Ty Gorelashvili (foreground) and Praise Limbila at the flower display in the residents organic garden at the Eglinton asylum seekers’ accommodation centre in Salthill, Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Sweetpea, coriander, potatoes, peas and broccoli are thriving in Galway’s first community garden run by asylum seekers in a direct provision centre(...)

From left: Sedicii CEO, Rob Leslie, commercial development manager with Insight NUIG, Patrick Mulrooney, and Sedicii co-founder Richard Cody

From online retailers to any time you book a train, holiday or rental car, web users are being asked to create more online accounts than ever b(...)

A woman registers her palm on a PulseWallet, a point-of-purchase device, during the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas earlier this month. Photograph: Steve Marcus/Reuters

Using your biometric data as a method of identification is commonplace these days. Once the territory of high-security facilities in movies, now it’s (...)

Bernard Kirk, director of the Galway Education Centre. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

W hen Bernard Kirk was growing up in Cork, he never dreamed a set of Danish interactive plastic bricks in the toybox might become his second name. To(...)

Graphic: Dearbhla Kelly/ITPM. Sources: Peter Sondergaard/Gartner, EMC and IDC

The friendly face of big data lives in upstate New York and is named Watson. It is an IBM computer, the size of a room, that beat two champion (...)

A new €3 million EU project tasked with creating a clear strategy to build a big data economy in Europe could provide a jobs boost for Ireland. Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

A new €3 million EU project tasked with creating a clear strategy to build a “big data economy” in Europe could provide a jobs boost for Irelan(...)