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Floor of NYSE on Monday, April 23th. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

European shares edged up on Monday as a rise in US Treasury yields helped lift bank stocks to nearly five-week highs, more than offsetting a disappoin(...)

Dragon’s Den mentor Gavin Duffy.

Dragons’ Den mentor Gavin Duffy has repeated his concern about the use of his image in fraudulent advertisements for a crypto currency. He echoed com(...)

Curlew close-up. Photograph: courtesy of Derek Belsey and Cliff Reddick
Curlews in crisis

The haunting cry of the curlew has long been embedded in Irish literary culture as well as in individual memory. Yet, with the breeding population dro(...)

The report criticises social media platforms for not protecting users’ data, a nod to   the Facebook and Cambridge Analytica scandal. Photograph: Loic Venance/AFP/Getty Images

Engaging with the giant social media companies to agree and then enforce a new code of practice on fake news , or “disinformation”, will be the centra(...)

CRH has a trading update  and an agm this week. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Monday Results: Südzucker, Alphabet, Hasbro, Whirlpool, Xerox. Indicators: Euro zone composite, manufacturing and services PMI flash (Apr); German(...)

Facebook’s European headquarters in the Dublin docklands. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg via Getty Images

In November 2013 a new application went live on Facebook. Called “thisisyourdigitallife”, the app was ostensibly a personality test but, in reality, w(...)

Francis and John Brennan are ‘At Your Service’. Photograph: RTÉ

Imagine Francis Brennan emerging out of the mist like an unholy hybrid of Mary Poppins, Miggeldy Higgins and the Littlest Hobo in order to deliver a g(...)

Apple’s shares fell 3 per cent on Thursday. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

Tech stocks faced a widespread sell-off on Friday after an update from one of Apple’s biggest suppliers, Taiwan Semiconductor, raised expectations of (...)

Facebook is moving 1.5 billion members in Africa, Asia, Australia and Latin America out of reach of Facebook Ireland as GDPR rules on data protection come into force. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

If Europe’s new GDPR law restricting what companies can do with people’s online data went into effect tomorrow, almost 1.9 billion Facebook users arou(...)

The tech conference circuit has suffered from a dearth of women speakers for years, and, as numerous scandals have shown recently, the industry hasn’t exactly proved itself to be women-friendly, either.

The annual RSA security conference, taking place in San Francisco this week, often captures the tech zeitgeist. Even when it doesn’t try. Take, for e(...)

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