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Fr Tony Coote walked the length of the country to raise money for MND research and care before his death in 2019. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Irish researchers have made a significant breakthrough in understanding how motor neurone disease (MND) develops in patients and how it might best be (...)

Dr Junying Liu, Prof Helen Sheridan, Dr Shipra Nagar and Dr Gaia Scalabrino.

Research into natural products is on the rise again as scientists in Ireland become 21st-century “medicine hunters” searching for ingredients for dru(...)

The Strategic Partnership Programme enables academic researchers to undertake cutting-edge scientific and engineering research. Photograph: Getty Images

Science Foundation Ireland’s (SFI) 2025 strategy, Shaping Our Future, sets out the vision that Ireland will be a global innovation leader in scientifi(...)

In the UK, which enjoys almost identical conditions for solar production as Ireland, solar power provides some five per cent of the UK’s total year-round electrical requirements. Photograph:  Matt Cardy/Getty Images

Shortly before his death in 1931, US electricity pioneer Thomas Edison confided to his close friends: “I’d put my money on the sun and solar energy. W(...)

Scientists have found that air pollution in the winter is associated with more hospitalisations in Dublin due to strokes. File photograph: Getty

Scientists have found that air pollution in the winter is associated with more hospitalisations in Dublin due to strokes. The study, led by research(...)

Philip Lane: he is set to be confirmed   as the Republic’s first ECB executive board member. He is also the favourite to become the organisation’s chief economist.  Photograph:  Reuters

When Otmar Issing, one of the prime architects of the euro, was asked in 2001 to help select an outstanding European economist under 40, one name stoo(...)

Ciara Kelly: 'It’s really important in media to have different voices and different people represented.' Photograph: Tom Honan

Ciara Kelly recently auditioned for a part in the Dún Laoghaire Musical and Dramatic Society’s production of Jekyll and Hyde. She had never done anyth(...)

Prof Orla Hardiman, Prof Peter Bede, Sally Lydon and Dr Rangariroyashe Chipika at the launch of the late Connemara-based computer programmer Andrew Lydon’s  scholarship.

Funds raised to help Connemara-based computer programmer Andrew Lydon who died of motor neurone disease are to be used to support research into the de(...)

Discarded tyres constituted a significant litter nuisance. Photograph: Getty Images

Littering and pollution along the Irish coastline confirm “a new building boom” and the expansion of agriculture throughout the island, according to t(...)

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