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Equinome co-founder Prof Emmeline Hillleads the research-and-development team in Plusvital. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Ireland has been attempting to nurture innovation and entrepreneurship, with mixed success to date. There have been several major breakthroughs over t(...)

Brigid of Kildare: a fearless negotiator who secured women’s property rights, and freed trafficked women

History is filled with stories of great deeds, the exploits of rebels, patriots and politicians, writers and artists, scientists and innovators. They (...)

Actor Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter in ‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’. Photograph: Warner Brothers Pictures/Reuters/Handout

As the real doors close on the most successful exhibition in the history of the British Library, Harry Potter: A History of Magic, virtual doors open (...)

A For Sale  sign  outside  a home in Miami, Florida. Photograph:  Getty Images

Of all the markets in which Irish property investors dabbled down the years, none has proved more volatile than that of the US. An enormous country co(...)

Few subjects excite the arcane world of astronomy more than the status of Pluto. In 2006 the governing body of astronomy, the International Astronomi(...)

This still image taken from a SpaceX livestream video shows “Starman” sitting in a Tesla roadster after the Falcon Heavy rocket delivered it into orbit. Photograph: Getty

The world’s most powerful rocket, SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy, roared into space through clear blue skies on its debut test flight on Tuesday from a Florida(...)

The last time the three elements combined at the same time was in 1866. Photograph: AFP

A rare celestial event will grace the skies on Wednesday when a blue moon and lunar eclipse combine with the moon being at its closest point to Earth,(...)

Supporters of Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga of the National Super Alliance (Nasa) coalition gather ahead of Mr Odinga’s planned ‘swearing-in’ ceremony at Uhuru Park in Nairobi on Tuesday. Photograph: Baz Ratner/Reuters

The Kenyan government cut the transmission of three private television stations on Tuesday to curtail coverage of the mock presidential inauguration o(...)

Nasa says the eclipse will offer scientists a chance to see what happens when the surface of the moon cools quickly. nar Eclipse. Photograph: Nasa Facebook page

A rare celestial event will grace the skies during the coming week when a blue moon and lunar eclipse combine with the moon being at its closest point(...)

Over 70,000 car buyers in the Republic will take delivery of their new cars in the next 12 weeks. For many the final fun of the ordering process is ti(...)

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