A group of students from IT Sligo has won the world student technology competition the 'Microsoft Imagine Cup' in the software design category.
The students, Aíne Conaghan, James McNamara, Calum Cawley and Matthew Padden, beat teams from China, Jordan, New Zealand, Romania and the United States in the final.
The competition has been taking place this week in New York City.
The theme this year was to imagine technology that could solve the world's toughest problems.
Ireland's 'Team Hermes' developed software to stop cars crashing.
Hermes looked at road safety statistics, and found that the information on accidents never includes any real-time analysis.
So they developed an in-car system that communicates with a mobile phone, the information is sent to the cloud and can act as an early warning system for erratic driving behaviour.
This way it can identify the most at-risk drivers, increasing road safety to tackle what the World Health Organisation says will be the fifth leading cause of death by 2030.