Fukunari Kimura: chief economist at the Economic Research Institute for Asean and East Asia. American tariffs on Chinese products will have negative consequences for US producers that rely on foreign inputs and in turn for consumers who buy the produce, he said.

The escalating US-China trade war and Brexit have exposed the extent and complexity of global supply chains and ultimately the dangers of acting unila(...)

The Research Institute in Secure Hardware and Embedded Systems at Queen’s University is one of four linked cybersecurity institutes in the UK.

Prof Maire O’Neill is a Queen’s University, Belfast cybersecurity expert who knows that even something as innocent as a toy doll can be corrupted by (...)

Dr Fiachra Long, head of UCC’s school of education, poses to take a selfie in Cork city in front of a backdrop, which gives the impression he is in the Caribbean, as he discusses nanotechnology. Photograph: Clare Keogh

University College Cork has successfully launched a social media campaign aimed at presenting complex ideas and research in a straightforward way to a(...)

Microscopic Alaria plantlets 18 days post spraying

As environmental campaigners highlight the ecological damage caused to fish and birds (and ultimately humans through the food chain) by plastics made (...)

Flooding in Salthill, Galway, during Storm Ophelia in October 2017. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

There has been a large rise in sea levels around Ireland in recent decades, and the trend is going to accelerate over the next century. This will test(...)

On average, and all things being equal, girls generally outperform boys in Leaving Cert subjects, whether or not they have boys sitting beside them in the classroom.

Boys and girls About a third of Ireland’s post-primary school are single-sex. By international standards, this is unusual. Today’s feeder school lis(...)

Ireland and Luxembourg are the only two EU countries projected to miss both their emissions and renewable energy targets in 2020

The fines hanging over Ireland for missing its EU climate targets in 2020 are likely to be significantly lower than previously thought. According to (...)

Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany.

One of the foremost historians on the first World War war has compared US President Donald Trump to Kaiser Wilhelm II. Professor Margaret MacMillan,(...)

A file image of a demining robot in France. File photograph: Jacques Demarthon/AFP/Getty Images

The United Nations is to open a new office in the Netherlands to monitor leading-edge trends in the development of robotics and artificial intelligenc(...)

Angela McGowan: “If the DUP go into the talks and they focus very much on economic asks...then I don’t see how that could be bad for Northern Ireland”

Angela McGowan admits that Brexit has cost her a few nights’ sleep. The Confederation of British Industry’s (CBI) regional director for Northern Irela(...)

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