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Pictured at the Lero Esports Science research lab are (from left) postgraduate researcher Jessica Mangione, research assistant Niall Ramsbottom, programme manager Dr Adam Toth, postgraduate researcher Yueying Gong and lab Director Dr Mark Campbell. Photograph: Diarmuid Greene/True Media

Software research centre Lero has opened Ireland’s first esports research lab as it tries to identify the traits that make the best gamers. The lab,(...)

 Amanda Palmer:  Her Kickstarter campaign, entitled Theatre Is Evil: the Album, Art Book and Tour, became a huge success and generated more than  $1.2 million from 24,883 backers.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Online crowdfunding platforms offer a popular alternative to traditional structures by connecting those looking to raise money for a business directly(...)

Prof Mike Hinchey, director, Lero,  the Irish Software Engineering Research Centre

Many organisations are hampered when it comes to investigating cyber attacks because they fail to consider the threat when they design and develop sof(...)

  Lero researcher  Dr Markus Helfert; director of the business informatics group at Dublin City University Beatrice Heneghan; and Limerick City and county council  head of digital strategy   Dr Mihai Bilauca: the joint Limerick Enterprise Architecture project will provide insights on the environment and local services by capturing data from thousands of sensors. Photograph: Denis Tierney

Limerick has been selected as a case study to highlight the potential of a new €500,000 data aggregation project that will serve as a model for futur(...)

Lero director Prof Mike Hinchey: technology will also create new job opportunities

The rise of the robots is imminent – but we’re not sure if we should be welcoming our new high-tech buddies or fearing their presence. With some ex(...)

Lero’s Mike Hinchey with his mother

When Lero director professor Mike Hinchey overheard his mother talking on the phone, it sparked the beginnings of an idea that could, in theory, help (...)

Sarah Guillement, Kacey Phillppe, Kiran Byrne and Nathan Kennedy pictured with Bumblebee the Robot at Merrion Square, Dublin for the launch of Tech Week 2016

More than 100,000 students across Ireland are expected to take part in this year’s Tech Week, an annual festival promoting technology-related careers (...)

The gender gap in tech is not only a missed opportunity for women, but for businesses as well

A skills shortage in the technology industry is looming, both here and abroad, with the number of predicted job vacancies growing and concern mount(...)

Prof Mike Hinchey, director of Lero: “People say we are spending all of this money on space research but it is being reapplied in other areas.” Photograph: Sean Curtin

Lero, the Irish Software Research Centre based at the University of Limerick has just won a software development contract with the European Space A(...)

The number of jobs has increased by 39 per cent in the indigenous sector in the past three years.

A skills shortages and lack of competitiveness threaten to undermine a fast-growing sector that could be pivotal in Ireland’s economic recovery, warn(...)