Science Foundation Ireland director-general Prof Mark Ferguson says the success of the Irish research centres is in part due to the focus on basic as well as applied research.

Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) has announced a second round of funding for six world-leading research centres spanning a broad spectrum of areas inc(...)

Minister for Innovation Heather Humphreys  said the investment is set to benefit the whole country and third level institutions in particular, who partner with the SFI research centres. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Investment of almost half a billion euro in cutting-edge science research is set to support the work of up to 850 researchers over the coming years. (...)

Prof Andrew Bowie, Trinity College Dublin

A potential new way to control inflammation, which drives a range of diseases including diabetes, cancer and Alzheimer’s, has been identified by Irish(...)

 Astrophysicist Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell with the five scientists (Niamh Kavanagh, Christopher Broderick, Sarah Guerin, Adam Kelly and Vijaykumar V Jadhav) chosen to represent Ireland in Germany at the Science Gallery in Trinity College Dublin. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

Five young scientists, who are leading researchers on cosmology, particle physics and quantum technology, have been chosen by the Irish Research Counc(...)

Dr Manus Biggs: “My lab in Galway will develop the biomaterials for the devices, and we will collect data about how they perform in a biological environment.”

You are starting a new project to make smart biological sensors to monitor ailing hearts and blood-vessels, what does that involve? We are developing(...)

An Post CEO David McRedmond will be a keynote speaker at this year’s Futurescope, which takes place at the Convention Centre in Dublin. Photograph: Maxwell

An Post is looking to establish deeper ties with the start-up community through a new innovation challenge programme that will see the State-owned com(...)

Hands across the water: Taoiseach Leo Varadkar meets US president Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday. Photograph: Reuters/Jim Young

The one-man brand and US president, Donald Trump, considers himself to be one of the world’s truly great marketers. He has a point. Think of all the n(...)

Minister for Business Heather Humphreys and Minister of State for Training John Halligan at the announcement of the  investment of more than €100 million in six new SFI centres for research training.

The newly-launched Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) centres for research training programme is aimed at meeting future digital and information communi(...)

Neuroscientist Sabina Brennan (right) with Dr Laura McAvinue in Trinity college Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Why did you write a book about brain health? “While doing brain research at Trinity College Dublin I read academic papers that showed it is possible (...)

From left: Prof Mark Ferguson-director general of SFI and chief scientific adviser to the Government; Prof Eamonn Quigley, chief of gastroenterology and hepatology Houston Methodist Hospital; Mr Michael Mahoney, CEO of Boston Scientific, and Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Richard Bruton. Photograph: Greg M. Cooper/SFI

The combination of the Irish education system and investment in science has resulted in the generation of graduates who can easily compete at an inter(...)

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