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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(...)

 Amazon’s ‘fulfilment centre’ warehouse in Peterborough, England. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

There are just over 100 shopping days left until Christmas. Ireland has consistently had a high proportion of retail spend online. Last year, an Ipso(...)

 Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell announces the Fed’s decision to cut interest rates

Fears are growing that some of Ryanair’s Irish-based pilots and cabin crew could lose their jobs as the airline prepares to cut up to 900 posts in com(...)

In planning revisions to a tax system, the government has much more responsibility than balancing of the books and complying with euro-zone requirements

“The avoidance of taxes is the only intellectual pursuit that still carries any reward,” asserted John Maynard Keynes, one of the most influential eco(...)

Buzz Aldrin, an American engineer and  astronaut, was one of the first two humans to land on the moon. Photograph: Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

The new film Apollo 11 about the first spaceflight to the moon is due for release in Ireland this coming weekend. It consists solely of high-quality a(...)

President Michael D Higgins  at The Irish Times  Innovation Awards 2012 at the Royal Hospital in Kilmainham, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

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(...)

We are at the cusp of a further evolution of broadband services, with the advent of “5th Generation” or 5G networks.

I recall my heated debate more than 20 years ago with a well-known CEO of a State-owned telecoms operator, on the likely future demand for broadband s(...)

The US bowed to international pressure and ordered the grounding of Boeing’s 737 Max aircraft after days of insisting the plane was airworthy

Accounts for two Luxembourg companies that are key financing cogs in Larry Goodman’s beef empire show the units’ assets were fast approaching €2 billi(...)

A measure of success at trade shows is not just how many visitors come to your booth, but how many come back a second or third time, and bring their colleagues.

What is the best way to get noticed? Spring is a prime time for trade conferences. Among many others, Mobile World Congress has just been held in Bar(...)

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg ‘continually fails to show the levels of leadership and personal responsibility that should be expected from someone who sits at the top of one of the world’s biggest companies’. File photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Mark Paul wrote a perceptive assessment in an opinion piece on January 24th last. The business affairs correspondent of this newspaper observed the te(...)

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