Frank O Mara

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Running can be a socially distant pursuit even in normal times. Photo: Christoph Schmidt/dpa/AFP via Getty Images

When you spend most of your life working from home, social distancing is already part of the norm. Only now is it becoming the new normal that many pe(...)

Prof John Fitzgerald, chairman, Climate Change Advisory Council and Prof Frank Mitloehner, University of California at the IFA’s Climate Action in Agriculture conference in Dublin . Photograph Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

It does not make sense that Ireland is regarded as producing more greenhouse gases than Los Angeles, a city of 13 million people, a US scientist has t(...)

Rob Heffernan was named Athlete of the Year at the Irish Life Health National Athletics Awards  at the Crowne Plaza hotel  in Santry. Photograph: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

Not a vintage year by recent standards, and yet in celebrating 2017, Athletics Ireland did get to toast one of the finest moments of its times – a rec(...)

The initial research activities of MTI are divided across six different themes or pillars which include meat tenderness, freshness and shelf life, quality grading and classification, health properties, and the benefits of the Irish grass-based production system. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

A new €8.1 million initiative will create a one-stop shop for meat processing research and technology in Ireland. Launched last month, Meat Technology(...)

Marcus O’Sullivan, right, battles it out with  Steve Ovett  of Great Britain  during the 1500 Metres  at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles.  Photograph:  Tony Duffy/Allsport

A few years ago, I got a call from Athletics Ireland asking me would I accept their Hall of Fame award. At the time I’d only recently stopped compet(...)

Discussing the Teagasc Technology Foresight Report (from left): Dr Banning Garrett; Aidan O’Driscoll, Department of Agriculture; Prof Janet Bainbridge, CEO of agricultural technology for UK Trade & Investment; Dr Noel Cawley, Teagasc chairman; Dr Frank O’Mara, director of research, Teagasc; and Dr Lance O’Brien, head of foresight, Teagasc

The Teagasc Technology Foresight 2035 project focuses on the identification of key technologies that will drive the competitiveness and sustainable gr(...)

Rose-Anne Galligan runs in the heats of the 1,500m at the World Indoor Athletic Championships in Portland, Oregon on Friday. Photograph:  Adam Jastrzebowski/Inpho

Not many people willingly left Cheltenham at the start of this week, especially those with any interest in horses, although Rose-Anne Galligan had a p(...)

Sonia O’Sullivan was one of the many Irish athletes to accept a scholarship at a US university. Photograph: Getty.

The plan was to smash a few records and then run in the Olympics. There is no sure-fire path to any sporting glory, only the tried and trusted. And wh(...)

Sonia O’Sullivan celebrates with her gold medal after winning the women’s 5,000m final at the 1995 World Athletics Championships at the Ullevi Stadium in Gothenburg, Sweden. Photo:  Mike Hewitt/Allsport

Time passes slowly on every long bus journey, and on this one, Sonia O’Sullivan rests her head against the window, stares out across the green fiel(...)

Carlos Moedas, European commissioner for research, science and innovation , addresses delegates at the  opening of the Paddy O’Keeffe Innovation Centre at Teagasc Moorepark, Fermoy, Co Cork

Ireland should be the torchbearer for finding innovative ways to feed the world in a sustainable way, EU commissioner for research, science and inno(...)

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