Prof Denis O’Sullivan. Analysed moon rocks brought back by Neil Armstrong on board the Apollo 11 spacecraft. Photograph: Eric Luke

If you are resorting to virtual table quizzes to break the Covid-19 lockdown boredom, try this question: who links these three things – moon rocks, hi(...)

Dr Eucharia Meehan, chief executive and registrar of the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, at the  launch of  a year-long programme of events to mark 80 years of discovery at the Institute. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS) is marking its unique mission and legacy of ground-breaking discoveries with a week of online events culm(...)

Tesco Ireland  intends supplying more than 6,400 tonnes of waste food a year from its stores in the Republic to Kildare-based Green Generation

Tesco plans to cut carbon emissions by converting waste food from the British chain’s Irish stores into natural gas. Until recently surplus food tha(...)

Businesses are charged a  network-usage charge based on the volume of natural gas they use.  Photograph: iStock

More than 1,000 businesses have signed up to suspend standing charge payments for their gas supply after the semi-State company which operates the gas(...)

The Corrib Gas field is due to run out in 2025. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Republic this week joined Belize, Costa Rica, France and New Zealand in banning oil exploration. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar told the United Nations th(...)

Providence Resources has stated that its Barryroe field off the Cork coast could produce close to 350 million barrels of oil. Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke

The Government published a guide for fossil fuel exploration licence applications just weeks before Taoiseach Leo Varadkar announced a ban on this act(...)

    Prof Alex (Archie)Thompson (retired), Emeritus Professor Luke Drury, DIAS, Hillary O’Donnell (former technician) at the launch at Dublin Institute of Advanced Studies of the programme of events for July to mark the 50th anniversary of the first humans landing on the moon as part of NASA’s Apollo 11 mission. Photograph Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

Apollo 11 has a very special place in the history of Irish space research. Irish hands were among the first to take possession and evaluate moon rock (...)

 Astronaut Edwin ‘Buzz’ Aldrin poses next to the US flag on July 20th, 1969 on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission. Photograph:   NASA/Liaison

The world will soon salute the day a human first walked on the moon 50 years ago on July 20th, 1969. Many events will be held in Ireland to acknowledg(...)

Bord Gáis Energy managing director Catherine O’Kelly: “We want to be as competitive as we can be, because it is a truly competitive market out there in Ireland on price.” Photograph: Tom Honan

Catherine O’Kelly confesses that she loves energy. It captivated her when she was studying politics, philosophy and economics at Oxford. “I knew I wan(...)

Dr Nora Khaldi, founder and chief scientific officer, Nuritas

Eight of Ireland’s pace-setters, all winners of The Irish Times Business Person of the Month Award, talk to us about their life at the top; what they’(...)

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