Dr Hilda Mulvihill, Lisa Moloney, Tom Staed (Stryker) Dr Eamonn de Barra, Dr Aoife Culliton, Sarah Sayed (University of Limerick)

A team from the University of Limerick has developed a new type of cement that cuts down on the time needed for major orthopaedic operations and helps(...)

Two visitors make a point during the Re:publica digital conference in Berlin, Germany.  Photograph: Felipe Trueba/EPA

I’ve spent this week immersed in Berlin’s big digital culture festival Re:publica, attending dozens of talks, checking out virtual reality demos, watc(...)

Forrest Gump invested in “some kind of fruit company”. It was  Apple, and he did not “have to worry about money no more”

In Forrest Gump, the film’s protagonist wades into the stock market and into “some kind of fruit company”. “We don’t have to worry about money no more(...)

Berkshire Hathaway shareholders watch the company’s annual meeting, at which Buffett and Munger rued several of the tech investments they never made. Photograph: Rick Wilking/Reuters

It was with his traditional glib mannerism that Charlie Munger – Berkshire Hathaway vice-chairman and Warren Buffett’s right-hand man – hurled a caval(...)

Ryanair gained 1.14 per cent to €16.19 as International Airlines Group (IAG) – owner of its rival Aer Lingus – reported better than expected first quarter earnings. File photograph: Stephanine Lecocq/EPA

Stocks rose on Friday on the back of upbeat jobs news from the US, prompting investors to bet that the Federal Reserve is likely to raise interest rat(...)

Startups can feature strongly on the emerging blockchain landscape because “there are no barriers to entry as long as you understand the technology and see the whole new wave of possibilities”. File photograph: iStockPhoto

Most people, if they have heard of blockchain technology, still associate it with just one of its many possible uses: the cryptocurrency Bitcoin. The(...)

Look! No hands: Self-driving vehicles are on the way, sooner rather than later

It is rather like that moment in Generic Science Fiction Movie 2: The Return. The rag-tag group of surviving humans are cloistered in the corner of so(...)

 Ryanair: held onto its Tuesday gains. Photograph: Tony Gentile/Reuters

European shares recovered on Wednesday from their biggest one-day loss in five months. A rebound in banking stocks and some positive first-quarter res(...)

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IBM chief executive Ginni Rometty, General Electric former chief executive Jack Welch and White House adviser Kellyanne Conway take part in a meeting of business leaders hosted by US president Donald Trump on Tuesday. Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Reuters

Donald Trump is considering privatising America’s airports and dams as part of an infrastructure building programme that could exceed past estimates o(...)