Mark Ferguson, director of of SFI Science Foundation Ireland, said that the new research centres “will make a significant contribution to Ireland’s economy, employment and reputation”. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / THE IRISH TIMES

Almost €250 million is to be invested in five new world-class Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) research centres, in a move aimed at enhancing research(...)

Dr Anne Moore, UCC School of Pharmacy, showing three of the small microneedle patches that could deliver better vaccinations. Photograph: Tomas Tyner/UCC.

Science Editor Researchers in Cork have come up with innovative new vaccination techniques that could slash the cost of controlling diseases such as m(...)

A doctor holding a  test positive test for Malaria at the Magburaka PHC Primary Health Clinic in  Sierra Leone. Researchers at University College Cork have developed a new microneedle immunisation technology which could prove hugely significant in the fight against malaria. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

Researchers at University College Cork have developed a new microneedle immunisation technology which could prove hugely significant in the fight agai(...)

Tyndall National Institute chief executive Kieran Drain, said he can see real progress with the implementation of the strategic business plan.

The Tyndall National Institute in Cork generated an income of €30.6 million in 2013, according to the institute’s latest annual report. The report sai(...)

Former US president George W Bush with then taoiseach Bertie Ahern in Co Clare in 2004. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Irish-based companies entered contracts worth more than $7 million with the United States defence department in the past decade, figures reveal.The co(...)

Mark Ferguson, Director of of SFI Science Foundation Ireland, photographed in the Science Gallery, Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/Irish Times

More than €1.7 million in funding has been made available to support twenty new high-potenial industry-academia partnerships. The funding, whic(...)

Mark Ferguson, Director of of SFI Science Foundation Ireland, photographed in the Science Gallery, Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/Irish Times

More than €1.7 million in funding has been made available to support twenty new high-potenial industry-academia partnerships.The funding, which is bei(...)

Prof Martyn Pemble of the Tyndall National Institute in Cork. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Researchers at Tyndall National Institute, Cork, are collaborating with scientists from the US and Northern Ireland in a Science Foundation Ireland-s(...)

Mike Jennings, general secretary of the Irish Federation of University Teachers, accused the Department of Education of failing to resolve the issue of pay disparity between staff at UCC and the tyndall Institute. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

Members of two trade unions have today placed pickets at the Tyndall National Institute in Cork in a dispute over pay inequality with colleague(...)

“The fact that we are working with all these industry partners allows the scientists here to stay much more connected with the commercial marketplace”

Far-sighted investment over many years has established Ireland as a world leader in photonics. This may sound like a fairly obscure area but it(...)