John Halligan

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IDA’s landholding currently amounts to 4,389 hectares, of which 3,219 hectares is occupied. IDA said the remaining 1,170 hectares is being “actively marketed”. Photograph: David Sleator

Attempts to persuade the Government to force IDA Ireland to make some of its vacant land available to help alleviate the housing crisis continue to be(...)

The Irish team comprises 47 student engineers, physicists, computer scientists and designers from DCU, Trinity, UCD, DIT, IT Carlow and Maynooth University.   Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A team of Irish students are putting the final touches to a pod which they hope will travel at a speed of 540km/h in Elon Musk’s Hyperloop test track (...)

 Gaelscoil na nDeise, Waterford, pupils, with   their SFI award, with  principal Marc de Grás, SFI’s Cathy Foley, Minister of State   John Halligan and Oisin Furlong. Photograph: Patrick Browne

A total of 641 primary schools have received a Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Discover Science and Maths Award for 2018. The programme aims to incre(...)

 Super-junior Minister for Disabilities Finian McGrath:  “I wouldn’t feel comfortable wining and dining there”

Several prominent politicians, including Ministers and party leaders, have declined invitations to attend the US embassy’s celebration of American ind(...)

Some Ministers believe Fine Gael can gain between seven and 13 seats in the next general election

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is being urged by his party to fight an election this year if Fianna Fáil does not commit to renewing the confidence and supply(...)

The Government has announced funding of €8 million for 10 Institutes of Technology to support an estimated 2,300 additional apprenticeships in 13 diff(...)

Bishop of Waterford and Lismore Alphonsus Cullinan. Photograph: Diocese of Limerick

The Catholic Bishop of Waterford has questioned the ability of Irish people to think critically, accusing some Yes voters in last week’s abortion refe(...)

 Ballot paper being counted for  the 2012 Fiscal Stability Treaty referendum. Photograph: David Sleator

Mid-morning tallies on Saturday will give voters the first indication of the result of the abortion referendum. All constituencies will have a tally(...)

Pro Life Campaign: ‘A lot of Mass goers intend to vote Yes’

The Catholic Bishop of Waterford and Lismore Alphonsis (Phonsie) Cullinan urged his priests to use material scripted by the Pro Life Campaign at Masse(...)

Ireland is currently spending about 1.3 to 1.5 per cent of GDP on R&D compared to an EU average of 2.03 per cent. Photograph: iStock

“Ireland’s future economic growth and prosperity will depend in very large measure on our continued investment in research, development and innovation(...)

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