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Allan Daly (left), who opposes the proposed Apple data centre in Athenry on grounds of  environmental concerns,  with  campaigners who support the project, in Derrydonnell last Tuesday. Photograph: Nuacht TG4

Allan Daly knows how objectionable the word “objector” can sound. The US-born environmental engineer, who is one of two Co Galway residents seeking a (...)

Guo Ping, a deputy chairman of Chinese communicaitons giant Huawei and one of its rotating chief executives, who will  will sign a research collaboration accord with Trinity College  on Monday.

Monday December 11th Indicators: Irish construction PMI (Nov); US consumer inflation expectations (Nov). Meetings: Trinity and Huawei sign researc(...)

The jobs being create range from software development to sales. Photograph: iStock

Two tech companies have announced plans to create over 100 jobs in Ireland over the next few years, they said separately on Thursday. Italian data m(...)

“The decision to develop the Galway Technology Centre was very forward thinking at the time,” says Niamh Costello, who has been the centre’s general manager for the past four years

Back in 1992 innovation centres were not really part of the start-up landscape they are today. There were only a handful of units thinly spread across(...)

Clinical Pilates class in Greystones, Co Wicklow. Photograph: Tom Honan

For more than six months, I struggled with a tendon injury. I couldn’t run because of the pain but I continued walking and swimming, hoping it would h(...)

Pictured at the jobs announcement are IT development centre leader Paul O’Dwyer, Minister of State for Employment Pat Breen and Equifax interim chief information officer  Mark Rohrwasser.

US technology group Equifax is to almost double its Irish workforce with the addition of 150 new jobs next year. The company, which is headquartered (...)

Wasdell will establish a packaging, test and distribution centre in Dundalk with the support of the IDA. Photograph: iStock

The creation of 340 new jobs in Ireland was announced by separate companies on Monday. UK pharmaceutical company Wasdell said it would create 300 jobs(...)

Better road, rail and air links make it easier to do business anywhere in Ireland. Photograph: iStock
The roads to success

Improvements in international and domestic connectivity have changed the Irish landscape, making the whole of Ireland and not just Dublin, a very attr(...)

Women are still vastly under-represented in science and technology-based careers. Photograph: iStock
Ireland is picking up STEAM

The IDA ran a wonderful advertising campaign in the 1980s called “The Young Europeans”. It featured a photograph of UCD engineering graduates, and ran(...)

Even the largest FDI investment typically starts with just one person and a desk. Photograph: iStock
Landing a dream job

For the past six years, Ireland has been named the best country in the world for attracting high-value foreign direct investment. Much of that success(...)

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