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Protesters in France outside an Apple store: Apple has reached a deal with French authorities to pay back taxes. French media reported that the tech giant paid nearly €500 million in a confidential settlement reached late last year

The Central Bank has opened an investigation into Datalex, the Dublin listed retail software provider to the travel industry, after it issued a massiv(...)

Tech giants Google and Facebook  are partners in the cable project along with Aquacomms and Norwegian company Bulk

A new Facebook and Google-backed transatlantic telecoms cable linking the Republic to the US and Scandinavia could be operating by the end of the year(...)

A short holiday at home is the perfect way to spend the last days of summer. Photograph: iStock
Have an August adventure

There’s nothing as depressing for kids as trying on new school uniforms in summer, so how about schools of a different kind? A boat trip from Dolphinw(...)

Radical environmental economist the late Richard Douthwaite was honoured at an event in GMIT, Castlebar on Friday. File Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The rich resources of our Celtic culture must be harnessed to help future generations challenge the catastrophe hurtling towards us due to global envi(...)

A six-year-old girl was admitted to hospital last month with cryptosporidium and e-coli. Photograph: Getty Images

Beaches may be closed by landowners along the southern shores of Clew Bay’s Wild Atlantic Way in a row over the quality of drinking water in the area.(...)

Mayo’s 42km Great Western Greenway runs from Westport to Achill and is used by 250,000 people every year

The notion that we might willingly allow outsiders build pathways across our property is farcical considering our often craven, clawing grasp of land.(...)

Louisburgh, Co Mayo, has a population of 434. Photograph: Enda O’Dowd

It’s a wet, wild winter day, and a ferocious chill wind is coming off the mountains near Louisburgh, in Co Mayo. But when I step inside Books@One, on (...)

Kite surfer Francois Colussi takes on the Atlantic.

Mayo was the spinster aunt of Irish tourism for many years, forgotten and forlorn; forever in the shadow of her more glamorous sisters further south. (...)

Another Life: Michael Viney on the acre in the late 1970s (with a sky from one of his illustrations for his column)

On a black, wet night in March 1966, as Ethna, my wife, was driving us back from the west, on a wide main road, we were struck head on by a galloping (...)