The manufacturing sector is the second largest employer in Ireland and accounts for 450,000 jobs. Photograph: Getty Images

A new Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) research centre launched earlier this year will help Ireland play a leading role in the global smart manufactur(...)

The young man  died after he was struck by  a car  near Athlone Institute of Technology at around 9.20am on Tuesday morning.

An 18 year-old man has died after he was struck by a car on the Old Dublin Road near Athlone Institute of Technology at around 9.20am on Tuesday morni(...)

Brian O’Callaghan-Westropp, who died while on his honeymoon after becoming caught up in wildfires that have swept across Greece. Photograph: Blood Bank East/PA Wire

The grieving mother of an Irish honeymooner killed in the Greek wildfires lost her other son to a motorcycle crash 20 years ago, a family friend has s(...)

Paul Campbell of IT Tallaght, IPAV president Brian Dempsey and AIT’s Dr Michael Tobin launch the new BBS in real estate.

The return to economic growth and consequent rise in construction and property sector activity is obviously a welcome development, but latest figures (...)

The final version of the National Development Plan included a standalone section on a new ‘technological university for the southeast’. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Taoiseach’s office intervened shortly before the National Development Plan was published to boost the prominence of regional developments, such as(...)

Partners in the project include two tank-based salmon smolt production units in Co Donegal. File Photograph: Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters

Environmental conflicts over fish farming may be reduced if new EU-funded research on land-based aquaculture bears fruit. The two-year project involv(...)

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(...)

Athlone:  unfairly portrayed as  “a place to pass through”, says the group behind the bid

Athlone’s push to be designated a regional city under the State’s new spatial plan includes a proposal for the marketing of Athlone as a hub for life (...)

Children from around the country compete in table tennis at the Aldi Community Games Festivals. Photo: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland.

The table quiz final at the Community Games is barely two rounds old and already the fat lady has started to clear her throat within earshot of the te(...)

‘Some people have a skeleton that holds up their body but I need a body that holds up my skeleton,’ says Joe O’Brien. Photograph: Eric Molloy

Multiple myeloma is a low-key kind of cancer. In fact, you probably haven’t even heard of it, but it’s the second most common blood cancer in Ireland (...)

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