Dick Ahlstrom

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Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe said earlier this week that the Government will have to make a judgment call ahead of budget day on the most likely Brexit scenario, even as it plans in the meantime for both

Vacant development sites should be taxed more aggressively and loopholes being used by landowners closed to cut the cost of building homes and spur su(...)

The society was founded by Thomas Prior, above, and 13 friends, all male and all from the middle classes of the Protestant ascendency

You can not be in business these days without someone exhorting you to be innovative, to apply new thinking to solve problems and make improvements th(...)

Dr John McKeon established the company in 2000 when working in a Dublin asthma and allergy clinic.

An Irish company is helping 60 million people in the US affected by asthma and allergies to live healthier, happier lives. The Dublin-based firm is li(...)

“We are damaging the web of life and the way that species interconnect and interact, but we don’t know to what end or how the damage we are causing will impact on ourselves.” Photograph: John Giles/PA Wire

Last week’s United Nations report on the health of the planet and the services it provides made for very uncomfortable reading. It shows that humans a(...)

Boris Karloff as Frankenstein’s monster. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty

Frankenstein’s monster, from the imagination of author Mary Shelley, scared the daylights out of people when the film hit the screens in 1931. It told(...)

When Nasa needed help for their moon mission they came to Dublin looking for Denis O’Sullivan. Photograph: Eric Luke

I have often wondered why people here seem to be so indifferent about the accomplishments made on a regular basis by the many fine scientists we have (...)

Xybernaut wearable computer 133P, demonstrated on April 21st, 1998; the photo was published in The Irish Times on the 27th. Photograph: AP

In April 1998, Windows 98 crashed live on stage while Bill Gates looked on. Michael Cunningham, in his last outing as editor of The Irish Times “Compu(...)

Some bacteria have become totally resistant to all  our antimicrobials. And now we have to begin responding to potentially dangerous organism arising in nature

The storyline sounds like the script for a B-movie thriller. Apparently harmless bacteria are released into our sewerage system and into rivers and st(...)

Nasa’s InSight lander on the surface of Mars. Photograph: Nasa/JPL-Caltech/via Reuters

The latest automated lander to reach the surface of Mars set up camp last week on the surface of Mars and is already at work. InSight has sent back pi(...)

How many of us are of the view that we are not receiving the salary we deserve?. Photograph: iStock

The tech sector has a reputation for delivering very generous salaries compared with other recruitment areas, with higher wages inflated still further(...)

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