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Lorcan MacMuiris talks to Stuart Lulling of OurLand about the changing face of media and broadcasting in Ireland

"Audiences have moved on from the linearity of TV - of having to sit down at a certain time in order to watch something - because TV has moved on. Media has to move on too."

I'm sitting in disproportionately noisy coffee pod just outside the Atrium Business...

The Pebble Steel allows the user to keep their phone tucked away in a pocket or bag.

CES, Las Vegas, which took place last week, is notorious for both serious and silly announcements. You may remember last year’s Spaghetti Fork - the appliance which twists pasta so you don’t have to!

This year 3D printing, wearable technology and super-sized smart TVs...

A North Cork wastewater solutions company is one of the Irish finalists in a prestigious European competition to find the continent's top businesses. The EPS group, based in Mallow with regional offices in Ballyhaunis, Naas and Mountrath as well as UK offices, has reached the final of the European Business Awards. Selected as a Ruban d’Honneur recipient in the Environmental and Corporate...

Cork is taking pride of place one of Ireland's, and Europe's, centres of excellence for technology. As 2014 begins, Lorcan MacMuiris takes a look at the overall state of IT in Cork as the first part of a series which will take a closer look at the businesses of the future in Cork.

The internet and its associated wonderments have fundamentally changed the way we live, learn, relax,...

Back up!

If you were lucky enough to receive a smart device for Christmas, now is the time to back it up.

Backing up protects your data in the event of loss, theft or damage. The device is replaceable, but your content is not. It’s never too late to back up... until something happens to your phone or tablet.

Both Gmail and Microsoft give users a...

There are calls for Cork to follow in the footsteps of London and New York City by creating its own unique Internet domain in order to help local businesses and strengthen online branding.

Former deputy Lord Mayor of Cork, Councillor Emmet O'Halloran, said the .cork domain name, instead of the traditional .ie and .com, will allow local retailers who are selling online an opportunity to...

Every secondary school in County Cork is to have 100 Mbps broadband by next September.

The government's connectivity resolution will be a major boost for Cork students, many of whom attend schools in areas where broadband provision lags behind international, or even national, standards.

516 schools in Ireland currently have broadband in the 100Mbps range, but this latest plan to...

Public WiFi exploitation will be the world’s top cybercrime threat in 2014. Lorcan MacMuiris talks to SmartTech CEO Ronan Murphy about how his team helps prevent crime from crippling Cork companies

Twenty years ago, the concept of the internet was all but non existent outside of a small but growing pack of academics and, for want of a better term, tech nerds. Within a decade, the...

A technology and entertainment-goods recycling specialist opening in Cork today, Friday, is expecting to pay out €1m to shoppers in its first 12 months. CeX (Complete Entertainment Exchange) is to create 12 full- and part-time jobs at its new premises on Grand Parade, at the site where Fitzgerald's Electrical Expert Store once stood before closing its doors in March after trading since...

There have been calls for Cork City and Cork County Councils to merge, to allow for a more "streamlined approach to economic development" as commercial rates are to be maintained next year.

CEO of Cork Chamber, Conor Healy claimed the move was necessary due to the "many potential benefits" to be accrued. "In particular, significant savings could arise by...

Seventy-nine of Cork's long-term unemployed have been recruited under the new JobsPlus scheme since July. The incentive encourages and rewards employers who employ jobseekers on the Live Register.

Cork South-West Labour TD, Michael McCarthy outlined that JobsPlus was to "a simple scheme" that would help employers recruit new staff and help long-term unemployed persons find...

Lorcan MacMuiris visits Cork Community Printshop and Art For Blind records, a new community-oriented co-operative with high hopes and big plans, and finds much more than he expected.

“It’s about planning for long-term, sustainable employment and long-term, sustainable community support instead of short-term projects and State funding, which can be recalled at any time....

Daragh Murphy, Regional Development Manager at Quilter Cheviot Ireland, Duncan Gwyther, Chief Investment Officer for Quilter Cheviot, and Brian Weber, Executive Director at Quilter Cheviot Ireland, pictured ahead of the annual Investment Insight seminar at Hayfield Manor in Cork city. Picture: Diane Cusack

Leading investment specialists have indicated there's cause...

The twelve giant Tulip Umbrellas on Nealon’s Quay can withstand wind speeds of up to 60kph. The structure’s purpose is to counteract inclement conditions and accommodate mini-festivals and markets. Picture: John Hennessy

An €150,000 installation project has been revealed in Youghal, with hopes it will help generate revenue for the seaside town....

Ciara Hedir, Sarah Corcoran, Helen Butler and Agnes Hayes from the Cork branch of Comfort Keepers celebrating the prestigious national Q Mark Award won this year by the leading home care provider. Picture: Gerard McCarthy

A Cork company has been named National Home Care Provider of the Year. The Q Mark was awarded to Comfort Keepers, which provides care to older people...

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