Researcher Padraig Maher of the NUI Galway Inspire team demonstrates a new CPAP (Continuous positive airway pressure) hood developed in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Funding for 26 Covid-19 research projects following from “hundreds of ideas” by Ireland’s top scientists have been backed by the Government, as third-(...)

Horseshoe bats. Photograph: iStock

How did Covid-19 come to be? It’s a puzzle that involves tolerant bats, possibly middlemen pangolins and a virus that gathered structures and tricks a(...)

The “global research roadmap” issued by the World Health Organisation outlines the immediate priorities and knowledge gaps in addressing the coronavirus pandemic. Photograph: Reuters

An urgent, call-out has been issued to Irish scientists to undertake critical research, development and innovation projects to support the national an(...)

Davos brings together entrepreneurs, scientists, corporate and political leaders. Photograph: EPA

It hasn’t been a good week for bats, with the flying mammals being pointed to by some as a potential source of a deadly coronavirus sweeping China tha(...)

Prof Daire Keogh is to take over as DCU president next year, succeeding Prof Brian MacCraith. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Dublin City University (DCU) has announced the appointment of Prof Dáire Keogh as its new president. Prof Keogh, who is currently deputy president of(...)

‘We are also taking a chance and thus are open to the possibility of betrayal. There is a leap of faith in trust.’

The use of social media to access knowledge has contributed to a lack of trust in experts, according to a Dublin-based astrophysicist and philosopher (...)

Back pain is the most costly and disabling health condition in the world, with costs exceeding that of cancer and diabetes combined. Photograph: iStock

Personalising treatment for back pain, such as by addressing sleep and stress issues, can greatly improve outcomes and reduce disablement, according t(...)

Trinity College Dublin tumbled more than 40 places to 164th place in the latest set of world university rankings. Photograph: iStock

Just one of more than 400 recently announced European research grants has been awarded to Ireland prompting calls for an overhaul in how the Governmen(...)

Minister for Education Joe McHugh has previously said that short school days should not be used for ‘behaviour management’. Photograph: Alan Betson

Schools are acting illegally by placing vulnerable children with learning disabilities or behavioural problems on reduced timetables, according to new(...)

Peter Brown: “Combined with ongoing investment in industry-academia collaborations, Ireland has developed a very strong comparative performance in innovation, as evidenced by our high ranking in the European innovation scorecard.” Photograph: Jason Clarke

On the Irish Research Council’s homepage it says: “Our mission is to enable and sustain a vibrant research community in Ireland by supporting excellen(...)

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