Quantum machines, which tap into the weirdness of quantum mechanics – a branch of physics that deals with the behaviour of sub-atomic particles – are a long-held dream in the tech world. Illustration: Maciej Frolow/Getty Images

As a keen player of the board game Go, Mark Griswold was enthralled by the 2016 contest between the world’s top player and a computer – a milestone in(...)

 Cushman and Wakefield has failed to inspire investors in the weeks since its August 2nd debut.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Cushman and Wakefield Plc, the biggest US real estate listing since January, will get a chance to rebound from a sluggish debut with a round of analys(...)

Ireland’s  Pádraig Harrington acknowledges the crowd on the 12th green during the first round of the  D+D REAL Czech Masters at Albatross Golf Resort  in Prague, Czech Republic. Photograph: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Pádraig Harrington made an encouraging start to the Czech Masters in Prague on Thursday, carding a bogey-free six-under 66 to sit two shots off the le(...)

Facebook is reportedly trying to get financial institutions in the US to pass on detailed financial knowledge about how customers spend their money.

Would you trust Facebook with your bank details? Chances are that after the recent revelations about how the social media giant gave away personal inf(...)

Riders compete in the Latin Quarter Beginners’ Steeplechase during day two of the Galway races. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Horse racing syndicates in Ireland have jumped by almost 44 per cent in just the last 12 months, but the number of groups owning runners remains a lon(...)

The incinerator will have an operational life of 30 years. Photograph: Dave Meehan

A legal challenge over the granting of planning permission to a proposed controversial €160 million incinerator at Ringaskiddy in Cork Harbour will no(...)

An artist’s impression of the proposed incinerator at Ringaskiddy in Co Cork.

Campaigners against a proposed €160 million incinerator for Cork harbour have secured permission from the High Court to mount a legal challenge to the(...)

Amin Nasser, chief executive of Aramco: “Aramco is ready for the initial offer and the timing remains subject to the state’s decision,” he said on Friday.  Photograph: Hamad I Mohammed/Reuters

Saudi Aramco signalled another potential delay for the world’s largest initial public offering after it started talks this week to buy a stake in a lo(...)

Ikea is reported to be keen on a site in Carrickmines. Photograph: Reuters/Arnd Wiegmann
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The highest suburban retail and office rents in Dublin are on the southside – with Sandyford and Dundrum setting the pace – but travel a little furthe(...)

Cork incinerator objectors: Chase supporters outside Bord Pleanála’s 2016 hearing. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has played down the possibility of the Government invoking new planning legislation to stop a €160 million incinerator going a(...)

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