By comparing his ancient genome to DNA from modern Africans, researchers found that East African populations today have as much as 25% Eurasian ancestry

Genome of 4,500-year-old man sequenced

09 Oct Scientists have sequenced the genome of a 4,500-year-old man in Africa for the first time, a difficult achievement since the hot climate has made DNA difficult to recover from old remains.

Denis O'Brien said Digicel did not need to proceed with the IPO and it was 'a great feeling not to need any funding'

Digicel bonds fall on back of IPO postponement

07 Oct Digicel's bonds fell by as much as 3.8%, the biggest drop since last year, after the Denis O'Brien-owned company abandoned plans to raise as much as $2bn in an IPO scheduled to price today in New York.

The case was brought over the transfer of data to the US by the Irish subsidiary of Facebook

European court online data ruling welcomed

06 Oct The Data Protection Commissioner has welcomed a ruling by the EU's highest court which found that a system enabling data transfers from the European Union to the United States by thousands of companies is invalid.

Accenture already employs 1,800 people in Ireland

Accenture to create 200 jobs in Dublin

30 Sep Management consulting firm Accenture is to create 200 jobs over the next 12 months at a new centre for innovation in Dublin, while recruitment firm Morgan McKinley has announced plans to create 80 jobs in Ireland over the next three years.

Edward Snowden's account has been certified by Twitter

Snowden joins Twitter and follows NSA

29 Sep Former US intelligence contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden joined Twitter today, picking up more than 250,000 followers on the social network in just over two hours.

A supermoon lights up the night sky over Brazil last summer

Eclipse set to leave sky gazers over the moon

27 Sep Sky-watchers around the world are in for a treat tonight when the shadow of Earth casts a reddish glow on the moon, the result of rare combination of an eclipse with the closest full moon of the year.

Alzheimer's is the most common form of dementia globally and affects up to 40,000 people in Ireland

TCD Alzheimer's research could lead to new therapy

18 Sep Scientists at Trinity College Dublin say they have made a major breakthrough with regard to a fundamental mechanism underlying the development of Alzheimer's disease, which could lead to new forms of therapy for those living with the condition.

A third of adults in Ireland have downloaded WhatsApp, and over half of them use it every day

More Irish people using WhatsApp and Snapchat

17 Sep The number of people in Ireland with WhatsApp and Snapchat accounts who use the messaging services every day increased by 5% over the past three months, according to the Ipsos MRBI Social Messaging Quarterly.