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(...)

University College Dublin, Belfield. Photograph: Alan Betson

University College Dublin has been named Ireland’s leading university for employability and ranked in the top 100 universities worldwide in the latest(...)

Chefs Andy McFadden (left) and JP McMahon at the launch of Food on the Edge 2018 in Dublin on Monday. Photograph: Robbie Reynolds

The theme of Food On The Edge, the international chefs’ symposium that returns to Galway on October 22nd-23rd, has been revealed as “Conversations”. L(...)

Mary Mitchell O’Connor publicises a report on sexual consent among third-level students. Photograph: Maxwell Photography

Minister of State for higher education Mary Mitchell O’Connor said she is considering making classes on sexual consent compulsory in all Irish college(...)

Gerry Clarke and Dr Brendan Boland, co-founders of Loci Orthopaedics.

Loci Orthopaedics, a Galway-based medical devices start-up that has developed a new joint implant to treat arthritis, has raised €2.75 million in a se(...)

It was about “seeing” the outcome, “believing” the ball to already be in the basket, before you even threw it. Photograph: Bertrand Langlois/AFP/Getty Images

How to become a leader? It’s a perennial concern for both organisations and the individuals they employ. I lead a staff of about 80 people. Over almos(...)

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