Geneticist Prof Kenneth Wolfe of UCD, who has been elected a fellow of the Royral Society.

A genetic scientist based at University College Dublin has been elected a fellow of the Royal Society in recognition of his scientific research. Kenn(...)

Even our pets are driven by incentivisation. It is all part of pack dynamics. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

It is amazing how quickly you can get something done if you provide a bit of incentive to encourage things along. A lot of companies dangle a wad of c(...)

Prof Jonathan Coleman, principal investigator at Amber with one of his printed transistors

Ever wished your milk could warn you by text message that it was about to go off? It may soon be possible thanks to Dublin researchers who have found (...)

Prof Valeria Nicolosi, AMBER, SFI Research Centre, Trinity College Dublin, receiving the SFI Early Career Researcher Award for outstanding early career research talent in Ireland.

Founded 10 years ago, the European Research Council (ERC) is widely considered to be the most prestigious scientific research funding programme in Eur(...)

John Regan, Aoife Gowen and Anil Kokaram are among the scientists in Ireland to have benefited from Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions

The EU funds dozens of initiatives that support scientific research but few have the overall impact of the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions. These have (...)

Trinity College Dublin professor in genetics Aoife McLysaght. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Geneticists at Trinity College Dublin have found a faster new way to help identify genes associated with a number of medical conditions, including aut(...)

Prof Jennifer McElwain  (right) and Dr Claire Belcher, with plants in a carbon dioxide atmosphere chamber, as part of the programme for experimental atmosphere and climate, at UCD Thornfield.  Photograph: Eric Luke

You are a paleobotanist – what does that mean? “Paleo” means old and “botany” means the scientific study of plants. So I study fossil plants, many (...)

Irish researchers have won 75 awards, worth €97million, since 2007 across the full range of disciplines in the humanities, social sciences and the sciences.

Ireland is “getting its act together” when it comes to winning research funding from the European Research Council (ERC), but we are still playing ca(...)

Prof Mark Ferguson, director of the Science Foundation of Ireland,  hopes to impress the European Research Council’s president Jean-Pierre Bourguignon when he visits Dublin next week. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

“Give a dog a bad name” is an apt way to describe Ireland’s early engagement with the European Research Council (ERC), a key funding body within the E(...)

Brexit presents major opportunities for researchers – but are we ready to grasp them? Image: Getty

Jane Ohlmeyer In an age when science knows no borders, what does Brexit mean for researchers in Ireland? For generations we have studied and collab(...)