Paddy Cosgrave, co-founder of the Web Summit with Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the event last year. Mr Kenny will not be attended the event this year, the last in Ireland for at least three years. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s invitation to attend the Web Summit was only sent to his general Oireachtas email address after 9pm on Friday. The summi(...)

Hollywood star  Eva Longoria at the 2014 web summit at the RDS in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny looks almost certain to miss the final Web Summit 2015 in Dublin this week after only receiving a formal invitation late on Frida(...)

Dr Kristina Johnson: “I had this crazy idea of an all-in-one system on an electric car which has solar panels on the roof and its own charging station.” Photograph: Larry Busacca/Getty

Former US energy under-secretary Dr Kristina Johnson doesn’t carry a crystal ball around in her bag, but she wouldn’t have been the least bit surprise(...)

President Michael D Higgins addressing Google staff. He was presented with a sketch of the famous Google sign adapted with shamrocks, designed Limerick student Evan O’Sullivan Glynn for  Doodle for Google.

Simon Carswell in Mountain View, California President Michael D Higgins used a visit to Google’s headquarters in Silicon Valley to warn against(...)

One of the bill boards that Airbnb had to apologise for and remove.

On November 3rd, San Franciscans will be voting on Proposition F, a measure to cap holiday rentals at 75 nights a year. This is not good for Airbnb, t(...)

John Collison of Stripe who was the International and Overall winner at the awards ceremony last night in Citywest last night. The event took place in front of an audience of over 1,500 people and was broadcast live on UTV Ireland and UTV. Photograph: Maxwells

John and Patrick Collison, the boy wonders of Irish technology, have won this year’s EY Entrepreneur of the Year award. Their online payments p(...)

A file picture of a Tesla Model S all-electric sedan. Tesla added an autopilot update on Thursday that allows cars to steer through curves on its own, monitorsurrounding vehicles and adjust speed as needed. Photograph: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images.

As of Thursday morning, thousands of Tesla electric cars already sitting in garages and driveways were to abruptly gain the ability to drive themselve(...)

Elon Musk’s Hyperloop  was the subject of a keynote speech at SXSW Eco

South By SouthWest (SXSW) is the poster child for successful conference expansion. Starting with just music and film back in 1987, which takes place (...)

A Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI being measured for emissions at a repair shop in Frankfurt. Photograph: Patrick Pleul

The official Irish numbers are out: 79,348 Irish motorists own cars fitted with software designed to cheat emissions tests. A further 30,000 used impo(...)

Zombie-proof: Elon Musk with Tesla’s new Model X. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Space entrepreneur, electric car pioneer and all-round innovator Elon Musk has delivered the first of his firm’s new Model X SUVs. Living up to his im(...)