Irish Times education columnist Brian Mooney, Dr Maurice Manning and publisher  Phyllis Mitchell at the recent publication of Ireland’s Yearbook of Education.

The Department of Education has clashed with the country’s largest State-funded research agency over how taxpayers’ money should be spent, documents s(...)

Equinome founder Emmeline Hill: “What we’re doing is assessing the natural variation or the natural genetics of an individual.” Photograph: Peter Houlihan

Emmeline Hill doesn’t like the term “luck”. Perhaps it’s the scientist in her. But she will concede that she’s been fortunate. Hill grew up around ho(...)

A visualisation of gravitational waves pictured during a press conference by the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute) at the Leibniz University in Hanover, Germany, in 2016. Photograph: Julian Stratensculte/EPA.

The Government is increasingly under fire for how the nation lags its European counterparts in funding basic, “blue skies”research, the kind in which (...)

Dylan Monaghan (3) at the Med 3DP exhibition piece created by bioengineering students at Trinity College. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

So, you’re finally going to do it. After years of talking about it, you’ve decided to take a bold step for the environment by eliminating all plastic (...)

Minister for  Innovation Heather Humphreys  with Lucia Garcia, postdoc research fellow,  UCD

A new cancer research collaboration aims to bring about better diagnostics, personalised treatment and faster drug discovery and development. Precisi(...)

It is no surprise that R&D efforts in the area are ramping up, as organisations seek to leverage deep data science and AI expertise to find new products and services. Photograph: iStock

As we begin to understand more about artificial intelligence (AI) and its potential to disrupt the way we live and work, it is no surprise that R&(...)

SFI director of science for society Ruth Freeman, SFI researcher of the year Kevin O’Connor and SFI director general Mark Ferguson. Photograph: Jason Clarke

From the bioeconomy to breast cancer, from the microbiome to mentoring, the Science Foundation Ireland Awards 2019 recognise a breadth of research ac(...)

“We have all the big players here, interacting with our universities and some of our institutes of technology, working on anything from drug discovery to clinical trials to processing, manufacturing and formulation,” says Alison Campbell of Knowledge Transfer Ireland.

US multinationals in the pharma sector are increasingly carrying out research and development (R&D) in Ireland and can be found collaborating with(...)

Managing director Anne-Marie Curran: Drury has been involved as a key adviser in a number of high-profile corporate transactions in 2019. Photograph: Jason Clarke

Leading Irish public relations agency Drury Porter Novelli recorded a 13% increase in its profits last year to €508,678, its latest accounts show. Th(...)

Timothy McGrath  will represent Ireland at the International Science and Engineering Fair in California next May. Photograph: Keith Arkins

A student who developed a biofilter to combat “dead zones” in oceans and freshwater, has been named overall winner of SciFest 2019. Timothy McGrath, (...)

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