EU  Contest for Young Scientists winners: Anna and Adrian Fleck (both from Germany), Brendan Matusch from Canada and Nicolas Fedrigo also from Canada. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The top prizes in this year’s European Union Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS) were awarded to a brother and sister from Germany, and two entrants (...)

Simon Meehan from Ballincollig, Cork, participating in  the European Union Contest for Young Scientists at the RDS, speaking with President Michael Higgins and his wife Sabina Coyne. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins has saluted young scientists for their “independence of thought, critical turn of mind and questioning of the status quo”.(...)

Chief executive of FBD Insurance Fiona Muldoon: the board has received the results of an independent investigation into corporate governance and human resources practices.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Renting v buying The National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) and Nama will spend up to €175 million over 25 years renting a new headquarters in th(...)

German music band Kraftwerk  are joined by German astronaut Alexander Gerst (screen) via video chat. Photograph: Reiner Pfisterer/EPA

Kraftwerk fans are used to hearing otherworldly tunes, but the German electronic music pioneers took it to another level at a gig in Stuttgart. Vide(...)

   The first exoplanet transit was detected in 1999 and within 10 years more than 100 exoplanets had been detected. Photograph:   Stocktrek RF/Getty

Planets beyond our solar system are called exoplanets and two of the most fascinating questions in science are firstly, how common are Earth-like exop(...)

Dean of Westminster, John Hall (3R), accompanied by his first wife Jane Hawking (2L) and daughter Lucy Hawking (C), presides over the internment of Stephen Hawking’s  ashes   at Westminster Abbey, London. Photograph: Getty Images

The voice of Stephen Hawking was beamed into space with a message of peace and hope on Friday as the British physicist, who gained international accla(...)

Dublin BIC chief executive Michael Culligan said the Ireland Smart Tech Fund will primarily target companies in the business-to-business space.

A new €30 million seed venture fund for start-ups that is backed by a number of Irish tech veterans and several institutional investors is to launch i(...)

SensL Technologies is  one of the leading suppliers of silicon photomultiplier  sensor technology for light-sensing applications. Photograph: Getty Images

A Cork-based tech firm, whose sensors are being used by firms developing driverless cars, has been acquired in a multimillion euro deal. SensL Techno(...)

The company has increased staff numbers from about 30 people following its deal for Arconics, whose customers included Cathay Pacific and Ryanair

Nasdaq-listed tech company ViaSat, which acquired Irish aviation software provider Arconics in late 2016, has said it intends to take on an additional(...)

Equinome co-founder Prof Emmeline Hillleads the research-and-development team in Plusvital. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Ireland has been attempting to nurture innovation and entrepreneurship, with mixed success to date. There have been several major breakthroughs over t(...)

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