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 (...)

 Emer Duffy, postdoctoral researcher based at DCU, ShuaiShuai Hu, postgraduate scholar based at DIT,  and David Burns, PhD candidate based at UCC. Photograph:  Mark Stedman

Three young researchers – ShuaiShuai Hu, David Burns and Emer Duffy – have been selected to represent Ireland at the 68th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetin(...)

The bioengineers found high-impact tackles to the upper trunk (with no head contact) can cause ball carrier head motion similar to that reported for concussion injuries. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Rugby players are at a higher risk of suffering head injuries when making – rather than receiving – tackles, according to researchers at Trinity Colle(...)

Key questions over our post-Brexit relationship with the UK regarding education and research remain unanswered. Photograph: iStock

Big intractable political and economic issues continue to dominate Brexit negotiations. Almost everything else is relegated to a “it will be all righ(...)

Brainstorm showcases what academics and researchers are doing behind their college walls.

One of the most surprising things about the last nine months has been the lack of tweed. I’ve met hundreds of academics and researchers since I starte(...)

Dr Junsi Wang (second from left) receiving the Royal Irish Academy Young Chemist Prize for 2017 with (from left) Dr Matthew Holloway of Henkel Global (award sponsors), Prof Pat Guiry, science secretary at RIA, Prof Peter Kennedy, RIA president, and Prof Sylvia Draper of TCD. Photograph: Johnny Bambury

How did you become interested in chemistry? It is an interesting story. Chemistry was not my first choice after leaving school. I chose chemical engin(...)

Site of the former Magdalen Laundry on Sean McDermott Street, Dublin.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

What do we do with Ireland’s institutional history? After the reports are issued, and the apologies made, how should Irish society and culture incorpo(...)

First images of the spectacular deep-waters corals found on the “Theresa” carbonate mound in the Porcupine Seabight, southwest of Ireland. Images: Southampton Oceanographic Centre

Ireland’s deep-water coral reefs may be changing far more rapidly than previously thought, according to new research by University College Cork (UCC) (...)

 Pictured at the Irish Research Council announcement were: (l to r) Prof Ursula Kilkelly, member of the council; Richard Bruton TD, Minister for Education and Skills; Laureate awardee, Dr Dawn Walsh, University College Dublin and Laureate awardee and  Dr Larisa Florea, Dublin City University.  Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

The Government has moved to substantially increase “frontier research” by allocating €30 million to third level institutions in 36 projects approved b(...)

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