Irish mathematician, research meteorologist, academic and Irish Times columnist, Dr Peter Lynch has been honoured as this year’s recipient of the Maths Week Ireland Award for his contribution to raising public awareness of maths, pictured receiving his award from Sheila Donegan of Maths Week Ireland.

Mathematician, meteorologist and Irish Times columnist, Dr Peter Lynch, has been honoured as this year’s recipient of the Maths Week Ireland award for(...)

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon: ‘The 2018 budget increase is hugely positive and critical to preparations for our enhanced and increasingly globally prominent regulatory role’

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon says her office aims to spend its additional €4 million allocated in Budget 2018 to recruit up to 40 new emp(...)

 Liam Kavanagh, MD, The Irish Times presenting the overall Irish Times Innovation award to John Browne and Dr James Kennedy from Kastus at the Irish Times Innovation Awards 2017 which took place at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham. Photograph:  Conor McCabe

Irish firm Kastus, which has developed a pioneering antimicrobial coating which kills 99.99 per cent of harmful bacteria and superbugs such as E.Coli (...)

Eoin Gill and Sheila Donegan from Maths Week with Jadine Rock of Rutland National School, Dublin,  at the launch of Maths Week Ireland 2017. Photograph Shane O’Neill

Maths will take to the streets this year in a week-long series of events that make up Maths Week Ireland, an all-Ireland festival starting next Saturd(...)

 Tech Ireland said there are at least 66 companies working in the AI sector, employing almost 2,500 people. Photograph: iStock/Askold Romanov, Mlenny & Tricia Seibold

Plans are afoot to establish the first dedicated masters in artificial intelligence (AI) programme in the country as IDA Ireland continues with moves (...)

Cancer Week Ireland runs from Monday, September 25th to Sunday, October 1st

Everyone knows someone who has been affected by cancer – whether as a patient or a carer. And as latest statistics show that one in three of us may de(...)

Ruth Connelly of third class Ballintemple National School at the Discovery Science Festival in Cork City Hall. Photograph: Clare Keogh

Whether it’s a solar eclipse, Cassini’s stunning images of Saturn and its moons or humans floating around in the International Space Station, space ha(...)

KPMG tax director Damien Flanagan

Companies in Ireland have become more innovative over the past 12 months, with almost nine in 10 businesses now considering themselves to be innovator(...)

Obesity increases the risk of development of several clinical conditions such as diabetes and cancer. Photograph:  Pozarik/Getty Images

Research into the impact of whey on people’s diets could play a major role in the battle against the global obesity epidemic. The research team, led b(...)

Leo Varadkar said investing in leading-edge scientific and technological research was good for the Irish economy and would deliver ‘innovations which can improve our quality of life’. Photograph: Collins

The setting up of four new world-class Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Research Centres, backed by €114 million in Government and Irish industry fund(...)