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A file photograph of a pair of typical virtual reality goggles Photograph: iStock

It may sound like something from a sci-fi movie but Teagasc, Ireland’s agriculture and food development authority, has developed unique new virtual re(...)

Wearable devices like Fitbits are providing clinicians with data to help manage early-stage heart disease. Photograph: iStock

Healthcare Artificial intelligence is already being deployed in a variety of ways to improve healthcare and health systems around the world. Wearable(...)

Willie Noone of SIPTU said the workers saw what was coming as a consequence of climate change but the problem was that ‘this has been fast-tracked’. File photograph: Pat Sammon

Bord na Móna workers employed on bogs in the Midlands “are being treated abysmally” as their employer seeks to get out of peat production, a union rep(...)

Dairy farmers were the worst affected this year, witnessing incomes slip 22 per cent. Photograph: iStock

Average farm incomes fell 15 per cent this year as adverse weather blighted agricultural production, a review from the State’s agri-food research and (...)

Joe Healy IFA President: five actions the  Government can take to support farming to deliver on climate mitigation.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

It’s time to “move beyond climate blaming and into climate action” in addressing the issue of carbon emissions arising from agriculture, according to (...)

Overall winners: Martin Woods, developer engineer at Aid:Tech; Minister of State for Trade, Employment, and Business, Pat Breen; Niall Dennehy, co-founder of Aid:Tech; Danny Curran, Aid:Tech director of growth; Nicola Paoli, Aid:Tech’s blockchain developer; and Irish Times columnist and MC for the night David McWilliams. The company also won the IT and Fintech category, sponsored by KPMG.

Joe Thompson completed the renowned 151-mile Moroccan desert marathon in 2009, collecting money for charity. Then the money he raised disappeared. Fi(...)

It is remarkable that until now, Ireland has not had a children’s science centre. Photo: iStock

Imagine the BT Young Scientist for 365 days of the year! Imagine a science centre for young people where they could interact with state-of-the-art exh(...)

‘Our core objective is to digitalise dairy farming. We are merging dairy with digital,’ says VistaMilk Centre’s director Prof Donagh Berry.

A newly established research centre will bring technology and agricultural specialists together to help address key issues facing the dairy sector, in(...)

Loretta Kennedy has set up MamaBear Foods, a Cork-based food business with a reduced-sugar ketchup as its launch product.

When kids get a taste for something they often want it with everything. If we’re talking raw carrots, happy days, they can munch to their heart’s cont(...)

Farmers participating in the ‘Smart Farming’ voluntary programme reduced emissions by 9 per cent and saved an average of €7,170 a year, the EPA said.  Photograph: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire.

A growing number of Irish farmers want to participate in “Smart Farming” which aims to reduce carbon emissions and improve efficiency, according to th(...)

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