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The manufacturing sector is the second largest employer in Ireland and accounts for 450,000 jobs. Photograph: Getty Images

A new Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) research centre launched earlier this year will help Ireland play a leading role in the global smart manufactur(...)

Waves crash beside Hung Hom Promenade and Hung Hom Ferry Pier amid Typhoon Mangkhut in Hong Kong. Photograph: Pcmarriotthk/Youtube/Reuters

Typhoon Mangkhut has made landfall in southern China after lashing the northern Philippines. Strong winds and heavy rain have left at least 64 people(...)

 Filipino villager children are pummelled by winds in the typhoon-hit town of Baggao, Cagayan province, Philippines. Photograph: Francis R Malasig/EPA

Typhoon Mangkhut, which meteorologists called the most powerful storm in the world this year, has swept through the northern end of the Philippine isl(...)

An increase in crude oil prices boosted oil stocks on Wednesday. Photograph: Nick Oxford/Reuters

Energy stocks, and particularly oil and mining stocks, advanced on Wednesday as crude prices advanced. For the most part investors in Europe and the U(...)

Art McHeart and Jenny Keane are both yoga instructors who have spent time learning and teaching on Koh Phangan. Art McHeart and Jenny Keane are both yoga instructors who have spent time learning and teaching on Koh Phangan.

The tropical paradise of Koh Phangan may be best known for its raucous “full moon parties” on its southern beaches, but the northern part of the Thai (...)

DAA chief executive Dalton Philips: “We could bring more flights into this country today if we had the capacity.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

One of DAA chief executive Dalton Philips’s first memories of Dublin Airport is of sitting on the grass close to one of its fringes watching his mothe(...)

Bitcoin tumbled as much as 9.8 per cent and was trading at $6,422 as of 1:25pm in Hong Kong, according to Bloomberg composite pricing. Photograph: Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images

Bitcoin and an array of other cryptocurrencies dropped sharply for the second time in less than 24 hours, sinking toward a nine-month low amid concern(...)

 PM Group’s Larry Westman,  Dave Murphy and Dan Flinter:  “The performance to date in 2018 has been really positive and a great tribute to the group’s management and staff,” says Mr Flinter.

Engineer and project manager PM Group has up to €50 million to spend on acquisitions to add to the two companies it has bought this year. Brexit and (...)

Katie Nolan lives in Otago in New Zealand, where she works as a physiotherapist

Why do so many Irish physiotherapists choose to move to New Zealand? Over the past decade, the highest number of New Zealand work visas for Irish citi(...)

It will become common practice to drill cores at archaeological sites and to isolate DNA from different depths. Photograph: Getty Images

A revolution in archaeology will happen over the next decade, according to Prof Svante Pääbo, the leading expert on the DNA discovered in extinct Nean(...)

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