“It’s no walk in the park, creating this vaccine, so I think it’s a very dangerous rule or standard, or whatever the word is, to take, to say you’re not going to do anything until there’s a vaccine.” Photograph: Inpho

Predicating any return to sport after Covid-19 on the discovery of a vaccine could prove “dangerous” and “ridiculous”, according to Prof Kingston Mill(...)

Two joggers run along the quays in Dublin city centre. Photo: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

Distance runners moving at any reasonable pace present no significant risk of spreading Covid-19. The problem, according to Prof Kingston Mills, is, s(...)

Coronavirus at the point of infection: the visual effect was created by Irish animator and data scientist Eoin Winston of Nexu and Jason McLellan from the University of Texas.

There are many confounding aspects of Sars-CoV-2 (its medical term), the virus that causes Covid-19. One is that we can’t see it with the naked eye. A(...)

The Covid-19 Research Hub will be located at Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute. The Covid-19 Research Hub will be located at Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute.

Trinity College Dublin is to set up a Covid-19 research hub that will focus on the most urgent scientific breakthroughs needed to address the current (...)

People stand on designated areas to maintain social distancing as they queue outside a medical store during a government-imposed nationwide lockdown as a preventive measure against coronavirus in Srinagar in India. Photograph: Tauseef Mustafa/AFP via Getty Images

This is a series of regular updates from Irish Times Environment & Science Editor Kevin O’Sullivan on scientific initiatives and developments on c(...)

Fees for non-EU undergraduate students range between €10,000-€20,000 in engineering and science, while they climb to between €40,000-€55,000 for those studying medicine.

Irish universities face losing tens of millions of euro in tuition fees from the impact of coronavirus due to large numbers of international students (...)

A laboratory technician demonstrates the Covid-19 test kits at the CBRNE Laboratory in Singapore, on Thursday, March 5th, 2020. Photograph: Wei Leng Tay/Bloomberg

As the number of global coronavirus cases approaches 100,000, the number of confirmed cases in the Republic had more than doubled by Friday, bringing (...)

The Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute in Dublin.

A section of Trinity College Dublin’s city centre campus was closed as a precautionary measure on Friday after one of the 13 confirmed cases of corona(...)

The 10-year National Development Plan provides for investment of €5bn in the higher- and further-education sector over the next decade. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The capacity of higher-education institutions to manage large-scale construction projects has been called into question by a spending review. The rev(...)

Prof Andrew Bowie, Trinity College Dublin

A potential new way to control inflammation, which drives a range of diseases including diabetes, cancer and Alzheimer’s, has been identified by Irish(...)

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