Air pollution is responsible for over 1,650 premature deaths in Ireland every year.  File photograph: Getty Images

Deteriorating air quality in Cork city has led to a monitoring station being installed. Recent research conducted by University College Cork indicate(...)

John Browne, Kastus CEO,  with Paul Maguire, Paul Maguire, acting head of innovation at DIT. The company now has a pipeline of 40 potential clients worldwide.

A chance encounter in 2007 led to a decade-long collaboration which produced the 2017 Irish Times Innovation Award winner. That’s the very short ver(...)

Chief executive of Kastus John Browne and Alan Crean, vice-president of sales and marketing

Kastus, an Irish company responsible for the creation of a ground-breaking technology to prevent the spread of superbugs, has announced the closure of(...)

Liam Kavanagh, MD, ‘The Irish Times’ (left) presenting the overall Irish Times Innovation award to John Browne and Dr James Kennedy from Kastus at the Irish Times Innovation Awards 2017, at the Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, Dublin. Photograph:  Conor McCabe

The 2017 Irish Times Innovation Award winner Kastus has just signed a major contract with Britain’s largest ceramic tile manufacturer for its unique a(...)

Neuroscientists at NUI Galway have claimed to have made a breakthrough in regenerative medicine approaches to Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s is a c(...)

Dermot McCarthy, Teagasc, presenting the award for Agrifood to Jack O’Connor and Declan O’Connor from BHSL. Photograoh: Conor McCabe Photography

A pioneering antimicrobial coating that kills 99.99 per cent of harmful bugs such as MRSA, has earned young Dublin company Kastus the overall Innovati(...)

James Kennedy and Kastus founder John Browne: the firm’s antimicrobial spray coating can be applied to glass and ceramics during or after manufacture or added to plastics and paint.

Antibiotic-resistant superbugs are fast becoming one of the biggest threats to human health globally. The bugs, which include familiar names such as M(...)

Kastus founder, John Browne: “Our technologies have achieved industry-best Log4+ standards against MRSA and E.coli in independent laboratory tests while cytotoxicity tests have proven them not harmful to human skin.”

The long-term solution to the growing global problem of antibiotic-resistant superbugs is to build antimicrobial surfaces into product design and manu(...)

Social Housing in Hollyhill in Cork. High levels of council housing did not stop housing booms or busts, but it did mean their impact was lessened. Photograph:  Daragh Mac Sweeney/Provision

We have had the opening salvos on housing in the general election, with all parties recognising there is a crisis. Headline polices in response includ(...)

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(...)

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