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

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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

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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

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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

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  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

Low inflation may complicate Budget maths

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Business Editor David Murphy There is growing sense that the recovery is taking hold – and it is easy to forget that Ireland has pencilled in another austerity Budget for October. That is due to take a substantial €2 billion … Continue reading

10 things we noticed at Mobile World Congress 2014

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By Will Goodbody, Science & Technology Correspondent in Barcelona @willgoodbody After three brain frying, feet swelling, mind boggling days in Barcelona, our coverage of Mobile World Congress is coming to an end. We’ve reported extensively on the big announcements and … Continue reading

Answering Ireland’s call at Mobile World Congress

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By Will Goodbody, Science & Technology Correspondent in Barcelona @willgoodbody Your product or service may be new. It may be clever. It may even be unique. But when you are a company competing on the global stage, in a massive … Continue reading

Mobile World Congress Day One – First Impressions

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By Will Goodbody, Science & Technology Correspondent in Barcelona @willgoodbody As a first time visitor to Mobile World Congress, I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect. I knew it would be big, though not quite as enormous as it is. … Continue reading

Mobile World Congress 2014 – what to expect

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By Will Goodbody, Science & Technology Correspondent @willgoodbody It’s that time of the year again. When the world’s mobile moguls congregate in Barcelona, for one of (if not) the biggest mobile phone extravaganza – Mobile World Congress (MWC). For five … Continue reading

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