Prof Orla Feely , Vice-President for Research , Innovation and Impact at UCD. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Irish Research Council is facing considerable change given the departure at the end of this month of its chairwoman, Prof Orla Feely. Much greater(...)

Dr Paul Clarke (left) and some of the other co-founders of MDevSpice who want to raise safety and software standards in medical devices

Medical devices such as pacemakers are almost taken for granted these days. They greatly improve quality of life and most people have them fitted and (...)

Prof Katherine Fitzgerald is based at the University of Massachusetts Medical School where she is professor of medicine. Photograph: University of Massachusetts website

A professor of medicine has been awarded the 2015 St Patrick’s Day Science Medal, a distinction presented to an Irish-born scientist, engineer or tech(...)

The Festival of Curiosity, Dublin’s annual festival of science and culture, is to run at various venues in the city between July 23rd and 26th. See festivalofcuriosity.ie for details.

Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) is probably best known for its work in funding world-class research in third-level institutions and research centres (...)

Engineers Week file photograph of Sue McGrath  demonstrating combustion properties using flour. A survey released as part of this year’s events shows   that despite national efforts 70 per cent of parents don’t know what Stem stands for. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

There has been a national effort over years to attract students and their parents to science, technology, engineering and maths (Stem) subjects, yet 7(...)

Minister for Energy and Natural Resources Alex White, who said the marine renewable energy sector could support vital job creation in Ireland over the coming decade. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ireland has the potential to become the focal point of the international marine renewable energy sector, which could be worth up to €9 billion by 2030(...)

Dr Ruth Freeman, the Science Foundation’s director of strategy and communications: she says the goal is to encourage interest and debate about science, technology, engineering and maths. Photograph: Arthur Allison.

An animated TV series about science, a chance to invent electronics and a poster campaign are among successful projects to win a share in a €1.6 mill(...)

The Internet of Things is attempting to join together your television, car, computer and just about anything else that can generate or use data. Illustration: Thinkstock

The world is in data overload. The information superhighway was built and we are now struggling to handle the big data mountain that it delivered. (...)

Minister of State with responsibility for European affairs and data protection Dara Murphy will launch the two-day seminar in Brussels.

Irish data researchers are proposing a European Union “magna carta for data” that would create a new a new policy and legislative framework for data e(...)

Dr Johnny Ryan,  executive director of The Innovation Academy at UCD and AIB Start-up Academy lecturer.

The AIB Start-up Academy starts today with Dr Johnny Ryan, executive director of The Innovation Academy at UCD, kicking off proceedings. He wil(...)