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The EU Division has returned to Iveagh House and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney is one of the most powerful people in the Cabinet.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

You’re unlikely to find anyone in Iveagh House, the Dublin headquarters of the Department of Foreign Affairs, who thinks Brexit is a good idea. Yet Br(...)

Sgt Valerie Cole 55th Infantry Group Irish Defence Forces. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Federica Mogherini, the European Union’s foreign policy chief, has worked for the last year with EU states on plans to deepen EU co-operation in secur(...)

 Web Summit founder Paddy Cosgrave: “I love this country as a second home and would never seek to offend the great heroes of Portugal’s past.”

Web Summit organiser Paddy Cosgrave has apologised after Portugal’s prime minister expressed outrage over an “offensive” summit banquet in Lisbon’s Na(...)

Max Stahl in Santa Cruz cemetery: one of a few foreign journalists working secretly in the country, he filmed the soldiers shooting, beating, and dragging people away. Photograph: Mary Boland

November 12th, 1991. As day breaks, an eerie quiet hangs over Santa Cruz Cemetery in Dili, East Timor. Among the pretty headstones – some painted whit(...)

British  theoretical physicist and author Stephen Hawking:  he said artificial intelligence could be “be the best or worst thing to ever happen to humanity” during his keynote speech at the Web Summit in Lisbon, Portugal. Photograph: Patricia De Melo Moreira/AFP/Getty Images

For anyone hoping the organisers of the Web Summit might fail dismally in Lisbon and end up back in Dublin with their tails between their legs, think (...)

Mytaxi developments include the launch of a Google Maps software development kit to provide better accuracy and provide better time estimates for users.   Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg via Getty

The chief executive of MyTaxi has admitted the company could have handled the migration of customers over from the much-loved Hailo app better but sai(...)

European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager delivers a speech during the 2017 Web Summit in Lisbon. Photograph:  Patricia De Melo Moreira/AFP/Getty Images

Margrethe Vestager has announced she is taking another look at Apple’s tax affairs after hitting out at technology companies for undermining democracy(...)

Ryanair announced a number of improvements to its website, hotel rooms business and the launch of a new Chinese language website on Tuesday.

Ryanair will offer connecting flights through Porto Airport in Portugal from next January, the Irish airline said on Tuesday. The carrier, which flie(...)

A trove of 13.4 million records exposes ties between Russia and US President Donald Trump’s billionaire commerce secretary, the secret dealings of Can(...)

This year’s Web Summit in Lisbon, at which “executive” attendee tickets are priced at €4,995, officially sold out on Friday.

It’s that time of the year when the winners and the wannabes gather together for the Web Summit. But after the novelty value of a sparkly new venue a(...)

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