Mark Redmond, chief executive of the  American Chamber, says 700 US companies employ 130,000 workers in Ireland. Picture Nick Bradshaw

Fifteen companies and higher education institutions have been shortlisted for the inaugural US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards.The awards are a jo(...)

Werner Nahm: left California for a professorship at Bonn University, but then moved to the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies. Photograph: Eric Luke

‘Renaissance man” seems a fair enough description for someone who can read Babylonian cuneiform writing, speak Mandarin Chinese, translate texts fr(...)

Traditionally, parents and priests have cornered the market on ethical advice. But is it time the professionals took over, specifically those scien(...)

 Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Heather Humphreys has launched UCD’s programme for the Easter Rising centenary. The programme includes a major  conference providing a global context for the events of 1916.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

UCD is to host a major interdisciplinary conference next year on the Easter Rising’s global context. The conference is one of at least 25 events the u(...)

The signatories are advocating that less funding emphasis be placed on economically-driven research. Photograph: The Irish Times

More than 800 leading research scientists have joined forces to lobby the Government as it prepares a new national strategy for scientific research. I(...)

The Royal Irish Academy was aware of a consultation process, but other stakeholders were not told. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

An interdepartmental committee asked to devise a new scientific research strategy for Ireland has left out an important part of the process – the scie(...)

Mark Redmond of the American Chamber of Commerce Ireland, Richard Bruton, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation, and Laura Mahoney of the Royal Irish Academy with an Intel Quark chip on a Galileo board, designed in Ireland. It is an example of world-class research innovation conducted in Ireland as a result of US FDI

Nominations are now being sought for the inaugural US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards. Developed by the American Chamber of Commerce Ireland and th(...)

Catherine Marshall and Niamh O’Sullivan: two of the authors of the Famine Folios for the Irish Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The world’s “greatest collection of Irish Famine art and famine data” has been assembled for future generations to study one of the world’s great mode(...)

The awards are in recognition of excellence in research innovation

The Royal Irish Academy and the American Chamber of Commerce have opened the call for nominations for the US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards. The a(...)

The principle of freedom of conscience is as important as majority decision-making. Photograph: Getty Images

The relationship of church and state in education is under renewed scrutiny. Plans to create more diversity in patronage have fallen flat, and prom(...)