Jason Coyle, director of Mr Crumb food export business in Finea, Co Westmeath: “We have broadband, but not broadband of the capability or the capacity to run a modern business the way it should.”

Every second Friday, Independent TD Stephen Donnelly hosts a meeting of interested parties, businesses and residential, solely on the issue of broadba(...)

File image of a March 2008 launch from the European Space Agency’s Kourou facility in French Guiana. Photograph: Stephane Corvaja/ESA via Getty Images

The European Space Agency has an important launch on Wednesday from its Kourou launch pad in French Guiana. The launch is a flight-test of a reusable (...)

The satellite  is fitted with the largest camera ever launched into space

Parameter Space, a new University College Dublin (UCD) spin-out company, has secured an €800,000 contract with the European Space Agency (ESA).The pur(...)

Data from the European Space Agency’s Planck space telescope indicates that star formation began about 550 million years after the Big Bang that gave birth to the universe. Photograph: AFP Photo/European Southern Observatory/ VVV consortium

The first stars twinkled into life some 100 million years later than was previously thought, new research suggests.Data from the European Space Agency(...)

The photograph, issued this week, was taken using a special mount allows the use of standard cameras to take sharper pictures of Earth at speed. Photograph: ESA/Nasa

Have you ever wondered what a lightning strike looks like from above? No need to wonder anymore as an astronaut on board the International Space Stati(...)

Prof Rocco Lupoi (centre) examines a product sample of his 3D printer and special spray device made at TCD with assistant professors (left) Shaun McFadden and Anthony Robinson. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Engineers at Trinity College Dublin will lead an international study to develop a new technology that allows 3D “printing” of metal components. The €5(...)

Undated artists impression of what the Beagle 2 would look like upon landing on Mars. Photograph: European Space Agency/PA

Britain’s infamous “Beagle 2” spacecraft, once dubbed “a heroic failure” by the nation’s Astronomer Royal, has been found on Mars - 11 years after it (...)

Prof Mike Hinchey, director of Lero: “People say we are spending all of this money on space research but it is being reapplied in other areas.” Photograph: Sean Curtin

Lero, the Irish Software Research Centre based at the University of Limerick has just won a software development contract with the European Space A(...)

French Finance Minister Michel Sapin speaks to media after talks with German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble, Jens Weidmann, chief of Germany’s Bundesbank, Anne Le Lorier, first deputy governor of the Banque de France, French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron and German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel in Berlin. Photograph: Reuters/Hannibal Hanschke

Europe needs less talk and more action to stimulate Europe’s ailing economies, Germany’s Social Democrat leader Sigmar Gabriel said, as he prop(...)

The ‘Philae’ lander faces dangers as the comet becomes violently active. Photograph: ESA/EPA

The Philae lander stranded on the surface of a distant comet is down but not out. Its controllers back at the European Space Agency’s centre in Darms(...)