Professor Brian Fitzgerald, chief scientist at Lero: ‘This project will help industry generate the best possible software over the four years of the strategic research partnership.’ Photograph: Sean Curtin

Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei is to invest €6 million in Irish software research centre Lero to fund a new research programme. The four-yea(...)

“Contracting face surveillance technology for children accessing medical care would be incredibly invasive.”

For the new national children’s hospital, 2019 has been bookended by criticisms over escalating costs: in January Fianna Fáil’s health spokesperson St(...)

Photograph: Fred Dufour/AFP via Getty Images

Huawei Technologies has sued the Federal Communications Commission, seeking to overturn a regulatory decision that will hurt the Chinese corporation’s(...)

With the acquisition of the Treasury Building, Google, alongside other Silicon Docks companies, needs to do more than passively benefit from nearby city centre luxury apartment developments that few other workers can afford. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

As Google closes in on buying the former Treasury Building in Dublin – a piquant metaphor come to life for all of us – it is facing some serious but e(...)

Chen Quanguo, Chinese Communist Party chief in Xinjiang, who has been identified in a Bill passed by the US House of Representatives as a potential target for sanctions over human rights abuses of Uighurs and other  Muslim minorities. Photograph: Greg Baker/AFP via Getty Images

Beijing reacted angrily on Wednesday after the US House of Representatives passed a Bill that could lead to tough sanctions for human rights abuses in(...)

Hong Kong’s chief executive Carrie Lam acknowledged on Tuesday that the poll result revealed public dissatisfaction with her government. Photograph: Getty

The Chinese government, still coming to terms with a stunning electoral victory for the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong, is directing its ire at a(...)

Leaked classified documents issued by a top Chinese Communist Party official show how the inmates of controversial camps in Xinjiang province must und(...)

TikTok head Alex Zhu  in New York on, November 14th, 2019. ‘The data of TikTok is only being used by TikTok for TikTok users,’ he said. Photograph: Alexander Harris/The New York Times

Like almost everybody who runs a big tech company these days, Alex Zhu, the head of the of-the-moment video app TikTok, is worried about an image prob(...)

People react from teargas fired by police during a protest in Hong Kong’s Central district on November 11th, 2019. Photograph: Anthony Wallace/AFP via Getty Images

Violent clashes broke out across Hong Kong following the shooting by police of a demonstrator, in an escalation of the protests that have gripped the (...)

GMI has embarked on genetic research projects with several large Irish hospitals.

A State-backed company that plans to collect the DNA of hundreds of thousands of Irish people is being probed by the Data Protection Commissioner, fol(...)

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