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(...)

Judges for Innovation Awards 2015 (front, from left) Dr Bernadette McGahon, Tim Brundle and Marion Boland, and back row (from left) Niall Campbell, Pat Daly and Frank Roche. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The_Irish_Times

Guilt-free chocolate, a revolutionary new music creation app and a host of disruptive new cost-saving advances in medicine, engineering and tech are j(...)

Minister for Skills, Research and Innovation Damien English and Professor Mark Ferguson, director general of Science Foundation Ireland, at the launch of SFI’s review of important milestones and achievements for 2014 and  its plans for 2015

Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) has published its annual plan for 2015 as well as a review of key milestones and achievements during 2014. The coming(...)

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(...)