A care worker wearing   Cyberdyne’s robot suit which learns a  user’s motion and assists their movements. Photograph: Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP

In depopulated rural Japan, a drone flies to a remote farm and drops off a prescription for a bed-ridden patient. A plastic sensor attached to her bod(...)

Japan’s defence ministry drill on deployment of Patriot Advanced Capability-3 surface-to-air guided interceptors: Japan is in a region with some of the world’s fastest-growing military budgets. Photograph: Kyodo News via Getty Images

Until a few years ago, the idea of an international arms fair in Japan would have struck many as ludicrous. Japanese troops have not fired a weapon in(...)

Twitter: In its last results in February the company reported sales totalling $717 million (€672 million) in the fourth quarter, up only about 1 per cent compared with the previous year. Photograph: Reuters/Dado Ruvic

Monday Results: Halliburton, Hasbro, Hyundai, Office Depot, Villeroy & Boch, Volvo Indicators: German business climate (Apr); UK business optim(...)

Declan Ganley: Rivada Mercury lodged a claim with a US court asking it to declare that excluding it was “arbitrary and capricious”. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

A consortium led by Declan Ganley’s Rivada Networks is taking legal action against the US government in an effort to stay in the race for a federal t(...)

Brendan Mooney, chief executive of Kainos, was recently named Entrepreneur of the Year. Photograph:  Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

It wouldn’t be unusual for high-flying executives to celebrate their company’s successful stock market flotation by splashing out on a top-of-the-rang(...)

“For all of us, it is a global game. It is not just about wanting to play in Croker, but about taking on the best in Soldier Field, Madison Square Garden, AT&T Park, the ANZ Stadium and the Birds Nest.” Photograph: Dara MacDonaill

The Man from the IDA said: “Listen lads, you’re not playing in Croker.” We were three academic cofounders of a tech startup and, all told, we had har(...)

Working it out: “Ireland has more role models in terms of women at the top of Stem companies, women like Anne Heraty at CPL, Louise Phelan at PayPal and Cathriona Hallahan at Microsoft”

The concept of positive role models and their capacity to entice young people, especially women into careers in science, technology, engineering and (...)

 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016, Brendan Mooney of Kainos Group  at the awards. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Brendan Mooney, chief executive of the Belfast-based software firm Kainos, has scooped this year’s EY Entrepreneur of the Year award. Kainos, which(...)

Ronan Harris is Google’s CEO in Ireland, overseeing a workforce of 5,000. The electrical engineer took up the role in May 2015 and is now charged with running the Irish business, a “growth engine” for businesses across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.   (Photograph: Shane O’Neill /Fennell Photography)

What makes a chief executive? There is no school for CEOs; lawyers go to law school, finance directors undertake accountancy qualifications and heads(...)

Judge grants CRH, Seamus Lynch and Irish Cement an injunction restraining CCPC from accessing some of the documents and files it seized. Photo: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland

State investigators investigating alleged breaches of competition law who launched a “dawn raid” last year at CRH’s Irish Cement plant in Drogheda bre(...)

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