Uber started as a niche company in San Francisco in 2009 and now has a presence in over 300 cities worldwide

Uber promises 150 jobs for Limerick

28 Jul The international transportation network company Uber is to establish a customer services hub in Limerick city, which it says will create 150 jobs by the end of the year and around 300 when it is fully operational.

The recall involves a broad range of Dodge, Jeep, Ram and Chrysler vehicles produced between 2013 and 2015

Fiat Chrysler recalls 1.4m cars after Jeep hacked

24 Jul Fiat Chrysler Automobiles have issued a safety recall for 1.4 million US cars and trucks after hackers demonstrated that they could remotely control their systems while they are in operation.

Philae has not been heard from since 9 July

Comet probe Philae falls silent

20 Jul The Philae comet lander has fallen silent raising fears that it has moved again on its new home millions of kilometres from Earth.

3,153 cattle were used for animal testing in 2014

226,000 cases of Irish animal testing in 2014

20 Jul Animals were used 226,000 times in the testing of human and veterinary medicines, medical devices and other health products in Ireland last year, an almost 20% drop from 2013.

Carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide all reached record high average atmospheric concentrations in 2014

Major greenhouse gases hit record highs in 2014

16 Jul All the major greenhouse gases that fuel global warming hit record highs last year, while the planet's surface temperature reached its hottest point in 135 years, international researchers have found.

(L-R) Scott Kelly, Gennady Padalka and Mikhail Kornienko are on board the ISS

ISS astronauts dodge Russian space debris

16 Jul Three astronauts living at the International Space Station were forced to scramble to safety after what NASA described as a "close pass" by a piece of flying Russian space debris.

NASA released this high definition close-up picture of Pluto taken by New Horizons

NASA releases first images of Pluto

15 Jul NASA has released the first high quality images of Pluto and two of its five moons, captured during the flyby of the dwarf-planet by the New Horizons probe yesterday.

New HIV infections declined to two million in 2014, compared to 3.1 million 14 years ago

New HIV infections fall 35% since 2000

14 Jul New HIV infections have fallen by 35% since 2000, according to the United Nations, but the orgnaisation has stressed that AIDS spending has to be dramatically increased to roll back the disease.