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Beef cattle on the grass in Kilkenny

Ireland has long prided itself on its credentials as a producer of natural, wholesome food. Kerrygold’s international success was underpinned by image(...)

Dr Sinead McParland of Teagasc is to develop tools to help identify the most efficient cows in the national herd. Photograph: Getty Images

A total of 20 early-stage scientists are to benefit from Government funding totalling €10.8 million to pursue cutting-edge research in Ireland. Their (...)

Rian Byrne, a pupil at Coláiste Chill Mhantáin, Co Wicklow, with elements of his project looking at how effectiveness of honey as a health food can be measured. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Building a “bioreactor” in one’s bedroom comes with inevitable downsides, but Greg Tarr believed the outcome of his endeavours could lead to a better (...)

Algae on a tree in Moninea Bog in Co Fermanagh, where lichen and sphagnum moss were killed by ammonia.
The trouble with ammonia

In 2007, Mark Sutton, an environmental physicist, decided to visit Moninea Bog in Co Fermanagh. This bouncy, wet, raised bog had always been packed wi(...)

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(...)

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