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Medtech company Medtronic topped table with profits of €4.1bn

Ireland’s largest companies moved firmly into the black in 2016, as profits at the country’s largest 1,000 companies rose to €34 billion, up from €28 (...)

On average, data breaches costs individual organisations $3.62 million per incident.

The cost to businesses for a record lost or stolen as a result of a data breach amounts to more than €100 per document, according to a new study. The(...)

US President Donald Trump walks to the White House. (Photograph: Reuters)

President Donald Trump will meet with the chief executives of technology companies including Apple and Amazon on Monday as the White House looks to th(...)

Slack’s James Sherrett: “Our Dublin office plays a crucial role in helping the 45 per cent of our paying customers based in Europe as we continue to grow.”

A senior Slack technologist says the software company is committed to expansion in Ireland by the end of the year as part of plans for growth in the E(...)

Jean E Sammet: her most enduring legacy is the role she played in the creation and longevity of the computer programming language Cobol.

Jean E Sammet, an early software engineer and a designer of Cobol, a programming language that brought computing into the business mainstream, died on(...)

Protesters gather outside the White House in Washingtonon Thursday. Photograph: AP

The heads of some of the largest and most influential American technology companies expressed their “deep disappointment” at Donald Trump’s decision t(...)

Dr Hilda Mulvihill, Lisa Moloney, Tom Staed (Stryker) Dr Eamonn de Barra, Dr Aoife Culliton, Sarah Sayed (University of Limerick)

A team from the University of Limerick has developed a new type of cement that cuts down on the time needed for major orthopaedic operations and helps(...)

Two visitors make a point during the Re:publica digital conference in Berlin, Germany.  Photograph: Felipe Trueba/EPA

I’ve spent this week immersed in Berlin’s big digital culture festival Re:publica, attending dozens of talks, checking out virtual reality demos, watc(...)

Forrest Gump invested in “some kind of fruit company”. It was  Apple, and he did not “have to worry about money no more”

In Forrest Gump, the film’s protagonist wades into the stock market and into “some kind of fruit company”. “We don’t have to worry about money no more(...)

Berkshire Hathaway shareholders watch the company’s annual meeting, at which Buffett and Munger rued several of the tech investments they never made. Photograph: Rick Wilking/Reuters

It was with his traditional glib mannerism that Charlie Munger – Berkshire Hathaway vice-chairman and Warren Buffett’s right-hand man – hurled a caval(...)

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