Kieran Drain (right), chief executive of the Tyndall National Institute, with Damien English, Minister for Skills, Research and Innovation, at the launch of the Tyndall 2014 annual report. Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography

Organisations involved in commercialising R&D argue that strong national R&D programmes that bring together third-level researchers and ind(...)

Royal County Down golf club. More than 80,000 golf fans will gathering to see some of the world’s top golfers compete. Photograph: INPHO/Presseye/Matt Mackey

The Irish Open is expected to be a sell-out this week, with more than 80,000 golf fans gathering in Co Down to see some of the world’s top golfers com(...)

Minister for Enterprise Richard Bruton: received representations by pharma lobbyists complaining about pricing policy.  Photograph: Eric Luke

The Irish Pharmaceutical Healthcare Association (IPHA), the main lobby group for drug companies, insists it “stands over” its claim that 500 jobs we(...)

 The Department of Communications Energy and Natural Resources in Dublin lost €1.8 million, according to the audit. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Equipment for a cross-border high-speed broadband project was bought for €1.3 million using public funds when the true value was €30,000, Northern Ire(...)

The reduction in the number of departments was suggested during the Stormont House Agreement. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA Wire

The DUP First Minister Peter Robinson has formally named the nine new departments that will replace the existing 12 Northern Executive departments in (...)

Manufacturing at the Combilift Forklifts. Photograph: Dave Sleator/Irish Times

A Monaghan-based forklift manufacturer has unveiled plans for a new €40 mil factory which will create 200 new jobs over the next five years.Combilif e(...)

Five Government Departments, including Health, have submitted supplementary budget requests for 2014 totalling more than €1 billion. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Four Government departments have submitted supplementary budget requests for 2014 totalling almost €500 million, in addition to the record €680 requir(...)

Sinn Féin appears to have taken an entirely inconsistent approach in how it deals with allegations from whistleblowers. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

So far this year, a number of whistleblowers have stepped into the public domain and made substantial allegations which have forced their way onto the(...)

Former Progressive Democrat and Fianna Fáil minister Des O’Malley has denied ever having had an Ansbacher account.  Photograph: Dave Meehan 2:39

Five former politicians named in the Dáil by Sinn Féin TD Mary Lou McDonald as having been in a dossier of alleged offshore account holders have reje(...)

Ann Lenihan  wrote to  Richard Bruton  demanding access to the dossier and any documents held by his department that allege there is evidence her husband held an offshore bank account to avoid paying tax. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The widow of former tánaiste Brian Lenihan snr wrote to Minister for Enterprise Richard Bruton on Monday demanding access to the dossier and any docu(...)