Waterford has a well-established life-sciences cluster. Photograph: iStock
Southern charms

With property prices and wages in Dublin spiralling ever upwards, more companies are beginning to see the merits of having an office outside the capit(...)

Jaswinder Kaur: On the hunt for fungi that can make a difference in agriculture and industry: Photograph: Conor McCabe

You are interested in the power of fungi, can you explain? For my PhD, I am looking at different types of fungi, including mushrooms, that grow in Ir(...)

John Clohessy and Rob Laffan of TippyTalk

Rob Laffan is father to a seven-year-old girl named Sadie who has autism and is non-verbal. It was this that inspired the creation of TippyTalk, a fam(...)

Native Irish honeybee Apis mellifera mellifera. Photograph: David Raleigh

The pure native Irish honeybee is not extinct as previously feared and is living in many parts of the island of Ireland, a post-graduate research stud(...)

Leo Varadkar said investing in leading-edge scientific and technological research was good for the Irish economy and would deliver ‘innovations which can improve our quality of life’. Photograph: Collins

The setting up of four new world-class Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Research Centres, backed by €114 million in Government and Irish industry fund(...)

Judging ‘The Irish Times’ Innovation Awards 2017 were, front row from left: Bebhinn Behan, KPMG; Eric Donald, Teagasc; Dr Marion Boland, Science Foundation Ireland; Michael McAleer, The Irish Times. Back row from left: Dr Ciaran Heavey, University College Dublin; Gearóid Mooney, Enterprise Ireland; and Robert Love, AbbVie.Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The shortlist for this year’s Irish Times Innovation Awards has been announced. The 21 highly impressive finalists across seven categories include a c(...)

Mr Noonan acknowledged that there was pressure on the Government to provide finance for infrastructure spending but said there should be no reason to raid the rainy day fund, which was announced in last year’s budget and is due to be established in 2019.

There should be no need for the incoming taoiseach Leo Varadkar to raid the proposed “rainy day fund” to pay for infrastructure spending, the Minister(...)

Judging The Irish Times Innovation Awards 2017 were, front row from left: Bebhinn Behan, KPMG; Eric Donald, Teagasc, Dr Marion Boland, Science Foundation Ireland; Michael McAleer, The Irish Times. Back from left, Dr Ciaran Heavey, UCD; Gearóid Mooney, Enterprise Ireland; and Robert Love, AbbVie. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Teenage innovators behind an equine product reaching global markets and winning acclaim from famous racehorse trainers, and a device to easily control(...)

Gardaí are looking for three male suspects after a student was thrown from a car and injured

Gardaí are looking for three male suspects after a student was thrown from a car and injured after being held against his will and robbed near Limeric(...)

Sophie Guilfoyle and Andrea Ford from Mary Queen of Ireland Caherdavin Limerick pictured at talk with European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Thomas Pesquet live from the International Space Station (ISS). Photograph: Brian Gavin Press 22

Hundreds of primary school children were left in awe as they took part in Ireland’s “first live video-call with a European astronaut on board the Inte(...)