Festival fun: the South By Southwest music, film and technology festival in Austin earlier this year – “Keep Austin Weird!” has become a catch-all calling card for the city which attracts musicians and software coders, political liberals and start-up entrepreneurs. Photograph: Darrell Craig Harris/Getty Images

Austin revels in its kooky status and the Texan capital’s slogan “Keep Austin Weird!” has become a catch-all calling card for musicians and softwar(...)

A team of researchers at Dublin City University have begun working on tailoring a highly successful international means of teaching mathematics to the Irish curriculum. Photograph: Alan Betson /The Irish Times

A team of researchers at Dublin City University (DCU) have begun working on tailoring a highly successful international means of teaching mathematics (...)

There are still six other board positions to fill at RTÉ and these are in the gift of the Minister for Communications, Alex White. Photograph: David Sleator

So, one down – six to go. With the election of newcaster Aengus Mac Grianna as the worker representative on the RTÉ board, the State broadcaster’s boa(...)

Tom Savage: his term as  chairman of the RTÉ board came to an end on August 31st. Photograph: Cyril Byrne.

RTÉ has lost two-thirds of its governing board this week, and a radical overhaul will take place before the end of this month with chairman Tom Savag(...)

Storyful CEO Mark Little: will speak at the Eban congress in Dublin Castle

More than 350 investors, entrepreneurs, fund managers and business angels are expected to attend the Eban congress in Dublin Castle this week.The inte(...)

Full list of candidates It may be the second largest local authority in the country after Dublin City Council with 55 seats, but Cork County Co(...)

Rub-a-dub-dub: three business people who have benefited from peer-to-peer lending (from left) butcher John Sheridan of Sheridan Meats, baker Laragh Strahan of Lolly and Cooks, and candlestick-maker Larry Kinsella of Moth to a Flame

“Neither a borrower nor a lender be,” Polonius memorably urged his son in Hamlet , but if yo(...)

Cork engineer Seán O’Sullivan with Prince Charles on the site of the Salwa Palace, a Unesco World Heritage Site currently being carefully restored

A short history lesson. In 1744, a pact between Muhammad ibn Saud and Islamic religious leader Sheikh Muhammad Ibn Abdul Wahhab took place in w(...)

Ronan Dunne said the “innate digital potential of our young people” was “not just a responsibility for the education sector”.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Almost obscured behind the feel-good banter of the US embassy’s Smart People, Smart Economy event last week, there was a genuine, thoughtful de(...)

Former Zynga executive Marcus Segal addresses the Smart People Smart Economy conference at the US Embassy. Photograph: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

Companies can no longer expect to become major global technology players without having an Irish base, a Dublin conference hea(...)