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Government task force on aviation recovery calculates that around 140,000 jobs depend directly and indirectly on aviation in the Republic. Photograph:  Kenneth O’Halloran

Irish business will not survive on essential travel only, a Government task force warned on Friday. The Task Force on Aviation Recovery’s report, publ(...)

The Government should axe its controversial Covid-19 quarantine on incoming passengers by next week, a State-appointed task force says.  Photograph: Kate Geraghty

The Government should axe its controversial Covid-19 quarantine on incoming passengers by next week, a State-appointed taskforce says. Covid-19 trave(...)

 Irish Times columnist and awards Innovation ceremony MC  David McWilliams. Picture Conor McCabe.

From life-saving drugs and med-tech devices to trout caviar and easy-cook vegetables, from flat-pack air-conditioning ducts to high-tech chips for sat(...)

Whale of a time: Customers drink at the Somewhere bar in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, earlier this month, after the state’s supreme court struck down governor Tony Evers’s stay-at-home order. Photograph: Tannen Maury/EPA

The writer and philosopher John Moriarty regarded Moby Dick by Herman Melville as “the best diagnosis and prognosis we have of the Western adventure i(...)

Donald Trump has asserted his mastery of the Covid-19 threat in the US, not least due to his own proclaimed genetic predisposition for scientific excellence. Photograph: Getty Images

In the spring of 2000, I recall participating in an intense boardroom debate on whether we should be concerned by early indications of a potential cra(...)

The launch of a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on January 6th, 2020. It carried the third batch of 60 Starlink mini-satellites into orbit, part of a plan to build a giant constellation of thousands of spacecraft that will form a global broadband internet system. Photograph: Getty Images

Two weeks ago Elon Musk’s SpaceX launched a further 60 satellites for its Starlink programme to build a global broadband internet infrastructure. To d(...)

Prof John Byrne, known as the ‘father of computing’ in Ireland. The school of computer science and statistics at Trinity College Dublin, which he set up,  this year marks its 50th anniversary

TK Whitaker may be known as the man who made modern Ireland, but the highly respected civil servant wasn’t the only person who helped make the State w(...)

Property prices  are rising at a rate of 0.9 per cent a year, the slowest rate of increase since December 2007. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

With the theatre of Brexit on the backburner while the the UK general election played out, attention this week turned to housing. It appears as thou(...)

If employees come into work to use the company software and data in the cloud whilst sitting in their office, then why do they need to come into work? File photograph: The Irish Times

When I was a software chief executive, my mentor strongly coached me to “invest in ideas, not materials”. He asserted that creativity and invention, i(...)

According to MainStreet, employees working remotely avoid the high rents and property prices in San Francisco’s Bay Area, as well as the inevitable long commutes from affordable accommodation to their place of work. Photograph: Getty Images

I was intrigued last week to read the announcement by a new San Jose-based company founded by three ex-Google staff, which is offering to pay $10,000 (...)

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