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Ellie Concannon, Aoibhe Briscoe and Kate Owens from Coláiste Iognaid, Galway with their project on microbeads and microplastics in water at the 2018 BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition at the RDS. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Microplastic contamination of tap water at a number of Galway national schools was found by three first-year students in their research for the BT You(...)

A sunny day in Dublin’s St Stephen’s Green.  Hot days in Ireland are projected to  get warmer by up to 2.6 degrees by 2050. Photograph: Frank Miller

Ireland’s first national strategy for adapting to climate change has set out how the Irish economy and society must be made more resilient to withstan(...)

Simon Meehan and his science teacher, Karina Lyne. Much of the criticism  for the winner came from people passing judgment on a piece of sound science that had hallmarks of brilliance, even though they had not read it

The court of social media put Ireland’s much-celebrated and internationally-renowned Young Scientist competition in the dock this week with accusation(...)

Astrid Gundersen  (3), from Swords, at the Friends of the Earth protest outside the Dáil on Wednesday as the joint Oireachtas environment committee began hearings on the Waste Reduction Bill. Photograph: Alan Betson

There are strong indications that legislation for a mandatory “deposit return scheme” in Ireland for plastic bottles and a ban on single-use plastic m(...)

 Plastics and other detritus line the shore of the Thames Estuary. Photograph:  Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Europe is planning to ensure all plastic packaging in the EU is recyclable by 2030. The move is part of a new policy on plastics published by the Eu(...)

Simon Meehan with  his science teacher Karina Lyne after he was awarded top prize at the 2018 BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition. Photograph: Chris Bellew /Fennell Photography

The organisers of the 2018 BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition have strongly defended research conducted by this year’s winner and rejected(...)

Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Denis Naughten.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

This will be the year Ireland embarks on a path to implementing substantial carbon taxes; attempts to counter rising greenhouse gas emissions and sets(...)

Jack Kennedy from Coláiste Mhuire, Tipperary with exhibit ‘Analysing the effect of 1st year students positivity using ‘three good things’.Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Mental well-being and the impact of social media on the lives of young people dominated social and behavioural projects at this year’s BT Young Scient(...)

Channel 4 News presenter Jon Snow: ‘The trouble is Trump has captured the whole concept of fake news and is adding to it’. File photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Channel 4 broadcaster Jon Snow has said he cannot recall a more challenging time for journalism than now due to being in “the accordion of agony which(...)

Prof Mark Ferguson, director general  Science Foundation Ireland. Photograph: Eric Luke

Ireland’s investment in science needs to almost double over the coming years if it is to be able to innovate on the scale required to transform the ec(...)

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