Other award winners on the night included ThinScale Technology, Siren, GeoPal, eShopWorld, Aspire Technology, Fidelity Investments Ireland and the Adapt Centre

LearnUpon, a fast-growing elearning start-up whose customers include Vauxhall, TripAdvisor, Yokohama Tyres and Twilio, has been named company of the y(...)

Eshopworld pictured after being named technology company of the year at the 2017 awards

Five Irish firms will go head-to-head in a fight to be named tech company of the year at this year’s Technology Ireland industry awards. Some 37 entr(...)

Technology Ireland  voiced concerns about a decline in the number of students studying tech-related courses. Photograph: Getty Images

The Republic continues to have one of the lowest rates for start-ups in Europe, and the situation will not improve unless the Government takes concret(...)

The Great Yellow Bumblebee. Photograph: John Breen

In 2004, two scientists took on a mammoth task: to systematically survey every county in Ireland for bees. They figured it would take them two years, (...)

Workers bees and a queen bee, yellow spot on back. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Researchers in universities across Ireland are to embark on a networking with communities in a joint effort to help Irish bees survive and thrive. It(...)

Irish workers bees and a queen bee with a yellow spot on back pictured in a hive. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Ireland has joined a group of 20 countries trying to halt a decline in bee populations that threatens food production and biodiversity. Pollinators, (...)

Native Irish honeybee Apis mellifera mellifera. Photograph: David Raleigh

The pure native Irish honeybee is not extinct as previously feared and is living in many parts of the island of Ireland, a post-graduate research stud(...)

Bees and other pollinators are vital to food production but are in decline. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

The world’s largest-ever field trial has shown for the first time the scale of damage to honey bees and wild bees - including the bumble bee - caused (...)

Where pollinators can flourish: a blackthorn in flower. Illustration: Michael Viney

It looked like a miniature bumblebee, about the size of my little fingernail. Then, lifting from a starry blue flower no bigger than itself, the furry(...)

Most bees prefer plants which have flowers at the blue, purple and pink end of the colour spectrum, while plants like clover and knapweed are particularly successful at attracting them. File photograph: Natural England/PA Wire

Ireland’s motorways and railways are to be “rewilded” to create bee highways in an attempt to save them from extinction and their food supplies from (...)

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