Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan says the garda involved in Yes campaign photocall ‘acted in good faith’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Groups campaigning for a No vote in the same-sex marriage referendum have called on Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan to make a comprehensive st(...)

Retired Supreme Court justice Catherine McGuinness with community garda Kerrie Sullivan at Pearse Street station, Dublin, on Sunday. Photograph: Paul Sharp/Sharppix

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan said the force is examining the circumstances in which uniformed members were in a voter registration drive for (...)

Dr Paul Clarke (left) and some of the other co-founders of MDevSpice who want to raise safety and software standards in medical devices

Medical devices such as pacemakers are almost taken for granted these days. They greatly improve quality of life and most people have them fitted and (...)

Prof Mike Hinchey, director of Lero: “People say we are spending all of this money on space research but it is being reapplied in other areas.” Photograph: Sean Curtin

Lero, the Irish Software Research Centre based at the University of Limerick has just won a software development contract with the European Space A(...)

The Bank of Ireland headquarters on Baggot Street in the early 1970s: not only do all of the Scott Tallon Walker drawings still survive, but also the construction drawings by Smith & Pearson

The former Bank of Ireland headquarters on Lower Baggot Street changed hands for a king’s ransom during the boom, when it was sold to a consortium hea(...)

PayPal launch: Louise Phelan, PayPal’s vice president of global operations for Europe, Middle East and Africa, shakes hands with Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the recent official opening of the International Operations centre of eBay in Dundalk which includes PayPal and eBay. Photograph: Alan Betson

This month’s announcement that PayPal will be creating 400 additional jobs in its Dundalk base illustrates the strides that have been made in a region(...)

A shift in thinking: the new emphasis on entrepreneurial graduates is a far cry from Cardinal John Henry Newman’s notion of university’s imparting the  “inestimable benefit of the litera scripta”. Phtograph: Chris Pecoraro/Getty

As a leading advocate of the “entrepreneurial graduate”, Kerry Murphy Healey did a surprisingly conventional PhD. The title of her dissertation was Th(...)

Daniel Oakes, who is a midwife, with his three sons who were all born at home – Arden (2), Oran (5) and Finnian (7) – and his wife, Heather, at home in Dundalk, Co Louth. Photograph: Alan Betson
Call the midwife ‘Dad’

Being at the birth of his first child was a life-changing experience in more ways than one for Daniel Oakes. His Californian wife, Heather, had opted (...)

Airsynergy develops technology which allows wind turbines to double their energy output for an additional 20 per cent increase in cost

Longford-based wind energy firm Airsynergy has completed a €2 million funding round that values the company at €40 million. Airsynergy (...)

Walkin’ up that hill

One thing that never ceases to amaze me as I wind through the country on these obsessive festival travels, is the contrast of countryside, coas(...)