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The site contains the Barryroe oil accumulation and lies in about 100 metres of water in the North Celtic Sea Basin.

Irish oil and gas explorer Providence Resources is to apply for new permission to survey a well site 50 km off the south coast of Ireland after An Tai(...)

 Alison Duggan, student at St Colman’s Community College, Midleton, Co Cork speaking at the Evidence Matters event at the Houses of the Oireachtas. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

In what was an unusual form of speed dating between members of the public and politicians, 16 citizens arrived in Leinster House to lay out their case(...)

Just 2 per cent of students take up apprenticeships and only 2 per cent of them are female, but “it is growing substantially” Minister of State John Halligan told the Dáil. Photograph: iStock

The number of women taking up apprenticeships has increased dramatically in the past three years, but from a very low base, the Dáil has heard. Just (...)

An international panel of experts in perinatal care had strongly endorsed continuing funding for Infant, which employs 100 people, but following a separate review process it was decided to end the funding. File photograph: Getty Images

A major research centre focused on women and children’s health could face an uncertain future following a decision to cut its funding, Dr Ruth Barring(...)

At 2400 metres above sea level in the southern part of Chile’s Atacama Desert, La Silla was ESO’s first observation site. Photograph: European Southern Observatory

Astronomers based in Ireland will soon be able to participate in frontier research in space, such as investigating the birth of stars and planets, as (...)

I-Form’s director, Prof Denis Dowling, said the centre was working with industry to deliver the next level of understanding for complex manufacturing processes.

A €22 million advanced manufacturing research centre was launched in University College Dublin on Monday with the mission of shaping the future of man(...)

 Finian McGrath: he said the government had been talking about ratifying the UN convention on the rights of people with disabilities for 15 years, but he and the Independent Alliance had made it happen. Photograph: Getty Images

The Independent Alliance has ended cronyism and brought stability to the country, its members said on Thursday, calling for another two years in offic(...)

Fine Gael Ministers at Cabinet recognised that Minister of State for Disability Issues Finian McGrath had a different view to them on the Trump visit, a Cabinet source said. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Independent Alliance ministers stressed their opposition to the policies of US President Donald Trump during a discussion on his impending Irish visit(...)

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar presents US president Donald Trump with a bowl of shamrock as Melania Trump looks on during the annual Irish-US  White House meeting in March. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said US president Donald Trump’s visit to Ireland in November has come “a little bit out of the blue”. Mr Trump will visi(...)

 Independent TD Mattie McGrath: ‘Just go away and let the people that want to enjoy the pope, enjoy him’. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Former President Mary McAleese should “get off the stage” and stop criticising the Catholic Church, Independent TD Mattie McGrath has said. He claim(...)

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