John Boland

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Forthcoming legislation is expected to oblige water companies to monitor the levels of microplastics in drinking water. File photograph: iStock

The impact of plastic pollution in our oceans, on our coastlines, in our soils and ultimately in our food and water has become a hot topic for enviro(...)

A file image of a 10-week-old baby girl being bottle fed. Photograph:   Getty Images

Bottle-fed babies swallow ‘millions of microplastic particles’ – should we be worried? The headlines are scary but the research by Irish scientists w(...)

Amber and Trinity researchers involved in the groundbreaking research on microplastics produced from infant feeding bottles. From left to right: Prof John Boland; Dr Jing Jing Wang, Prof Liwen Xiao, Dr Dunzhu Li, Dr Yunhong Shi and Dr Luming Yang.

High levels of microplastics are released from infant-feeding bottles during formula preparation and when they are being sterilised, researchers at Tr(...)

Louise O’Keeffe with the Spirit of Mother Jones award. Photograph:  Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Campaigner Louise O’Keeffe told of how honoured and humbled she felt to become the first Cork person to receive the Spirit of Mother Jones Award, whic(...)

Minister for Enterprise Heather Humphreys. In June, the Minister secured the backing of Cabinet for plans to introduce a minimum five-year expiry date on gift vouchers. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Plans to introduce legislation stopping companies from charging maintenance fees on gift cards or selling vouchers with expiry limits of less than fiv(...)

On the research image of the year shortlist: A 3D printed miniature model of Trinity College’s iconic Campanile shown in front of a housefly (Musca domestica). The model is only 2mm tall. It was fabricated using 3D two-photon lithography in AMBER’s new Additive Research Laboratory, where a unique suite of cutting edge Additive Manufacturing tools - 3D printers - are used in cross platform projects including energy storage systems, opto-electronics and medical devices. Photograph: Dr Matthias Kremer TCD

A scientist who is one the world’s leading researchers on nanoscale materials has received the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Researcher of the Year(...)

Trinity College Library: TCD welcomed its higher ranking which placed it in the top 1% of universities worldwide. Photograph: The Irish Times

Ireland’s top universities are climbing back up international rankings following a decade of cutbacks which meant many of them tumbled down influentia(...)

Trinity College Dublin’s Dean of Research Prof John Boland welcomed the fact the university has recaptured top spot among  Irish universities, but expressed concern at a drop of 30 places overall in the space of one year. File photograph: Getty Images

Trinity College Dublin (TCD) has admitted a “really stupid mistake” it made saw it drop down the rankings of the world’s best universities. The unive(...)

Mercy University Hospital, Cork. Photograph: Google street view

A 37-year-old man who threatened to kill a psychiatric nurse after he was caught selling heroin to a patient in a psychiatric ward in a Cork hospital (...)

Peter Cassells, right, chairman of the expert group on higher education. He called the funding model for the sector  broken. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A college graduate could expect to pay €100-€150 per month over 10-15 years if a student loan scheme is introduced in Ireland, according to experts. (...)

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