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Beef magnate Larry Goodman has been building up a stake in Green Reit in recent weeks, as the Dublin-listed property company courts bidders after putting itself up for sale in April

Ryanair could close bases and is offering unpaid leave to pilots as tough trading conditions and delays in delivery of Boeing’s new 737 Max aircraft c(...)

Houston, we have a problem. Technology has advanced so much since the 1969 moon landing there’s no need for astronauts such as Buzz Aldrin, above, any more. Photograph: Jim Bennett/Getty Images

The next generation of space explorers will need a moon landing of their own for fundamental space research exploration to compete with the growing nu(...)

“The #FridaysForFuture movement may force parents to fork out a lot more money on sitters or skip work themselves on Fridays.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Could the latest mobilisation of the green movement, uniquely characterised by its autonomy, actually force the hand of policymakers with their heads (...)

Lets be clear: the companies in the gig economy may have their problems, but that doesn’t change the fact that they provide the means for people in a number of marginalised positions to generate extra income where there was no income before.

“Slavery” is a word that has been used one too many time by opponents of the gig economy. The “Gig Economy”. As if it were some well-organised militia(...)

 Bill Gates at Trump Tower in New York. It  was during a  meeting between Gates and Trump in March of 2018 that the billionaire  claims he changed the president’s opinion on vaccinations.   Photograph:  Getty Images

How did Bill Gates manage to sway Donald Trump towards a pro-vaccination stance? By being there. There is a site where people share their favourite (...)

Cannabis plants being cultivated legally in a greenhouse in Switzerland. Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images

Remember what Gordon Gekko said in the film Wall Street? “Weed, for lack of a better word, is good. Weed is right. weed works.” Okay, that’s not so mu(...)

The Irish startup presence at SXSW 2019 Interactive appeared low key. In the four years since opening Ireland House - an Irish diplomatic and economic(...)

Apple chief executive Tim Cook is openly gay and also on great terms with one of the most conservative US presidents the country has elected in decades. Photograph: Stephanie Keith/Getty Images

For members of the LGBTQ community trying to make it in business and tech, acceptance in a straight man’s world is an additional challenge that must b(...)

A new mission hopes  to one day form the basis for a contingency plan to save humanity from the fate of the dinosaurs.  File photograph: Getty Images

A select group of scientists, astronomers and engineers have been meeting in Laurel County, Maryland, weekly to plan an unprecedented space mission. T(...)

Demonstrators take part in the March for Science in Washington, DC in April              2018.  Photograph: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images

The United States still leads the world in science and technology innovation, even if its current leaders think Boyle’s law is some obscure piece of l(...)

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