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(...)

Jessamyn Fairfield holds the view that comedy holds a unique element that works superbly for scientific communication. Photograph: Steve Cross

Can you imagine a group of academics sharing their research in a stand-up comedy routine in a packed pub? Well, you don’t have to imagine it because t(...)

The eye of Hurricane Arthur is seen over the Atlantic in this photo from the International Space Station. Photograph: Reuters

A new strategy to set out how the Republic can maximise the benefit of its investment in the European Space Agency (ESA) and the EU’s flagship space p(...)

While Ireland might not initially appear as a hub for space technology, more than 60 companies have contracts with ESA

Irish technology company InnaLabs has secured a €2.6 million contract with the European Space Agency (ESA) less than a year after it received a near €(...)

Ger Goold, chief operating officer and partner, Kernel Capital; Frank Smyth, chief executive, Pilot Photonics and  Kevin Healy of Bank of Ireland

Pilot Photonics, a spin-out company built on more than a decade’s work by research teams at Dublin City University and the Tyndall National Institute (...)

Drones are now being used to gather valuable data in a variety of areas. Photograph: iStock
Why drones are taking off

An irritating toy to some, an essential business tool to others, drones are now being used to gather valuable data in a variety of areas. “Commercial (...)

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(...)

The European Southern Observatory  provides astronomers with state-of-the-art research facilities and access to the southern sky. Photograph: Martin Bernetti

Ireland is to join the European Southern Observatory (ESO) in 2018 following an increased capital budget allocation for the Department of Business, En(...)

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