Prof Ronan Farrell, inside the specially constructed anechoic chamber of the new National 5G Test Centre at Maynooth University. Photograph: Maxwells Dublin

RadioSpace, a new €1.5 million national test centre for next-generation wireless technologies such as 5G and the internet of things (IoT), opens Thurs(...)

Research and innovation is fundamental to growing the Irish economy. Photograph: iStock
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Xilinx Ireland took the honours at the US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards for its software-defined microchip technology to address the emerging cos(...)

Barry O’Sullivan president of the American Chamber of Commerce, Peng Lim of Xilinx and Laura Mahoney chief executive of the Royal Irish Academy at the US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards. Photograph: Julien Behal

Tech firm Xilinx, Science Foundation Ireland’s Connect Centre for Future Networks, and Irish environmental firm Oxymem were the overall winners of the(...)

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(...)