We’ve made a few changes around here… Welcome to the new Siliconrepublic.com

3 Jun 2015

Monarch butterfly image by 2nix Studio via Shutterstock

Siliconrepublic.com has undergone a fabulous makeover to make it easier to read, share and enjoy our stories on any device. Here’s a quick guide to the ‘New Republic’.

Our readers have been asking for a site that looks good on any screen for some time now, and we are delighted to have finally come up with the goods. Rather than simply refit the site with a responsive design, we put a lot of time and effort into rethinking the user experience, and we hope that shines through on our new platform.

Good looks

When we began in 2001, the internet was a desktop experience, Facebook didn’t exist and Google had only embarked on its commercial model. Today, we are in a world where more than 2bn people are online and the majority of their browsing is set to take place on mobile devices.

With our content, we have always aimed to provide a compelling, must-visit environment for our readers – and now we’re proud to say it looks good too.

With designs from Zero-G, development work from Simply Zesty and hosting from Tibus, we have built a beautiful site we hope you enjoy diving into.

Great content

Thousands of readers from Ireland, Europe, Silicon Valley and the rest of the world come to Siliconrepublic.com every day to stay informed on vital issues impacting STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths).

Be it the latest gadgets, hottest start-ups, cutting-edge scientific research or the tech trends shaping the world – you’ll find it here. We will continue to cover entrepreneurs, academia, infosec, IT strategy, consumer tech, online trends, space exploration, comms, Earth sciences, renewable energy, the internet of things, jobs announcements, careers advice and all things STEM, because this is what we love to do. The only difference is we now have a new way to bring you this content through our various channels.

The Life channel will give you all the need-to-know information on what’s happening online. Within this channel, you’ll find out what’s Trending in internet communities, as well as news and reviews on the latest hardware and software in Gear, while online media fans – from gamers to streamers – will get the news they need from Play.

If you’re looking for tech industry news, check out the Business channel. Here you’ll find reports on Companies big and small, as well as the Start-ups to watch. For updates and advice on IT strategy and infosec, check out Enterprise, while the Comms channel delivers news on telecoms and infrastructure.

Discovery is where you’ll find weird and wonderful news from the world of science and innovation. The Innovation channel will satisfy science researchers with R&D updates; Machines is for EV enthusiasts, robotics researchers, and makers helping to build the internet of things; while Earth Science focuses on the science and technology devoted to sustaining the planet we call home.

Portfolio is for those with, or considering, a career in science and tech. Here you’ll find out about building your skills base, whether you’re a young kid starting out or an old soul looking to upskill. In the Careers channel you’ll find jobs announcements from the Irish STEM sector as well as career advice. For in-depth employer profiles, head straight to our Featured Employers channel.

If you enjoy longreads with insights from the greatest minds in science and technology, sit yourself down with the People section. Here, the best long-form interviews, guest columns and opinion pieces from across the site can be found in one place, with dedicated sections especially for our Women Invent series, which profiles top women STEM, and Inspirefest, our annual sci-tech event featuring a diverse range of international speakers.


If one channel in particular piques your interest, you can subscribe via RSS. Find out more on our Subscribe page.

For those of you already subscribed to our e-zine, rest assured we will continue this weekly tradition with a new look to match the new site – not to mention some fresh insights from our editor, John Kennedy.

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Most of all, we hope you love the new Siliconrepublic.com as much as we do. Transitions are tough, so bear with us as we continue to improve on what’s new, and let us know your thoughts at feedback@siliconrepublic.com.

By the Silicon Republic Team

Monarch butterfly image by 2nix Studio via Shutterstock