Seamus Gorman, chief executive of Irish company HiberGene Diagnostics: ‘The Covid-19 pandemic is the greatest challenge to humanity in our lifetimes.’ Photograph: Julien Behal

Irish company HiberGene Diagnostics has secured European approval for a highly accurate, low-cost, rapid test for coronavirus. The test promises to de(...)

The European Commission’s office in Belfast closed at the end of January when the UK left the EU. Photograph: Getty Images

The EU should re-establish a diplomatic “presence” in Northern Ireland post-Brexit, according to a report by the research initiative The UK in a Chang(...)

Jonathan Bardon wrote and presented many radio programmes, including the BBC series, and accompanying book, A History of Ireland in 250 episodes. File photograph: The Irish Times

Jonathan Bardon, the historian who chronicled the development of Ulster from the earliest times to the present day, has died, his family has said. He(...)

UK prime minister Boris Johnson told the House of Commons in December 2019: ‘watch the space between the islands.’ Photograph: PA Wire

At their closest point, only 20km separate Torr Head in Co Antrim from the Mull of Kintyre; on a clear day on the north coast, you can see Scotland. (...)

Barley leftover during the production of beer could be used to make fuel for homes, charcoal for barbecues or filters for clean water. Photograph: iStock

A low-cost technique of converting the by-products of brewing into renewable fuel has been developed by a researcher at Queen’s University, Belfast. (...)

Gary O’Donovan and Paul O’Donovan: Gary is competing in New Zealand (and later  Australia)while Paul will take part in the Irish Indoor Rowing Championships in Limerick. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Even as many of the top rowers in the country line up at the Irish Indoor Championships (IIRC) in the University of Limerick on Saturday, Gary O’Dono(...)

Porous liquids  contain up to 10,000 times the number of cavities that are found in other liquids.

A new spin-out company set up by scientists from Queen’s University in Belfast and the University of Liverpool, has invented a revolutionary class of (...)

Former President Mary McAleese who is to work as a professor at the University of Glasgow. File Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Former Irish president Mary McAleese is to work as a professor at the University of Glasgow, the institution has announced. She has taken up a positi(...)

Gareth Keane: “I’m a technology optimist. I know there are negatives but, overall, we are better off now than we were, say, 30 years ago.”

The Pacific coast of Canada and the United States is a tantalising place and it has a special draw for technology investor and enthusiast Gareth Keane(...)

At the launch of Randox’s expansion plan were Dr Peter FitzGerald, managing director of Randox Laboratories, Sir John Bell, chairman of the UK government’s Life Sciences Industrial Strategy Board and Alastair Hamilton, chief executive of Invest NI

Randox Laboratories plans to invest £50 million (€56.5m) to establish three new centres of excellence in the North that will focus on diagnosing life-(...)

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