Diaceutics founder Peter Keeling: “The worst advice I received was to create a large board of very senior pharmaceutical people.”

When Peter Keeling presented his vision for drug development and patient care to 50 people at a conference in Miami 13 years ago, only seven were left(...)

An illustration of the ‘Therepi’ device on heart tissue. Photograph: Peter Allen/Harvard John A Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

An implantable device that can be directly attached to cardiac tissue and enables better targeting of treatments following heart attacks has been deve(...)

Trinity College Dublin has lost its status as Ireland’s only top-100 university. File photograph: Getty Images

Irish universities have tumbled down the latest set of influential world rankings, sparking alarm among senior academics over the funding “crisis” fac(...)

Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump: Each country is hoping for a dramatic – and unlikely – win over the other. Photograph: Reuters/KCNA handout, Lucas Jackson/Reuters

When Alex Wellerstein, a nuclear historian who has studied crises and breakthroughs dating to the earliest cold war arms races, tried to imagine the p(...)

Tehran’s  now-departed mayor, Mohammad Ali Najafi, holding his first press conference in the post in the Iranian capital last October. File photograph: Kyodo News via Getty Images

A troupe of young dancing girls throwing rose petals may have ended the career of Tehran’s mayor, who suddenly resigned on Wednesday. The mayor, Moh(...)

UCD, pictured, achieved Ireland’s highest position (24th) in the QS World University Rankings for veterinary science.

Irish higher education is home to two of the world’s top nursing courses, according to the latest world university ranking. The QS World University R(...)

Honey and Barry Sherman at a fundraising event in Toronto in August, 2010. Police have concluded they were murdered at their home in December. Photograph:  Janice Pinto/Globe and Mail via Reuters

Canadian billionaire Barry Sherman and his wife Honey Sherman were victims of a targeted murder, according to police. Barry (75) and Honey Sherman (7(...)

Nord Anglia International School Dublin is set to open its doors in Leopardstown this September and will charge up to €24,000 for day pupils.

The arrival of the country’s most expensive school is a sign of what private education providers hope will be a major new growth area: children of mob(...)

Robert Bigelow, a billionaire aerospace entrepreneur and longtime friend   in North Las Vegas, Nevada in April 2010. File photograph: Isaac Brekken/The New York Times

In the $600 billion annual US defence department budgets, the $22 million spent on the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification programme was almost i(...)

The TruTrade  platform is now being used in Uganda and Kenya, most recently to open up a direct European market for avocado farmers.

A cashless trading platform developed and operated by an Irish organisation is giving African farmers substantially better prices for their crops whil(...)

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