John Breslin

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Blockchain technology: a fraudster’s nightmare. Image: iStock

Blockchain technology is heralding in a fairer world, where producers and buyers can directly exchange goods and services, without the need for banks (...)

Irish companies Avolon, SMBC Aviation Capital and Goshawk were among those that have agreed terms with NAS and its subsidiaries

Creditors accused Norwegian Air Shuttle (NAS) of putting them under “unreasonable pressure” to settle claims as part of a rescue plan for the troubled(...)

Wave energy could  compliment other renewable energy forms  and provide greater energy self sufficiency, security and reliability

The jagged, splintered Irish western coastline is the geological result of the unrelenting pounding it has taken from powerful waves over millions of (...)

 Robbie Power on Tudor City in action during the the Guinness Galway Hurdle Handicap. Photograph: James Crombie

Tudor City secured a thrilling Guinness Galway Hurdle success on Thursday to give his trainer Tony Martin a timely big race boost. Martin’s fortunes(...)

Property developer Seán Dunne and his wife, Gayle Killilea.

Bankrupt developer Seán Dunne and his wife Gayle Killilea are among dozens of potential witnesses listed to testify at next month’s trial of the legal(...)

Green energy was a  high-growth area recorded in the study with  78 companies found to be working in the segment and collectively  raising €54.8 million last year. Photograph: Getty Images/EyeEm

Irish technology start-ups are making waves in areas such as agri/food, green energy, financial services and education, according to new findings from(...)

Well-known Dublin publican Frank Gleeson has claimed his fellow shareholders in the Mercantile Group summarily sacked his son Rory as part of a “scorched earth” policy that is part of a campaign against him. File photograph: Google Street View

The payment of an annual salary of €25,000 to a woman who appeared not to have any responsibilities is among the claims cited in a bitter court disput(...)

John Breslin, director of the programme: “Most people think that innovation happens by accident or serendipity, but we aim to apply team work and training to allow for this also.”  Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

“Disciplined entrepreneurship” for design thinking has been applied to a new fellowship programme developed by NUI Galway (NUIG). The TechInnovate pr(...)

Researchers test a robot for a US competition with a $2 million prize.  PHOTOGRAPH: CHIP SOMODEVILLA/GETTY IMAGES

John Breslin Engineer, senior lecturer in electronic engineering at NUI Galway, and researcher with the Insight Centre for Data Analytics. He (...)

Fresh eyes can offer new perspectives and innovations

Why do you do things a particular way? Is it because you have always done them that way? Fresh eyes can offer new perspectives and innovations, and t(...)

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