Choices: election posters outside Government Buildings in Dublin this week. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A new website will give voters the ability to compare the views of more than 500 candidates in the election. The whichcandidate.ie site is a collabor(...)

Prof Jane Ohlmeyer, chairwoman of the Irish Research Council: “What we have in Ireland is as good as you are going to get”

This is going to be an important year for the Irish Research Council. Today it launches a new public outreach initiative telling people about the res(...)

 William C. Campbell:  won the 2015 Nobel Prize in Medicine. Photograph:  EPA/CJ GUNTHER

Every year science throws up remarkable discoveries, great advances, important decisions and new ideas, and 2015 was no different. For what it is wort(...)

William C. Campbell at his home in North Andover, Massachusettsafter the announcement that he won the 2015 Nobel Prize in Medicine EPA/CJ GUNTHER

This evening I’ll be celebrating the achievement of William C Campbell when he receives his Nobel Prize in Stockholm. Short of being awarded oneself, (...)

Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at Cern

The Government will today reveal a €5 billion spending programme which will see the numbers involved in scientific research and development (R&D)(...)

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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(...)