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A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Fund managers are overweight US equities for the first time in 15 months. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Global fund managers are flocking to American stocks but are finally souring on Europe, according to Merrill Lynch’s latest fund manager survey. Fund(...)

Changes to Facebook’s algorithms that saw the platform give lower priority to news content in its users’ news feeds is a main reason for the decline, the Reuters Institute says.

The use of social media to consume news has started to fall, a report by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism suggests. Changes to Faceb(...)

Ellen Keane: “I want to win a gold medal for my country, in my country.” Photograph: ©INPHO/Bryan Keane

First off, I want to put my hand(s) up and say that, yes, I am completely biased while writing this piece. But it is important that I do, and it is im(...)

Plynk founder Charles Dowd

It promised much but Irish payment services group Plynk has come to the end of the road. The app that wanted to become synonymous with money transfers(...)

Great buzz: Paul Howard with his beehive in Avoca, Co Wicklow. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Tethered as we are these days to mobile technology, the concept of free time has become nebulous. Far too many of us are always on or always on call. (...)

On the “dark web”, user credentials are traded by the million; your personal information might be worth only a few pennies at best. Photograph: Photothek via Getty Images

In February 2012 there was a metaphorical explosion in online privacy. A Singapore-based blogger discovered that social-networking app Path had a dram(...)

The Sharp Building at Hogan Place, Dublin 2

Perrigo, the leading global healthcare supplier, is to rent an impressive new €20 million headquarters office building developed by the McGarrell Rei(...)

There have been a number of media ownership changes in the three years to 2017.  Photograph: Alan Betson

A fresh examination of who owns and who controls media in Ireland is to be undertaken by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI). The authority (...)

Margaret Wall Brady and Tony Rochford’s sister Gillian Wall, protest  outside the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court against his conviction. Photograph:  Collins Courts.

A man who caused over half a million euro in damage and loss of earnings to the eFlow toll collection system on the M50 has been jailed for two and a (...)

Mary Grogan: “Now I’m off the patches and just use the inhaler, and I continue to take one day at a time. The days are ticking by, and I am getting stronger and more able”

Dubliner Mary Grogan started smoking in the early 1970s. She quit this year, and says she can already feel the benefits of giving up. “I started smok(...)

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