Face masks for sale at  a pharmacy in  Dublin. Photograph:  Dara Mac Donaill

A Galway-based campus company has developed a new kind of cleaning wipe which it says could have an “enormous impact” in arresting the spread of coron(...)

As many as 150,000 patients with a bottom blood pressure number of over 80, but a normal top blood pressure number below 130, are potentially at risk of being overtreated, according to research.

Up to 150,000 Irish blood pressure patients may not need additional drug treatment despite new guidelines suggesting they do, according to new resear(...)

The report found over €48,000 had been spent by Galway University Foundation on business class flights between 2015 and 2017. Photograph: NUIG website

An investigation by the Charities Regulator into the National University of Ireland Galway’s (NUIG) fundraising charity found spending on luxury 5-sta(...)

 Dr Eimear Dolan: looking to the next stage of the research

Irish researchers have made a breakthrough in robotics that could lead to better outcomes and treatments for patients requiring implanted devices – su(...)

The Roster of the 1885 Chicago White Stockings (known today as the Chicago Cubs) Top Row: George Gore, Silver Flint, Cap Anson, Jim McCormick, Mike ‘King’ Kelly, Fred Pfeffer; Bottom Row: Jimmy Ryan, Ned Williamson, Abner Dalrymple, Tom Burns, Jim Clarkson, Billy Sunday. Photograph: Wikimedia Commons

One of sport’s most renowned rivalries was on display for the first time on this side of the Atlantic last weekend, as the Boston Red Sox and New York(...)

 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(...)

Dr Sinead McParland of Teagasc is to develop tools to help identify the most efficient cows in the national herd. Photograph: Getty Images

A total of 20 early-stage scientists are to benefit from Government funding totalling €10.8 million to pursue cutting-edge research in Ireland. Their (...)

A Dublin butcher shop in Christmas week. ‘Some people have an unrealistic view of what Christmases past were like and very often, the old ways weren’t the best.’ Photograph: Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images

The Americans might say “Happy Holidays” instead of “Happy Christmas” so as not to offend non-Christians yet Christmas festivities – religious, secula(...)

The EIB has invested over €130 billion globally in renewables. Photograph: iStock

An Irish renewable energy investment company has secured €84 million in backing from the low cost European Investment Bank (EIB) to support its long-t(...)

A reconstruction of Ötzi the iceman, the 50,000-year-old European found in the Italian alps in 1991. Photograph: Thilo Parg

Over the past 10 years, a new field has emerged which is revolutionising our understanding of human history and anthropology. Ancient DNA, the analysi(...)

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