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(...)

Twitter said this week that it has linked up with payment processor Stripe, founded by the Irish Collison brothers, to let shoppers buy products directly with a tweet. (Photograph:Kacper Pempel/Reuters)

Steve Jobs simultaneously led two companies, Apple and Pixar, as chief executive. Elon Musk is running Tesla and SpaceX. Now more people are saying t(...)

“The hottest start up at the web summit was the web summit itself”

So long to the Web Summit, which is leaving Dublin for Lisbon in 2016. The face of the Web Summit, Paddy Cosgrave, is everything Irish people pretend (...)

Porsche 911: a plug-in hybrid version of the long-lived sports car may not be far away

Elon Musk may be planning a colony on Mars, but the VW Group is planning to give him a good kicking in the electric car market before he gets there. V(...)

Tesla co-founder Elon Musk: a new book is particularly revelatory about his childhood, telling of an abusive father and a difficult time at school where he was bullied by his peers. Photographer: Tim Rue/Bloomberg

With school started and the rest of us back at our desks, it is the end of what has been a relentless summer of business news: the fate of Greece and (...)

Research at NASA for the last two decades has focused on the International Space Station

The Space Race used to be a 100-metre sprint. Now it’s more like a three-legged event. Things move slower and cooperation is vital. The manned space (...)

A prototype of a driverless car  in a photograph provided by Google. Yet much of the research to get us to the cusp of driverless cars has been carried out over the past 20 years with state support, in particularby  the US government-funded Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency

From Thomas Edison to Steve Jobs and through to Elon Musk, society likes to attribute the big tech breakthroughs to a single individual. The latest s(...)

The Chevrolet Volt is eligible for special high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes in California

If you want to figure out what the cars of the future will look like go to California. Quite apart from the high percentage of high-earning future-gaz(...)

A Tesla  Model S P85D vehicle sits plugged in at a charging station in Nephi, Utah

Electric car and battery maker Tesla said it was looking to raise about $642.5 million through a share sale, above the $500 million it announced on Th(...)