Top 1000 companies: 54%   hail from Ireland, accounting for 68% of jobs

US technology giant Microsoft has become the largest company in Ireland for the first time, according to the The Irish Times Top 1000 Companies 2015 s(...)

The Electricite de France nuclear power station in Dampierre-en-Burly, France. The French power utility is the world’s biggest operator of nuclear power plants. Photograph: Christian Hartmann/ Reuters
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In numbers: Imperial profits$4.1 billion: Value to Star Wars creator George Lucas of the deal to sell his Lucasfilm group to Disney at the end of 2012(...)

Facebook’s new ‘I’m a Voter’ button on its newsfeed, in order to encourage turn out in Friday’s referendums.

Facebook has launched an “I’m a Voter” button on its newsfeed in a bid to encourage turn out at polling stations during Friday’s referendums. The “meg(...)

Residents look for their belongings among the rubble of their destroyed homes in Nepal after the recent earthquake. Photograph: Nicolas Asfouri/AFP/Getty Images

After a 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit Nepal at 11.56am on Saturday, April 25th, an army of volunteers mobilised and worked around the clock as part of (...)

Facebook: The social network said it is already regulated in Europe and complies with European data protection law, so the applicability of the Belgian regulator’s efforts are therefore unclear.  Photograph: Reuters/Dado Ruvic

Facebook has responded to a report by the Belgian Privacy Commission, which warns that the social network is tracking European internet users without (...)

Gyms can be mysterious, unwelcoming, intimidating enclosures.

The joy and sorrow of Easter eggs prompted me to join a local gym last year.There was a two-for-one deal, so my wife also signed up.A year later, I’ve(...)

Fingleton ‘did not read’ files Michael Fingleton, former head of Irish Nationwide, argued that he should not be liable to repay a €5.5 million(...)

The social network earlier this month temporarily escaped daily fines in a tussle with the Dutch privacy regulator over its revamped policy for users’ photos and data.

Facebook is riding roughshod over European data-protection laws, Belgium’s privacy regulator said in a report the watchdog described as “staggering.” (...)

A detained protester cries in front of a burning barricade during a protest against President Pierre Nkurunziza’s decision to run for a third term in Bujumbura, Burundi. Photograph: Goran Tomasevic/Reuters

Rival military groups have been battling for control of the Burundi capital, a day after a former intelligence chief staged an attempted coup again(...)

The dinner table remains so laden with brand messages, it’s in danger of collapsing.

The family that breaks bread together, stays together, and more importantly, keeps buying bread. More than 30 years after the first Oxo Mum ad hit (...)