Dr Oran Rigby, founder and CEO of Akkure, developed a strong interest in the application of robotics and automation to medicine while working in Australia.

In March this year the digital health start-up Akkure Genomics launched CovidMedBot, a free online tool providing personalised risk assessment to help(...)

A jogger runs past a sign telling people to adhere to social distancing guidelines, and stay 2m  apart, in London. Photograph: Niklas Halle’n/AFP via Getty Images

It may be a good idea to give one another more than two metres (6ft) of space while exercising outside during the current coronavirus pandemic, accord(...)

Claudia de Souza and her wife Myra McGuirk at home in North Strand, Dublin. Photograph: Dara MacDónaill/The Irish Times

A civil engineer with more than 20 years' experience says she was told she was unsuitable for a job on a big Dublin construction project because she i(...)

Kerry’s Sean Ó Sé and Paul Brennan of Donegal. The counties meet again at Croke Park next Sunday. PhotographCathal Noonan/Inpho

All of 37 years since his father PJ refereed the All-Ireland final that famously settled the last attempt at five-in-a-row, Paraic McGrath will take t(...)

Delft Hyperloop’s design for the exterior of a Hyperloop pod. Photograph: Delft University/INDG/AltSpace/PA Wire

A virtual glimpse into the future of high-speed ground transport has been revealed by a group of engineers and designers, who have envisaged how Elon (...)

The European Commission says the new “European University” initiative will allow students, doctoral candidates, staff and researchers to move “seamlessly” between institutions. Photograph: Getty Images

Students will be able study for degrees by completing modules across a “seamless” network of European universities under a new initiative. Trinity an(...)

Genetic counselling is about trying to explain the condition, how it’s inherited and to explain any genetic testing results. Photograph: iStock

Coming to terms with a genetic illness in the family can leave a person with many questions. What does this mean for me? What does this mean for my ch(...)

 Technological University Dublin: main campus is at Grangegorman and it has a staff of 3,000-plus. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ireland’s first technological university has been formally established by law and is now the country’s largest third-level institution. Technological(...)

Professor David FitzPatrick, dean of engineering at UCD, is set to become the first president of Technological University Dublin. Photograph: myUCD.ie

A senior UCD academic has been appointed president of the Technological University Dublin. The new institution - due to be formally established in Ja(...)

The LarvalBot  undersea robot was developed  to inject a new lease of life into the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Australia.

An undersea robot developed by researchers from Southern Cross University and Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Australia will inject a new(...)

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