia was best (...)