Matthew and Geraldine Stout lead the dig at Newgrange. Photograph: Seamus Farrelly

The first research excavations at Newgrange, Co Meath in more than 30 years have begun, after a geophysical survey showed what could prove to be an “e(...)

Commissioned artwork will  “commemorate 100 years of parliamentary democracy from the first Dáil Éireann”. Photograph: Alan Betson/ The Irish Times

The Oireachtas is to commission two pieces of artwork to mark 100 years of Dáil Éireann – at a cost of at least €64,000. It is proposed the paintings(...)

Melting glaciers are a clear sign of climat change and global warming

The view that “global warming is all bullshit, it’s got to stop . . . and the world is freezing” is no longer the dominant form of climate change deni(...)

New members admitted to the Royal Irish Academy, pictured outside the academy on Dawson Street, Dublin. Photograph: John Ohle

The Government’s Brexit Strategy should seek to preserve the closest possible research links between Ireland and the UK, according to the president of(...)

Radiator billionaire  Martin Naughton:   with his family, he  has donated €25 million to a new institute at Trinity College Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

Radiator tycoon Martin Naughton, who with his family has donated €25 million to a new institute at Trinity College Dublin, made his name as one of Ire(...)

For raptors like kestrel (above) and barn owl, the influx of voles and greater white-toothed shrew  offers a change of diet. Illustration: Michael Viney

Where the hill behind us curves round to face west, there’s a stretch where it steepens sharply and is littered with glacial rocks. Any breeze from th(...)

Barry O’Sullivan president of the American Chamber of Commerce, Peng Lim of Xilinx and Laura Mahoney chief executive of the Royal Irish Academy at the US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards. Photograph: Julien Behal

Tech firm Xilinx, Science Foundation Ireland’s Connect Centre for Future Networks, and Irish environmental firm Oxymem were the overall winners of the(...)

Dr Junsi Wang (second from left) receiving the Royal Irish Academy Young Chemist Prize for 2017 with (from left) Dr Matthew Holloway of Henkel Global (award sponsors), Prof Pat Guiry, science secretary at RIA, Prof Peter Kennedy, RIA president, and Prof Sylvia Draper of TCD. Photograph: Johnny Bambury

How did you become interested in chemistry? It is an interesting story. Chemistry was not my first choice after leaving school. I chose chemical engin(...)

 Prof Rose Anne Kenny,  director of Mercer’s Institute for Successful Ageing  at St James’s Hospital, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

It was while she was a research fellow in cardiology at Westminster Hospital that Prof Rose Anne Kenny developed the Head Up Tilt (HUT) test. Used to(...)

There are a number of methods used to edit the DNA of any organism, and it is possible to be highly specific and precise when you go in to  make a genetic change

A quiet revolution is under way in laboratories across the developed world, one that has the potential to do nothing short of altering the course of h(...)

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