Albert Einstein:  “It can scarcely be denied that the supreme goal of all theory is to make the irreducible basic elements as simple and as few as possible without having to surrender the adequate representation of a single datum of experience.”

‘Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler.” This quote is often attributed to Albert Einstein although there is some doubt that(...)

Out Wednesday: Abercrombie & Fitch results
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TODAY Results: FBD; Sotheby’s; Thorntons. Indicators: Euro zone CPI (Feb) and unemployment rate (Jan); US ISM manufacturing PMI (Feb), ISM prices paid(...)

Rolls Royce: results out on Friday.  Photographer: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg
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TODAY Results: Hasbro. Indicators: Euro zone Sentix investor confidence (Feb); US labour market conditions index (Jan); German trade balance (Dec) and(...)

Richard Fernandez, chief executive of Luxcel: “GreenLight enables real-time analysis. It dramatically improves the hygiene and quality of the dairy supply chain.” Photograph:   Gerard McCarthy
New Innovators: Luxcel

The ending of milk quotas in 2015 and strong anticipated growth in liquid milk consumption in emerging markets makes this a time of major opportunity (...)

Sandra Lawler: “You see the same people being appointed to shortlists again and again.”

Bring them all home! Alternatives Group, the marketing and recruitment group co-founded in 2000 by Sandra Lawler, is launching Alternatives Elect, an (...)

Joan Burton: said she had a list of 10 Sinn Féin members who had been appointed

Labour and Sinn Féin have become embroiled in a row over political patronage in appointments to State boards. Tánaiste Joan Burton claimed yesterday (...)

A survey by InterTrade Ireland suggests the improved economy will lead 60 per cent of small and medium-sized enterprises to invest in their businesses(...)

Dr Ivan Coulter of Sigmoid Pharma winning the Innovation of the Year award at the inaugural The Irish Times InterTradeIreland Innovation Awards in 2010 – the company has a lead compound for ulcerative colitis heading into phase three clinical trials

2010: Sigmoid Pharma Inaugural winner with a gut feeling for drug delivery There’s no such thing as an overnight success in t(...)

Late last year, more than 2,200 people gathered in the Convention Centre in Dublin for the national launch of the Horizon 2020 programme, which will i(...)

Only milk produced and processed in the Republic qualifies to carry the trade mark, which cuts out suppliers from the North, who say that it is effectively squeezing them out of the market in the South. Photograph: Brendon O’Hagan/Bloomberg

Milk processors in the North are threatening to take action in European courts to stop a National Dairy Council (NDC) campaign which they argue is ant(...)