Allan Shine, County Kildare Chamber chief executive, said companies using new technology earned higher profits and were more productive than those that did not. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill / THE IRISH TIMES

The Covid-19 crisis has prompted County Kildare Chamber, Meath Enterprise and Maynooth University to join forces to aid business to tackle challenges (...)

Customers queue to enter the Ikea outlet in Ballymun, Dublin, on its reopening after Covid-19 restrictions were relaxed. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

The immediate human and public-health cost of the Covid-19 outbreak will pass but will leave behind a fundamental long-term change in customer behavi(...)

  Lero researcher  Dr Markus Helfert; director of the business informatics group at Dublin City University Beatrice Heneghan; and Limerick City and county council  head of digital strategy   Dr Mihai Bilauca: the joint Limerick Enterprise Architecture project will provide insights on the environment and local services by capturing data from thousands of sensors. Photograph: Denis Tierney

Limerick has been selected as a case study to highlight the potential of a new €500,000 data aggregation project that will serve as a model for futur(...)