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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(...)

Three in 10 Irish businesses have made a significant investment in robotic process automation in the past 12 months. Photograph: iStock
Will robots take our jobs?

New technologies are reinventing the way we work and live. Innovations such as virtual reality, the internet of things, artificial intelligence (AI) a(...)

President Michael D Higgins delivers the keynote address at the Social Justice Ireland Policy Conference in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Government needs to “face up to the challenge” of the housing crisis and intervene more assertively in the market, President Michael D Higgins has(...)

Recently-filed accounts for Interpay Limited, which trades as TransferMate, show gross profits increased to €9.8 million from €7.9 million.

TransferMate, the international payments firm established by Taxback Group founder Terry Clune, recorded strong growth last year as revenues jumped 18(...)

In 2016 total exports into the UK from Ireland grew by 2 per cent, according to Marina Donohoe of Enterprise Ireland. “If you strip out food, they grew by 6 per cent.”

Though the final outcome of the Brexit negotiations is unknown, one certainty is that the UK will remain our major trading partner. The fifth-largest(...)

Science Foundation Ireland director-general Prof Mark Ferguson said the winners of the 2017 SFI awards reflected “the very best outputs and achievements of the Irish research community”.

Ireland is now operating “in the same ballpark” as major science-funding countries around the world, Science Foundation Ireland director-general Prof (...)

IDA Ireland chief executive Martin Shanahan said IBM “has a long history in Ireland”.

Tech consultancy giant IBM is to create 150 highly-skilled digital jobs over the next two years in a new Dublin facility. The new “digital delivery c(...)

British  theoretical physicist and author Stephen Hawking:  he said artificial intelligence could be “be the best or worst thing to ever happen to humanity” during his keynote speech at the Web Summit in Lisbon, Portugal. Photograph: Patricia De Melo Moreira/AFP/Getty Images

For anyone hoping the organisers of the Web Summit might fail dismally in Lisbon and end up back in Dublin with their tails between their legs, think (...)

The PorterShed opened its doors in May 2016 and has become home to 30 fast-growing tech companies.

An abandoned Guinness storehouse scattered with pigeon droppings, broken office furniture and the detritus of its old brewing connections might not se(...)

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