Ed O Loughlin

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A worker inspects a C-series plane wing in the Bombardier factory in Belfast. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Belfast’s Bombardier aircraft factory has its roots in a period of intense co-operation and friendship between the north Atlantic neighbours of Canada(...)

’We could soon reach a point at which our smartest machines become more intelligent than we are and accelerate away from us on an exponential learning curve.’

The self-driving car has become the poster gadget for the next wave of automation powered by artificial intelligence. It is a terrifying idea. Turni(...)

 Newly elected leader of the Fine Gael party Leo Varadkar speaks to supporters after winning the internal party election in Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The new leader of the Fine Gael party has made international headlines since his comfortable win over rival Simon Coveney. Leo Varadkar’s election a(...)

Northwest Passage, a painting by W Thomas Smith. Photograph: Ullstein Bild via Getty

The fate of Sir John Franklin’s last Arctic expedition was the great mystery of its time, Amelia Earhart, Lord Lucan and the Bermuda Triangle rolled i(...)

 Zimbabwean president  Robert Mugabe: his brutal, post-factual 37-year rule has turned  his country from from economic power house into aid-dependent basket case. Photograph: Zacharias Abubeker/AFP/Getty

He is a thin-skinned autocrat, contemptuous of truth and democratic norms. A xenophobe and bully, he exploits fear and hatred to generate his power, w(...)

Not so very long ago an obscure network of hackers, programmers, activists and journalists had a brilliant idea. They would set up a website on which (...)

Journalist and broadcaster Charlie Bird on Mandela: “He radiated a magnetism I had never experienced before”

July 1st, 1990, was a memorable day in Dublin when almost half a million people turned out on the streets of the capital to welcome home the Irish tea(...)

Ed O’Loughlin: “Remember, in modern Ireland, everything has a price.” Photograph: Aidan Crawley

“Ever dreamed you were living through a zombie outbreak? Of course you have.” So begins the pitch by author Ed O’Loughlin for the sale of chara(...)