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ESB Networks managing director said the upgrade to modern meters was an important enabler of Ireland’s climate action plan. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The first phase of a €1.1 billion national electricity meter replacement programme to introduce smart meters to homes and businesses was announced by (...)

RTÉ has been criticised repeatedly for its coverage of climate change, notably on flagship programmes. Photograph:  Lukas Schulze/Getty Images

RTÉ is to increase coverage of climate change in response to growing audience demand, according to its director general, Dee Forbes. The expanded con(...)

Dr Sinead McParland of Teagasc is to develop tools to help identify the most efficient cows in the national herd. Photograph: Getty Images

A total of 20 early-stage scientists are to benefit from Government funding totalling €10.8 million to pursue cutting-edge research in Ireland. Their (...)

Mary Mitchell O’Connor, Minister of State for Higher Education, unveils a portrait of  Sheila Tinney at Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS), watched by the late Dr Tinney’s children, Ethna, Hugh and Deirdre Tinney.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A new portrait of the mathematical physicist Dr Sheila Tinney was unveiled on Tuesday at Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS) by her daughters(...)

The average amount of meat consumed per person per year globally has nearly doubled in the past 50 years. File photograph: H Armstrong Roberts/ClassicStock/Getty

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is not the first politician or international figure to commit to reducing their meat consumption in making a contribution to ta(...)

The Citizens’ Assembly ‘was crystal clear that people want to see the Government take the lead on climate action’

Friends of the Earth has called on the Government to include the carbon tax in a series of decarbonisation measures rather than increasing it as a sta(...)

Adam Kelly from Skerries Community College is announced winner of the 2019 BT Young Scientist of the Year. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The 2019 winner of BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition (BTYSE) Adam Kelly (17), a pupil at Skerries Community College, has suggested he may(...)

Cannabinoid medicines are increasingly being approved for the treatment of conditions such as epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, glaucoma, arthritis and cancer

The effectiveness of cannabis products in treating a variety of debilitating diseases can be significantly improved by ensuring they are better absorb(...)

BT Young Scientist & Technologist of the Year Exhibition: drew more than 15,000 people to the RDS on Thursday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Sitting at home watching an episode of Room to Improve on RTÉ television with her father, Ava Kate Beausang (17) quickly came to the realisation that (...)

Tianyiwa Xie, a student from Alexander College, Dublin, whose project was ‘Intersection of Multidimensional Planes in Projective Geometry. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

How can I stop my sliced apple going brown in my lunchbox? Is it possible to charge a phone using exercise? Does listening to classical music make you(...)

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