Research suggests the cost of presenteeism to Irish employers could run as high as €15 billion a year. Photograph: Getty

Just being there is never really enough when it comes to work, but sometimes being there can actually be the problem. Presenteeism, a phenomenon where(...)

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Financial markets have largely shaken off US president Donald Trump’s many communications blunders since his election last November – from goading Nor(...)

US Air Force F-35A stealth fighter jet, manufactured by Lockheed Martin Corp. Photograph: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg

Lockheed Martin Corp dropped the most in nine months after its first hint at a 2018 outlook suggested that the company won’t reap rewards from a recor(...)

Ivan Coulter from Sigmoid Pharma, winner of the inaugural ‘Innovation of the Year’ Award and also named winner of the Application of R&D Category.

“Innovation . . . is the application of imagination. There are plenty of success stories . . . but that’s the easy pill to swallow. The bitter one is (...)

Elon Musk, founder and chief executive and lead designer of SpaceX, and also CEO of Tesla, speaks during a media conference in Adelaide. Photograph: Reuters

To cut costs, Elon Musk’s SpaceX company has shrunk the size of the rocket ship it is developing to go to Mars, aiming to start construction on the fi(...)

Microsoft is due to publish its financial results on Thursday. Photograph: Brian Snyder/Reuters

Monday Results: BlackRock, Netflix Indicators: Irish balance of trade (May); euro zone inflation (Jun) Meetings: Social Justice Ireland launch of(...)

Japan’s defence ministry drill on deployment of Patriot Advanced Capability-3 surface-to-air guided interceptors: Japan is in a region with some of the world’s fastest-growing military budgets. Photograph: Kyodo News via Getty Images

Until a few years ago, the idea of an international arms fair in Japan would have struck many as ludicrous. Japanese troops have not fired a weapon in(...)

Alun Wyn Jones and Leigh Halfpenny celebrate after victory for the Lions in the third Test against Australia in Sydney in 2013. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Warren Gatland’s Lions have a chance to win a Test series when they face New Zealand in the third and final match at Eden Park on Saturday. Only the t(...)

 North Korean inter-continental ballistic rocket Hwasong-14 being prepared before a test launch:  Japan is looking at how to eliminate such threats. Photograph:  KCNA/EPA

A series of recent missile tests has added new urgency to Japan’s debate about how it can defend itself from Pyongyang’s increasingly sophisticated ar(...)

US President Donald Trump delivers a speech to the Arab Islamic American Summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

Middle Eastern nations “cannot wait for American power to crush” Islamic terrorism for them, US president Donald Trump told Islamic leaders on Sunday,(...)

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