Spending for scientific research has remained largely static for 2015. Photograph: Getty

Spending for scientific research has remained largely static for 2015 despite ambitious job creation targets associated with Science Foundation Irelan(...)

The release of Leaving results two weeks ago showed increased numbers of students sitting physics, biology, chemistry and higher maths

The message is getting through to students and their parents – it is a good idea to consider studying physics, biology, chemistry and higher maths (...)

The dangerous Aspergillus fumigatus is one of the most common disease-causing agents affecting immunocompromised patients but is also a problem in food safety. I

Researchers at NUI Maynooth have found the “off” switch for a powerful toxin produced by a fungus that is a life threatener for cancer and organ trans(...)

Dr Emmanuelle Graciet, who is trying to counter plant diseases.   Photograph: Emma Moseley

Each year, millions of euro of taxpayers’ money flows into scientific research. Announcements are made and pictures are taken. But what happens wit(...)

To coax the fish into breeding, researchers have tried to recreate its natural spawning conditions in freshwater tanks

What does the fish say? New research at Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) aims to shed light on just how vocal a unique Irish fish is. Bio(...)

On the curriculum: The many faces of history: President John F Kennedy at Áras an Uachtaráin, 1963 with President de Valera

Junior-cycle reform remains a contentious topic. For many history teachers it represents a threat to the subject they love. Some have voiced co(...)

Fiona Crouch of the Marine Biological Association of the UK, speaking during a survey as part of the launch of Shore Thing Ireland at Spiddal, Co Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy 3:58

Synthetic clothing, skin exfoliants and toothpaste may not sound too toxic, but to a lugworm or filter-feeding mussel they are lethal poison. (...)

Today, some separated men are in despair because they have little or no access to their children or because they have little or no capacity to (...)

Discrimination will result in a significant “under-representation” of children of migrants in third-level institutions, the authors of the study warned.

Researchers at NUI Galway (NUIG) have identified an emerging “achievement” gap between Irish and “new Irish” secondary school students which th(...)

"There is a trend in adding structure to PhD education" Prof Orla Feely

Research remains at the heart of the discussion surrounding the future of third and fourth level. Debates persist about whether universities ar(...)