Dave Kirwan: will become Centrica’s managing director of customer operations in January,  responsible for more than 12,000 workers who handle more than nine million customers around Britain

Bord Gáis Energy managing director Dave Kirwan is leaving to take charge of customer operations at the Irish company’s parent, Centrica, next month. (...)

Alison O’Shea, researcher at the SFI Research Centre for Fetal and Neonatal Translational Research (INFANT) works on seizure detection in the EEG signals of newborns. Photograph: Clare Keogh

Seizures in newborn babies are one of the most common indicators of a serious neurological condition, but are very difficult for medical teams to dete(...)

Pyrobel Killester coach Brian O’Malley on his side’s victory against Moycullen: “We had to fight for everything. We had to match their ferocious intensity.” Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

This weekend saw three of the four Hula Hoops Men’s Pat Duffy National Cup quarter-finals take place across the country. Last year’s Cup finalists Py(...)

Flooding in Salthill, Galway, during Storm Ophelia in October 2017. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

There has been a large rise in sea levels around Ireland in recent decades, and the trend is going to accelerate over the next century. This will test(...)

Denise Walsh at World Rowing Championships in Florida after winning the semi-final this year. Photograph: Detlev Seyb/Inpho

Denise Walsh is a little cautious when we meet. The Cork rower is in Dublin having been announced as one of eight athletes to be awarded an IOC Olympi(...)

The side-bet club had become an alliance of leading companies already investing in hydrogen value chain – 18 multinationals including Toyota, Alstom, BMW and Royal Dutch Shell. File photograph: Getty Images

The possibility of hydrogen as a fuel of the future has lurked in the background for years. Its merits as a clean, efficient fuel were indisputable bu(...)

St Joseph’s Secondary School in Drogheda, Co Louth. The expulsion rate at the 700-pupil Christian Brothers school is 10 times the national average. Image: Google Streetview

Parents have complained to authorities regarding “excessive” disciplinary measures at a school where the number of suspensions is running at three tim(...)

Puffins are so exhausted when they return to their coastal burrows that they only lay one egg and struggle to feed one chick, the study found. Photograph: Dr Mark Jessopp

Irish-based puffins are in decline possibly because, being far more adventurous than their northern European and north American cousins, they are too (...)

Pyrobel Killester coach Karl Kilbride with his squad. He is confident in his team’s ability ahead of their quarter-final clash with Ambassador UCC Glanmire. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Ambassador UCC Glanmire will be hoping to kick-start their journey to five Hula Hoops women’s National Cup titles in a row this weekend as they prepar(...)

Young scientists engage in participative science at the launch of this year’s Galway Science and Technology Festival. Photo: Andrew Downes

Across the world science centres provide an important and successful means of communicating science to the public. We have been slow in getting off th(...)

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