The Irish space industry is growing exponentially, and expanding rapidly to take in a whole range of technologies. Photograph: iStock

Space exploration used to be a two-horse race, the exclusive preserve of two major superpowers, each trying to outdo the other with ever-bigger rocket(...)

International cooperation is urgently needed to tackle the global challenge posed by climate change and food security. Photograph: iStock

Ten new research projects aimed at developing solutions to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from agriculture and forestry and improve national GH(...)

Enterprise Ireland has simplified the application process to access funding from its Research, Development and Innovation Fund. Photograph: iStock
The funding challenge

Firms should find it easier to access support from Enterprise Ireland’s in-house Research, Development and Innovation (RD&I) Fund, thanks to some (...)

Waterford has a well-established life-sciences cluster. Photograph: iStock
Southern charms

With property prices and wages in Dublin spiralling ever upwards, more companies are beginning to see the merits of having an office outside the capit(...)

President Michael D Higgins talks with New South Wales’ Governor David Hurley as they walk in the garden with Frances Fitzgerald at Government House in Sydney. Photograph: Steve Christo/Getty Images

President Michael D Higgins has encouraged Australian entrepreneurs to work in Ireland “as a bridge” to the European Union and Irish companies to work(...)

President Michael Higgins (centre) talks with New South Wales’ governor David Hurley(right) as they walk in the garden with TánaisteFrances Fitzgerald at Government House in Sydney on October 17th, 2017. Photograph: AFP

President Michael D Higgins has brushed off reports that Fianna Fáil may decide early next year whether to put forward a presidential candidate in 201(...)

President Michael D Higgins addressing the Parliament of Western Australia in Perth earlier this month. Enterprise Ireland and the IDA are using his state visit to promote Irish exports and inward investment into Ireland.  Photograph: Richard Wainwright/EPA

Some 14 Irish companies are expected to announce deals in Australia over the course of President Michael D Higgins’s state visit, which is currently u(...)

Tie-up was agreed in Melbourne and signed in the presence of President Michael D Higgins on Friday

Dublin technology company Cubic has landed a deal with Australian telecoms giant Telstra worth up to €20 million over the next four years bringing mob(...)

The fourth formal day of engagements for President Michael D Higgins’ State visit to Australia was dominated by business and economics.

Australia’s political leaders have told President Michael D Higgins that they see the United Kingdom’s chances of creating new post-Brexit trade agree(...)

Portwest has been growing at a rate of 30 per cent a year and sells in 110 countries. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Westport-based safety clothing and protective equipment maker Portwest has splashed out almost €10 million buying another Australia company to ex(...)