Into the west: Tim Robinson in Connemara. Photograph: Brian Farrell

We said goodbye at the gate. His first step took him over the horizon.We stood around his parting footprint.“He must be taller than we thought,” we sa(...)

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(...)

The latest QS rankings, one of the big three international league tables, shows Trinity College Dublin remains Ireland’s top university although it dropped from joint 61st place to joint 71st.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Irish universities lost some more ground to Asian competitors in the latest university rankings published today.The QS rankings, one of the big three (...)

Relative degrees: Catherine and Sophie O’Sullivan, and Mary O’Donnell

As the university conferring season got into full swing this month, there was a special celebration for Sophie O’Sullivan, who followed in the footste(...)

Katie Mae (9) and Ellie (7) O’Sullivan, from Kilmainham, Dublin. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

In the run-up to September, newspapers and radio programmes tend to be flooded with back-to-school stories fuelled by surveys highlighting just how mu(...)

Both the Irish Rugby Football Union and the International Rugby Board have recently put in place protocols to assess the severity of head shocks. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Two researchers from the University of Birmingham have unveiled a series of biological tests to diagnose concussions in sports injuries. Prof Tony Bel(...)

Homer predicted the mass of the Higgs Boson 14 years before it was discovered Image: Fox/Handout/Reuters

Popular science writer Simon Singh called The Simpsons “the most mathematical show in TV history” yesterday at the British Science Festival in Birming(...)

 Researchers at Birmingham City University are able to turn the complexity of a mixing board with its hundreds of dials and settings into a simple piece of software that takes minutes to install and understand. Photograph:  Birmingham City University

Budding and confirmed musicians alike will soon be able to produce professional-sounding recordings of their work using a piece of free software pres(...)

Robyn Dann-Cooney, Oni McNamara, Aoife Harrison and Aileen Palmer with their cake at the birthday party to launch the 18th Baboró International Arts Festival for Children in Ard Bia at Nimmos at Galway’s Spanish Arch yesterday. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

  Ireland’s international commitment to the importance of culture and creativity for the very young is a theme of this year’s Baboró Inter(...)

The Irish stoat is the focus of a  research project by NUI Galway. Photograph: Dermot Breen

The once elusive stoat is more urbanised than previously believed and has been sighted on city and town streets, in university grounds and industrial(...)