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In his opening address to Digital Summit Dublin, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said new questions were being raised around the development and applications of AI and machine learning. Photograph: Aoife Moore/PA Wire

The Digital Summit Dublin, now in its third year, is probably one of the more interesting Irish technology gatherings you’ve never heard of. With high(...)

Pictured at the Lero Esports Science research lab are (from left) postgraduate researcher Jessica Mangione, research assistant Niall Ramsbottom, programme manager Dr Adam Toth, postgraduate researcher Yueying Gong and lab Director Dr Mark Campbell. Photograph: Diarmuid Greene/True Media

Software research centre Lero has opened Ireland’s first esports research lab as it tries to identify the traits that make the best gamers. The lab,(...)

Dr Pamela Byrne, chief executive of Food Safety Authority of Ireland, and Dr Bernhard Url, executive director of the European Food Safety Authority. Photograph: Shane O’Neill, SON Photographic

The world has to wake up to the implications of a new era of rapid food innovation, including the generation of synthetic meat that will be routinely (...)

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

Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) has significantly increased the economic return it generates from public funding, according to its latest annual repo(...)

Science Foundation Ireland  director general Prof Mark Ferguson has been appointed chair of the new European Innovation Council advisory board. Photography: Jason Clarke Photography

In a sign of Ireland’s increased standing in European research and innovation, Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) director general Prof Mark Ferguson ha(...)

Multiple myeloma is a blood cancer stemming from a white blood cell called a plasma cell. Photograph: NUI Galway

Scientists working at Galway’s university have described as “very promising” trials of a new treatment for people newly diagnosed with a serious blood(...)

Science Foundation Ireland director-general Prof Mark Ferguson says the success of the Irish research centres is in part due to the focus on basic as well as applied research.

Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) has announced a second round of funding for six world-leading research centres spanning a broad spectrum of areas inc(...)

Minister for Innovation Heather Humphreys  said the investment is set to benefit the whole country and third level institutions in particular, who partner with the SFI research centres. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Investment of almost half a billion euro in cutting-edge science research is set to support the work of up to 850 researchers over the coming years. (...)

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(...)

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