Leo Varadkar said investing in leading-edge scientific and technological research was good for the Irish economy and would deliver ‘innovations which can improve our quality of life’. Photograph: Collins

The setting up of four new world-class Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Research Centres, backed by €114 million in Government and Irish industry fund(...)

The new research centres involve strong collaborative partnerships between research bodies  with funded researchers participating from institutionslike Trinity College. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) is to invest €72 million in four new world class research centres which will address a range of areas including smart(...)

Minister for Skills, Research and Innovation Damien English and Professor Mark Ferguson, director general of Science Foundation Ireland, at the launch of SFI’s review of important milestones and achievements for 2014 and  its plans for 2015

Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) has published its annual plan for 2015 as well as a review of key milestones and achievements during 2014. The coming(...)

Mark Ferguson, director of of SFI Science Foundation Ireland, said that the new research centres “will make a significant contribution to Ireland’s economy, employment and reputation”. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / THE IRISH TIMES

Almost €250 million is to be invested in five new world-class Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) research centres, in a move aimed at enhancing research(...)

John Mulholland (centre) with Mark Little and Maggie O'Kane at the First thought discussion in Galway

How will readers access this article? Through the printed page or via Facebook, Google+ and Twitter? That was the topic of the First Thought discussio(...)

The Government is investing €36 million in research at a centre in Cork that will support more than 100 jobs. The Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre, whic(...)