Iseq heavyweight CRH had another good day. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

European shares eased back yesterday, having already recouped nearly all their losses from a bruising 8 per cent drop earlier this week, with markets(...)

While unkind caricatures of “cat ladies” focus on loneliness and social awkwardness, the man who lives alone with a cat is more often portrayed as an out-and-out psychopath

This week I will stand up for a sector of society that has never been allowed proper respect: I am a man who lives alone with a cat and I don’t care w(...)

Google, which is changing its structure by establishing a new company called Alphabet, could face a fine as a result of the investigation. Photograph: Reuters

Google has hit back at what it called “peculiar and problematic” demands by European Union competition regulators to change the way it displays sea(...)

Google’s tech hub network has come to Dublin with the announcement of a partnership with Dogpatch Labs. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

Google has teamed up with Dogpatch Labs to bring its tech hub network to Dublin. The deal will help Dogpatch, which offers physical space for startu(...)

Doro Liberto 820 Mini: a decent alternative Android device

Doro has made its business out of developing more accessible technology. The company’s range of mobile phones is designed to be used by older consu(...)

Project sunroof: based on your address, it can estimate the hours of available sunlight per year and the square footage available for solar panels

Googler Carl Elkin has been working on a particularly interesting 20 per cent project that leverages the power of Google Maps and Google Earth. Projec(...)

David Marcus, vice president of messaging products at Facebook, speaks during the Facebook F8 Developers Conference in San Francisco, earlier this year. Photograpr: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Move over Siri and Cortana - Facebook developing its own digital assistant for its Messenger service. The personal digital assistant, called “M”, wil(...)

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(...)

Paddy Power rose by 19.5 per cent to €93 a share on foot of its announcement of a merger with UK betting exchange Betfair

European shares ended nearly two per cent lower yesterday after a volatile session, hit by a late drop in Syngenta after Monsanto dropped its offer (...)

‘Bidding to host the ICIS conference is very competitive and Dublin won out against Munich, Vienna and Istanbul,’ said Prof Brian Fitzgerald of Lero, the Irish Software Research Centre. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh / The IrisH Times

Dublin is to host an international tech conference after its bid was chosen ahead of a number of European cities. Up to 1,500 delegates will attend t(...)