Patrick Collison, left, chief executive and co-founder of Stripe, smiles as his brother John, president and co-founder of the Silicon Valley-based payments group, speaks during a Bloomberg interview. The company they founded is now valued at $95 billion.  Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images

In 2010, two young Irish brothers pitched to Peter Thiel, an early Facebook backer and one of Silicon Valley’s most prominent venture capitalists, on (...)

Gregory Tarr, who was announced as winner of the 57th BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition Gregory. Photograph: Chris Bellew /Fennell Photography

A new software programme that could make the internet a safer place has culminated in its developer Greg Tarr winning the 2021 BT Young Scientist &(...)

Cormac Harris and Alan O’Sullivan (16) from Coláiste Choilm, Cork, whose project won them this year’s title of BT Young Scientists of the Year.  Photograph: Chris Bellew/ Fennell Photography 2020

Two transition-year students from Co Cork have won the overall prize in the 2020 BT Young Scientists & Technology Exhibition for groundbreaking re(...)

Aran Islands Co-op Recycling Project members pictured with (second from left) Minister for Climate Action and Environment Richard Bruton

The Aran Islands Co-op Recycling Project has been awarded the top prize at the 2019 Pakman Awards for its work transforming waste and recycling infras(...)

According to Savills, the Castletroy site  could cater for a substantial residential scheme similar to the nearby Bloomfield and Glenside schemes

A 22.8-acre residential site in the fashionable Castletroy area of Limerick city is on the market at €6.8 million through Savills. The land at Monale(...)

Karen Weeks taking in the sights at Lake Victoria on her solo cycling trip across Canada.

When Dr Karen Weekes rocked up to the reception of a five-star hotel in Halifax, Nova Scotia just before midnight a few weeks ago, she knew it might b(...)

Reigning champions CBC are aiming to add to their table-topping 29 wins in the senior cup. Photograph: Dave Howarth/ Inpho/Camerasport

Reigning champions CBC got the defence of their Munster Senior Schools Cup title off to the best possible start with a comfortable 30-5 win against C(...)

Liam O’Meara (13) from Castletroy College Limerick with his traffic sensor exhibit   at  BT Young Scientist & Technology exhibition. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Most drivers would welcome any progress in making traffic lights change faster, and an exhibitor at the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition b(...)

 Alex McHenry of CBC scores against Crescent in the first round of the Munster Schools Senior Cup in January. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Munster Schools Rugby Senior Cup Final: CBC Cork v Crescent Comprehensive, Musgrave Park, Sunday, 2pm CBC Cork will attempt to move clear at the to(...)

Castletroy’s Stephen Atkinson and Conor Myers tackle Derry Gleeson of St. Clement’s. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Castletroy College 15 St Clement’s College 0 Favourites to win out the competition, Castletroy, scored two tries in three minutes early in the second(...)

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