Joint research projects by NUIG and the Mayo Clinic will focus on a number of key strategic areas, including adult stem-cell therapy, gene therapy, biomaterials and biomedical engineering, the two institutes have said. Illustration: Getty

NUI Galway and the Mayo Clinic in the US plan to collaborate on clinical trials using regenerative medicine, following the signing of a memorandum o(...)

Taking off at Ireland West Airport Knock, in Co Mayo. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

Taoiseach Enda Kenny is coming under renewed pressure within his own party over the future of Ireland West Airport Knock in his home constituency of (...)

Concepts for utilising wave power: floating bodies, buoys, oscillating shutters or tidal power plants Concepts for utilising wave power: floating bodies, buoys, oscillating shutters or tidal power plants. From top left: Dr Patrick Walsh from the department of mechanical and automobile engineering in Limerick; former minister for energy and natural resources Pat Rabbitte; and Conor Haughey, chairman of the Irish Wave Energy Developer’s Association

We used to be considered the edge of the world. A scary place. Now our position on the edge of the North Atlantic Ocean is a status symbol. At every s(...)

Climate conditions in Sweden “are appropriate for the products we sell: waterproof and breathable boots”.

Look closer at the well-heeled Stockholm crowd and you might notice something familiar: the Galway Boot from Irish company Dubarry. The Ballina(...)

Child’s play: Dee O’Leary of iDME. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision
Start-up Ireland

‘You have to be smart, ambitious and a little bit insane – because if you were sane you wouldn’t be doing this.” This is the voice of Jon Bradford,(...)

As the first Dublin commissioner for start-ups Niamh Bushnell will make Dublin “the best place in Europe to start and grow a tech and innovative business”.

Niamh Bushnell has been appointed as Dublin’s first commissioner for tech and innovative start-ups. The two-year role will see Ms Bushnell take strate(...)

Gaston Irigoyen: “Our goal is to help people transition from hobbyists to professionals. We want to give them the resources to transform their hobby into a business.” PHOTOGRAPH: ALAN BETSON

Gaston Irigoyen was one of Google’s first five employees in Argentina – although he very nearly didn’t end up working for the internet search giant. W(...)

Dr Anne Moore, UCC School of Pharmacy, showing three of the small microneedle patches that could deliver better vaccinations. Photograph: Tomas Tyner/UCC.

Science Editor Researchers in Cork have come up with innovative new vaccination techniques that could slash the cost of controlling diseases such as m(...)

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation  Richard Bruton returns from Australia with contracts and jobs. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The Government and State agency trade mission to Australia created 26 new jobs and generated €10 million worth of contracts, according to Minister for(...)

Digit Game Studios launched a game with the biggest budget in Irish history yesterday with venture capital funding of €3.5 million.

Digit Game Studios launched a game with the biggest budget in Irish history yesterday with venture capital funding of €3.5 million. Digit’s publishe(...)