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(...)

President Michael D Higgins chatting with Milliner/designer Philip Treacy who were conferred with Honorary Fellowships from GMIT at a ceremony in Galway yesterday. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

THE European Union is not “significantly reflecting the best interests of its citizens”, President Michael D (...)

President Michael D Higgins has called for a new ethical framework for Europe which would  prioritise poverty, inequality and food security. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The European Union is not reflecting the best interests of its citizens, nor is it confident of its intellectual tradition, President Michael D(...)

European commissioner Máire  Geoghegan-Quinn at an announcement in 2011 of EU funding of €7 billion for research and innovation.

Sciences are conventionally divided between the hard and soft, the harder ones more reliable, even more true. Mathematical modelling, big data (...)

Maire Geoghegan-Quinn

Ireland’s EU commissioner Máire Geoghegan-Quinn has declared she will vote against the abolition of the Seanad in this year’s referendum, pitti(...)

Members of commissioner Máire Geoghegan-Quinn’s cabinet in charge of research, innovation and science called for delays to the biofuel proposal last October. Photograph: Alan Betson

Biofuel firms and associations were sending three emails per hour to the cabinet of EU Commissioner Máire Geoghegan-Quinn in the run-up to a decisi(...)

What is the fifth leading cause of death worldwide? What is the epidemic that currently affects more than 350 million people around the globe, (...)

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