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For some years now, since the economy recovered, we have heard repeatedly about a shortfall in the numbers of computer graduates.

They say it is a bad idea to look a gift horse in the mouth. I am not sure whether this is because the bestower of the gift might be offended, or some(...)

Square chief financial officer Sarah Friar: “If you look at all of the stats on women they’re still pretty bad, frankly.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

When Square’s chief financial officer, Sarah Friar, moved to the payments firm established by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, she did so with an abun(...)

Cern’s Large Hadron Collider:  “If Ireland is serious about being part of the international science community, then we ought to be part of Cern. We are increasingly isolated by not being a member,” says Fianna Fáil’s James Lawless. Photograph: Cern/PA Wire

Actions speak louder than words. Despite all the parroting about the knowledge economy, Ireland remains outside the premier particle physics lab in th(...)

“My personal guess is that by 2030 we will have most of the cars being capable of self driving under some circumstance – but not in all traffic conditions,” says Dr Ziebart.

Autonomous taxis and cars that seek out car parking spaces and park themselves may seem like technology of the future, but it could be closer than you(...)

Cork-trained nurse Aoife Ní Mhurchú, one of the MSF volunteers rescuing migrants in the Mediterranean Sea. Photograph: MSF

An Irish nurse aboard a ship carrying refugees to Spain, having been turned away from Italy, has described the Mediterranean as a “cemetery at sea” an(...)

Volkswagen accepted the fine and will not appeal it. Photograph: Getty

Volkswagen has been fined €1 billion by public prosecutors in Braunschweig, near its Wolfsburg headquarters, for its role in the diesel scandal, accor(...)

Guidelines in Ireland drawn up in 2015 recommend that HBV testing should be undertaken on both new immigrants from countries with a HBV prevalence of 2 per cent or greater and on immigrant women attending antenatal clinics. Photograph: iStock

In 1956, New York paediatrician Prof Saul Krugman investigated a problem at the Willowbrook State School, Staten Island, home to 4,000 mentally disabl(...)

Myrtle Allen’s philosophy on food sounds simple enough now but her approach was regarded as revolutionary at the time. Photograph: Eric Luke

Myrtle Allen Born: 1924 Died: June 13th, 2018 Internationally renowned as the “matriarch” of modern Irish cuisine, Myrtle Allen, who has died at (...)

Alcock and Brown: The aircraft takes off for Clifden from Canada on June 14th, 1919. Photo by SPPL/Getty Images

If you ask Google to tell you who first flew non-stop across the Atlantic it will most likely throw up the name Charles A Lindbergh. But, as the poet(...)

House prices across the Republic are still 21.1 per cent lower than their highest level in 2007.  Photograph: iStock

There was further misery for would-be home buyers on Wednesday morning with fresh data released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) showing that th(...)

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