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An ‘utter lack of transparency’ around the funding process was behind the decision of two board members of a perinatal research clinic to quit. It was the only one of seven centres whose bids for funding failed, writes
Tue, 02 Oct, 2018
Science Foundation Ireland has announced a plan to attract the best international researchers to the country in order to build on Ireland’s growing reputation as a base for scientific innovation.
Wed, 10 Jan, 2018
Four new world-class research centres are to be opened in Ireland as part of a multimillion-euro investment.
Fri, 08 Sep, 2017
The largest radio telescope in the world was turned on for the first time at Birr Castle, Co. Offaly yesterday.
Fri, 28 Jul, 2017
Mon, 21 Nov, 2016
It was the day space age met planet ploughing on the tillage fields of Scraggan.
Wed, 21 Sep, 2016
Tue, 06 Sep, 2016
Fri, 19 Aug, 2016
Thu, 04 Aug, 2016
Investigating the impact of escaped farmed salmon on wild Irish Atlantic salmon populations is one of five UCC projects which has been awarded €8.5m in Government funding today. A co-led project brings the UCC figure to €9.3m.
Wed, 03 Aug, 2016
Secondary and third level students will gain insights into careers in food science, research and nutrition at a series of one-day science fairs hosted by Teagasc, Smart Futures and SciFest.
Tue, 26 Apr, 2016
Ireland’s marine and renewable energy research centre, MaRei, has secured its largest private investment, which will see it explore economic opportunities in the renewable energy sector.
Tue, 05 Apr, 2016
A €46.4m software research facility launched at the University of Limerick yesterday will help more than 1,000 Irish companies develop and expand their products.
Tue, 24 Nov, 2015
The Chinese President has been officially invited to visit Ireland.
Tue, 09 Dec, 2014
Almost €250m is to be invested in the establishment of five research centres with collaboration from industry, third-level education institutions, and the Government.
Tue, 21 Oct, 2014
Thu, 02 Oct, 2014
Fri, 29 Aug, 2014
A multi-million euro plan aimed at attracting some of the world’s leading researchers was announced by the Government yesterday.
Sat, 12 Jul, 2014
Anyone tired of slow-streaming or low-quality pictures while watching movies or TV shows online could benefit from potentially revolutionary Irish research.
Mon, 05 May, 2014
Researchers gather in Athlone, Co Westmeath, today to figure out how best to tap €1bn of European funding.
Mon, 04 Nov, 2013
A junior Government minister said he is “not aware of any plans” to legislate in the area of assisted human reproduction (AHR), despite a commitment in the Programme for Government to do so.
Mon, 23 Sep, 2013
A test to identify women likely to give birth more than three weeks before their due date is being worked on by Cork-based researchers.
Sat, 21 Sep, 2013
A Cork-based food and health research facility is to receive €50m in funding from the Government and private industry, with more than 100 jobs to be created by the investment.
Sat, 22 Jun, 2013
More than €6.9m is being allocated to 62 research projects, including the development of new drugs for cancer treatment.
Thu, 23 May, 2013
THIS week Leaving Certificate students have the chance to change their minds on their CAO forms, and some of the top employers in the country want them to do just that.
Tue, 07 May, 2013
A €300m investment in science is being announced for Ireland this morning.
Mon, 25 Feb, 2013
A minister has said the Government’s chief scientific adviser (CSA) has no role in science policy and that to claim otherwise was a “lie”.
Thu, 21 Feb, 2013
Scientists from agriculture, food, and other scientific and engineering disciplines are to share their expertise following the signing of a memorandum of understanding between Science Foundation Ireland and Teagasc.
Sat, 02 Feb, 2013
Value for money from investment in R&D is more important than ever, which is why the role of the Government’s chief scientific adviser is so vital, writes Research Minister Sean Sherlock
Wed, 09 Jan, 2013
Some 18 medical research charities have weighed into the controversy surrounding the Government’s decision to appoint as its chief scientific advisor the man who also heads up its science funding agency.
Thu, 27 Dec, 2012
FRIDAY afternoon of a bank holiday weekend is perfect timing if you want to bury news.
Mon, 26 Nov, 2012
More than €30m is being invested in high-end research equipment as Ireland sets its sights on top international science awards.
Tue, 13 Nov, 2012
Science Foundation Ireland is to target most of its research funding at areas the Government has targeted as priorities for turning good ideas into jobs.
Tue, 04 Sep, 2012
A junior minister has intervened to help a teenager born without limbs source funding to finish a film on her life.
Wed, 01 Aug, 2012
Funding from Science Foundation Ireland — the Government’s science agency — has contributed to breakthroughs in areas such as sudden infant death syndrome, cancer, superbugs, and blindness.
Fri, 13 Jul, 2012
More than €8bn being offered to researchers by the EU is expected to create hundreds of thousands of jobs in the short term and come up with solutions to some of the globe’s major problems.
Tue, 10 Jul, 2012
A NEW healing drug has the potential to prevent unsightly surgery scars, research has shown.
Fri, 10 Apr, 2009