Maire Geoghegan-Quinn  European Commissioner for research, Innovation & Science will announce details of the fund today. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish times

Irish companies will be able to apply for €1.25 billion in research grants over the next seven years under a scheme due to be launched at the Conve(...)

Kaye Mulrooney: “The challenge now is to develop exports as the Irish market is mature for us.”

Seavite were pioneers in the use of organic seaweed in skincare products. What is special about your business?It was started 20 years ago by my late (...)

Shimon Peres, who met European Commission vice-president Antonio Tajani today. Photograph: Gali Tibbon/Reuters

European Commission vice-president Antonio Tajani pledged today to strengthen industrial co-operation between the European Union and Israel, despite c(...)

Physicists Francois Englert and Peter Higgs before a news conference on the search for the Higgs boson at CERN last year

Physicists have expressed their delight in the decision to award the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics to the scientists behind the Higgs boson. Peter Higgs(...)

Focus on Europe: in July the European Commission tabled proposals for an investment package of around €22 billion to boost innovation in potentially high growth sectors that will generate high quality jobs

EU-based businesses are not investing enough in research and innovation. Their R&D spending in 2011 made up about 1.1 per cent of EU GDP. Chinese (...)

Prof Valeria Nicolosi

Imagine a super thin sheet of material just one atom thick and you will be thinking about a new kind of electrical storage system under development at(...)

The nomination of Ireland’s new EU Commissioner next year is being read in Government circles as an obvious time for Taoiseach Enda Kenny to reshuf(...)

Máire Geoghegan-Quinn:‘I hope that it will be retained.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

Ireland’s European Commissioner Máire Geoghegan- Quinn has revealed she has voted against abolishing the Seanad. Speaking in Galway today, Mrs Quinn s(...)

Máire Geoghegan-Quinn and Medtronics’ Gerry Kilcommins in Galway.  Photograph: Andrew Downes

EU Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science Máire Geoghegan-Quinn has described the EU’s preliminary investigation into Ireland’s tax regime (...)

 Participants in the 2012 Pride Parade on Merrion Square. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Next Saturday 35,000 people will parade through the streets of Dublin exuberantly, joyously celebrating Dublin LGBT Pride. It’s one of the great annua(...)

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