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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 (...)

The Irish Times managing director Liam Kavanagh presenting the award for Overall Innovation of the year to Atlantic Therapeutics’ Brendan McCormack, Danny Forde, Dr Ruth Maher, Christina Walsh and Richard Allen. Photo: Conor McCabe

Bravery and ambition were the overriding trait of the finalists at the 10th Irish Times Innovation Awards. Host David McWilliams was joined by serial (...)

Tech veteran Annrai O’Toole, centre.   After co-founding two very successful companies – Iona Technologies and Cape Clear Software –  he went on to lead the Irish operation of Workday for 10 years

Having achieved the kind of success that most entrepreneurs can only dream of, you’d forgive Annrai O’Toole for wanting to take it easy. But that is t(...)

 ‘Referring to his recent visit to the UK last July, Donald Trump noted that he had met with the Prince of “Whales” (sic), among other dignitaries.’ File photograph: Tom Brenner/Reuters

“Covfefe” [sic] has become an internet meme, Dadaist in its obscurity and nonsense. US president Donald Trump used it in an apparently incomplete twee(...)

Alan Turing, the cryptanalyst who broke German codes during the second World War, noted in 1945 that the world would need a great deal of mathematicians because of complexity involved in programming machines.

Some 75 years ago, there were but a few electromechanical computers worldwide, used to break military encryption. Even just 40 years ago, at that time(...)

Judging day for this year’s Irish Times Innovation awards. Ciaran Heavey, associate prof at UCD Quinn School of Business; Dr Lisa Higgins, head of challenge Research at Science Foundation Ireland; Gearoid Mooney, research and innovation division manager, Enterprise. Ireland; Dave Flynn, executive director of Skillnet Ireland; and Aideen Dowling of KPMG. Photograph: Conor McCabe

The 15 finalists in this year’s Irish Times Innovation Awards have been selected. Across five categories, the finalists were chosen from more than 100(...)

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