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Retreats: On one level, you withdraw for a while from worldly cares; on another your mind, heart and soul reach out to engage with the divine.

When I was a student at Cambridge I went on a retreat with some friends. It was a silent affair, and we were still very young, so we spent most of the(...)

Dr Sinéad Bleiel, AnaBio Technologies

The last four of eight nominees in the Emerging category of the EY Entrepreneur of the Year competition are profiled this week. The awards are run in (...)

Pascal Saint-Amans of the OECD, who is leading a global initiative on tax reform.  Photograph: Conor Mulhern

In the 1920s my grand-aunt Emily Brenan studied economics in Cambridge where, though successfully completing her studies, as a woman she was never awa(...)

Accounts for the seven universities represented by the Irish Universities Association show they earn about €70 million a year renting out rooms to students. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Third-level colleges have emptied for the summer but their managements are already grappling with how they will conduct a new academic year in the sha(...)

The number of Covid-19 cases in Massachusetts  have more than doubled and the state’s governor has declared a state of emergency after the number of new cases of the illness surged to 92.

Twelve Irish employees of the US biotechnology firm whose company conference in Boston last month has led to 51 coronavirus cases in Massachusetts hav(...)

TikTok, the viral video app, has been installed nearly 1.5 billion times since launching in 2017. Photograph: Omar Marques via Getty

If you haven’t heard of TikTok, there is a good chance you aren’t the app’s target market. The viral video app has taken the social media scene by sto(...)

Hilary Clinton says Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg “should pay a price” for how the platform has interfered with democratic processes.

Facebook the company may be eager to distance itself from Facebook the social networking app or it simply might want to make ownership of its other se(...)

Hillary Clinton participates in a lecture with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington last week. Photograph: The New York Times

Mark Zuckerberg “should pay a price” for what he is doing to democracy, Hillary Clinton has said, as she expressed doubts about whether free and fair (...)

Third-quarter revenue rose 28 per cent compared with a year ago to $17.38 billion (€15.6 billion), beating analysts’ average estimate of $17.37 billion, according to IBES data from Refinitiv.

Facebook reported better-than-expected quarterly revenue on Wednesday and profit rose as growth in expenses slowed from a year earlier, assuaging inve(...)

Alan Turing, the cryptanalyst who broke German codes during the second World War, noted in 1945 that the world would need a great deal of mathematicians because of complexity involved in programming machines.

Some 75 years ago, there were but a few electromechanical computers worldwide, used to break military encryption. Even just 40 years ago, at that time(...)

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