Prof Fergus Shanahan: ‘The trillions of bugs that colonise our skin, our bowel and our lungs gives us our immune education.’ Photograph: Tomas Tyner, UCC.

When it works well, our immune system keeps us alive and healthy. We need that complex system of cells and molecules to prevent life-threatening in(...)

HEA boss Tom Boland: started with a few well-timed jabs

Higher Education Authority boss Tom Boland stepped into the ring of JM Synge Theatre in Trinity College Dublin recently for a bout with academics o(...)

From left: Dr Anthony Morrissey, centre manager INFANT, Prof Louise Kenny, consultant obstetrician and director of INFANT, Taoiseach Enda Kenny, IBM’s Dr Robert McCarthy and Prof Mark Ferguson of Science Foundation Ireland at an event hosted by SFI to celebrate scientific collaboration between Ireland and the United States as part of the St Patrick’s Day Festival

The Science Foundation Ireland-funded Infant centre (Irish Centre for Foetal and Neonatal Translational Research) at University College Cork has teame(...)

Digicel founder Denis O’Brien. Photograph: Frank Miller

The Irish have really made their mark on the Caribbean telecommunications scene, and not just in Denis O’Brien’s Digicel.Niall Sheehy, a UCC graduate (...)

File photo of the RMS Lusitania, which was torpedoed on May 7th, 1915, by a German U-boat en route from New York to Liverpool and sank with the loss of some 1,200 lives. Photograph: PA/PA Wire

The sinking of the RMS Lusitania and its role in bringing the United States into the first World War is among the subjects to be examined at a histori(...)

The Atlantic coast of the US photographed at night from the International Space Station. Photograph: Nasa/Barcroft Media via Getty Images

What do surgical instruments, high-speed computer communications, low-energy Christmas tree lights, pollution measurements and improved education i(...)

 Claire Byrne on the set of her live current affais show on RTE: ‘We have a concern about what the agenda is,’ said a Fianna Fáil source. Photograph: Andres Poveda

Fianna Fáil is considering making a complaint to the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland over its treatment on the Claire Byrne Live show on Monday. (...)

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan says the garda involved in Yes campaign photocall ‘acted in good faith’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Groups campaigning for a No vote in the same-sex marriage referendum have called on Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan to make a comprehensive st(...)

It is easy to spot the potential for a greater application of evidence-based policy-making

Academic researchers play a crucial role in helping society fully understand its past, analyse its present and weigh up its future, but when it com(...)

Retired Supreme Court justice Catherine McGuinness with community garda Kerrie Sullivan at Pearse Street station, Dublin, on Sunday. Photograph: Paul Sharp/Sharppix

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan said the force is examining the circumstances in which uniformed members were in a voter registration drive for (...)