Liam Redmond of HeadstARTS at the club for people with intellectual disability with some volunteers at DCU. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Social entrepreneur Liam Redmond wants to build a network of clubs for people with intellectual disabilities to learn the arts

Jean O’Brien, founder of Irish Charity Lab, which was set up last year to help charities in Ireland develop skills and strategies for digital communications to support their causes. Photograph:  Laurence McMahon/Laurence J Photography

Social entrepreneur Jean O’Brien is helping Irish charities get a healthier return from their digital communications

Start the siren: cabbage white caterpillars attack. Photograph: Thinkstock

A study has found that plants recognise the chewing vibrations of insect herbivores and mount appropriate chemical defences

John Kearney, chief executive of Irish Community Rapid Response, in  Baltimore, west Cork. Photograph: Emma Jervis Photography

John Kearney is expanding a rapid response programme to get medical assistance to local emergencies

Jennifer Ryan of MyLife Solutions: ‘The idea that I am an entrepreneur baffles me; I don’t have a business head.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Psychologist Jennifer Ryan is helping children to build up skills to protect against bullying

Ray Burke of Active Connections pictured in Farran Woods, Cork. Photograph:  Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Social entrepreneur Ray Burke uses adventure activities to push young people out of their comfort zone and help them address negat(...)

Dr David McKeown, a research engineer at University College Dublin: ‘It will be just me and the microphone and that is scary.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Access Science: Researchers will take to a stage in Dublin to inform audiences while also making them laugh

The Earth seen in relation to a solar eruption

Sunspotter.org needs your time and brainpower to compare sunspot groups

Claire O’Connell at home in Dublin, trying to improve her life month by month. Photograph: Alan Betson

Instead of giving yourself one massive challenge at the beginning of the year, why not change habits one month at a time?

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