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The OECD’s report says has been considerable  debate about the extent of job destruction, and whether automation and digitalisation are leading to mass technological unemployment

One in seven workers in advanced economies are likely to lose their jobs to automation in the coming years, the Paris-based Organisation for Economic (...)

Irish Ambassador to Russia Adrian McDaid arriving on Friday at  the Russian Foreign Ministry in Moscow, to be informed that an Irish diplomat is to be expelled. Photograph: Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters

An Irish diplomat is being expelled from Russia in response to the expulsion of a Russian envoy from Ireland, the Department of Foreign Affairs has co(...)

“Nagging questions about the relevance of our growth metrics and in particular the contribution of multinationals remain while, on the horizon, Brexit and changes to the global tax environment loom large.”

A slew of data about the Irish economy published in the past two weeks all points to a remarkable turnaround in the State’s economic fortunes. Headl(...)

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney being interviewed by Simon Carswell on Brexit. Photograph: Alan Betson

A year out from Brexit, Simon Coveney admits the ideal solution would be for Britain to change its mind but this is not likely. This has left the Tán(...)

Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull and Australian foreign minister Julie Bishop speak to the media during a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra on Tuesday. Photograph: EPA

Australia has become the latest country to expel Russian diplomats in a show of support for Britain over the Salisbury nerve agent attack. Prime mini(...)

Emma Prunty with her daughter in Sandycove in 2007, in one of the first photographs she posted on Facebook.

I have been tempted to join the hordes who are abandoning Facebook this week in fierce protest at the revelations of data leaking in the Cambridge Ana(...)

A long boat  at the Viking Ship Museum in  Oslo, Norway

We know it all about the Vikings. We’ve seen the TV series; we’ve had the craic on the Viking Splash tour. We’ve seen the scrap of Viking wall in Dubl(...)

Bad Wolves is something of a heavy metal super group comprising five members who had been in previous bands

On the night of Sunday, January 14th Tommy Vext went to bed “like a kid on Christmas Eve” knowing The Cranberries lead singer Dolores O’Riordan was ab(...)

ESRI research professor Kieran McQuinn said it was “practically impossible” to estimate sustainable growth with the current set of national accounts. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government and the Central Statistics Office (CSO) have been urged to adopt a separate set of national accounts to weed out the statistical noise (...)

Løksøya, or Light Island

Like all crazy ideas, we found our private island on the internet. It didn’t come complete with a golden beach and Michelin-starred chef ready to cate(...)

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