At the National Digital Week launch were (from left) Norah Casey, publisher; Anne O’Leary, Vodafone Ireland; Louise Phelan, PayPal; and Dee Forbes, Discovery Networks Northern Europe

Ireland’s first-ever National Digital Week took place at the beginning of this month in the west Cork town of Skibbereen. The four-day event attracted(...)

Ian Harkin: “We passed on an opportunity to do a huge deal with McDonald’s and only time will tell if it was our biggest mistake.”

Lottie Dolls have struck a chord with parents all over the world because they look and dress like little girls rather aping the curves and fashion tas(...)

NASA image of Earth.

A Halloween asteroid the size of four football pitches is due to fly past Earth today. The massive space rock, affectionately called the “Great Pumpki(...)

Key speakers include Ingrid Vanderveldt of the US-based Empower A Billion Women 2020 organisation, who is also a former entrepreneur in residence at Dell, and a CNBC television host

West Cork might not seem the most obvious location for a festival focused on digital technology, but more than 2,000 entrepreneurs, tech enthusiasts, (...)

European Space Agency      satellite: It is hoped the agency’s latest venture will help pave the way for manned missions to the moon. Photograph: Stephane Corvaja/AFP/ESA

A pathfinding mission to land a robot probe on an unexplored region of the moon is expected to be approved by the European Space Agency (ESA) next yea(...)

“The evidence was clear on paper and we could repeatedly prove it, but people wanted to see it demonstrated step by step through the lifecycle of the horse.” Donal Ryan, with Emmeline Hill and Jim Bolger. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Former US defence secretary Donald Rumsfeld was pilloried for his use of the phrase “unknown unknowns” during a press briefing in 2002. In fact, th(...)

A  file picture released by the European Space Agency  of an artists impression of  Philae. Photograph: Medialab/AFP/Getty Images.

The Philae spacecraft which landed on a comet last year may have shifted position, making it harder to communicate with the probe, scientists said. Th(...)

An image released by the European Space Agency of an artist’s impression of lander Philae on the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Photograph: ESA Medialab/AFP/Getty Images

The Philae lander space probe thought lost has woken up some seven months after officials thought it marooned in the shadows on a comet, the European (...)

Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti is now the new record-holder for the single longest space flight by a woman, eclipsing Nasa’s Sunita William’s 195-day flight in 2006-2007. Photograph: EPA

A three-person crew from the International Space Station (ISS) has landed safely in Kazakhstan after a longer than expected orbital stint. Nasa(...)

John O’Donoghue CEO of Enbio, with Yves Bonnefous, the ESA’s solar orbiter project controller, at the opening this month of Enbio’s space technology centre in Clonmel, Co Tipperary. photograph: aileen drohan

Picture a prehistoric cave-dweller producing crude animal drawings using charred bone. Now picture the same charred bone, but this time used to protec(...)