President Michael D Higgin:  seminar questioned why there is  something broken in the way modern economies work.  Photograph: ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

President Michael D Higgins took aim – among others – at the “mainstream commentariat” in his attack on the neo-liberal economic agenda at a seminar h(...)

A shift from market-led systems to a more mission-led approach is required if public value is to be delivered from the health innovation. This is the (...)

President Michael D Higgins and Sabina Higgins on the first day of their visit to Greece in the city of Athens at the Stoa of Attalos. Photograph: Maxwell’s

President Michael D Higgins has said society will be “judged by future generations as to whether we averted our gaze from the vulnerabilities of our p(...)

 President  Michael D Higgins  officially opens the 2019  BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Young people, especially those who engage in scientific endeavour, are “a source of great hope for the creation of a better world”, according to Presi(...)

The Dublin summit heard that just 100 companies are responsible for 70%   of global carbon emissions. Photograph: Getty Images

The need for financial systems to change to address climate issues is obvious given that just 100 companies are responsible for 70 per cent of global (...)

“Gifted, adventurous people are attracted to discovery and they seek the training that comes with fundamental research.” Photograph: Rafe Swan/Cultura/Getty

‘Innovate or die,” said Peter Drucker, adapting Darwin’s maxim “Adapt or die”. It has become the rallying cry of the 21st century. When every country (...)

A man uses a Juicero machine - a Bloomberg report discovered users can use their hands to accomplish the task just as well as the $400 device.

If you’ve used the internet at any point in the past few weeks, you’ve probably heard of Juicero. Juicero is a San Francisco-based company that sells (...)

A prototype of a driverless car  in a photograph provided by Google. Yet much of the research to get us to the cusp of driverless cars has been carried out over the past 20 years with state support, in particularby  the US government-funded Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency

From Thomas Edison to Steve Jobs and through to Elon Musk, society likes to attribute the big tech breakthroughs to a single individual. The latest s(...)

Earlier this month, economist Martin Wolf wrote an article in this newspaper titled “Much-maligned state takes the boldest risks in innovation”. His p(...)

Growth of output per head determines living standards. Innovation determines the growth of output per head. But what determines innovation?Conventiona(...)