The spotted lanternfish. The fish inhabits the deep Atlantic Ocean and is succumbing to microplastic pollution.

Plastic pollution is affecting marine life in some of the most remote parts of the Atlantic Ocean with almost three quarters of a sample of more than (...)

ProfJonathan Coleman: ‘It’s a process, and after 17 years we have got to this point, but we’re still on a curve that needs to continue to go up to get to where we need to be’

It’s the little things that can make the biggest difference. And it’s the very little things that are making Ireland a veritable giant in the world of(...)

While SFI was pursuing important research,  Mr Lawless said the broader research ecosystem was suffering from lack of support. Photograph: iStock

Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), which receives the largest proportion of Irish research funding from the Government, needs to be reconfigured to en(...)

Caitríona Mordan, RRI projects officer for DCU

You work in the area of RRI, or responsible research and innovation. What does that mean? RRI is about developing research in a reflective way. Unive(...)

 Caolann Brady, overall SciFest winner 2016, Christopher Carragher, overall SciFest winner 2014, and Margie McCarthy, head of education and public engagement at Science Foundation Ireland. Photograph: Shane O’Neill, SON Photographic

Second-level students across Ireland should put their skills in science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM) to the test by participating in thi(...)

Science Foundation Ireland director of strategy and communications Dr Ruth Freeman: “It’s not about pushing all students into Stem.”

The deadline for Central Applications Office applications is 5:15pm today, with students having a further four weeks to amend their course choices sho(...)

 Prof Siobhán Clarke, director of Enable

A team of 60 researchers working with 25 companies is to embark on a €14.5 million project to show how Irish cities can exploit internet technology to(...)

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 (...)

Lava spews from the Mayon volcano in Manila, the Philippines, as it continues to erupt. Photograph: Charism Sayat/AFP/Getty Images

It is one of nature’s most destructive acts – and one of its most unpredictable; when an active volcano re-activates, spewing molten lava and threaten(...)

The World Economic Forum Davos take place this week from Tuesday to Friday. Photograph: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters

Monday Results: Netflix. Indicators: Irish wholesale prices (Dec). Tuesday Results: EasyJet, Johnson & Johnson, Mattel, Procter & Gamble. (...)

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