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Endorsement of SFI by the Taoiseach suggests its five-year strategy will come with adequate resourcing. Photograph: Getty Images

Science has demonstrated its capacity to deliver in responding to Covid-19. Effective vaccines were developed in a less than a year while scientists c(...)

Eoin Naughton, who is taking on a StepIn2Tech course. Photograph: Naoise Culhane

Microsoft has unveiled a new digital skills training programme aimed at supporting 10,000 people affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. StepIn2Tech,(...)

Scenes captured on social media in Limerick.

The University of Limerick (UL) has said any of its students found to have attended a gathering in the Castletroy area of the city on Tuesday night “w(...)

the awful, dehumanising phrase “elderly person with an underlying health condition” gave some people a false sense of security

Covid-19 has been a moving target from the start. Here are some of the early misconceptions that were challenged by emerging new evidence - and someti(...)

Reinhard Schaler helping his son Pádraig with robatic gait therapy, with rehabilitation exercise specialist Barry Moore (right). Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/ The Irish Times

As Pádraig Schaler’s arms and legs start to move in very slow motion above the treadmill, it appears for a moment as if he is suspended in zero gravit(...)

A coalition of charities made up of ActionAid, Christian Aid Ireland and Oxfam has called on Ireland to drop its opposition to the tax transparency measure.

A coalition of charities has called on Ireland to drop its opposition to a proposed European Union tax transparency law as momentum grows in Brussels (...)

The number of technological universities may grow from two to five by this time next year, according to Minister for Higher Education Simon Harris. Photograph:  Crispin Rodwell

The number of technological universities may grow from two to five by this time next year, according to Government Ministers. A technological univers(...)

UCC is considering further links with Minzu University in Beijing.

The Government has been warned that developing links between Irish and Chinese universities must be scrutinised because of concerns about human rights(...)

Prof Mark Ferguson, director general of Science Foundation Ireland: Research centres programme aims to position Ireland as a global leader in innovative scientific research. Photograph: Jason Clarke Photography.

Five Science Foundation Ireland Research Centres are to receive €193 million in funding over the next six years. The centres will carry out research i(...)

 Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has offered to  meet gardaí to ‘answer any questions they may have, and provide a full statement on the matter’. Photograph: Maxwells/PA Wire

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has offered to meet gardaí to assist them with their preliminary inquiries into the leaking of a confidential document. In a st(...)

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