Lero director Brian Fitzgerald believes software overriding human decisions is mostly okay as it is generally more accurate and helps eliminate human errors.

Every business is now a software business in one way or another. That’s the view of Lero director Brian Fitzgerald, who points out that everything fro(...)

Brian Fitzgerald of Meadowlands, Youghal, Co Cork, is serving an 18-month sentence after pleading guilty to possessing and distributing child pornography on various dates between February and May 2017. Photograph: iStock

A deputy primary school principal teacher has been banned from teaching after a fitness-to-teach inquiry heard evidence that he has possessed and dist(...)

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(...)

St Mullin’s Phillip Connors celebrates at the final whistle after the Carlow champions defeated Cuala. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

St Mullins 2-13 Cuala 0-18 St Mullins caused a major shock when they bundled former All-Ireland club champions Cuala out of the Leinster senior hurli(...)

 Since becoming involved in 2015, Irish Naval Service personnel have rescued more than 18,000 people. Photograph: David Jones

As word spread through the Naval Service last week that Operation Sophia, the European Union’s military mission to rescue migrants in the southern Med(...)

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A 49-year-old deputy primary school principal has been jailed for 18 months after he pleaded guilty to possessing and distributing child pornography f(...)

Prof Brian Fitzgerald, director of Lero, the SFI Irish Software Research Centre: “People . . . have observed how artificial intelligence and machines have replaced bank staff and supermarket checkout operators.” Photograph: Sean Curtin

More than one-third of Irish adults fear their jobs will be replaced by artificial intelligence or robots, with 11 per cent expecting it to happen in (...)

National Crime Agency handout photo of Border Force cutter HMC Vigilant intercepting a catamaran off the south west coast of Cornwall. Photograph:  NCA/PA Wire

Five men have been charged after being captured at sea with the assistance of the Irish Defence Forces while allegedly in possession of at least 500kg(...)

Brian Fitzgerald, a nightclub head of security, was shot in November 2002  because he refused to allow the Limerick-based McCarthy-Dundon gang sell drugs in the club where he worked. File photograph: Press 22

Limerick gangland criminal Gary Campion has lost his Supreme Court appeal over his conviction for the murder of Brian Fitzgerald, a nightclub head of (...)

Cuala’s David Treacy and Kevin Lee of Liam Mellows in action in Thurles. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

Cuala (Dublin) 1-17 Liam Mellows (Galway) 0-11 David Treacy fired seven points as All-Ireland champions Cuala reached the St Patrick’s Day decider wi(...)

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