A Bombardier CRJ series jet. The union Unite says it  is worried  the acquisition of the CRJ programme is a move by Mitsubishi to  buy up a competitor “to increase market share”

Around 350 people are currently employed on the CRJ programme in the North

Balfour Beatty had pleaded guilty to a breach of the  2005 Act in that it had failed to ensure appropriate safety measures or precautions were in place to protect non-employees. Photograph: iStock

Patrick Horgan was fatally injured when pipeline ruptured under test pressure

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Ecisting shareholders among those who provided new funds for exploration company

Brian Halligan co-founder of Hubspot: ‘The supply and demand for employees is really out of whack these days; if you’re an engineer, you get 50 job offers’

As its Irish operation expands Brian Halligan on why tech staff retention is about more than snacks and nap rooms

Dixons Carphone Ireland said it grew 10.9 per cent in the year ended April 29th. Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters

Firm also spending on bricks and mortar stores with superstore set to open in Sligo

Cambridge Audio Melomania 1

Tech Tools: Cambridge buds tick all user boxes

Fujifilm Instax Mini Li-PLay

Tech Tools: Latest in Fujifilm’s Instax series links to smartphones via QR

La Roche-Posay’s My Skin Track UV is so small you can put it on a necklace, clip it to your watch or attach it to your shoes

La Roche-Posay’s device tracks UV exposure to inform users of their recommended limits but also tries to sell them products

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Growth in ecommerce is also weaker as consumer confidence falls, new survey shows

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Ghana review of agreements is underway

Tom O’Mahony, chief executive of Origin Enterprises. Photograph: Eric Luke

Weakness in Continental Europe business offset by strong performance in Ireland and Britain

Facebook has said it won’t be in sole control of libra. Instead, it is teaming up with a group of 28 companies such as Uber and Spotify to form the Libra Association. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Libra is launching next year. Here is everything you need to know about the cryptocurrency

First Derivatives has completed its acquisition of the remaining minority stake in Kx Systems.

‘Milestone’ for Newry-based company as it completes acquisition

Federal Reserve Board chairman Jerome Powell: markets globally awaited clues from the US Federal Reserve on its policy direction

Markets report: Profit warning from Germany’s Lufthansa weighed on airline stocks

Wisetek specialises in IT asset disposal, data destruction, technology reuse and manufacturing services. Photograph: iStock

Irish-based company teams up with Enviroserve in strategic Middle Eastern alliance

Using Network Edge Services  helps companies securely launch data-heavy technologies and network services in new markets

Uses include data transfers between clouds for backups, migration or analytics

Vhi’s Alexa “skill” comes following a survey that found only 13 per cent of corporate employees get a good night’s sleep on a daily basis.

Health insurer has developed a guided mindfulness tool through Amazon assistant

Stryker has been in operation in Ireland for more than 20 years, has six locations and employs  more than 3,500 people.  Photograph: iStock

The funding will drive the development of next-generation products

Wix.com offers a platform that lets people build their own websites.

The Israeli web development company’s Irish office employs 100 staff

Tech Tools: The Mac Pro will blow your budget, but could pay off for your business

Microsoft’s Ann Johnson

Microsoft’s Ann Johnson on her ‘accidental’ career and avoiding smart speakers

A virtual reality training project with the United Nations mine action service in Somalia.

VRAI chairman Gabriel D’Arcy came to VR via a long career in conventional industry

Tech review: Nextbase 522GW dashcam is easy to set up and takes good-quality footage

Nintendo GameBoy Colour Watch: hours of retro fun for time-travellers

The GameBoy Colour Watch doesn’t actually have any games, but it does tell the time

The chief marketing officer of the Florida-based American football team, the Jacksonville Jaguars, will be one of the keynote speakers at this September’s One-Zero conference. Photograph: Tim Warner/Getty Images

One-Zero 2019 aims to highlight how tech is changing the sports business industry

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Digital Parenting Portal offers advice and resources to guardians and carers

SMBC said  pretax profit rose almost 8 per cent year-on-year to a record $344 million. Photograph: iStock

Manufacturer tackles safety issues that forced the worldwide grounding of new model

Glantus founder Maurice Healy (right) with Hedgehog’s Lee Medoff.

Deal will add to company’s education expertise

PHP’s total portfolio has a contracted annualised rent roll of more than £125 million

London-listed group merged with MedicX in March

Echo Show 5 has all the things you’d expect

Tech Tools: Amazon isn’t letting increasing privacy concerns slow it down

Not only is the app easy to set up and connect to the various extras you can buy, it is also really well designed

Classes offered in strength, cardio and balance to users in comfort of their own home

Tech Tools: Apple's media player bumps up the graphcs and capacity too.

Skillnet network manager Annette Coburn, and RebelCon  co-founder Damien Daly. Photograph: Darragh Kane

Two-day conference in Cork to address topics including big data and mental health

Check  roaming fees if you are travelling outside  the EU. Photograph: iStock

A few tips to make your journey a little smoother

Company also gains 10% interest in two blocks in English Channel

Roni Tuominen, head of retail in JYSK Ireland. Photograph: Andres Poveda

Move is part of plan to have 15 stores across Ireland within two years

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Total passenger traffic is up 13 per cent

Applegreen’s UK-based business continued to perform well despite Brexit. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Forecourt retailer reports strong trading for the first five months of 2019

The price of more secure online payments is likely to be a little bit more hassle for consumer and retailers. Photograph: iStock

New rules to cut card fraud are fast approaching. But what does it mean for online shopping?

Tony O’Reilly jnr, chief executive  of Providence Resources. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Irish exploration company has a 26.8 per cent share in the licence off the coast of Cork

Just 44 per cent of businesses believe they will be compliant with the new regulations, due to come into force on September 14th. Photograph: iStock

Study finds most businesses unprepared for new online payment authentication rules

Shares in Aryzta  – best known in Ireland  for its Cuisine de France brand – lost more than 90%  of their value over the past five years. Photograph: iStock

Three-year programme to get group back on track is starting to show signs of paying off

Dave O’Donovan, director of digital and mobile technologies at Aer Lingus, and Oliver Lynch, vice-president of business development at Voyego

The Irish technology company will work on a payments hub platform with the airline

Hugh Jackman: The Man. The Music. The Show. Photograph: Phil Walter/Getty Images

3Arena review: Jackman isn’t afraid to take chances, and the audience is right there with him

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Number of people following Irish journalists on top 100 rises 3%

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 folds down into a package around the same size as a book

Tech tools: ThinkPad X1 comes with 13.3-inch 2K OLED display but remains a prototype

You’ll need to buy one of the new range of dashcams to use Nextbase’s Rear Window module

Tech tools: Nextbase offers video evidence in addition to dashcam in event of an accident

Representatives from the newest round of start-ups backed by State-backed NDRC: (l-r) Ken Morgan of Spire; Peter Clifford, MEG; Conor Wilson, Sproose; Edel Churchill, MEG; Kate Dempsey, Aqua Licence; Kerrill Thornhill, MEG; and Pat McKenna, Sproose. Photograph: Shane O’Neill

Health, machine learning, aquaculture and autotech companies included in latest cohort

Aoibheann O’Brien and Iseult Ward, co-founders of foodcloud.  Photograph: Dave Meehan

Social Entrepreneurs Ireland scheme is a nine-month support programme

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First half of the year shows strong growth for former Donegal Creameries

Brendan Mooney: he said Kainos’  electronic medical records software for the NHS was experiencing NHS funding “headwinds”.  Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Technology company records ninth consecutive year of growth

A Fiat Chrysler dealership in Turin. Photograph: Marco Bertorello/AFP/Getty

Proposed merger between Fiat Chrysler and Renault also helped buoy markets

The OnePlus 7 Pro is priced from €699

Tech Tools: Device features ‘most advanced’ screen on market and high-quality camera

Tech Tools: Built in speakers, a sleep tracker, a snore manager and a smart alarm - all underneath your head

The new V11 has some smart sensors that detect factors such as the floor texture and adjusts the power accordingly

Review: The lastest offering from Dyson is easy to use and manouever and is, almost, idiot-proof

Technology plays a big role in enabling increasingly sedentary lifestyle but unhealthy foods are also adding to our waistlines.

There are many apps that assist you towards better physical and mental wellbeing

The 17th edition of the Dublin Economic Monitor showed unemployment was at 4.9%, its lowest rate since the the fourth quarter of 2007

Growth in rents and house prices shows some signs of tailing off

Eir is rolling out the next phase of its fibre network. Photograph: Maxwells

KN Circet will partner with telecoms firm on urban network

The Google Pixel 3a XL. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

This is a good option for about half the money of top-of-the-range flagships

Legend of Zelda sword-themed lamp

It looks impractical and probably gives off odd shadows, but it would be a talking point

At OpenSky’s offices, Naas (l-r): William Flanagan, commercial and technology director; Pat Breen, Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Business; and Michael Cronin, MD OpenSky

Naas-based tech company set to double staff numbers as it plans overseas expansion

Google Nest Max Hub is a rival to the Amazon Echo Show, just with added camera firepower.  Photograph: John G Mabanglo/EPA

Tech Tools: Google Nest Hub Max unveiled at I/O conference, but when can we get it here?

The decline in malware and ransomware attacks follows a spate of high-profile attacks in 2017including NotPetya and WannaCrypt.

Hackers turning to phishing and cryptocurrency mining instead

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Up to 400 places in Naples-based free course are open to people around the world

DCC’s  agm, in 2016. The London-listed Irish company is involved in sectors including energy, healthcare and the distribution of consumer electronics. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Diversified fuels-to-technology group reports a 20 per cent jump in operating profits

Prof Niall Moyna, from the Centre of Preventative Medicine in Dublin City University: ‘Within 15-20 years, you’ll be ingesting a pill that will measure all the internal physiological processes going on in your body and sent in real time to your phone.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

Professor says tech could help deal with ‘appalling’ levels of health literacy in Ireland

All versions of WhatsApp across all operating systems are vulnerable to the spyware. Photograph: iStock

Who is behind it and what should you do next to protect your data?

DCC chief executive Donal Murphy.

Group announces £90m in acquisitions to help fuel further growth

Cairn is holding enough land to build 15,000 homes. Photograph: iStock

Impact on construction firm’s profit expectations limited, say analysts

Only half of growth-stage companies in Europe have physically expanded beyond their home markets. Photograph: Getty

Ireland’s smaller economy leads to more volatile patterns of investment, report shows

AMI offers a secure way for organisations to securely dispose of unwanted IT equipment.

AMI refurnishes and resells laptops, PCs, USB sticks, hard drives and smartphones

The Amazon Echo Plus. Photograph: iStock

A few settings changes can help limit what happens to your voice recordings

Google’s new phone may be less expensive, but it’s not cheap

Star Trek Fleet Command was developed by Dublin-based Digit Games.

Dublin games developer partnered with Scopely on Star Trek Fleet Command

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Deal with Epiris expected to close by second half of this year

Bank permitting, you can buy your coffee or post-run snack through this watch.

New device takes on ubiquitous smartwatches in tech race for top performer

Dell’s CEO painted a picture of a future where blindness, deafness and paralysis could all be eradicated with the use of robotics, implants and artificial intelligence. Photograph: Getty Images

At Dell Technologies World conference, techies were warned of ‘awesome responsibility’

Nextbase Dashcam 512GW: Not the most complex thing to set up.

These devices may be here to stay, now the insurance companies are getting on board

Apple watch (€439)

Top 1000: what you should be packing in your personal tech arsenal this year

Tech Tools: New machines are available in 13- and 14-inch versions, and come in machined aluminium or carbon fibre

Irish consumers spent €44 million on chocolate eggs in the run-up to Easter, with overall grocery sales at retailers hitting a record of €208.2 million in Easter week alone. Photograph: David Sleator

Shoppers spent €29m on lamb in run-up to Easter with Dunnes Stores the most popular retailer

Dell Technologies employs around 6,000 people in Ireland, with sites in Dublin, Limerick and Cork spread over several of its brands, including Dell, VMware, Pivotal and EMC

New generation of networks poised to usher in more advanced technologies

Andrson uses analytics and artificial intelligence to connect unsigned music artists directly with industry executives

Majority of funding will go into development, which has been outsourced until now

Participants at Dell’s annual event in Las Vegas.

Company to shortly celebrate 35 years in the business

The Smart Beauty Mirror

It’s a smart way to keep an eye on your skin without having to regularly trot off to an expert

The Capcom home arcade

It has arcade controls with a joystick and buttons to help you navigate your way through the built-in nostalgia trip

Gamers testing out VR headsets. European Games Week’s   esports tournaments are focusing on four games this year: Rocket League, Hearthstone, Overwatch and Rainbow 6: Siege

Esports event combines Dublin Games Festival and Dublin Games Summit into one event

Who are the big tech companies sharing your data with?

Even if you have disabled obvious settings, data is being gathered about you

Picture this: The Huawei P30 Pro. You’ll come for the camera, but stay for the overall performance

With its stunning quad camera, the P30 will be up to your eye more often than your ear

Michael Dell said new technology innovations could bring the possibility of eradicating deafness, blindness and paralysis. Photograph: AFP

Dell founder warns technology can amplify human frailty just as it amplifies genius

Caoimhe Curtis (left) and Erin Rave from St Kevin’s Girls’ National School, Kilnamanagh marking Girls in ICT Day at Microsoft in Dublin. Photograph: Naoise Culhane

Event is aimed at encouraging more women to take up careers in STEM

The Samsung Galaxy Fold. Photograph: Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg

With the Galaxy Fold launch on pause while it works out some problems, what happens now?

Dr Patricia Scanlon, founder of Soapbox Labs. Photograph: Arthur Carron

Speech recognition for children built into language app

PlayStation 4 controller alarm clock costs €26

Tech Tools: Firebox’s alarm clock is identical to a PS4 controller

Price tag is likely to be a factor in swaying people to the Xbox One S

Xbox One S doesn’t have a disc drive so all games have to be downloaded to a built in hard drive

Panasonic’s Lumix LX100 II has a 17 megapixel compact camera that will deal with most photography scenarios and deliver some decent photographs

If you are looking for a cut-price alternative to your smartphone, this isn’t it

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Company was co-founded by Irishman Aidan McClean offers Teslas, Audis and Jaguars

Andrew Day, chief executive of Keywords Studios. Photograph: Dara MacDonaill

Japanese games development company will provide a platform for further expansion for Irish-headquartered video gaming group

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