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Fr Sean McDonagh: ‘I am 77 on my next birthday and I ask myself will I end up in some care home where I am being taken up out of bed by a robot each morning?’ Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

When Columban priest Fr Sean McDonagh was working as a missionary in the Philippines in the 1970s phoning his mother in Ireland was a two-day job. He (...)

Major US stock indexes fell from record levels on Monday. Photograph: Courtney Crow/New York Stock Exchange via AP

European stocks retreated slightly from record highs on Monday, as a weaker open on Wall Street and rallying currencies offset optimism about a solid (...)

Fenergo chief executive Marc Murphy. “Fenergo has experienced another fantastic year for growth.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Irish fintech Fenergo is to create 100 new jobs in Dublin to take total headcount across the group to nearly 1,000 people. The fast-growing company (...)

Businesses need to put their corporate social responsibility  and sustainability policies at the centre of everything they do.

Business in the Community Ireland (BITC) are the leading advisers on sustainability in the country. For over 20 years, their team of experts have advi(...)

Nearform co-founder Cian Ó Maidín has been appointed      president of the company.

NearForm has appointed former Accenture director Ciaran Cosgrave as its new chief executive, as co-founder Cian Ó Maidín moves into the role of compan(...)

In an increasingly competitive jobs market, it is always worth considering what will set you apart from other graduates. Photograph: Getty

The Irish labour market was in a very healthy place before Covid-19 hit last year. The unemployment rate had fallen to 4.7 per cent in the fourth quar(...)

The price of an MBA ranges from €3,445 for the IMI’s five-day “management bootcamp” to almost €32,000 for Ireland’s top-ranked MBA course, held at UCD’s Smurfit School of Business.
How to choose the right MBA

How can you choose the master of business administration (MBA) course that’s right for you? And has Covid-19 forever changed how MBAs are delivered? L(...)

Quantum computers will, researchers in the field say, be able to solve problems that are currently unsolvable. Photograph: Getty Images

Information is power, but these days we have so much of it that our computers are struggling to put it all to good use. To achieve that, we need some(...)

NearForm co-founder and chief executive Cian Ó Maidín. The Irish company counts the New York Times, IBM, Microsoft and Condé Nast among its paying customers. Photograph: Maura Hickey

NearForm, the software company that developed the technology used in the HSE’s Covid contact tracing app, has secured a multi-million euro investment.(...)

The unelected, unaccountable Bill and Melinda Gates have power on a level without precedent in human history. Photograph:  Matthew Knight / AFP

Out walking before it was quite dark enough to draw the curtains, I was struck by how many solitary figures were slumped at windows of bedrooms and ki(...)

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