Dan Bradley, professor of population genetics at Trinity College Dublin, is to evaluate ancient genetic characteristics of farm animals to help write new chapters on ancient human history.

Four Irish researchers are to benefit from a total of €10 million in grants to study the ancient genetic make-up of farm animals, complete a data anal(...)

Regeneration Optimized Sorbent 37, a nanomaterial generated at UL with the potential to solve global water supply issues. Photograph: Sean Curtin.

A material developed at University of Limerick “could help solve the global water crisis” by producing water from air, even in the most hostile of loc(...)

New RIA members (from left): Nobel Laureate John O’Keefe, Olivia O’Leary and Diarmaid Ferriter. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

The Royal Irish Academy (RIA) is to establish a new academy for Ireland’s leading young researchers in the sciences and humanities. It will provide (...)

Projects from the life and physical sciences, humanities and social sciences were awarded funding. Photograph: Getty Images

Ground-breaking basic research in the Republic is to benefit from €12 million in State funding with 12 leading researchers each benefiting from €1 mil(...)

Bernal building at University of Limerick

Launched in late 2013 the Bernal Project is an initiative of the University of Limerick which aims to make a significant contribution to Ireland’s nat(...)

"By finding the right chemistry, materials scientists and engineers can gain the level of power that architects have when they design new buildings,” says Prof Michael Zaworotko

When a man tells you that the way to get more fuel in your tank is to fill it with crystals you could be forgiven for reacting with at least mild scep(...)

Dr Mary Shire, Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Prof Don Barry and Prof Kieran Hodnett at the official launch of the Bernal Project at UL last week.photograph: alan place

Ireland could become recognised as a global leader for research in a range of scientific disciplines as a result of a new initiative just announced by(...)