About 190,000 Irish people are thought to suffer from diabetes, and that number is expected to rise. Photograph: Thinkstock

Ireland is taking an increasingly active role in diabetes research, helping to drive some of the latest technologies and winning a greater share of(...)

Eruption of Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland. Dr Teresa Ubide from Trinity College says the crystals they study come to the surface during an eruption. File photograph: Eric Meola/Getty Images

Researchers at Trinity College Dublin have discovered a way to track the history and “personality” of a volcano by studying tiny mineral crystals that(...)

Ross O’Neill of Neuromod Devices with a Mutebutton

For some it’s a high-pitched drone, for others a whooshing, hissing or buzzing. The layman’s name for it is “ringing in your ears”. The medical term i(...)

Dr Dorota Wencel, Dublin City University, and Kerry Naughton of BlueBridge Technologies: their project will focus on the development of a critical care monitor for vulnerable patients

The Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Industry Research Fellowship programme offers post-graduate researchers in higher education institutions around I(...)

Dr Elaine Dunleavy of NUI Galway: “I am trying to find out the genes that are important for fertility in males”

A Galway-based researcher who studies the genetics of fruit flies as a way to understand human health has been awarded the President of Ireland Youn(...)

Maria Mallin (10), EU Digital Girl of the Year 2014 Lauren Boyle (10), Paula Neary, client director at Accenture Ireland and author of the report, and Chloe McArdle (10) at the launch of the “Continuing to Power Economic Growth: Attracting more women into Science and Technology 2.0” report. Photo: Naoise Culhane.

Biology is the most popular science subject among both girls and young women, while physics is the least popular, according a survey which raises fr(...)

Power in the Blood: The Story of the Irish Thoroughbred: Ella McSweeney’s documentary is a good example of the type of production proposal RTÉ is seeking

Science Foundation Ireland, the statutory body that promotes science, technology, engineering and maths, has given RTÉ grant funding of €500,000 over (...)

Sinead Winters, Prof Georg Duesberg, who leads the work here on the new type of biosensor, and Dr Nina Berner at Trinity College’s ASIN lab at the Science Gallery. Photograph: Alan Betson

Scientists in Dublin, Canada and France have built a new kind of biosensor based on the use of graphene that can detect cholera toxins. It provides a (...)

Prof Catherine Godson of UCD said the research represents a ‘paradigm shift’ in the understanding of how the body copes with obesity-based inflammation. Photograph: Frank Miller

Scientists at University College Dublin have shown that a naturally-occurring molecule could help reduce the cause of many obesity-related diseases. T(...)

Minister for Communications Alex White will launch ‘FuJo’, the Institute of Future Media and Journalism, at DCU next month. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Journalists are “journos”. Journos who file stories and shoot video on their mobiles are sometimes called “mojos”. But what do you call the Institute (...)