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Bernard Kirk, director of the Galway Education Centre. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

W hen Bernard Kirk was growing up in Cork, he never dreamed a set of Danish interactive plastic bricks in the toybox might become his second name. To(...)

The Centre for Climate Change and Air Pollution Studies  service aims to provide warnings up to three days in advance of air quality deterioration from such incidents as   the massive smoke plume from the Eyjafjallajökull volcano eruption in  Iceland in  April  2010.  Photograph: Arni Saeberg/Bloomberg

Volcanic ash clouds, heat waves and other air pollution incidents across Ireland and Europe can now be predicted several days in advance by a new fore(...)

Dr Marion Broderick, general practitioner for the Aran Islands, was conferred yesterday with the Honorary Degree of Master of Health Sciences at NUI Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

By currach, lifeboat and helicopter, Aran island doctor Marion Broderick has saved as many lives at sea as on land over the past 32 years.The general (...)

They saw my pregnant bump from afar and they came for me with their judgment. But the smug, patronising earth-mothers with their leaflets on how prope(...)

The Minister for Finance Michael Noonan

Further injections of capital into AIB, Bank of Ireland and Permanent TSB “might prove unavoidable” the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council has warned in(...)

Charlotte McCallum Mallard (right) and her wife Beth Mallard and their 22-month-old daughter Lola, at home in Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy
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Christmas Day celebrations have come a long away since the manger, and today’s festive families can be made up of everyone from friends and neighbo(...)

The Government’s chief scientific adviser has said the potential “long-term economic impact” of Ireland’s marine renewable energy research “cannot be (...)

Hundreds of free events are taking place nationwide as part of Science Week 2013, which runs from November 10th – 17th. Science and maths educator Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin was pictured at the launch. Photograph: Keith Arkins

The molecular composition of a cell isn’t something that would normally distract Niamh Tully (8) or Luke Carr (8) or any of their fellow classmates in(...)

Minister for Research Sean Sherlock said the investment has the potential to position Ireland at the forefront of the marine renewable energy research sector globally. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A new €29 million research centre could put Ireland at the forefront of the marine renewable energy research sector, according to the Government.Up to(...)

Comdt Lorraine Fahey is one of 18 women serving in Lebanon among the 339 Irish Defence Forces posted there. Photograph: Paul Nichols

Along one of the most heavily mined stretches of land in the world, and with most contentious national boundary on the globe less than 500 metres away(...)

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