Irish technology Marks and Spencer in Ireland says it is ready for anything Brexit can throw at it

“Marks and Spencer has been refused permission to import delicatessen foods for sale at its Mary St department store in Dublin,” the short news report in The Irish Times reads. It says the “company is understood to have been dissatisfied with the food materials it was offered by Irish suppliers, but was refused Government permission…

Irish technology Discrimination against people with disabilities ‘persistent,’ Logan says

Workplace discrimination against people with disabilities is “persistent, pernicious and prevalent in Ireland,” the head of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) has said. Emily Logan, IHREC chief commissioner, said latest Central Statistics Office figures showed people with disabilities were more than twice as likely to be unemployed than those without a disability.…

Irish technology Ocean warming may be behind remnants of hurricanes hitting Ireland more often

There is an emerging pattern of remnants of hurricanes hitting Ireland more frequently. Their impact is being compounded by more extreme rainfall and higher seas compared to typical Atlantic storms. What may soon become the new norm is already highlighting how ill-prepared the country is for such weather events. There are insufficient adaptation measures in…

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Euro technology The US and the UK sign ‘historic’ agreement to speed up data-sharing in serious criminal cases (FB)

The US and the UK have signed a new agreement to speed up data-sharing in serious criminal cases.It was accompanied by an open letter from lawmakers calling for Facebook not to implement strong encryption on its messaging apps.The letter sets the stage for the latest round of fierce debate over end-to-end encryption.The agreement will help…

Euro technology Ireland warns of ‘civil unrest’ on UK border as hopes of new Brexit deal fade

The Irish deputy prime minister warns of potential “civil unrest” on the UK border if Brexit talks fail.He said on Friday that Ireland would not be “collateral damage” for Britain’s Brexit plans, as he poured cold water on reports that a new deal was close to being negotiated.”We need to be honest with people and…

Euro technology Apple is actively scouting for visual effects startups and has quietly bought motion capture company iKinema

Apple has quietly acquired iKinema, a British company that develops motion capture technology.Regulatory filings in the UK show iKinema has appointed Apple’s international corporate lawyer Peter Denwood to its board of directors, a clear sign of acquisition.One UK venture capitalist told Business Insider late last year that Apple has been actively hunting for visual effects…

Euro technology Hyundai Motor Group is receiving support from South Korea for self-driving car development

This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence Transportation & Logistics Briefing subscribers earlier this morning. To check to see if you already have access to Business Insider Intelligence through your company, click here.South Korea-based Hyundai Motor Group revealed plans to commit 41 trillion won ($34.6 billion) by 2025 to develop next-generation automotive technologies, according…