Professor Shuji Nakamura with a Blue Laser-LED, who has won the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics with Isamu Akasaki and Hiroshi Amano ‘for the invention of efficient blue light-emitting diodes which has enabled bright and energy-saving white light sources.’ Photograph: Randall Lamb/University of Cal/EPA

An American and two Japanese scientists won the 2014 Nobel Prize for Physics today for inventing a new energy-efficient and environment-friendly light(...)

 Nobel Prize winner US Professor John O’ Keefe speaks to reporters after winning the award for Physiology or Medicine during a press conference in London. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA 0:51

A son of Irish emigrants, Anglo-American professor John O’Keefe jointly won the 2014 Nobel Prize for medicine today with Norwegian couple May-Britt an(...)

John Joly’s many inventions include several important scientific instruments as well as a commercial technique for colour photography

In this season of anniversaries and centenaries it seems timely to celebrate an important Irish scientific centenary that was a major contribution (...)

Thousands of pictures have been posted both on Facebook and Twitter.

A wave of ‘nomakeupselfie’ pictures has flooded social media over the last 24 hours, raising over €400,000 for the Irish Cancer Society. (...)

Only 73 French people have been interred in the Pantheon in Paris, more than half by Napoleon. “Pantheonisation” is one of the last privileges left to a French president, but like everything else, it has turned into a dilemma for François Hollande. Photograph: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

It was a day devoted to the quest for heroes, in an age that no longer seems to produce them. Three former prime ministers, six of France’s leading hi(...)

A success of the Irish presidency of the Council of the European Union was the agreement reached for Horizon 2020 on June 26th. Originally, in Novembe(...)

Nomadic Charitable Trust chairman Denis Rooney alongside the SS Nomadic in Belfast, where it has been opened to the public following a £9 million refurbishment. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Gerry MoriartyNorthern EditorThe Titanic is the ill-fated boat that just keeps giving to Belfast as another Titanic-themed visitor centre opened to th(...)