Some of the winners of the Bridge Network Invention of the Year Awards: Prof Cian Ó Mathúna; Dr Kieran Meade and Aleksandra Augustyniak. Photograph: Cathal Noonan

A long-life smartphone battery; imaging technology that offers faster cancer results ; a new babies’ vaccine and a new skin-ageing treatment were amon(...)

New members admitted to the Royal Irish Academy, pictured outside the academy on Dawson Street, Dublin. Photograph: John Ohle

The Government’s Brexit Strategy should seek to preserve the closest possible research links between Ireland and the UK, according to the president of(...)

 Des and Stephen Buckley at FX Buckley restaurant on Pembroke Street. The father and son are planning to expand the group’s footprint in Dublin city centre. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

It’s a bustling weekday lunchtime in the flagship FX Buckley’s restaurant outlet on Dublin’s Pembroke Street, and its father and son proprietors, Des (...)

Each Saturday on we'll report on couples’ love stories. We'll tell the tales and show the pictures of these fabul(...)