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Last month Logentries, a spin-out company from University College Dublin, was acquired by US firm Rapid7 for about €63 million. The company was fou(...)

Beekeepers on both sides of the Border are being asked to count the Verroa mites in their hives

Nobody likes being buzzed by a bee, given the risk of a painful sting, but don’t be too quick to swat it. Bees play a vital role in the human food (...)

Researchers at University College Cork have developed a compound from tree berries which has shown the potential to significantly reduce size of tumou(...)

Niamh Kavanagh: “From the outset, I loved the marriage between theory and experimentation”

Niamh Kavanagh,  IRC PhD student at the Irish Photonics Integration Centre (IPIC) “I had a hard time deciding what to do in college. I kne(...)

The International Year of Light has already seen a number of events in Ireland, including the lighting of the Spire in Dublin which was timed to coincide with the St Patrick’s Day festival. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

It’s the International Year of Light. That’s not some airy-fairy notion about positivity; it’s a chance to focus on the science of light. In 20(...)

Annabel Higgins Hoare received an Irish Research Council scholarship award for her project which will study the use of seaweed as a wound dressing. She is pursuing her research at Waterford Institute of Technology.

Cyberbullying, tomb archaeology and turning seaweed into wound dressings are a few of the research areas to receive funding under a postgraduate award(...)

William James: pragmatism is a way to tackle ordinary and intellectual issues

Society is full of moralisers: people who love to tell other people where they’re going wrong. Priests, pundits and even philosophers get in on the(...)

Students at the Gradireland fair can avail of opportunities at the event in the RDS, such as tips for dressing for interviews, CV workshops, and meeting potential employers and graduates who are currently on their programmes. The organisers say there will be more than 120 companies at the event

‘There will be more jobs on offer than at any time over the past 10 years and we have more employers in more sectors than ever before,” says Mark M(...)

Diarmaid Hyland: “I didn’t want to have to turn around after four years and do a HDip”

When Diarmaid Hyland (23) finished his degree in science education in DCU, he went straight into his research postgraduate. “It was always there in th(...)

Brendan O’Neill, an Irish Research Council-funded PhD scholar at work on an early-medieval roundhouse. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

What is the connection between smart beehives and monastic Ireland? Or the connection between bronze-age metalwork and ultrafast magnetism? Or betw(...)