French Ambassador to Ireland Jean Pierre Thebault with French Prime Minister Manuel Valls outside the new French embassy on Merrion Square in Dublin yesterday. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Ever since French general Jean Joseph Amable Humbert tried to liberate Ireland in 1798, big France and little Ireland have usually ended up on the sam(...)

President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina with Prince Charles at a remembrance concert in the Istanbul Congress Centre. Photograph: Chris Bellew/Fennell Photography

On a stone memorial at Anzac Cove in Gallipoli, where world leaders will gather today to mark the 100th anniversary of one of the bloodiest campaigns (...)

Irish trade mission to the Gulf States secures jobs and contracts. Photograph: Getty Images.

Enterprise Ireland has said its “five day, five city” trade mission to the Gulf States has resulted in the creation of 28 Irish-based jobs and €16 mil(...)

David Smith:  “There’s no doubt it’s a good time to be bought and make an exit. Corporations have cash and it’s easier to acquire technology than to do blue-sky thinking.”

As an Irishman heading up the US office of a UK mergers and acquisitions bank in Silicon Valley, David Smith gets a tri-cultural perspective on one of(...)

European Southern Observatory: ESO is a very interesting body at the moment given it is spending more than €1 billion to build the European-Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT), the largest telescope in the world when complete

Most times a deal too good to be true really is and can be dismissed. But every now and then a good deal genuinely is a good deal and should be grabbe(...)

 Nico Olivieri and Sabine Hobbel: “Our products are intended for people who pursue a healthy lifestyle in which highly nutritious, clean foods play a major role.”

Pasta with Benefits is a new, wheat-free pasta product from Dublin-based natural food company, Leaves. Made from buckwheat and chickpeas, the product (...)

The EPS Group is to create 50 new jobs as part of a €3 million expansion at its plant in Mallow

Two companies have announced the creation of 78 new jobs in Mallow, Co Cork and Limerick with support provided through Enterprise Ireland. The EPS Gro(...)

Prof Brian O’Connell, director of prosthodontics at the Dublin Dental Hospital, Dr Ramesh Babu and Dr Padraig McAuliffe, prosthodontist and researcher at the Dublin Dental Hospital.

A group of Irish researchers have invented an intelligent mouthguard that will determine whether you grind your teeth at night and will send that i(...)

Eric Risser and Neal O’Gorman: “We want  artists focusing the majority of their time on being creative and leave our technology to work on the more mundane tasks – such as creating seamlessly tiling textures [realistic surfaces]”

Artomatix – run by Kildare-born Neal O’Gorman and American Eric Risser – had its first birthday at the end of March. Its first 12 months comprised (...)

Some of the 11 AIB start-up Academy finalists pictured with Irish Times editor Kevin O’Sullivan (third from left) and Ken Burke (centre), head of business banking at AIB, at the newspaper’s Dublin office. Photograph: Conor Mulhern

The year-long search for the best start-up talent in the country came to a close when Herdwatch won the first ever AIB Start-up Academy final. On Marc(...)