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Hildegarde Naughton, chairwoman of committee. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / THE IRISH TIMES

The all-party Committee on Climate Action have reached agreement on a far-reaching series of actions to scale up Ireland’s response to global warming.(...)

 Coca-Cola has launched its own brand of milk, Fairlife, in the US

Drinks giant Coca-Cola has described as “speculative” a report that it is considering setting up a dairy processing plant in Co Cork. According to a (...)

Agriculture is the largest contributor to Irish carbon emissions by sector; accounting for 33.3 per cent of national emissions in 2017. Photograph: Getty Images

The most profitable Irish farms are the most efficient in minimising greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, according to Teagasc’s sustainability report for (...)

A dairy cow fixed with technology that collects and measures methane emissions grazes at Moorepark Teagasc food research centre in Fermoy, Co Cork. Photograph: Rachel Doyle

A fundamental redirection of Irish agriculture, including diversification away from heavy reliance on dairy and beef production, is among the recommen(...)

 In 2014, researchers from Cork and Dublin were the first to report that exercise is associated with gut microbial diversity in humans. Illustration: iStock/Getty Images

That darkness broods upon the deep is confirmed by some tummy-related facts: our gut hosts around 100 trillion bacteria; they comprise 200 to 1,000 sp(...)

Research shows firms which got RD&I support from Enterprise Ireland have 2.21 times the turnover, 2.59 times the exports and more than twice the number of full-time employees.

The Enterprise Ireland Innovation Vouchers and Innovation Partnership programmes have proven highly successful in promoting links between business and(...)

More than half of the Republic’s €1.4 billion beef exports go to the UK, and dairy would face tariffs too. Photograph: iStock

The announcement by the UK of the tariffs it would impose on imports in the event of a no-deal Brexit illustrates yet again that trying to introduce a(...)

For students hoping to begin a postgraduate in the 2020-21 academic year, now is a good time to begin researching.

As attention turns towards final undergraduate projects and exams, you may also start thinking about the next step and how you’re going to fund your p(...)

When Nasa needed help for their moon mission they came to Dublin looking for Denis O’Sullivan. Photograph: Eric Luke

I have often wondered why people here seem to be so indifferent about the accomplishments made on a regular basis by the many fine scientists we have (...)

Aonghus Giggins

Ireland is world-renowned both for its farming practices and its attraction as a tourist destination. A Co Louth farming family decided to mix both se(...)

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