The flooding of November 2009 left the Grand Parade in Cork city submerged. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

The Office of Public Works has defended its estimate that building a tidal barrier for Cork city would cost at least €450 million. This follows claims(...)

UCD is prioritising research into the Internet of Things, said college president Prof Andrew Deeks and Prof Staszewski (above) would strengthen UCD’s involvement in this sector, he added. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

An internationally recognised expert in wireless technology is to take up a research professorship which includes five-year funding worth €5 million. (...)