President Michael D Higgins said the fears and aspirations of those trapped in chronic job insecurity must be addressed  during his Edward Phelan lecture at RCSI. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Large swathes of the active populations of European countries are trapped in chronic job insecurity and their fears and aspirations need to be address(...)

Photo of Harold Browne for Saturday obits

Harold Browne, who has died aged 92, was an eminent surgeon and lecturer in anatomy at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI). He was describ(...)

Prof Valeria Nicolosi: uses a form of 3D printing to make electronic components and advanced batteries.

Two Dublin-based scientists have received grants of €150,000 each from the European Research Council to help them bring their discoveries to market.Th(...)

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The gyms are full to capacity and there are joggers everywhere this time of year as people struggle to get fit. But what does it mean to be fit and(...)

NUI Galway professor of psychology  Gary Donohoe said the study in terms of numbers was enormous but had to be so in order to succeed.

Three research groups in Ireland have contributed to a major international study to understand how small differences in brain structure may contribut(...)

From left, at the stables of thoroughbred  ‘Annagh Haven’ in Oristown, Co Meath is Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Damien English, Prof Fergal O’Brien, deputy director of Amber and head of the tissue engineering research group in RCSI, and Laurence Mulvany, owner of the filly ‘Annagh Haven’ (pictured).

A promising young racehorse facing the prospect of being put down was rescued from death by a bone repair technology developed by scientists in Irelan(...)

Students watch a live Caesarean section in the Robert Adams Theatre, Beaumont Hospital via video link from the Rotunda Hospital, as part of the MiniMed School programme for transition years. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times 2:26

“We’re putting a retractor in which is holding the bladder down out of the way. This is the uterus here.”Those were the words of Prof Fergal Malone, h(...)

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(...)