Prof John Boland working on nanowires, that mimic nerve cells in the brain at the AMBER research facility in TCD. Photograph:  SHARPPIX

A new generation of “neuromorphic” computers will be able to carry out ultra-fast sensory processing, image recognition, and motor control, prompting (...)

Stills from the short film: ‘1943: Berlin Blitz’

Waterford-based Immersive VR Education has collaborated with the BBC for a new virtual reality-based short film that puts viewers in the shoes of a wa(...)

Dr Bassam Naser. Judge Martin Nolan sentenced him to 16 months’ imprisonment, describing him as an intelligent man who knew what he was doing.    Photograph: Alan Betson

The residents of Howth and Sutton are renowned for many things, but campaigning on behalf of convicts is not one of them. However, such is the level (...)

Ikea is reported to be keen on a site in Carrickmines. Photograph: Reuters/Arnd Wiegmann
What’s hot in the burbs

The highest suburban retail and office rents in Dublin are on the southside – with Sandyford and Dundrum setting the pace – but travel a little furthe(...)

The crowd at the  Dublin Pride Parade. Photograph: Tom Honan

A record 60,000 people turned out for the LGBTI+ Dublin Pride Parade on Saturday, about double the previous year’s numbers, organisers said. The even(...)

Former president of Ireland, Dr Mary McAleese, and her husband, Martin McAleese, at a Service of Choral Evensong in Christ Church Cathedral. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Former president of Ireland Mary McAleese last Thursday returned to old habits, becoming once again the interviewer that she was during her TV career (...)

Prof Barbara Murphy: ensuring better outcomes for kidney transplant patients. Photograph: Claudia Paul

Prof Barbara Murphy, chair of the Samuel Bronfman Department of Medicine, the Murray M Rosenberg Professor of Medicine and the Dean of Clinical Integr(...)

Mike Bloomberg at Bloomberg on  Harcourt Street in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The three-time former mayor of New York City, serial flirter with US presidential bids and 11th richest man in the world has got his emerald tie on. (...)

Michael Bloomberg, right, pictured at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland meeting Dermot Desmond and Prof John Hyland, president of the RCSI. Photograph: Julien Behal Photography

Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg said he hopes a candidate will emerge two years from now with the skills both to get elected US president(...)

VR Education founders David and Sandra Whelan recently listed the company on the Irish and London stock exchanges.

David and Sandra Whelan co-founded VR Education in 2014 in an effort to bring immersive technology to distance learning, thus transforming how student(...)

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