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Image of the week: May Day in Jakarta. Jakarta was one of the cities around the world to mark May 1st with a protest for workers’ rights. Photograph: Darren Whiteside/Reuters.

In numbers: Denis’s new jet 2.5 Number of years since Denis O’Brien last took delivery of a corporate jet. After clocking up 698 landings and 2,012 (...)

Dublin city manager Owen Keegan: highlighted opportunity to “trial innovative new solutions to challenges faced by our cities”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A group of chief technology officers from international cities have met in Dublin to hammer out a framework for the development of so-called smart dis(...)

“This is a massive year for everyone. There is a core group of us where this is everything to us. If we don’t get into the World Series then what do you do? Go into a 9-5 job?”

Last March Leinster team manager Guy Easterby told Billy Dardis that there wouldn’t be a contract for him the following season. The province had signe(...)

Facebook founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at the company’s headquarters in Menlo Park, Silicon Valley, California.  Facebook has confirmed it plans to create hundreds of new jobs in Ireland next year. Photograph: Facebook

Facebook has confirmed it plans to hire hundreds of new workers in Ireland next year as part of the expansion of its operations. Sources indicated th(...)

Seeking to grow US footprint: PM Group chief executive David Murphy

Design and construction specialist PM Group is seeking to buy a business in the US as it continues to grow operations there. PM, which designs and ma(...)

Selio co-founders Colm McGarvey and Dr Garrett Ryan: based in Trinity College Dublin, their  novel medical device will transform lung biopsy procedures by eliminating collapsed lungs.

The Irish medtech sector consistently punches above its weight. It helps that 19 of the top 25 global companies covering the field of medical devices,(...)

A view of Presidio Terrace in San Francisco, US. Photograph: Dona Crowder

For most San Franciscans accustomed to being at the whims of speculators in a soaring real-estate market, the arrival of a new landlord is a near-cert(...)

John Heard: Born March 7th, 1946; died July 21st, 2017. Photograph: Paul Buck/EPA

John Heard, an actor who played pained characters in dramas but became known for his role as the father who forgot his youngest son on a family trip t(...)

A lock on the home of indigenous activist Berta Cáceres, La Esperanza, Honduras, where she was murdered on March 3rd, 2016. Photograph: Nicky Milne/Thomson Reuters Foundation

Every night, land rights activist Felipe Benitez and his wife wedge shut the doors and windows of their home and pray gunmen do not break in to kill t(...)

Customers at the new Amazon bookstore - the online retail behemoth’s seventh bricks-and-mortar store - at the Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle in Manhattan

Jeff Bezos, the chief executive of Amazon, has often struck a defiant tone when asked about the company’s dominance of the book industry. “Amazon is n(...)

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