Taoiseach Micheál Martin said the scale of the funding ‘sends a clear signal of the Government’s commitment to fostering North-South research collaborations’. File photograph: Julien Behal Photography/PA Wire

The Government has announced €40 million for a North-South research programme under the Shared Island Fund. The package is intended to support deepe(...)

The Government needs to provide meaningful support to Irish scientists and researchers to counter a ‘brain drain’ of talent being exacerbated by under investment in critical research, Fianna Fáil’s science spokesman has said.

The Government needs to provide meaningful support to Irish scientists and researchers to counter a “brain drain” of talent being exacerbated by under(...)

Atlantic Philanthropies, founded and financed by billionaire Chuck Feeney, gave away €1.1 billion in Ireland through 1,030 grants over 30 years. Photograph: Alan Betson

It ended as it began – quietly, low key, with no fanfare. The Dublin office of Atlantic Philanthropies closed this week as billionaire Chuck Feeney, w(...)

There has been a “very deliberate policy on the part of the State of increasing the number of people with doctoral education”, says the Higher Education Authority. Photograph: Getty Images

The number of people in Ireland with doctorates has doubled in the past 10 years, in line with State policy to improve the country’s research credenti(...)

 Chuck Feeney memorably said that philanthropy works best “not when it steers the grantee’s ship, but when it helps put the wind in their sails”. Photograph: Alan Betson

As Chuck Feeney’s Atlantic Philanthropies (AP) writes its last cheque, it is timely to reflect on both the scale and impact of its work in Ireland. (...)

Students with the Columbanus Life and Legacy Project, Moore Institute, NUI Galway working on remains of a Romanesque church recently uncovered within the Basilica di San Colmbano in Bobbio, Italy, where Irish saint Columbanus founded a monastery in the early 7th century. Photograph: Moore Institute, NUI Galway.

Archaeology students from NUI Galway (NUIG) have discovered a 1,000-year-old church linked to the Italian monastery founded by Ireland’s St Columbanu(...)

Enda Kenny said Galway was now one of five global hubs in the medtech sector, which had a market worth €95 billion annually in the EU. Photograph: Andrew Downes

The Taoiseach has described as “mind-blowing” the work being conducted by some 300 scientists and researchers in biomedical science at NUI Galway (NUI(...)