Former M*A*S*H* star Alan Alda was the guest speaker at the recent SciCom conference in Dublin. The actor  now leads a science communication programme at Stonybrook University.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

“I want you all to join me in a rally to save the parasites,” says Maureen Williams onstage at the Science Gallery in Dublin’s Trinity College. “The s(...)

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 (...)

The Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre was established in UCC some 15 years ago to carry out research on the digestive system. Photograph: Clare Keogh

A research centre at University College Cork is contributing revenues of €1. 2 million per week to the Irish economy with every euro invested by the S(...)

Ireland’s research centre for medical devices is to consider developing a national animal testing lab. Photograph: Getty Images

Ireland’s research centre for medical devices is to consider developing a national animal testing lab, to trial medical implants on large animals. Cú(...)

Prof Gianpiero Cavalleri: “We also used DNA to inform on the population structure and history of the Traveller community, and we were able to contribute in some small way to the debate around the recognition of Travellers as an ethnic minority.”

What areas do you research? “I’m interested in how we all differ at the level of our DNA, the set of genes we inherit. Understanding and studying the(...)

Prof Séamus Davis graduated with  a BSc in Physics at UCC in 1983 and has since gone on to become a leading global figure in the field of quantum matter. Photograph: Clare Keogh

The first in a series of world-class academic appointments aimed at capitalising on Brexit and uncertainty in the US is to be announced on Wednesday. (...)

The development of genetic sequencing and the discovery and use of biomarkers has now given clinicians new tools to apply this personalised approach. Photograph: iStock

Research in Ireland is advancing progress in personalised and targeted medicines, particularly in the area of oncology, which leads to better treatmen(...)

SFI deputy director general Dr Ciarán Seoighe: “In good times, it is vital for Ireland to invest in research and innovation to fill the coffers with new technologies and ideas that will sustain the country in difficult times.”

Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) is engaged in a wide-ranging consultation process as part of the development of a successor to its current Agenda 202(...)

Research and development: Ireland is now ranked 11th internationally for the quality of its scientific research, an improvement of more than 20 places since 2005. Photograph: Getty

Industry engagement with research has grown dramatically since the establishment of Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) in 2003. “We’ve come a long way i(...)

Overall winners: Martin Woods, developer engineer at Aid:Tech; Minister of State for Trade, Employment, and Business, Pat Breen; Niall Dennehy, co-founder of Aid:Tech; Danny Curran, Aid:Tech director of growth; Nicola Paoli, Aid:Tech’s blockchain developer; and Irish Times columnist and MC for the night David McWilliams. The company also won the IT and Fintech category, sponsored by KPMG.

Joe Thompson completed the renowned 151-mile Moroccan desert marathon in 2009, collecting money for charity. Then the money he raised disappeared. Fi(...)

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