Robot tractors demonstrate their capabilities in Iwamizawa, on Hokkaido, Japan. Photograph: The New York Times

Removing the tiny eyes that pockmark potatoes is dull, repetitive and time-consuming work – perfect, it would seem, for robots in a country where the (...)

“Most of the holidaymakers that come to Ireland do so because of the pristine environment.” Photograph: iStock

Sustainable tourism is a big buzzword globally, as the backlash to years of excess begins. Yet what is the Irish hospitality and tourism sector doing (...)

A children’s room palette by Fleetwood.

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Niall Murtagh: “Salaries and rents would be similar or lower than those of Ireland,” he says

Niall Murtagh’s decision to move abroad was more to do with a desire to experience different cultures rather than the lack of jobs at home. Between gr(...)

Japanese chipmaker Renesas Electronics Corp has said it is considering selling a unit that designs display control chips, amid media reports that Apple  is in talks to buy it for about 50 billion yen ($483 million).

The future of Apple ’s supply chain for its flagship smartphones has come under industry scrutiny as people familiar with the matter said Apple(...)