Simon Meehan

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Joe Schmidt  was made an honorary Corkman. Photograph: Eric Luke

Two young science students beat stiff competition from leading figures in sport, the arts and business to be named Cork Persons of the Year 2018 at a (...)

From left to right: Sophie Kelly (16), Rachelle Biayi (16) and  Karl Fitzpatrick (15), from Pobalscoil Neasain in Baldoyle, Dublin at the launch of the 55th BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 2019  at the RDS Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Thousands of students from across the island of Ireland are descending on Dublin’s RDS for the 55th BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition (BT(...)

EU  Contest for Young Scientists winners: Anna and Adrian Fleck (both from Germany), Brendan Matusch from Canada and Nicolas Fedrigo also from Canada. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The top prizes in this year’s European Union Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS) were awarded to a brother and sister from Germany, and two entrants (...)

Simon Meehan from Ballincollig, Cork, participating in  the European Union Contest for Young Scientists at the RDS, speaking with President Michael Higgins and his wife Sabina Coyne. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins has saluted young scientists for their “independence of thought, critical turn of mind and questioning of the status quo”.(...)

Slovakian scientists Maria Babincakova, Filip Kucerak, Anna Mojzisova and Janka Motesicka at the set up of the European Union Contest for Young Scientists at the RDS. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Ireland is hosting some the world’s brightest young minds at the 30th EU Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS) over the coming days at the RDS. A tota(...)

   Simon Meehan,  Co Cork who is flying the flag for Ireland in the EUCYS at the RDS. Photograph: Chris Bellew/Fennell Photography

Cork teenager Simon Meehan is clear on the key ingredients in his winning of the overall prize in the 2018 BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibit(...)

Simon Meehan and his science teacher, Karina Lyne. Much of the criticism  for the winner came from people passing judgment on a piece of sound science that had hallmarks of brilliance, even though they had not read it

The court of social media put Ireland’s much-celebrated and internationally-renowned Young Scientist competition in the dock this week with accusation(...)

Simon Meehan with  his science teacher Karina Lyne after he was awarded top prize at the 2018 BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition. Photograph: Chris Bellew /Fennell Photography

The organisers of the 2018 BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition have strongly defended research conducted by this year’s winner and rejected(...)

Channel 4 News presenter Jon Snow: ‘The trouble is Trump has captured the whole concept of fake news and is adding to it’. File photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Channel 4 broadcaster Jon Snow has said he cannot recall a more challenging time for journalism than now due to being in “the accordion of agony which(...)