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SuperAwesome founder and chief executive Dylan Collins: Photograph: ‘We’re proud and excited to be working together.’ File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

SuperAwesome, the “kidtech” company established by Irish entrepreneur Dylan Collins, has been acquired in a multimillion dollar deal by Epic, the game(...)

The crowd at the 3Arena for a Lewis Capaldi concert in March, one of the last events to take place at the venue before Covid-19 forced the industry to shut down. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

It was one of those Waterford Whispers News headlines that was so sharp you could cut diamonds with it and still have a functioning blade. “Culture Ni(...)

Fortnite maker Epic Games  is in a legal battle with Apple  following the removal of the game from the iOS App Store over a dispute on the distribution of income from in-app purchases of the game. Photograph: CJ Gunther

Apple was spared from having to immediately reinstate Epic’s Fortnite on its App Store, an early court victory for the iPhone maker in an intensifying(...)

The Zoom app facilitates online lessons but teachers and students must beware of the danger of Zoombombing. Photograph: Amr Abdallah Dalsh

How the world has changed in a matter of weeks. With coronavirus spreading in more than 209 countries and territories around the world, governments ha(...)

 The backlash against Blizzard has been swift, with gamers and politicians  weighing in. There has been talk of a boycott, with #blizzardboycott trending on Twitter. Photograph: Michael Nelson/EPA

Sports and politics often cross paths. In recent months alone there have been debates about everything from former England captain Gary Lineker sharin(...)

InsideSales.com is behind a so-called “sales acceleration platform” that is built on Neuralytics, a predictive and prescriptive self-learning engine

InsideSales.com, which has developed a sales tracking software platform, will create 120 jobs in Ireland over the next three years after raising $50 m(...)

Gordon Jeyes, chief executive of Tusla, the Child and Family Agency. Photograph: Alan Betson

Changes to the State’s care system will result in payments to foster families ceasing where a young person is not involved in education or training o(...)

Oberstown is the setting for a new child detention campus which will accommodate teenage offenders who until recently have been placed in St Patrick’s Institution, a wing of Mountjoy Prison. Photograph: The Irish Times

Inspectors have raised concern that young people in a State-run child detention school are being routinely isolated in locked rooms to help manage dis(...)

Measuring the Pressure, an analysis of social services, says there are some 2,740 cases without a social worker classified as a “high priority”, indicating serious child protection concerns or other risks

Unpublished figures show more than 8,000 abuse, neglect and welfare concerns over children at risk are waiting to be allocated a social worker.An int(...)

 Mark Gray from  Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin: ‘By the time you’re on your third or fourth social worker, you’re just fed up of explaining yourself.’ Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Mark Gray knows first-hand the reality of growing up in a care system under strain. He was just six years old when he was placed in a residential home(...)

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