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Ruth O’Connor buying from Gary Adams at his fruit and veg stall on Moore Street, Dublin.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

I’m already worried about the week ahead, unable to enter a supermarket when I rely heavily on Tesco Express, Spar, Centra, Lidl and sometimes, when I(...)

Billy Hawkes, Data Protection Commissioner, Portarlington, Co Laois, Ireland. Photograph: James Flynn/APX

Ireland’s success in the digital goldrush is visible to anyone who walks around Dublin’s Grand Canal Dock area, past the gleaming European headquarte(...)

Renewable Power chief executive Eddie O’Connor (left), Ikea UK head of sustainability Joanna Yarrow, and Vayu head of electricity David Guscon at Ikea’s announcement yesterday of its investment in a new wind farm in Carrickeeny, Co Leitrim. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

US multinationals based in Ireland are likely to follow in the footsteps of Ikea by creating their own energy supply, in an effort to control their en(...)

Google was one of the companies that met with US president Barack Obama to discuss the surveillance programmes. Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters

US president Barack Obama announced plans today to limit sweeping US government surveillance programmes that have come under criticism since leaks by (...)

There is good news Indeed coming on the jobs front. I hear Rony Kahan, founder and chief executive of, the world’s biggest jobs site, will (...)

  Dermot Lacey:  contacted the paper to complain that the IDA had not outlined any concerns to him, which he found “contemptuous”. Photograph: David Sleator

IDA Ireland has irked some of the elected members of Dublin City Council over its lobbying to allow more skyscrapers in Dublin’s docklands. Some counc(...)

Microsoft’ Explorer logo (left)  next to Mozilla’s Firefox logo. “It’s the search function that still astonishes, if you take a moment to think about it.” Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

It’s an utterly banal observation to state that internet search has become a ubiquitous part of most people’s lives. But it still is a kind of miracle(...)

The Washington Post’s $250 million (€187 million) price tag may have represented less than 1 per cent of new owner Jeff Bezos’s net worth, but that(...)

A Google  Chromecast internet television dongle is displayed in the HDMI port of a television

When it comes to watching TV, consumers are, to some extent, calling the shots these days. From on-demand and catch-up services available from your TV(...)

Growth of output per head determines living standards. Innovation determines the growth of output per head. But what determines innovation?Conventiona(...)

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