Covid-19 saliva test could allow people to  provide samples of saliva at home and send them in for analysis, reducing the personnel and PPE needed for testing. File image: George Frey/Getty Images

A series of research projects to improve saliva tests for the detection and diagnosis of Covid-19 that would also allow mass testing of samples at the(...)

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has launched a call for Irish businesses to apply to a €500 million State-backed fund for “disruptive” technologies. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Leo Varadkar, the Tánaiste and Minister for Business, has launched a call for Irish businesses to apply to a €500 million State-backed fund for “disru(...)

Graphical representation of Hera approaching the surface of the asteroid Didymos.

Sixty-six million years ago, the dinosaurs became extinct after an asteroid hit Earth. The desire to prevent humans suffering a similar fate underpins(...)

The company said it had seen a significant rise in demand for its healthcare solution during the Covid crisis

MEG Support Tools, a company that has developed a quality management software solution that helps healthcare facilities manage risk and compliance pro(...)

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“Demand for postgraduate courses is cyclical and driven by the economy,” Fergal O’Brien, assistant dean of graduate and professional studies at the Un(...)

Bundledocs chief executive Brian Kenneally pictured with head of marketing Lisa Walsh and chief technology officer James Hogan. Photograph: Darragh Kane

Cork-based technology company Bundledocs has secured €600,000 in funding from Enterprise Ireland and private investors. The company has developed a d(...)

Antonia Hendron, M50 Truck and Van Centre

Four of the eight nominees in the industry category of the EY Entrepreneur of the Year competition are profiled this week. The awards are run in assoc(...)

Competition winners Maria Mulcahy and Peter McGovern of Henry J Lyons Architects present their winning designs, alongside Department of Foreign Affairs secretary general Niall Burgess (centre)

Dublin-based Henry J Lyons Architects has been selected as the winning entry in the Ireland House Tokyo design competition, the Department of Foreign (...)

OpinionX has developed an online platform that promises to extract more information than conventional tick-box surveys. Photograph: iStock

Before Covid became a byword for disruption, focus groups were the go-to solution for those who wanted to know what people thought about something. Th(...)

CoalFace co-founder and chief executive Declan McEvoy

In 2013, behavioural economist Dan Ariely likened big data to teenage sex: “Everyone talks about it, nobody really knows how to do it, everyone thinks(...)

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