Dr Graham Love resigned from the Higher Education Authority amid frustration over what sources described as ‘micro-managing’ by the Department of Education. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The State regulatory body for higher education is seeking new laws which would clarify its independence from the Department of Education. There was c(...)

Tom Boland, former head of the Higher Education Authority, said  presidential candidate Peter Casey has demonstrated there is a constituency in Ireland for populism.   Photograph: Alan Betson

Populism poses a major threat to research and the autonomy of universities, a conference has heard. The first ever Irish Postgraduate Research Confer(...)

It is remarkable that until now, Ireland has not had a children’s science centre. Photo: iStock

Imagine the BT Young Scientist for 365 days of the year! Imagine a science centre for young people where they could interact with state-of-the-art exh(...)

The extra cost to families for a child with autism runs to more than €28,000 annually due to the expense of private therapy, lost income and informal care, according to a new study.

The extra cost to families for a child with autism runs to more than €28,000 annually due to the expense of private therapy, lost income and informal (...)

Maeve Doyle, PhD student, UCD School of physics research and development with Joe Thompson, PhD student, UCD school of mechanical and materials engineering. Photograph: Colm Mahady/Fennells Photography

A prototype satellite is being built by students at University College Dublin (UCD) as part of plans to send one into space, in what will be a first f(...)

“Gifted, adventurous people are attracted to discovery and they seek the training that comes with fundamental research.” Photograph: Rafe Swan/Cultura/Getty

‘Innovate or die,” said Peter Drucker, adapting Darwin’s maxim “Adapt or die”. It has become the rallying cry of the 21st century. When every country (...)

An intractable gender imbalance persists at the most senior levels of higher education. Photograph: iStock

The recent rush to balance the university books in order to demonstrate the existence of gender equality has, not surprisingly, proved more complex th(...)

Dr Annie Curtis: getting results keeps her ticking along with her research

Annie, you are interested in what makes our body clocks tick. Can you explain? “Each of us is a collection of clocks, we have a timing mechanism (...)

The absence of microbes in the human gut during early brain development may lead to reduced sociability, according to new research. This absence caus(...)

Among the new partnerships is a deal between electricity transmission system operator EirGrid and French-based Réseau de Transport d’Électricité that will see them support projects on renewable energies and smart grids.

The Irish Research Council and the Embassy of France in Ireland have revealed the details of new strategic partnerships for a programme that supports (...)

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