The Irish Research Council has helped fund the pursuit of new ways to tackle HIV. Photograph: Getty Images

Studying Irish genes that go back thousands of years, finding new ways to tackle HIV and learning how to make wound dressings out of seaweed are just (...)

Annette Costello was diagnosed with limb girdle muscular dystrophy in her mid-30s: ‘The disability sector and youth facilities are two areas that have been impacted by cuts and that the new Government really need to address.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Many people living with muscular dystrophy in Ireland are under severe financial pressure and are often forced to pay for expensive medicines, wheelch(...)

Ireland’s determination to become a world leader in scientific research and innovation may be in jeopardy, the enterprise abandoned by a crippled Gove(...)

An electron microscope image of a zircon crystal

Geologists at Trinity College Dublin have discovered that the very oldest pieces of rock on Earth are to be found at the bottom of craters left by ast(...)

Any old silver? Hiberno Norse silver penny showing Sithrick of Dublin, minted circa 995-1020. Photograph: Werner Forman/Universal Images Group/Getty Images

Do you happen to have any Viking-related material lying around the house? Maybe a helmet or two, or a sword or dagger? Perhaps there’s a longboat bur(...)

The Irish Research Council announces projects selected for €144,000 in funding for 1916-themed research projects. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

The Irish Research Council is to fund projects themed to the 1916 centenary with 17 projects sharing a combined award of €144,000. Details of the fu(...)

EO Wilson and Richard Dawkins: had a disagreement about evolution

Academic spats make great spectator sport. Take the evolutionarily sparring contest between Richard Dawkins and EO Wilson, which centres on how natur(...)

Up close and personal: the false black widow spider has a fearsome reputation for its bite. File photograph: Michel Dugon

Don’t be too quick to stomp on that spider running across your livingroom floor - its relations might one day save your life. A scientist at NUI Galw(...)

Dr Maria McNamara, of University College Cork, with Bertie the boa constrictor. Photograph: Mike McSweeney, Provision

An Irish scientist has been able to reconstruct a fossil in full living colour for the first time. Dr Maria McNamara, of University College Cork (UCC(...)

You may have to search long and hard, as many scholarships and bursaries are not widely publicised or promoted

If you’re looking for funding that could make the difference between being able to pursue postgraduate study or not, the good news is there are far m(...)

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