The new innovation fund supported by Science Foundation Ireland and Pfizer will initially support the work of five Irish scientists in four universites. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Science Foundation Ireland and drug giant Pfizer have agreed create an awards programme in support of biomedical research. The funds provided will sup(...)

Dr Cliona Murphy: is taking part in the BioInnovate programme at NUI Galway

A prototype device to enable “less traumatic introduction of large diameter therapeutic vascular devices” into the body has won this year’s Cleveland (...)

Freddie Wood, president of the Medical Council. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

“Our lives begin to end the day we start to remain silent about the things that matter” – Martin Luther KingIt is not surprising that the president o(...)

Prof Fergal Malone, chairman of the RCSI department of obstetrics and gynaecology at the Rotunda Hospital in Dublin.

Advances in pregnancy screening mean a woman can now find out as early as nine or 10 weeks into her pregnancy, with more than 99 per cent certainty, w(...)

According to Budget 2015, key among the Government’s health policy commitments is to further develop community mental health services. While this e(...)

Professor Ray Stallings with  Minister Damien English at the launch of RCSI’s new research strategy

The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland has launched a strategy that will help it transfer research discoveries more quickly into clinical practice. (...)

Minister for Eduction  Jan O’Sullivan: We have seen an increase in the number of Chinese students studying at graduate and postgraduate level in Ireland.”   Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

One of the great Irish exports to China has been education, and Minister for Education and Skills Jan O’Sullivan was in China last week on a trade mis(...)

Neal O’Hara, Declan Scanlan and Graham Cross of Adama Innovations

A research discovery at Trinity College Dublin has led directly to the creation of a start-up company that this morning announces it has secured €750(...)

Minister for  Health  Leo Varadkar announcing  funding of  €13.5 million  for research into cancer, antobiotics and other vital treatments, at the HRB Health Research Awards which took place at the Royal College of Physicians.  Photograph:  Colm Mahady/Fennells

The use of “medicinal mushrooms” to combat pneumonia and a device to improve inhaler use among asthma sufferers are among the 36 projects that have w(...)

Ballymore Eustace water treatment plant: decades of research says that fluoride at low concentrations has no ill-effects on human health. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Anti-fluoride campaigners say that our water is being poisoned by a toxic and dangerous chemical. Ignorant or downright scheming scientists and jou(...)