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Rory Fitzpatrick, chief executive of the  National Space Centre Ltd, with students, Kate Buckley, Eimear Manning, Melanie McGrath and Abbie O’Mahony  in Glanmire Community College as the school made  direct contact with the  International Space Station. Photograph: Jim Coughlan.

It may not have been Ground Control to Major Tom but there was a spine-tingling moment when the static cleared and the pupils of Glanmire Community Co(...)

Fifth-year students from Tallaght Community School preparing for their first contact with  the International Space Station. Photograph: Colin O’Riordan/’Irish Independent’

When students from one Dublin school make radio contact with the International Space Station orbiting Earth today, they will have just between six and(...)

Ryanair chairman David Bonderman. Advisers recommend that shareholders oppose his re-election at the airline’s AGM this month.

Advisers are urging Ryanair shareholders to vote against executive pay and the re-election of chairman David Bonderman and other board members at its(...)

Street View worked with Nasa  to design a gravity-free method of collecting imagery using DSLR cameras and equipment already on the ISS.

From the Amazon rainforest to Antarctica, Google’s interactive 360-degree panoramic Street View technology has taken users to some pretty remote place(...)

Cupola Observation Module. Photograph: Google Street View/Nasa

Only a select few have ever set foot on the International Space Station (ISS) but now anyone can explore and look down on Earth from outer space witho(...)

Former Aer Lingus chairman Colm Barrington   has been a non-executive director of Hibernia since the company’s initial public offering (IPO) in 2013

An influential investor advisory firm has called on shareholders in Hibernia Reit to oppose the re-election of former Aer Lingus chairman Colm Barring(...)

Burberry was last defeated on a non-binding pay vote in 2014 after the group handed Bailey a one-time award to prevent him from leaving. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Burberry Group Plc’s executive compensation faces growing opposition after the UK’s Investment Association joined the chorus of critics ahead of the f(...)

Forecourt retailer Applegreen has appointed Niall Dolan as its new chief financial officer

Forecourt retailer Applegreen has appointed Niall Dolan as its new chief financial officer. Mr Dolan, who is currently head of corporate finance and t(...)

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Parental leave Irish workers could gain the right to four months of paid parental leave for the first time under a proposal from Brussels that aims t(...)

Kingspan chairman Eugene Murtagh and chief financial officer Geoff Doherty: Mr Murtagh’s total pay package increased by 9 per cent last year to €1.915 million. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The 50 or so shareholders gathered at Kingspan’s annual general meeting in Ballsbridge in Dublin on Thursday had good reason to be cheerful. While sh(...)

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