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Prof Séamus Davis graduated with  a BSc in Physics at UCC in 1983 and has since gone on to become a leading global figure in the field of quantum matter. Photograph: Clare Keogh

The first in a series of world-class academic appointments aimed at capitalising on Brexit and uncertainty in the US is to be announced on Wednesday. (...)

An international panel of experts in perinatal care had strongly endorsed continuing funding for Infant, which employs 100 people, but following a separate review process it was decided to end the funding. File photograph: Getty Images

A major research centre focused on women and children’s health could face an uncertain future following a decision to cut its funding, Dr Ruth Barring(...)

At the launch of AbbVie’s Back to School for STEM  initiative were Jackie O’Dowd of Science Foundation Ireland, Dr Norah Patten, Mairead McGuinness MEP, and Todd Manning, general manager of AbbVie

Irish astronaut candidate Dr Norah Patten helped to launch AbbVie’s latest science education at a special event at the company’s Ballytivnan, Co Sligo(...)

Prof Mark Ferguson: “In five years time a lot of things that we do now won’t be done any more. But there will be a whole stack of things that will need to be done that aren’t done now.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Ireland’s performance in science and innovation over the next five to 10 years will determine our place in the world – that’s the view of Science Foun(...)

Prof Mark Ferguson of Science Foundation Ireland: “Education is a key element of our future competitiveness, especially at third and postgraduate levels.” Photograph: Jason Clarke Photography

A new Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) postgraduate research training programme will see investment of more than €100 million to meet industry skills (...)

Science Foundation Ireland director general Prof Mark Ferguson. Photograph: Jason Clarke

A new €100 million Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) postgraduate research training programme is aimed at creating the best trained group of PhDs in th(...)

Minister of State for Innovation, Research and Development John Halligan:  “In the context of the UK withdrawing from the EU, Ireland needs to continue to cultivate ties with world-leading educational institutes in the UK.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Establishing a major research fund jointly supported by the UK and Ireland and a new North-South research centre have been proposed to strengthen coll(...)

Valeo test vehicles have been spotted on Irish roads in recent years

Lero, the software research group, has announced a collaboration with Valeo, the French car components and technology giant. The plan is to develop ne(...)

Science Foundation Ireland director-general Prof Mark Ferguson said the winners of the 2017 SFI awards reflected “the very best outputs and achievements of the Irish research community”.

Ireland is now operating “in the same ballpark” as major science-funding countries around the world, Science Foundation Ireland director-general Prof (...)

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon: ‘The 2018 budget increase is hugely positive and critical to preparations for our enhanced and increasingly globally prominent regulatory role’

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon says her office aims to spend its additional €4 million allocated in Budget 2018 to recruit up to 40 new emp(...)

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