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(...)

The Halligan house in Waterford which was damaged by a petrol bomb attack last night: Photograph:  Patrick Browne 2:23

A woman whose home was attacked with a petrol bomb is being hailed for her quick thinking which probably saved the lives of her grandchildren. Three c(...)

Cutting speed limits in urban areas to 30 km/h (20 mph) reduces the number of road accidents . Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Cutting speed limits in urban areas to 30 km/h (20 mph) reduces the number of road accidents and the severity of injuries, according to the Institute (...)

Pictured at the Precisiondairy launch were: Paddy Halton, True North Mapping, Prof Willie Donnelly, TSSG, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Simon Coveney, Dr Bernadette O’Brien, Teagasc, Prof Gerry Boyle, director Teagasc and Dr Frank O’Mara, director of research, Teagasc.

With the EU milk quota regime due to end in April 2015, Irish farmers will for the first time in more than a generation be able to produce as much mil(...)

FeedHenry provides a cloud-based platform which enables large businesses to build and deploy mobile apps, which interact with their existing computer systems

Irish software firm FeedHenry has been acquired by the open source software specialist Red Hat for €63.5 million.Founded in 2010 as a spin-out from th(...)

Dinner time: a peregrine with its prey. Illustration: Michael Viney

The wind above the cliffs of Dubhoileán Mór was dishevelling even for a peregrine, tugging so fiercely at the thatch of his wings that the usual trim (...)

Climate-change science has come under attack from fossil-fuel lobbyists. Above, heat waves distort a photograph of a flight taking off in Virginia. June 2014 was the hottest June on record in the US since data collection began in 1880. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

The recent news that two “ground- breaking” papers on stem-cell research by Japanese scientists have been retracted by the prestigious science jour(...)

Patrick Lafcadio Hearn with Koizumi Setsu. The garden project will commemorate the writer, who spent his boyhood summers in Tramore.

The Japanese ambassador to Ireland has formally begun work on a new garden which will honour Patrick Lafcadio Hearn “the most well-known Irishman in (...)

There are good job prospects for graduates in this ever-changing industry: A UCD chemical engineering student, above.

The first engineers invented the wheel. Today, engineers continue to bring scientific ideas to life, inventing and maintaining the variety of products(...)

How do we feed the world’s growing population of billions in a safe and sustainable way? Agricultural science has been vital for the continued existen(...)