The Irish companies to receive funding are Aquila Bioscience, Kastus Technologies, Remedy Biologics, Sirius XT and an Irish subsidiary of Exvastat. Photograph: iStock

Five Irish companies have received funding of €8.8 million between them for projects focused on tackling the coronavirus that causes Covid-19. Overal(...)

Face masks for sale at  a pharmacy in  Dublin. Photograph:  Dara Mac Donaill

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DAA chief executive Dalton Philips: “We could bring more flights into this country today if we had the capacity.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

One of DAA chief executive Dalton Philips’s first memories of Dublin Airport is of sitting on the grass close to one of its fringes watching his mothe(...)

A handout image from a NASA live camera shows a fire burning on a launch pad in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

A SpaceX rocket carrying a communications satellite exploded on the launchpad this morning, dealing a major blow to Facebook’s plans for expanding int(...)

Facebook CTO Mike Schroepfer previewed a much smarter social media offering

Sick of the selfies and the “inspirational” quotes? In the future, your Facebook newsfeed could become a more streamlined place as the social network(...)

In the Italian Appenines, 100km east of Rome, is the karst landscape of the Gran Sasso mountain range, which includes the Corno Grande, at 2,914 me(...)

People take part in a torchlight procession on Saturday night for victims of the 2009 earthquake in L’Aquila. Photograph: EPA/Claudio Lattanzio

Church bells chimed 309 times at 3.32am yesterday as the central Italian town of L’Aquila rec(...)