But a funny thing happened on the way to the techno-revolution. We did not get a sustained return to rapid economic progress. Instead it was more of a one-time spurt which sputtered out about a decade ago

Remember Douglas Adams’s 1979 novel The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy? It began with some technology snark, dismissing Earth as a planet whose life(...)

On May 1st, Amazon said that it had started reporting revenue from its operations in Britain, Germany, Italy and Spain. (Photograph: Rick Wilking/Reuters)

In the continuing battle between European and American tech companies, score one for Europe. In a move that could put pressure on its rivals to follo(...)

The Keenan Systems mixer. The company develops feeding machines, which are used by thousands of farmers from Canada to China, to give their livestock the optimal mix of food. The machines are connected to the cloud allowing for a real-time feed of information

Did you hear the one about the connected cow? It might seem like a joke, but thanks to advancements in big data, technology and the Internet of Things(...)

By 2020, 50 per cent of value creation will be based on apps, software, electronic systems and digital services, Audi sales chief Luca de Meo said.

Audi expects that electronics and digital features will become just as important as sheer horsepower for global carmakers as they brace for a fundamen(...)

Back in 2011, Dick Eastman (blog.eogn.com), the doyen of North American genealogy commentators and a very straight talker, described mocavo.com as “th(...)

People await  the announcement of the result in the same-sex marriage referendum in Dublin Castle on May 23rd, 2015. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

Roscommon South-Leitrim has been declared as the only constituency to vote No to the Same-sex Marriage Referendum, and by a slim majority.The result w(...)

Audi’s behemoth doesn’t seem so big anymore. With its enormous grille, like a garden gate welded to the front of a small tank, the first generation(...)

Google has patented an invention that makes it possible to look for answers in a text-message exchange.

Google has patented an invention that makes it possible to look for answers in a text-message exchange. The technology makes it possible for users to (...)

Guest speaker at the 2015 Student Summit Patrick Hamilton Walsh (left) with Greg O’Donoghue, vice president for welfare at the Union of Students in Ireland. Mr Hamilton Walsh spent several years travelling the world while documenting his trip with a mobile phone. That adventure eventually led him to Sweden where he has been helping develop the image-sharing platform PicHit

It’s wise to say it quietly but one positive outcome of the recession is a growing shift in mindset amongst the country’s nascent generation of profes(...)

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(...)