Actor and businesswoman Eva Longoria in conversation with Jemima Khan of Vanity Fair at the Web Summit in the RDS, Dublin, yesterday. Photograph: Naoise Culhane/Sportsfilet

He might be the world’s worst water salesman, but Enda Kenny has a distinct flair for touting Ireland as the most business-friendly little country in (...)

 The new Apple Watch. Photograph: EPA/Apple

Street-savvy readers of a certain age will remember the incongruity of an early rap gig in Ireland: Public Enemy at the Trinity Ball in 1981. Puzzleme(...)

Helen McEntee. Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES
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Helen McEnteeThe tragic circumstances in which 26-year-old Helen McEntee ran in a byelection after the death of her father last year would be enough t(...)

Tight integration of hardware and software has become the norm following Microsoft’s purchase of Nokia.
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This was the year the technology industry faced a pivotal moment in its evolution, all thanks to a certain NSA contractor based in Hawaii who decided (...)

Business, or more particularly the markets, have featured in this newspaper from its earliest days. Back in 1860, the paper carried a Market & Com(...)

Building a smart society is an internal process, but it is subject to the vagaries of events worldwide. Photograph: Getty Images

Any effort to reframe our society is necessarily an internal process of self-improvement. But as a small, peripheral island nation in a rapidly global(...)

Protesters hold up images during a demonstration in front of the Syrian embassy in Sofia, Bulgaria, yesterday. Syrians living in Bulgaria had gathered  to protest against a suspected chemical weapons attack in Damascus. Photograph: Stoyan Nenov/Reuters

The attack in Ghouta in eastern Damascus that reportedly claimed the lives of more than 1,000 people on Wednesday will most likely be recorded as one (...)

 Pay Pal president David Marcus at the official opening of Ebay’s International Operations Centre in Dundalk yesterday. Photograph: Alan Betson

When we think of money, we tend to picture the tangible cash in our wallets rather than the intangible balance in our bank accounts. But it’s m(...)

Rick Falkvinge, founder of the Pirate Party in Sweden. Photograph: Bryan O'Brien

The internet was always going to be a transformative technology, but it wasn't until the arrival of Napster in 1999 that the full scope of its (...)