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(...)