President Michael D Higgins and Chinese president Xi Jinping (right, back) look on as Prof Mark Ferguson of Science Foundation Ireland and Prof Yang Wei of the Natural Science Foundation of China exchange documents during a signing ceremony in Beijing’s Great Hall of the People last week. Photograph: Greg Baker/EPA

I was privileged to attend an event in Shanghai this week hosted by the Consul General of Ireland, Austin Gormley. The reception formed part of Presid(...)

Asafa Powell of Jamaica will compete in the flesh next February after the Athlone Institute of Technology. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images

Irish athletics fans will get to see former 100 metres world record holder Asafa Powell compete in the flesh next February after the Athlone Institute(...)

Women are underrepresented in senior academic posts in Ireland’s universities, institutes of technology and colleges, statistics released by the Higher Education Authority show. Photograph: Getty Images.

Women are under-represented in senior academic posts in Ireland’s universities, institutes of technology and colleges, statistics released by the High(...)

Minister for  Health  Leo Varadkar announcing  funding of  €13.5 million  for research into cancer, antobiotics and other vital treatments, at the HRB Health Research Awards which took place at the Royal College of Physicians.  Photograph:  Colm Mahady/Fennells

The use of “medicinal mushrooms” to combat pneumonia and a device to improve inhaler use among asthma sufferers are among the 36 projects that have w(...)

RTÉ has initiated a new online news service in Irish as part of a restructuring of news delivered as Gaeilge. Photograph: Raidió na Gaeltachta/RTÉ

RTÉ is initiating an online news service in Irish today as part of a restructuring of news delivered as Gaeilge.The State broadcaster has announced th(...)

From left: Dr Eoin Syron, technical director, Wayne Byrne, managing director and Prof Eoin Casey, OxyMem chairman

A UCD spin-out founded just last year is in line for a hat-trick of major innovation and industry awards in 2014 alone. Oxymem began this remarkable r(...)

 Gardaí at the scene where a body of Adrian Folan was found  at a quarry just a few hundred meters from the Cliffs of Moher.  Photograph:  Noel Gavin/Press 22

Gardaí in Galway are still questioning a man today in relation to the discovery of a the body of a 41-year-old man in Co Clare yesterday.The body has(...)

German technology group SAP is to create 60 highly skilled roles in predictive analytics, as well as 200 new technology support roles, across its business suite and cloud support teams in Citywest in Dublin.

Almost 500 new technology-related jobs are to be created by companies in Galway, Athlone, Shannon and Dublin.Swedish software provider Ericsson and G(...)

Brian Belton: “I am offering a higher quality of product at a destructive market price.”

In 2011, Brian Belton left his hometown of Longford for China. His dream was to set up a business selling its own brand of high-performance motorsport(...)

City of Lisburn’s Amy Foster takes the 60m final “A new PB, a qualifying time for Sopot, and a national title so I have to be very happy.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Indoor sprinting has always been a matter of split seconds, the marginal differences sometimes profoundly signifi(...)

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