Ninety companies will partner with Irish third-level institutions to create places for 700 students. Photograph: iStock

Some 90 companies are going to partner with Irish third-level colleges in running postgraduate courses and research programmes to train students in ke(...)

Prof Peter Thorne is a professor in physical geography at Maynooth University with a particular expertise in extreme weather events and historical analysis of global warming

A scientist based at Maynooth University, Prof Peter Thorne, has been recognised as a leading expert on global climate change with his appointment to (...)

While SFI was pursuing important research,  Mr Lawless said the broader research ecosystem was suffering from lack of support. Photograph: iStock

Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), which receives the largest proportion of Irish research funding from the Government, needs to be reconfigured to en(...)

Prof Mark Ferguson, director general  Science Foundation Ireland. Photograph: Eric Luke

Ireland’s investment in science needs to almost double over the coming years if it is to be able to innovate on the scale required to transform the ec(...)

This year’s Leaving Cert results show an increase in students securing top level marks in Stem subjects. Photograph: Getty Images

Ireland needs to take “an early, more rounded approach to fostering an interest among students in science, technology, engineering and maths subjects”(...)

Titan Themis: Prof Des Fitzgerald, president of the University of Limerick, Prof Edmond Magner of the faculty of science and engineering, and Ursel Bangert, Bernal professor of microscopy and imaging, at the new microscope

A total of €9 million has been invested in a superadvanced microscope at the University of Limerick’s Bernal Institute. The Titan Themis, one of onl(...)

Cúram centre in NUIG: Research approach is designed to facilitate a move from basic research to clinical application as efficiently and quickly as possible.  Photograph: Andrew Downes/xposure

A new centre for medical device research representing a unique partnership between Irish universities and industry is opening in NUI Galway. The Cúr(...)

Prof Mark Ferguson: “There are lots of different companies and organisations out there and they are all doing their bit to go out and evangelise on behalf of STEM subjects in schools.” Photograph: Jason Clarke Photography

Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) has launched a new three-year plan for its Smart Futures initiative which is aimed at delivering a 10 per cent increa(...)

Mark Ferguson, Director of of SFI Science Foundation Ireland, photographed in the Science Gallery, Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Last year saw a significant change to Science Foundation Ireland’s remit. As a result of legislative changes the agency now has a greater focus on cre(...)

Small advanced nations have different policy considerations to large nations and therefore may have different areas of focus,” said Science Foundation Ireland director general Prof Mark Ferguson, who is also chief scientific adviser to the Government.

Science Foundation Ireland is hosting a working group drawn from six of the world small advanced economies to try to devise a way of measuring the imp(...)