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Locksmith Dave O’Toole (centre) with employees Aaron Whelan and Stephen Murphy. Photograph: James Forde

Dubliner Dave O’Toole is the first to admit that he isn’t your typical ‘tech bro’. At the age of 60 and having spent more than 30 years working as a l(...)

Locksmith Dave O’Toole in his shop on Amiens Street in Dublin. Photograph: James Forde

A 60-year-old Dublin locksmith has become an unlikely tech entrepreneur after winning a Silicon Valley start-up competition with a smart lock he devel(...)

An EmPower cookstove in use charging a mobile phone. Image: Anthony Robinson/TCD

Irish engineers have developed an inexpensive stove for use in the developing world that cooks food but also produces enough electricity to power ligh(...)

Election posters outside Government Buildings in Dublin as the 2016 general election campaign gets underway. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Crowdfunding may be more commonly associated with the latest innovations and technology – or indeed cat cafes – but it has also been used to good effe(...)

If it gets funding, visitors to Dublin’s cat cafe will pay €10 to drink coffee and play with the resident cats.

Crowdfunding has helped raise millions of dollars for thousands of projects all around the world, thanks to the support of individuals pledging money(...)

Technology is supposed to make life easier, but anyone who has ever used a computer or even the dreaded self- service checkout in the supermarket know(...)

Logitech Keys-To-Go (above) Logitech has been designing keyboards for the mobile digital life for some time and its new Key-To-Go is perhaps(...)

Continue to enjoy an impressive variety of freshly harvested homegrown food throughout the year. Photograph: Richard Johnston

It may be mid-November, but Dublin-based gardener Nicky Kyle’s produce-filled polytunnel is remarkable proof that with a bit of forward planning, i(...)

Panti Bliss. Among the rivals Kickstarter has in Ireland is Indiegogo, recently used by filmmaker Conor Horgan to raise more than €50,000 to make a documentary about the Irish drag queen.

There was much excitement among entrepreneurs, inventors and other creative types this week when it was announced that the world’s biggest crowdfundin(...)

The Irish Seed Savers Association says the project, based in Scarriff, Co Clare, is unsustainable without Government support.

The Irish Seed Savers Association, which protects and conserves heritage seeds, vegetables and fruit, says its closure is inevitable if it doesn’t rai(...)

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