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A droplet in the ocean: police drones fly over the Areas beach in northwestern Spain. Photograph: Miguel Riopa/AFP

Image of the week: Beach patrol Conspiracy theorists settled upon 5G as their random, nonsensical choice of coronavirus arch-villain, but they could (...)

UN deputy secretary-general Amina Mohammad; ChangeX’s Niamh McKenna; Geraldine Byrne Nason, Irish ambassador to the UN; and ChangeX founder Paul O’Hara at a 2018 event. Photograph: Allen Kiely

Social entreneurship platform ChangeX is calling on people to join a €1 million community action plan to help fight issues caused by the coronavirus o(...)

UN deputy secretary-general Amina Mohammad; ChangeX’s Niamh McKenna; Geraldine Byrne Nason, Irish ambassador to the UN; and ChangeX founder Paul O’Hara at a 2018 event. Photograph: Allen Kiely

Irish-headquartered social entrepreneurship platform ChangeX is seeking to raise $3 million (€2.7 million) as it plans to invest in bringing more idea(...)

Members of the ChangeX team including founder and chief executive Paul O’Hara (second on left)

ChangeX, the Irish-headquartered social entrepreneurship platform which is backed by a number of high-profile investors, has raised €550,000 out of a (...)

Donald Trump, played by Alec Baldwin on Saturday Night Live, right, was easily the most parodied candidate in US election history and he still won

Satire is a powerful tool for telling the truth. Saturday Night Live sketches parodying Donald Trump have tens of millions of views online. Highligh(...)

The links to home are now sustained by software and silicon, lessening the need to substitute for them through tight-knit expat communities

The compact cemetery lies in serene opposition to the busy streets beyond its boundaries. There is a sense here of time standing still, with the sunl(...)

The big venture capital firms of Silicon Valley have been cultivating disruption for decades, but in the past few years, they in turn have been disrup(...)

ChangeX founder and chief executive Paul O’Hara and DFJ Esprit partner Brian Caulfield.

An Irish social entrepreneur has raised €400,000 from a number of high profile investors including Ben & Jerry’s co-founder Jerry Greenfield and A(...)

Founder and chief executve of Storyful Mark Little: “The concept of having a market for global ideas is enormous. I am backing the jockey as well as the horse here.” Photograph: Sam Boal /Photocall Ireland

Three high-profile investors, including Mark Little, the chief executive of Storyful, and two veteran Silicon Valley venture capitalists, have decide(...)

The opening day of the 2013 Web Summit in the RDS.Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

It started out as an informal gathering of 450 techies four years ago, but this year’s Web Summit is so big, it has its own mascot – a quirky cartoon (...)

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