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Projects from the life and physical sciences, humanities and social sciences were awarded funding. Photograph: Getty Images

Ground-breaking basic research in the Republic is to benefit from €12 million in State funding with 12 leading researchers each benefiting from €1 mil(...)

Ninety companies will partner with Irish third-level institutions to create places for 700 students. Photograph: iStock

Some 90 companies are going to partner with Irish third-level colleges in running postgraduate courses and research programmes to train students in ke(...)

The figures show that 17 of the Republic’s 26 counties received 10 or fewer foreign investment-related visits.

Close to half of all site visits made in the Republic last year by multinationals looking to set up or expand operations were to locations in Dublin. (...)

Fianna Fáil TD John McGuinness. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Good morning, and happy Valentine’s Day — the day the price of a bunch of roses rises by national children’s hospital proportions. Matters in Fianna (...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris.

A protest outside Minister for Health Simon Harris’s home on Sunday afternoon has been condemned by politicians, the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organis(...)

The Minister said  last year the IDA delivered 113 regional investments, “which is the equivalent of 56 per cent of new jobs created outside Dublin”

The IDA cannot “force or cajole” companies investing in Ireland to locate their businesses outside Dublin or other cities, Minister of State for Enter(...)

The Barryroe project has been valued at an estimated €1.1 billion. Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke

An Taisce has settled a High Court case with the Government over a survey licence granted to Tony O’Reilly jnr’s Providence Resources for exploration (...)

A wall separates Palestinians (right) and the side to be used exclusively by Israelis in a settlement near Jerusalem. Photograph: Getty Images

Israel has reacted angrily to a vote by TDs to ban the sale of imported Israeli goods from the occupied territories in Palestine, describing it as an (...)

Government Chief Whip Seán Kyne recently told TDs that any unapproved absences during the coming Dáil term will be reported to the Taoiseach. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Depending on who you ask, the Independent Alliance operates a tacit arrangement with Fine Gael whereby some of its members go missing for Dáil votes o(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has asked his Ministers to refrain from criticising Shane Ross. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/ The Irish Times

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has asked his Ministers to refrain from criticising Shane Ross because it leads to a public “back and forth” between Fine Gael (...)

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