Waterford has a well-established life-sciences cluster. Photograph: iStock
Southern charms

With property prices and wages in Dublin spiralling ever upwards, more companies are beginning to see the merits of having an office outside the capit(...)

Bob Etchingham, CEO of  Applegreen; the company is expected to post strong results this week. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Monday Results: Associated British Foods, Manchester Utd. Indicators: US consumer inflation expectations (Aug). Meetings: Creditors meeting of N(...)

Leo Varadkar said investing in leading-edge scientific and technological research was good for the Irish economy and would deliver ‘innovations which can improve our quality of life’. Photograph: Collins

The setting up of four new world-class Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Research Centres, backed by €114 million in Government and Irish industry fund(...)

Daybreak at Gale Crater

Mars and Earth share various common traits. Both are terrestrial planets that formed in similar ways. The composition of each is comparable too, up to(...)

Prof Séamus Davis of Cornell University.

The search for the superconductor of the future has taken a significant step forward following a breakthrough by six research teams in the US and Euro(...)

Dr Hilda Mulvihill, Lisa Moloney, Tom Staed (Stryker) Dr Eamonn de Barra, Dr Aoife Culliton, Sarah Sayed (University of Limerick)

A team from the University of Limerick has developed a new type of cement that cuts down on the time needed for major orthopaedic operations and helps(...)

The new research centres involve strong collaborative partnerships between research bodies  with funded researchers participating from institutionslike Trinity College. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) is to invest €72 million in four new world class research centres which will address a range of areas including smart(...)

Niamh Kavanagh: “We want [the internet] to work efficiently so we can keep watching those cat videos without interruption!”

Your work aims to make the Internet run more efficiently, can you explain how? The backbone of the Internet is a physical network of optical fibres(...)

Science Foundation of Ireland funding awardees Gerard O’Keeffe, of University College Cork; Roger Preston, of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland  and Nuala Mai Caffery, of Trinity College Dublin. Photograph: Jason Clarke

Growing-your-own tendons, improving safety of dairy products and developing smarter computers are amongst 40 projects that will share €22.3 million in(...)

Oculus’s acquisition of InfiniLED has been described as an opportunity for Ireland to increase global awareness of its high-end technology and research ability. Photograph: Bloomberg

Cork-based InfiniLED, which develops low powered LED technology, has been acquired by California-based virtual-reality company Oculus VR. It will a(...)