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Ireland’s pharmaceutical sector remains confident of its strength in the face of US president Donald Trump’s latest comments about bringing medicine production back to the US, but not complacent. Photograph: Oliver Contreras / EPA

Ireland’s pharmaceutical sector remains confident of its strength in the face of US president Donald Trump’s latest broadside, but not complacent. Ir(...)

Researcher Padraig Maher of the NUI Galway Inspire team demonstrates a new CPAP (Continuous positive airway pressure) hood developed in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Funding for 26 Covid-19 research projects following from “hundreds of ideas” by Ireland’s top scientists have been backed by the Government, as third-(...)

A protest in Ballaghaderreen, Co Roscommon against conscription in 1918. The issue of home rule or independence dominated the concerns of that time, not the grave risk to public health. Photograph: Photo12/UIG/Getty Images

In popular history, the period covered by our decade of commemorations is dominated by the first World War, the struggle for independence and the Civi(...)

While funding for tech companies in the Republic has slowed down since the onset of the crisis, it hasn’t dried up completely.

In a perfect world this would be a time of celebration for the Irish tech sector. With a number of high-profile deals for indigenous companies since t(...)

Prof Paddy Mallon, consultant in infectious diseases, said the aim was to put in place nationally a system to provide test results within 24 hours by early May. Photograph:  Reuters/Lindsey Wasson

Testing equipment newly sourced from China will allow for hundreds of thousands of people to be tested for Covid-19 as well as increasing turnaround t(...)

Bono felt a musical response by the band to Covid-19 was not the right response. ‘I just don’t think this is the moment for U2 to be doing a sort of Kumbaya thing. It just doesn’t feel right for me – it feels like a time for action rather than words,” he says. File photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

One Saturday afternoon early last month, the Minister for Finance telephoned the rock star. Paschal Donohoe’s call led, some time later, to Bono beco(...)

The president of the Irish Dental Association, Prof Leo Stassen, says the way dentistry is being offered needs to change in light of  Covid-19. Photograph: Getty Images

Dentists want the Government to establish designated centres around the country for patients to receive emergency dental care during the coronavirus c(...)

Peter Cahill, co-founder of Voysis, which has been bought by Apple

Voysis, an Irish company that has developed technology that helps digital voice assistants understand natural language better, has been acquired by Ap(...)

A medic wearing personal protective equipment  in Bergamo, Italy. Some of the consignment of PPE to Ireland last weekend was found by the HSE to  be not suitable for use. Photograph:   Piero Cruciatti/AFP via Getty

Some of the new supply of personal protection equipment (PPE) secured last weekend by the HSE is not suitable for use, the health service has confirme(...)

 Prof Mark Ferguson: “There is a huge amount of goodwill out there in the research community, but sometimes they aren’t aware of the problems that need to be solved.” Photograph: Jason Clarke Photography.

Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) has developed a five-point plan which outlines key activities where the research community can make a positive contri(...)

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