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Tim Berners-Lee was speaking at the opening of the Web Summit conference in Lisbon, where 23 conferences are taking place across nine main stages and an estimated 1,200 speakers are expected

There is no wavering in Dublin’s opposition to proposals for an EU Digital Sales Tax, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe insisted ahead of an EU mee(...)

Climate change has become for companies as investors seek information about their greenhouse gas emissions.  Picture Nick Bradshaw

Companies throughout the world are to be challenged to reveal annually the full extent of their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions at the launch of an ini(...)

Shanghai’s domestic and international connectivity makes it an ideal location for the Expo. Photograph: iStock

The scale of the China International Import Expo almost boggles the mind. With 150,000 visitors expected from China and a range of key overseas market(...)

Ralf Brandstätter, chief operating officer of Volkswagen was joined on stage by supermodel and actress Cara Delevigne. It is her 41-million Instagram followers that VW found much more tempting than the traditional surrounds of a motor show

Volkswagen skipped the Paris motor show this year, and now we know why. The German giant was planning to get the airwaves all to itself for the launch(...)

Police officers are seen behind a cordon near the gate of a kindergarten where a woman armed with a kitchen knife attacked children, in Chongqing, China. Photograph: Reuters

A knife-wielding woman has injured 14 children at a nursery school in the western Chinese city of Chongqing, police said. A 39-year-old woman was tak(...)

After a major redevelopment and expansion, the Goethe-Institut Irland’s Georgian Headquarters at 37 Merrion Square, Dublin 2 has  reopened

The movie poster on Dublin’s Merrion Square carries a tantalising tagline. “Option 1: Diplomacy; Option 2: Military; Meet Option 3.” In Hollywood’s (...)

 Chinese actress Fan Bingbing pictured during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival in  May. Photograph: Franck Robichon/EPA

China’s most famous actor Fan Bingbing has made a public apology after she was fined hundreds of millions of yuan for tax evasion, her first public pr(...)

Mary Buggy: “I became interested in the changes that have occurred in the financial regulation sphere since the financial crisis. So the Central Bank of Ireland was a natural choice for me.”

What/where did you study and when did you graduate? My career trajectory has been somewhat unusual so far. I studied and worked in fashion design pri(...)

Starbuck’s new flagship store in Milan Italy: The Seattle firm will have to pull out all the stops to impress Italians who have long said “no” to takeaway coffee

Starbucks, the world’s biggest coffee chain, will realise its chairman’s dream on Friday when it opens an upmarket roastery and cafe in Milan, but the(...)

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Oil traded near $70 a barrel as investors assessed the threat to US production from a storm that is forecast to strike the Gulf Coast as well as risin(...)

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