Astrophysicist Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell with the five scientists (Niamh Kavanagh, Christopher Broderick, Sarah Guerin, Adam Kelly and Vijaykumar V Jadhav) chosen to represent Ireland in Germany at the Science Gallery in Trinity College Dublin. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

Five young scientists, who are leading researchers on cosmology, particle physics and quantum technology, have been chosen by the Irish Research Counc(...)

Former M*A*S*H* star Alan Alda was the guest speaker at the recent SciCom conference in Dublin. The actor  now leads a science communication programme at Stonybrook University.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

“I want you all to join me in a rally to save the parasites,” says Maureen Williams onstage at the Science Gallery in Dublin’s Trinity College. “The s(...)

A woman makes her way through flood waters in Cork city on February 4th, 2014. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The €140 million Office of Public Works (OPW) plan to protect Cork city from flooding is likely to take five years to complete. However, almost half (...)

Irish physicist John Tyndall (1820 - 1893), a superintendent of the Royal Institution renowned for his study of colloids. Photograph: London Stereoscopic Company/Getty Images

A new weekly series for Irish Times Abroad profiles an Exraordinary Emigrant from Irish history, based on entries from the Royal Irish Academy’s Dicti(...)

Tánaiste  Frances Fitzgerald tries out wearable technology with Tyndall National Institute chairman and acting chief executive Eoin O’Driscoll at the Tyndall Technology Days conference in Cork. Photograph: Gerard McCarthy

How an imminent flood of data is used and converted into meaningful actions has become a big issue in the world of computing, according to Anne Kelleh(...)

The block of apartments are along the banks of the river Lee in Cork city.

A block of apartments on the banks of the river Lee in Cork city is fresh to the investment market this week with joint agents CBRE and Cushman & (...)

A surface sensor, or skin patch

How would you like to be fitted with miniature electronic devices so compatible with your body that you are physically unaware of them? They would (...)

The International Year of Light has already seen a number of events in Ireland, including the lighting of the Spire in Dublin which was timed to coincide with the St Patrick’s Day festival. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

It’s the International Year of Light. That’s not some airy-fairy notion about positivity; it’s a chance to focus on the science of light. In 20(...)

Open day at DIT’s Grangegorman campus
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UCD When: November 8th, 10am-4pm Life on campus: Ireland’s largest university, with more than 30,000 students, UCD has in recent years opened a(...)

Intel Ireland silicon research director Leonard Hobbs: SFI “provided a focus for what kind of advanced research Ireland should be involved in and this included advanced microelectronics and ICT”.

Some of the technologies which will underpin the development of future generations of microchips are being researched here in Ireland as a result o(...)

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