Brexit presents major opportunities for researchers – but are we ready to grasp them? Image: Getty

Jane Ohlmeyer In an age when science knows no borders, what does Brexit mean for researchers in Ireland? For generations we have studied and collab(...)

If Ireland wants to be an innovation leader it has to unleash the creativity that exists in labs up and down the country. It needs to find ways to sup(...)

Points for arts courses have fallen to a new low as students question the value of those degrees. Photograph: Getty Images/Istockphoto

Science is cool and sexy and you can earn loads of money. That’s the laser-guided message targeted at school students in recent years, with concerted(...)

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(...)

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