Director general of the HSE Tony O’Brien:  had instructed its internal audit unit to review the issues raised. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The HSE breached tendering rules by extending a controversial arrangement for an outside executive to fill a senior management position on a contract(...)

Ballymore Eustace water treatment plant: decades of research says that fluoride at low concentrations has no ill-effects on human health. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Anti-fluoride campaigners say that our water is being poisoned by a toxic and dangerous chemical. Ignorant or downright scheming scientists and jou(...)

University of Limerick offers flexibility and close industry links. Photograph: Press 22

When DCU became the first university in Ireland, in 2011, to announce “graduate attributes” that it wished to inculcate in its students, the respon(...)

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton says the investment will directly support 700 research positions. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Smart implanted medical devices, instant online language translation and the discovery of untapped mineral and energy wealth are just a few of the pr(...)

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(...)

President Barack Obama with his Game Golf aid at Vineyard Golf Club. Photograph: AP Photo/Steven Senne

Game Golf’s evolution from a wall of post- it notes in Galway to a device President Obama wears on his belt has taken John McGuire on an extraordinary(...)

Dr Damien Thompson of the University of Limerick. Photograph: Alan Place

Scientists in Ireland, Zurich and Madrid have developed a new kind of medical sensor that can detect minute traces of a substance down to the level o(...)

Google said it is deeply committed to Ireland and will work to implement changes as they become law 0:37

As executives pore over the slow death of the “Double Irish” tax shelter favored by US companies, their reaction seems to be: don’t panic. The tax bre(...)

The total allocation for spending in education for next year will be €8.3 billion. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

More than 1,700 full time teachers and special needs assistants will be employed in the education sector next year as a result of additional funding a(...)

At Trinity College Dublin, only eight out of 301 students who sat psychology between 2004 and 2013 failed to achieve a 2.1 or a first.

Students attending Dublin City University (DCU) or University College Cork (UCC) have a much higher chance of graduating with a first class honours de(...)