Daily Archives: March 27, 2014

Intel Inside the Irish economy

Posted on by Will Goodbody

By Will Goodbody, Science & Technology Correspondent @willgoodbody In 1989, when Intel announced it was to begin manufacturing computer motherboards in Ireland, the then Minister for Industry and Commerce, Dessie O’Malley, made some projections about likely employment arising from the … Continue reading

AIB bites the bullet, how long before other banks wake up?

Posted on by David Murphy

For five years, politicians have been carping about the slow-learning banks not writing off mortgage debt for homeowners in arrears. Now AIB is doing just that. But its actions are not being met with universal approval from public representatives. Fianna … Continue reading

How Ireland could make a Big Bang in astronomical science

Posted on by Will Goodbody

By Will Goodbody, Science & Technology Correspondent @willgoodbody On St Patrick’s Day, as we marked our national holiday, a substantial breakthrough in cosmology and astrophysics was announced by a team of scientists in the US. They revealed that for the … Continue reading

Spotlight turns to SME debt

Posted on by David Murphy

By Business Editor David Murphy Whether he is right or wrong, UCD economist Morgan Kelly always has the ability to put the fear of God into the Irish authorities. When he predicts a financial maelstrom, it is always worth taking … Continue reading

The challenges of reporting on academic papers

Posted on by Will Goodbody

  By Will Goodbody, Science & Technology Correspondent @willgoodbody The latest controversy to hit the world of academic publishing is a curious tale. On 29th January, the respected international journal, Nature, published a paper by Japanese and US scientists, which … Continue reading

Is it possible to fall in love with a computer?

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By Will Goodbody, Science & Technology Correspondent @willgoodbody The movie “Her” was nominated for an Academy Award for best picture on Sunday night. Set a little in the future, the movie tells the story of a heartbroken man who falls in … Continue reading