Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission Tom Wheeler: Compared fifth-generation mobile networks (5G) to a Picasso painting. Photograph: Bloomberg

The internet can’t exist without a referee, Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler has said. Speaking at Mobile World Congress in Barc(...)

Visitors use mobiles to photograph a banner advert for the new Samsung Galaxy smart phone at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Facebook founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg is expected to detail more of his company’s plans to bring underserved parts of the world online(...)

Aer Lingus has rejected a second takeover approach from the owner of rival British Airways. Photo: PA Wire

Aer Lingus has rejected a second takeover approach from the owner of rival British Airways. International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) has confir(...)

Business journalism winners:  Ciarán Hancock, John McManus, Pamela Newenham and Mark Paul.

The Irish Times has won four of the categories in the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business wards for business journalism. Mark Paul and Cia(...)

Peter Thiel, co-founder of Paypal, in conversation on centre stage during day three of the Web Summit. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/PA Wire

U2 frontman Bono closed the Web Summit yesterday, to much less fanfare than that which greeted PayPal and Tesla co-founder Elon Musk last year. The p(...)

The Pogo system is a mobile card reader which enables credit and debit card payments anywhere with wireless coverage via smartphone

A new payment system being introduced by AIB and Eircom will allow SMEs, micro-enterprises and sole traders to accept debit and credit card payment(...)

Subject to European Commission approval, the network will be rolled-out across Ireland in the coming months, with the first customers able to avail of 100 per cent broadband from the start of 2015

ESB and Vodafone have signed a joint venture agreement to invest € 450 million in building a 100 per cent fibre broadband network across Ireland. The (...)

Prof John FitzGerald: said recovery in the construction industry would have a positive impact on people on the dole, especially those who don’t have an educational level above than the Leaving Certificate. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Young people will end up living with their parents until they are 35 unless the housing supply increases, Economic and Social (...)

Myles Lee: outgoing CRH chief says focus shifting to emerging economies.

CRH and its Indian joint venture have seen off competition from French rival Vicat to clinch a €175 million deal to buy a cement manufacturing busin(...)

Cathal “Charlie” O’Connell, founder and managing director of Paddywagon Tours: “I would hate to be one of those people who knows only victory and not defeat.” photograph: eric luke

‘I escorted the Ulster Rose in the 1993 Rose of Tralee festival and she was quite tricky but we got on well at the end. At the beginning she was going(...)