Weekend takeaway: Top 10 stories you need to read right now

26 Aug 2016

Treat yourself to a round-up of the best tech news

From jobs in Ireland to the art of networking in business, we bring you the top 10 stories you need to read before clocking off for the weekend.

What are the highest paid jobs in Ireland in 2016?

The Central Statistics Office (CSO) has compiled the data for earnings and labour costs for the first half of 2016, and with that has revealed the best-paid jobs in Ireland.

Lexus RC 300h review: A sporty coupe with a conscience

There are few sporty coupes on the market that can claim to be environmentally friendly, but the new Lexus RC 300h hybrid car is certainly making a good stab at it.

The art of networking is personal, not digital

Kelly Hoey, investor at Laconia Capital, discusses her three top tips for people looking to forge a new career. Building expertise, networks and bank balances are key.

Here are some of the best images of space so far this year

As Juno approaches its closest point to Jupiter, we look back on the best space pictures of the year so far.

Using Lego figures to build recognition for great women in STEM

From making Lego figures to organising Wikipedia editathons, Maia Weinstock is looking to increase female representation and challenge bias.

13 basketball stars netting success in the tech world

From Kobe Bryant to LeBron James to Steph Curry – many NBA basketball elites are making the switch from top player to tech backer.

‘I hope to be remembered as someone who believed in an idea’, says start-up funder

Paul Pietrangelo of independent public funding advisory Alien Technology Transfer (AlienTT) tells us about what his job entails.

Publishers could be paid by Google and Facebook under new EU proposal

The European Commission (EC) is drafting a series of reforms that, if implemented, would allow online publishers to seek payment from services like Google and Facebook to establish what it calls an “equal footing”.

Barely-visible galaxy made from 99.9pc dark matter found

Astronomers have just about managed to spot a distant galaxy that is almost entirely made up of dark matter.

Apple given go-ahead for Cork expansion, 1,000 jobs on way

Apple’s 5,000-strong Cork workforce is set to increase, with the Hollyhill expansion finally given the go-ahead by An Bord Pleanála.

Brigid O Gorman is a former sub-editor of Silicon Republic.