The hackathon will bring together teams from different disciplines to consider ways to build and maintain a reliable food supply chain. File photograph: Getty

A virtual hackathon to explore how blockchain technology could be used to address global food supply issues is to be held early next month. Sponsored(...)

Caroline Boyle, owner of Salamanca Restaurant, Dublin. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

“This is the strangest maternity leave ever,” says Caroline Boyle, owner of Salamanca, a tapas restaurant in the heart of Dublin city centre, within s(...)

Racing driver Hunter Abbott with AlcoSense personal use breathalyser. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Every household in Ireland should be given a single-use breathalyser because of the implications of tighter drink-driving legislation now in force in (...)

Attendees at the “Blockchain for Finance” conference in Dublin

The Republic’s attempt to build its credentials as a key player in blockchain has received a boost with news that an international body working to dev(...)

Students starting college for the first time this September have been warned of the dangers which may be found in their new homes. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Students starting college for the first time this September have been warned of the dangers which may be found in their new homes, and are urged to ma(...)

Tara Devon and her two children Ryan (6) and Kian (3) at their home in Ashbourne in January 2017. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

When Tara Devon’s husband Colm was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer he asked his wife to “do whatever it takes” to have the pyrite in their home in As(...)

Detail of cracking caused by pyrite in a house in Finglas. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Owners of properties affected by pyrite are concerned that a new system for classifying the problem could make it more difficult for them to secure fi(...)

The new headquarters  of the Office of Public Works in Trim: an architectural representation of the Tara Brooch

Even as Dublin office rents reportedly hit highs of €590-€645/sq m (€55-€60/sq ft), the Office of Public Works has managed to keep its average payment(...)

Norfish Ltd was given three months to pay a €25,000 fine. Photograph: iStock

A Donegal fish-processing plant which was found to be tampering with its weighing scales has been penalised a total of €45,000. Killybegs based Norf(...)

 Severe  cracking  cause by pyrite: Only the worst affected homeowners can qualify for the Government’s remediation scheme, according to the Pyrite Equality Group. Photograph: Frank Miller

Campaign group has expressed a lack of confidence in the Government’s scheme to help property owners whose homes have been affected by pyrite. Pyri(...)

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