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Maeve Doyle, PhD student, UCD School of physics research and development with Joe Thompson, PhD student, UCD school of mechanical and materials engineering. Photograph: Colm Mahady/Fennells Photography

A prototype satellite is being built by students at University College Dublin (UCD) as part of plans to send one into space, in what will be a first f(...)

Chief executive of FBD Insurance Fiona Muldoon: the board has received the results of an independent investigation into corporate governance and human resources practices.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Renting v buying The National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) and Nama will spend up to €175 million over 25 years renting a new headquarters in th(...)

Almost a dozen Irish companies travelled to the European Space Research and Technology Centre in the Netherlands on Monday

Three Irish companies have won contracts with the European Space Agency to develop satellite technology and communications systems. Almost a dozen Ir(...)

The ESA Space Solutions Centre said firms applying for the €50,000 seed funding do not necessarily have to develop products for use in space but can also use technologies developed for space to solve challenges on Earth.

The number of Irish companies working in the space sector is expected to grow from 50 to over 80 by 2020 generating revenues that are predicted to gro(...)

European Space Agency’s (ESA) XMM-Newton: Enterprise Ireland has signed an agreement with the ESA to develop an incubation centre for space businesses in Ireland.

Enterprise Ireland has signed an agreement with the European Space Agency (ESA) to develop an incubation centre for space businesses in Ireland. The c(...)

President Michael D Higgins addressing Google staff. He was presented with a sketch of the famous Google sign adapted with shamrocks, designed Limerick student Evan O’Sullivan Glynn for  Doodle for Google.

Simon Carswell in Mountain View, California President Michael D Higgins used a visit to Google’s headquarters in Silicon Valley to warn against(...)

“The evidence was clear on paper and we could repeatedly prove it, but people wanted to see it demonstrated step by step through the lifecycle of the horse.” Donal Ryan, with Emmeline Hill and Jim Bolger. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Former US defence secretary Donald Rumsfeld was pilloried for his use of the phrase “unknown unknowns” during a press briefing in 2002. In fact, th(...)

John O’Donoghue CEO of Enbio, with Yves Bonnefous, the ESA’s solar orbiter project controller, at the opening this month of Enbio’s space technology centre in Clonmel, Co Tipperary. photograph: aileen drohan

Picture a prehistoric cave-dweller producing crude animal drawings using charred bone. Now picture the same charred bone, but this time used to protec(...)

Siobhán McDonald, associate artist-in-residence at the school of science in UCD. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Methods used by Irish monks in AD 500 to write and embellish their manuscripts are finding new use in the creation of modern art. Burned bone, crushed(...)

 At NovaUCD are (from left) Nigel Cobbe, vice-president of business development at Enbio, chief executive John O’Donoghue, and Dr James Carton, industrial surfaces programme manager. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

John O’Donoghue, founder of surface technology company Enbio, is candid about the many challenges of getting a tech start-up off the ground. “I’ve mad(...)