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(...)

Nasa’s Cassini above Saturn’s northern hemisphere prior to making one of its last dives.  Photograph: Nasa/PA

The end of Cassini is here. One of the most ambitious and successful space missions ever undertaken by Nasa, the spacecraft will also be long remember(...)

Mission Operation Centre (MOC) at the European Space Operations Centre (ESOC) of the European Space Agency, in Darmstadt, Germany

Radar and wireless communications specialist Arralis has just signed another contract with the European Space Agency, this time for its latest Leonis (...)

Saturn as viewed by ‘Cassini’. Photos: Courtesy of NASA

After an interplanetary voyage that included flybys of Earth, Venus, and Jupiter, the Cassini spacecraft arrived at Saturn in 2004. Since then, from t(...)

Diarmuid Delargy’s Great Whitepark Shark Study I at Ballina Arts Centre

ART Here and Now – Diarmuid Delargy – Ballina Arts Centre, Barrett Street, Ballina, Co Mayo. Until August 26th. ballinaartscentre.com – Diarmuid Dela(...)

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