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Richard Bruton: he said  three-quarters of electricity would be suppled in the years ahead by renewables, but gas would be needed “when the wind doesn’t blow and the sun doesn’t shine”

Ireland must continue to explore for new gasfields because gas will be a key part of the State’s energy supply for the next 30 years, an independent e(...)

Slowly but surely autonomous vehicles advocates will get their way

Public perception of driverless cars tends to be grounded in scepticism. This is probably due to the fearmongering of some people, who suggest fully a(...)

It is predicted that more than half of today’s recruits to the US Air Force will never physically fly an aircraft but will operate drones instead. Photograph: Bloomberg via Getty Images

Technological disruption may displace some traditional skills and jobs, but it will also create many new opportunities for employment growth. However,(...)

 Republican Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell: Donald Trump’s transactional world view always implied the possibility of his own abandonment. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

Upon dismissing his chief of staff in 1973, Richard Nixon said that he loved him “like my brother”. The line seems too easy until you remember that th(...)

The Irish Whiskey Association had been lobbying key figures in Washington ahead of the announcement, seeking an exemption. Photograph: iStock

The World Trade Organization (WTO) has given the US the green light to impose $7.5 billion (€6.9 billion) worth of tariffs on European exports – possi(...)

Echo Frames smart glasses: Microphones pick up your voice commands and speakers allow you to hear Alexa’s answers. Photograph: Chloe Collyer/Bloomberg

Amazon really wants you to use Alexa. It really, really wants you to use it. Not content with putting its digital assistant into speakers and signing (...)

Morrissey: the singer removed an anti-fascist protester from his  concert. Photograph: Andrew Lipovsky/Getty

Morrissey has ejected an anti-far-right protester from a show in Portland in the United States. During his performance at the city’s Moda Center on M(...)

Paddy Power owner Flutter Entertainment plans to create a £4bn gambling giant.

Paddy Power owner Flutter Entertainment’s plans to create a £4 billion (€4.5 billion) gambling giant with the parent of Poker Stars and Sky Bet will p(...)

 Schoolmates of student Tsang Chi-kin (18), who was shot in the chest by police during violent pro-democracy protests on Tuesday, protest at their school on Wednesday. Photograph: Mohd Rasfan/AFP via Getty Images

Anger was festering and divisions deepening in Hong Kong on Wednesday in the aftermath of fierce violence on China’s national day that left the city r(...)

Dave Lewis: departure is a surprise. Photograph: Reuters

Low-profile Cork accountant, Ken Murphy, has been thrust into the spotlight after he was named as next-in-line for one of the biggest jobs in European(...)

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