Prof Valeria Nicolosi: uses a form of 3D printing to make electronic components and advanced batteries.

Two Dublin-based scientists have received grants of €150,000 each from the European Research Council to help them bring their discoveries to market.Th(...)

Minister for Skills, Research and Innovation Damien English and Professor Mark Ferguson, director general of Science Foundation Ireland, at the launch of SFI’s review of important milestones and achievements for 2014 and  its plans for 2015

Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) has published its annual plan for 2015 as well as a review of key milestones and achievements during 2014. The coming(...)

Minister for Research and Innovation Damien English: “Absolutely convinced” that investment in research was important for Ireland. Photograph: The Irish Times

Ireland needs to recruit internationally recognised scientific “stars” to help grow our research ecosystem. They help build reputation but also suppor(...)

In its hands: It is outrageous that the Government has yet to deliver a policy document for science

Yuletide is upon us and it is time to put together a list of what gifts the research community might like to find under the Christmas tree. Some prezz(...)

Much of the €12.5m will flow into scientific research in area such as tissue engineering, evolutionary biology and solar energy

A researcher in Galway hopes to give a voice those with intellectual disabilities and so help end the kinds of difficulties experienced in Irish care(...)

 Parchments such as this 14th century archbishop’s register hold clues to ancient DNA of animals. Photograph: By permission of the Borthwick Institute for Archives

Documents similar to the Book of Kells and other ancient parchments may soon reveal more secrets.Scientists at Trinity College Dublin and the Univers(...)

The president of the European Research Council Prof Jean-Pierre Bourguignon

The president of the European Research Council Prof Jean-Pierre Bourguignon was in Dublin last week to address a meeting on the subject: “Excellent re(...)

“We would do well to remember that many successful inventions, which we now take for granted in our daily lives, are the result of research that had no apparent commercial purpose.” Photograph: Getty Images

Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, President of the European Research Council In several countries in Europe, the recent financial crisis has led to cuts in man(...)

European Research Council president Prof Jean-Pierre Bourguignon says more women are needed in pioneering scientific research. “We need all the talented people we can get,” he said. “We can’t forget half the population of Europe.”  Photograph: European Research Council

Ireland could seriously damage its ability to conduct world class science if it fails to invest in blue-skies research. It would weaken the research b(...)

Prof Valeria Nicolosi and Prof Jonathan Coleman, whose teams are leading the charge on 2D materials at the Amber research centre at Trinity. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The future is flat, and things will never be the same, according to 180 scientists who are attending a conference in Dublin. The latest flat techno(...)