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Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg,  the company’s partnerships and  marketing vice president Dan Rose  and chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg: Channel 4’s “Dispatches” report  helped  explain why so much appalling content  is still featured and shared on the  site. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

It hasn’t been a good week for the overlords of the internet. On Tuesday, Facebook was exposed by the Channel 4 Dispatches programme for flouting its(...)

Ding chairman Mark Roden: “We need to get really big in one vertical.” Photograph: Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile via Getty Images

Irish mobile top-up provider Ding is considering a plan to raise €40 million in growth equity within the next two years to fund expansion beyond its c(...)

TechIreland founder Niamh Bushnell: “Female founders feel imposter syndrome much more keenly and it makes them less confident about putting numbers together to tell a bigger story.”

When Niamh Bushnell was preparing to pitch to investors for her company Idirus a few years ago, she was given some surprising, yet direct, advice from(...)

Conrad Hotel, Dublin: Photograph: Frank Miller

The Conrad Hilton has been named as Ireland’s leading suite hotel at the World Travel Awards. Conrad won two of the 19 awards won by Hilton properties(...)

Piet Hein: “The Universe may / Be as great as they say / But it wouldn’t be missed / If it didn’t exist”

This article is about nothing: nothing at all, as encapsulated in the number zero and the empty set. It took humanity millennia to move beyond the cou(...)

US president Donald Trump  and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin shake hands during a joint press conference after their summit in Helsinki on Monday. Photograph:  Chris McGrath/Getty Images

US presidents are often deep into a second term before thoughts turn to legacy. Such is Donald Trump’s elongation of time – a decade’s drama in 18 mon(...)

Galway Wind Park, Ireland’s largest onshore wind farm, which was co-developed by SSE and Coillte in Cloosh Valley, Connemara.

Spurred on by the crisis that is being caused by climate change, the world’s global energy market is undergoing unprecedented upheaval. And the pace w(...)

A sea bird amongst the Atlantic waves in Kerry. The Irish Atlantic coastline has some of the most energetic waves in Europe. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

When Storm Ophelia was setting new wind-speed and wave-height records last autumn, ocean energy researchers were once again reminded of the challenges(...)

EirGrid chief executive Mark Foley in the company’s National Control Room in Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Leaving his post with the Dublin Airport Authority in 2008 after the construction of Terminal 2, Mark Foley believed the airport’s needs were sorted f(...)

A coal-fired power plant in Kaifeng, in central China’s Henan province. China’s State Council has vowed to cut coal consumption, boost electric vehicle sales and shut more outdated steel and coke capacity in the coming three years. Photograph: AP

Has the global transition from fossil fuels to clean energy gone into reverse? The alarming question is being posed by no less an authority than Spenc(...)

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