The Irish Mathematical Society, which holds its annual meeting this week, has been going strong for 45 years. Photograph: iStock

On a cold December night in 1976, a group of mathematicians assembled in a room in Trinity College Dublin for the inaugural meeting of the Irish Mathe(...)

Remote working hubs will become commonplace as in the post-pandemic world of work, with the Government planning to create of network of 400 hubs  and tax breaks for individuals and companies that support homeworking. Photograph: iStock

At Irish software company 3D Issue, employees work a four-day week. Paul McNulty, its founder, says the policy helps attract local talent. Since the p(...)

New Tesla electric cars.  The US car-maker  is moving into Germany’s heartland to challenge Volkswagen, BMW and Daimler’s Mercedes-Benz as the country targets a massive increase in electric car sales. Photograph: Getty Images

Tesla will rework plans for its factory near Berlin, Germany, to appease environmental critics and ensure its first European outpost can start produci(...)

 Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands is running a four-week course that covers everything from charging technology and state-of-the-art in EVs to how government policy feeds into adoption. File photograph: Alexander Becher/EPA

I’m one of those people who likes to do thorough research before I make a purchase. Websites are trawled, comparisons are made, and Excel lists are dr(...)

A recent study has found that as many as 100 million planets in our galaxy have the potential to harbour complex life.

A recent study has found that as many as 100 million planets in our galaxy have the potential to harbour complex life.The report, compiled by a group (...)

Visitors toast with their one-liter beer mugs during the opening day of the Munich Oktoberfest beer festival. Photograph: Michael Dalder/Reuters

Behind the pale yellow walls of a former Benedictine monastery on a wooded hill near Munich, the master brewers of Weihenstephan are still perf(...)

 Thomas Pfeiffer (50) was sentenced to three years suspended for abducting and falsely imprisoning an 11-year-old boy.

An academic has been given a three-year suspended prison sentence in the Circuit Criminal Court in Waterford for abducting and falsely imprisoning an (...)