Kieran Drain (right), chief executive of the Tyndall National Institute, with Damien English, Minister for Skills, Research and Innovation, at the launch of the Tyndall 2014 annual report. Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography

Organisations involved in commercialising R&D argue that strong national R&D programmes that bring together third-level researchers and ind(...)

UCC president Dr Michael Murphy. Photograph: UCC

State agencies and Government departments should be subjected to international peer review on a regular basis to ensure greater efficiency and effe(...)

Deloitte said the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission has given the go-ahead for its acquisition of the Irish technology consultancy System Dynamics

Professional services firm Deloitte is to create 400 new jobs in Ireland, the company confirmed on Friday. Deloitte, which employs almost 2,000 people(...)

For 600 years Skellig Michael  was a centre of monastic life for Irish Christian monks. The Celtic monastery, which is situated almost at the summit of the 230-metre-high rock, became a Unesco World Heritage Site in 1996. File photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan

A senior University College Cork archaeology lecturer has criticised Government’s “sidelining” of State agencies responsible for the Unesco world heri(...)

Joanne O’Riordan (19) from Millstreet, Co Cork, with President Michael D Higgins during a visit to Áras an Uachtarain in 2014.  File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Teenager Joanne O’Riordan has been awarded the prestigious Junior Chamber International (JCI) Outstanding Young Person of the Year award. Ms O’Riorda(...)

The Dark Knight Rises film mentioned a place called Sandy Hook. Months later, 20 children and six teachers were shot by a lone gunman at Sandy Hook Elementary School

Earlier this year, Italian scientists and data researchers set out to chart how conspiracy theories – the idea that a secret society, politician or(...)

Patrick Byrne, who was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/ Provision

I remember sitting down one day and starting to cry. I still had the catheter inside me following the removal of my prostate gland. I had been told th(...)

Noise pollution  can transmit across thousands of square kilometres of ocean, causing physical injury, disorientation and death to whales and dolphins. Photograph: Simon Duggan/Provision

Whale and dolphin activity on Ireland’s continental shelf is being measured off the west coast this week by a 21-metre yacht known to be one of the (...)

Almost 200 cases of were uncovered in the construction industry.   Photograph: Dara MacDónaill

State authorities have expressed concern at evidence of bogus self-employment and contracting work which may be depriving the Government of tax revenu(...)

Tracked across the Atlantic: bluefin tuna. Illustration:  Michael Viney

Once it was just binoculars. Then hidden cameras and infrared video. Today, keeping an even closer eye on nature, computerised mini electronics and sp(...)