A file image from January this year showing Adam Kelly from Skerries Community College  announced as the  winner of the 2019 BT Young Scientist of the Year. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

A Skerries teenager who was crowned Ireland’s Young Scientist of the Year in January and went on to have an asteroid named in his honour in the US as (...)

Trinity College Dublin tumbled more than 40 places to 164th place in the latest set of world university rankings. Photograph: iStock

Just one of more than 400 recently announced European research grants has been awarded to Ireland prompting calls for an overhaul in how the Governmen(...)

A closer look: ‘Science Week provides essential support to many fantastic events across the country that will inspire the next generation of scientists,’ says SFI’s Dr Ruth Freeman

If you want to learn how to save the planet in 45 minutes, why you can’t bake in space, or how tree-planting can tackle climate change, you need look (...)

Lead author Dr Edmund Gilbert, who is based at RCSI, said the work was helping understand the role of genetic variation in human disease. File photograph: Getty

A complete genetic map of Britain and Ireland, generated by scientists for the first time, provides proof of common ancestry going back hundreds of ye(...)

 Dr Eimear Dolan: looking to the next stage of the research

Irish researchers have made a breakthrough in robotics that could lead to better outcomes and treatments for patients requiring implanted devices – su(...)

Pictured at the Lero Esports Science research lab are (from left) postgraduate researcher Jessica Mangione, research assistant Niall Ramsbottom, programme manager Dr Adam Toth, postgraduate researcher Yueying Gong and lab Director Dr Mark Campbell. Photograph: Diarmuid Greene/True Media

Software research centre Lero has opened Ireland’s first esports research lab as it tries to identify the traits that make the best gamers. The lab,(...)

For Sláintecare proposals to be implemented, consultants must be given contracts that allow only public activity in public hospitals, a report says. Image: iStock

The Government should introduce special derogations from official pay caps for senior medical consultants to facilitate the health service in filling (...)

The availability of synthetic meat will lead to dramatic changes in human diets, while being immensely challenging for the farming and agrifood industry.   Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Food production driven by science is about to enter an era of rapid innovation. Synthetic meat composed from stem cells in cattle, and made with remar(...)

“R&D is seriously expensive, and a lot of things tried don’t work out at the later stages after spending a huge amount of money.” Photograph: iStock

The need for new drugs and health products continues to rise while regulators, consumers and healthcare providers are demanding greater value for mone(...)

Talent, tax and the environment for doing business remain the key ingredients underpinning Ireland’s performance as a key location of R&D activity. Photograph: iStock

Talent, tax and the environment for doing business remain the key ingredients underpinning Ireland’s performance as a key location of R&D activity(...)

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