Prof Derek O’Keefe of NUI Galway: ‘We’ve shown it can be done safely with the right professionals.’ Photograph: Andrew Downes/xposure

A drone has been used to deliver diabetes medication to the Aran Islands, the first time in the world that the technology has been used for diabetes m(...)

File image of a drone. File photograph: Getty Images

The delivery of crucial medicine by drone from Galway to the Aran Islands has been hailed as a first which could be lifesaving in an emergency. The s(...)

The Aquarius capsule: Dr Marc Ó Gríofa from Clonee, Co Meath, is a member of the Nasa  project located 6km off the US Florida coast. Photograph: Nasa Neemo

With exotic fish swimming by his porthole, an Irish “aquanaut” has “phoned home” from a Nasa sea station 20m below the sea surface off the US east co(...)

NASA astronauts carry out simulated space manoeuvres on the ocean floor during a previous NEEMO expedition. An Irish doctor has been selected to monitor the health of six astronauts, engineers and scientists who are due to spend three weeks in an undersea research station off the Florida coast. Photograph:  NASA

An Irish doctor has been selected by US space agency Nasa to monitor the health of six astronauts, engineers and scientists who are due to spend thre(...)

Derek O’Keeffe has 36 previous convictions include manslaughter, possession of a syringe containing blood, assault causing harm, escape from custody and robbery

A convicted killer who held a pregnant woman at knife point during a petrol station robbery has been sentenced to six years in prison with three suspe(...)

Derek O’Keeffe (39)  pleaded guilty at the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to two counts of robbery and one count of attempted robbery in three different petrol stations over four days in November 2013.

A pregnant woman feared for her unborn baby’s welfare after she was held at knife point by a convicted killer, a court has heard.Derek O’Keeffe (39) o(...)