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Ireland’s first space strategy  aims to double  space-related revenue and employment in space-active Irish companies and to support 100 companies to benefit from ESA engagement. Photograph: Nasa/New York Times

Ireland gets between four and eight euros back for every euro it puts into the European Space Agency (ESA), junior minister John Halligan has claimed.(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe ‘is facing the biggest challenge of his political career’. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

In the coming months the Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe, will have to take a range of critical decisions which will make or break the Governmen(...)

The Netherlands’ King Willem-Alexander   and Queen Máxima take part in a tree-planting ceremony, watched by President Michael D Higgins  and his wife Sabina , after arriving at Áras an Uachtaráin. Photograph:  Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, who are on a three-day state visit to Ireland, were told by entrepreneurs in Dublin that th(...)

Minister of State for Disability Issues Finian McGrath  said he would attend the Stand Up to Trump rally on Thursday at the Garden of Remembrance at Parnell Square. Photograph: James Forde

Government minister Finian McGrath has said he will attend a protest against Donald Trump during his trip to Ireland this week because the US presiden(...)

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(...)

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