Judge at Court of Appeal said there was no extensive mitigation. File photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

The Court of Appeal will re-sentence a convicted fraudster after hearing that a judge gave her a suspended sentence because he was unhappy with the “c(...)

Judge Sean O Donnabhain was told that Emma Fehily (36) had served just five months of a 30-month term he imposed in 2018 for fraud offences and then just one month of another 18-month term he imposed earlier this year

A judge said he saw little point in jailing a woman convicted of her third set of fraud offences in as many years after hearing the prison authorities(...)

We wouldn’t deny a farmer’s right to use a plough on the grounds that the tool is replacing workers. Artificial intelligence is simply a more sophisticated plough.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

We wouldn’t deny a farmer’s right to use a plough on the grounds that the tool is replacing workers. Artificial intelligence (AI) is simply a more sop(...)

FBD chief executive Fiona Muldoon. Shares in the insurance company fell 0.7 per cent to €8.50 after the Central Bank told an Oireachtas committee the bank would look at ways of banning home and motor policy dual pricing

European shares climbed higher on Tuesday as positive German investor sentiment data and a slew of positive earnings lifted the mood, but Spanish stoc(...)

Ocado was among the best performers in London, surging over 20 per cent after it announced a long-awaited international partnership, signing a deal with French supermarket giant Groupe Casino.

European shares edged up on Tuesday, aided by a strong performance from Royal Dutch Shell, which boosted oil and gas stocks, while the Irish focus was(...)

There is a growing convergence between the internet of things and the world of manufacturing. Photograph: Reuters/Lee Jae-Won

Often considered one of the most traditional areas of business, the manufacturing sector is outstripping every other industry in the adoption of cutti(...)

Modern, highly automated factories are already saturated with things that could be networked – sensors, controllers, switches, machines – but which, for the most part, aren’t. Photograph: Dado Galdieri/Bloomberg

The much-hyped and fast-developing “Internet of Things” (IoT), in which billions of devices and objects share data across the net, is already transfor(...)