Augmented reality: a Daqri helmet being demonstrated at DCU’s 36-hour hackathon

Hackathon. It’s one of those buzzy, energetic terms, but what does it really mean? Oxford Dictionaries offers this definition: “An event, typically la(...)

The study commissioned by the Irish Nurses’ and Midwives’ Organisation found a quarter of nurses and midwives said they had turned up for work at least once while feeling sick in the last year.

More than 80 per cent of nurses and midwives reported for work at some stage over the last year while feeling unwell, a new study has found. The study(...)

Chinese premier Li Keqiang: declared ‘war on pollution’. Photograph: EPA/Guillaume Horcajuelo

Chinese premier Li Keqiang recently unveiled the country’s plan for combating climate change. While it could have been more ambitious, the plan sho(...)

People used to scoff at the idea of working 9 to 5. Now we can but dream of it. Working within such tight time limitations and with little sense of au(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald: ‘We have made massive changes to the operation and governance of An Garda Síochána.’ Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Bad behaviour among some members of the Garda should not be “rolled up endlessly” into an accusation of a “flawed culture”, the Minister for Justic(...)

Eddie Holt, who has died aged 60, was an award-winning columnist, an astute critic and a much respected university lecturer in journalism. His lifelo(...)

Cappa, Kilrush, Co Clare

Address: 14 Montrose Avenue, Artane, Dublin 5 Agent: Gallagher Quigley This three-bedroom semi-d is close to Beaumont Hospital, Dublin Air(...)

From a very young age, I wanted to explore the world. My plan was to move to Vancouver by myself after graduating. But towards the middle of my final (...)

Padraig Brosnan, Treasury Delta founder: “The aim was to develop a system that is very easy and user-friendly out front but is supported by a complex and sophisticated platform in the background”

Bank charges can be a big burden on businesses, running into thousands of euro a year. Most companies accept bank charges as a necessary cost, but for(...)

‘The EU has been slow to act in introducing a similar law that specifically protects a worker’s genetic information.’ Photograph: Getty Images

If your job was at risk, would you be willing to reveal your genetic code to your employer? And could the law protect you if you refused? Recently, a (...)