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 (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar awards SFI St Patrick’s Day Science Medal to Leading Physicist Prof Margaret Murnane and technology innovator David McCourt

Margaret Murnane, Professor of Physics and Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Colorado; and David McCourt, founder and CEO of Grana(...)

Leading physicist  Prof Margaret Murnane was awarded the Science Foundation Ireland’s St Patrick’s Day Science Medal. Photograph: John Harrington

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has presented Science Foundation Ireland’s St Patrick’s Day Science Medal to Prof Margaret Murnane, a world leader in developme(...)

Permanent TSB came under fire for turning down a request to appear before the Oireachtas finance committee over plans to sell €3.7 billion in mortgages. Photograph: Alan Betson

Monday Results: Aryzta, Aralez Pharmaceuticals. Indicators: Irish construction PMI (Feb); US consumer inflation expectations (Feb). Meetings: Dub(...)

More than €2 billion will go towards expanding institutes of technology and part-funding ambitious developments in the university sector.

Plans to expand universities and institutes of technology to meet growing student numbers forms a key part of the Government’s 10 year National Develo(...)

Most optical devices use linear material, as for example with glass, where light of a certain brightness is transmitted through the material and emerges from it at the same intensity.

A new photonic material developed with the help of a scientist based in Cork has the potential to ensure significantly higher internet speeds with sim(...)

Ger Goold, chief operating officer and partner, Kernel Capital; Frank Smyth, chief executive, Pilot Photonics and  Kevin Healy of Bank of Ireland

Pilot Photonics, a spin-out company built on more than a decade’s work by research teams at Dublin City University and the Tyndall National Institute (...)

An attendee looks at book-reading robots called Luka at CES International. Other tech unveiled at the event included wifi-connected showers, skin-analysing smart mirrors and a clothes-folding robot. Photograph: Jae  Hong/AP

Belfast-based tech company Neurovalens has found itself in the spotlight at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, competing in the final o(...)

eShopWorld founder and chief executive Tommy Kelly

Fast growing Irish ecommerce firm eShopWorld, which was recently valued at €300 million, has picked up yet another gong after being named company of t(...)

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(...)

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