Mark Ferguson, director of of SFI Science Foundation Ireland, said that the new research centres “will make a significant contribution to Ireland’s economy, employment and reputation”. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / THE IRISH TIMES

Almost €250 million is to be invested in five new world-class Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) research centres, in a move aimed at enhancing research(...)

Prof Noel Caplice, director of the Centre for Research in Vascular Biology at University College Cork,  displays his stent mesh. Photograph: Michael MacSweeney/Provision

As Prof Noel Caplice describes it, a revolutionary new system that avoids putting patients through heart bypass operations was literally a “back-of(...)

British prime minister David Cameron (left) talks with employees during a tour of the BP ETAP (Eastern Trough Area Project) oil platform in the North Sea, 100 miles east of Aberdeen, in February. The fate of North Sea oil revenues is a key issue ahead of the September 18th referendum to decide whether Scotland will end its 300-year-old union with England. Photograph: Andy Buchanan/Getty

Aberdeen in the northeast of Scotland, in the words of one oil executive who has experienced some of the toughest regions on earth, may not be the (...)

From left: Smart Wall Paint’s Ronan Clarke and Denise Doran with Minister for Research and Innovation Seán Sherlock at last week’s Big Ideas event at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin

Forget the soccer and the rugby balls, it was ideas and inventions being bounced around last week at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin when 21 new technolog(...)

THE Irish Blood Transfusion Service (IBTS) is to fund a €2.5 million research project led by NUI Galway (NUIG) which may see revolutionary cell therap(...)