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Award-winning technology and business journalist. Journaling the Irish, European and international tech landscape for close to 20 years
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Winner of 2005 Technology Journalist Award, NetVisionary Awards, Irish Internet Association Best Technology Website 2008, Irish Web Awards Best Technology Website 2009, Irish Web Awards Best Technology Website 2010, Irish Web Awards Winner of Media Award 2011, David Manley Emerging Entrepreneur Awards
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    Editor, 2002 - present
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    Technology Editor, 1998 - 2002
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    Editor, 1994 - 1998
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German Exchange - Day 5

Greeting's from Germany! I am currently as red a bottle of ketchup, as I decided not to wear suncream today, as most Irish people do. Anyway

Pinterest pins top Irish Facebook exec Adele Cooper to spearhead UK oper...

The director of global accounts at Facebook in the UK, Irish executive Adele Flynn, is understood to be leaving Facebook to take up the role

Vodafone Ireland Q4 revenues boosted by growth in smartphones and enterp...

Vodafone Ireland this morning reported revenues of €935.8m, down 2.6pc year-on-year. The company reported that 1.3m of its 2.3m customers no

100k homes and businesses are caught in broadband limbo

This morning Eircom reported that 1.2m homes and firms are now connected to the company’s fibre broadband. That figure could have read 1.3m

It’s grand, all those laws the GCHQ broke no longer affect it

It turns out the UK government altered its laws last year to absolve its spy agency GCHQ from any wrongdoing, rendering any recent findings

Michael Fassbender’s Steve Jobs shown in first teaser trailer

After much hype, Danny Boyle’s biopic of Steve Jobs has been given its first showing online and also our first glimpse of Michael Fassbender

Retro Mars posters prove Elon Musk's SpaceX is really cool

Let’s face it, we all want to go to Mars once it heats up a little and you can grow crops, plug in a microwave and receive decent Wi-Fi. Wel

Irish young scientists win big at Intel International Science and Engine...

Irish students competing at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair last week picked up a total of five awards, two special awa

Eircom proves broadband is helping to slow its revenue decline – appoint...

Eircom’s investment in next generation infrastructure is paying off and the company has reported a lower rate of revenue decline to €311m –

Start-up of the week: Cirquit

Our start-up of the week this week is Cirquit, a platform for the entertainment industry targeting film, music and performing arts companies

YouTube's 10th birthday – the 10 most viewed videos and music videos of ...

Google has released the top 10 most viewed videos and music videos for Ireland to mark the 10th birthday of YouTube going live initially as

Slack bringing 100 jobs to Dublin over next two years

Slack, the San Francisco-headquartered popular messaging platform, has set up a European HQ in Dublin, and will bring 100 jobs to the capita

Food giant Mondelez selects Irishman’s start-up to spearhead global e-co...

ChannelSight, the start-up led by John Beckett who as a 17 year-old built the very first Ryanair website, has secured a major deal with food

Netflix Top Gear reboot ‘House of Cars’ may to be in the works

Netflix is rumoured to be working with the former Top Gear presenters Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond to fill the void left b

Microsoft reveals there will be seven versions of Windows 10

While an official release date has yet to be announced, Microsoft has today unveiled new details on its forthcoming Windows 10 operating sys

Facebook Instant Articles – will it be a boon for publishers?

Facebook has launched a new service called Instant Articles, a new way for publishers to post stories directly to Facebook, including intera

Greenpeace green internet report shows Apple, Facebook and Google progre...

Tech giants Apple, Facebook and Google are leading efforts towards a cleaner, renewably powered internet. However, their ambitions may be th

Facebook Ireland chief Sonia Anne Flynn to leave to join SoundCloud in B...

The managing director of Facebook’s Irish operations is to leave to join music platform SoundCloud in Berlin. Flynn presided over the recent

Skype’s real-time translator now available for all to try

Skype has removed the sign-up requirement for its real-time translator tool, allowing users to translate immediately in four spoken language

Fibre broadband in Belcarra – the digital revolution in the west (video)

Nestled in a scenic valley in the hills of Mayo, the digital revolution that has swept Belcarra may will soon sweep the rest of rural Irelan