SkySails kite technology can make big savings in energy costs for long-haul cargo ships

Telling someone to go fly a kite has taken on a whole new and more positive meaning. The Defence Forces’ innovation unit is leading a research study t(...)

Irish EU Commissioner Phil Hogan said the Greek prime minister had taken “a gamble” on the referendum in the hopes that it would enhance his negotiating position. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Irish EU Commissioner Phil Hogan has expressed hope that Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras will be able to persuade the Greek Parliament to accept t(...)

West Cork drowning tragedy victim Barry Davis Ryan

West Cork drowning tragedy victim Barry Davis Ryan proved the depth of his love for his girlfriend Niamh O’Connor by heroically trying to rescue her(...)

Barry Davis Ryan (20) was swept out to sea off the west Cork coast after attempting to save his girlfriend Niamh O’Connor. Photograph: Provision

West Cork drowning victim Barry Davis-Ryan proved the depth of his love for his girlfriend, Niamh O’Connor, by heroically trying to rescue her when sh(...)

Enda Kenny called the UCC Beaufort building a “vessel of scientific discovery for our seas”. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A state-of-the-art maritime facility which will power the “blue economy” was opened in Ringaskiddy, Co Cork on Saturday by Taoiseach Enda Kenny. The 4(...)

Stephen Collins: “Our product is a regular school table embedded with a layer of touch-sensing technology.”
New Innovator: Tip tap tap

If Cork-based ed-tech company Tip tap tap (TTT) has its way, the writing is on the wall for the school desk, as we know it. What TTT would like school(...)

Barry Ryan Snr and Niamh O’Connor, who drowned off the Cork coast, and Barry Davis Ryan, who is still missing.

Barry Ryan (51), who drowned off the coast of Baltimore in Co Cork, and his son Barry Davis Ryan (20), who is still missing at sea, are the son and gr(...)

Hydrolight chief executive  Fin Murray: “At the moment water analysis at the cellular level has to be done in a lab. Three to four days, and a big chunk of money later, you’re told what’s in the water. In the mean time a contamination event has become bigger, more dangerous and more expensive to clean up.”
New innovator: Hydrolight

Nobody likes the idea of drinking or using contaminated water. However bugs such as E. Coli don’t discriminate when it comes to choosing a place to co(...)

Dr Anne Moore of UCC’s School of Pharmacy

Communication is, arguably, the biggest problem facing science, technology, engineering and maths (Stem). It’s not always easy to grasp the complex(...)

Students at work at Cork Institute of Technology. Industrial action begins at CIT on Monday over its plans to merge with IT Tralee. File photograph:  Joe St Leger/The Irish Times

The new trade agreement being negotiated between the EU and US will “enshrine increased rights for privatised education” at the expense of publicly-fu(...)