A court in Mechelen,  had asked for data from messages and calls exchanged on Skype, arguing that telecom operators in the country were required to do so

Online communication service Skype has been summoned to appear in court in Belgium after refusing to pass on customer data to aid a criminal investiga(...)

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(...)

Imagine you get a letter in the post offering you free water. Instead of paying Irish Water for your supply, another company promises you a generous q(...)

Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella at the Build conference in San Francisco: ‘Microsoft has bold ambitions for platforms that empower developers across Windows, Azure and Office.’ Photograph: Robert Galbraith/Reuters

For a company that only three years ago was accused of failing to innovate, Microsoft isn’t doing too badly. At its Build developer conference, the co(...)

David Crowley, managing director of network enablement at Microsoft, says cables will help deliver data at higher speeds, with higher capacity and lower latency for Microsoft customers across the globe. Photograph: Jim Young/Reuters

Microsoft is to invest in underwater cables to connect its data centres in Ireland, the UK and North America.The software giant has signed partnershi(...)

Facebook CEO Sheryl Sandberg has announced pay increases for contract staff.

Facebook is increasing pay and benefits for contract workers and people employed through third-party companies.The new standards include a minimum wag(...)

Google is among 30 multinationals to be investigated for alleged tax avoidance. Its Australian subsidiary has denied any evasion.

The Australian government announced a world-leading crackdown on Monday on alleged tax avoidance by 30 multinational companies that will likely force (...)

Minister for Enterprise Richard Bruton with American Chamber chief executive Mark Redmond and RIA executive director Laura Mahoney at the launch of the inaugural US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards

The inaugural US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards will be presented this Friday, May 15th, at the American Chamber of Commerce annual dinner in the (...)

Ryanair chief executive  Michael O’Leary. Shares in the airline jumped 3.6 per cent to €11.21 yesterday on foot of a 2 per cent reversal in oil prices, which wiped out gains from the previous two sessions. Photographer: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg

World financial markets were unsettled again yesterday amid a week-long sell-off in benchmark government bonds and volatile oil prices. Britain(...)

 Prime minister of Finland Juha Sipilä: agreed to prioritise a revival of Finland’s stalled economy. It has been   hit by Nokia’s sale of its mobile phone business to Microsoft and EU economic sanctions on neighbouring Russia. Photograph:  Martti Kainulainen/Lehtikuva/AFP

Finland’s populist Eurosceptic “Finns” party is set to enter government as part of a new centre-right coalition.Prime minister designate Juha Sipilä,(...)