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# science-foundation-ireland - Wednesday 10 November, 2021

Chief Scientific Adviser's dual role to be 'decoupled' following concerns over independence
# Separation Of Powers
# Separation Of Powers

Chief Scientific Adviser's dual role to be 'decoupled' following concerns over independence

Nov 10th 2021, 3:22 PM 10,893 Views 0 Comments

Minister Simon Harris announced a public consultation on science advice will take place early next year.

# science-foundation-ireland - Tuesday 19 October, 2021

Professor Philip Nolan appointed Director General of Government’s science funding agency
# Science Foundation Ireland
# Science Foundation Ireland

Professor Philip Nolan appointed Director General of Government’s science funding agency

Oct 19th 2021, 8:16 PM 32,398 Views 41 Comments

SFI is the major funder of science research in Ireland.

# science-foundation-ireland - Friday 1 October, 2021

Chief Scientific Adviser's dual role should be separated 'to protect independence'
# Separation Of Powers
# Separation Of Powers

Chief Scientific Adviser's dual role should be separated 'to protect independence'

Oct 1st 2021, 6:30 AM 11,275 Views 1 Comment

A review of the role is underway, with concerns over a conflict of interest raised since the head of the Government’s science funding agency was appointed.

# science-foundation-ireland - Wednesday 14 March, 2018

Varadkar presents Irish physicist and technology innovator with St Patrick's Day science medals
# Washington
# Washington

Varadkar presents Irish physicist and technology innovator with St Patrick's Day science medals

Mar 14th 2018, 4:07 PM 9,600 Views 8 Comments

The medal is awarded annually to a distinguished Irish scientist, engineer or technology leader living and working in the US.

# science-foundation-ireland - Thursday 9 November, 2017

RTÉ is going to be airing a three-day live television event ...all about the weather
# Weather Live
# Weather Live

RTÉ is going to be airing a three-day live television event ...all about the weather

Nov 9th 2017, 3:18 PM 17,633 Views 45 Comments

The live event is part of RTÉ’s upcoming Science Week.

# science-foundation-ireland - Sunday 19 July, 2015

We're getting children excited about outer space at an earlier age
# Column
# Column

We're getting children excited about outer space at an earlier age

Jul 19th 2015, 12:00 PM 908 Views 11 Comments

My inner space nerd was delighted to be accepted onto the European Space Agency’s workshop for primary school teachers.

# science-foundation-ireland - Tuesday 9 December, 2014

A group of Chinese school children were very happy to see the President
# Michael D In The East
# Michael D In The East

A group of Chinese school children were very happy to see the President

Dec 9th 2014, 5:08 PM 6,266 Views 20 Comments

Michael D Higgins is in China as part of a week-long State visit

# science-foundation-ireland - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

Women now have 1.7 million more reasons to get involved in science
# Research
# Research

Women now have 1.7 million more reasons to get involved in science

Nov 5th 2014, 6:30 AM 5,969 Views 7 Comments

Ten women have been awarded funding by Science Foundation Ireland.

# science-foundation-ireland - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

Opinion: Have a positive impact on Ireland’s society and economy – choose a STEM career
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Opinion: Have a positive impact on Ireland’s society and economy – choose a STEM career

Jun 3rd 2014, 1:00 PM 445 Views 38 Comments

Leaving Cert students: consider courses in science, technology, engineering and maths. They’ll give you transferable, mobile skills that are needed in almost every sector.

# science-foundation-ireland - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

Scientists get €47m for research in cancer detection, epilepsy and sustainable food
# Money For Scientists
# Money For Scientists

Scientists get €47m for research in cancer detection, epilepsy and sustainable food

Apr 30th 2014, 9:35 AM 4,283 Views 4 Comments

The €47 million in funding will support 200 researcher positions and 36 research projects.

# science-foundation-ireland - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

The Irish Cancer Society and Science Foundation Ireland are joining forces to battle the disease
# Disease And Prevention
# Disease And Prevention

The Irish Cancer Society and Science Foundation Ireland are joining forces to battle the disease

Apr 8th 2014, 8:30 AM 4,143 Views 13 Comments

A new €7.5 million fund has been announced to bring higher education institutions and teaching hospitals closer together.

# science-foundation-ireland - Wednesday 19 February, 2014

Want €175k? Good news if you're a woman scientist
# Research
# Research

Want €175k? Good news if you're a woman scientist

Feb 19th 2014, 10:36 AM 16,448 Views 30 Comments

Currently only 26 per cent of researchers in science, technology, engineering or maths subjects are women – and SFI is trying to change this.

# science-foundation-ireland - Monday 27 May, 2013

Column: Small and mighty – why nanoscience is booming in Ireland
# Nano
# Nano

Column: Small and mighty – why nanoscience is booming in Ireland

May 27th 2013, 7:30 PM 168 Views 18 Comments

Ten years ago, the global market for nano-enabled materials was €420 million. In 2015, it will be $2.5 trillion. Nanoscience is the future and Ireland is very much part of it, writes John Boland.

# science-foundation-ireland - Tuesday 12 March, 2013

Oireachtas agenda: Criminal records, job creation and childhood poverty
# Leinster House
# Leinster House

Oireachtas agenda: Criminal records, job creation and childhood poverty

Mar 12th 2013, 7:45 AM 5,489 Views 38 Comments

All of that, and the Seanad gets to reform the Dáil… here’s what’s happening today in Leinster House.

# science-foundation-ireland - Monday 25 February, 2013

€300m to be invested in research centres in 'unprecedented' move
# Research Funding
# Research Funding

€300m to be invested in research centres in 'unprecedented' move

Feb 25th 2013, 10:37 AM 5,045 Views 42 Comments

The largest ever co-funded investment in Ireland will see €200 million coming from Irish Exchequer funding, with a further €100 million coming from industry.

# science-foundation-ireland - Wednesday 21 November, 2012

Amid Savita death concerns, Minister bids to attract Indian students to Ireland
# Savita
# Savita

Amid Savita death concerns, Minister bids to attract Indian students to Ireland

Nov 21st 2012, 5:37 PM 5,172 Views 41 Comments

Department of Education and Skills says the week-long mission to India headed up by Junior Minister Ciarán Cannon was planned months in advance of the death of Indian dentist Savita Halappanavar in Galway.

# science-foundation-ireland - Monday 19 November, 2012

Nanoscience institute secures funding and creates 50 new jobs
# Jobswatch
# Jobswatch

Nanoscience institute secures funding and creates 50 new jobs

Nov 19th 2012, 10:08 AM 2,943 Views 2 Comments

The non-Government funding of €8 million has resulted in 50 full time jobs.

# science-foundation-ireland - Thursday 1 November, 2012

Scientists warn of potential conflict of interest at Government science body
# Science Foundation Ireland
# Science Foundation Ireland

Scientists warn of potential conflict of interest at Government science body

Nov 1st 2012, 6:30 AM 5,011 Views 9 Comments

The Government has announced plans for the head of Science Foundation Ireland to also become the Chief Scientific Adviser – but scientists say this will be a conflict of interest.

# science-foundation-ireland - Wednesday 7 September, 2011

NASA-funded Maynooth research project makes evolution breakthough
# Evolution
# Evolution

NASA-funded Maynooth research project makes evolution breakthough

Sep 7th 2011, 7:15 AM 2,335 Views 12 Comments

International research team headed by an NUI Maynooth scientist says the potential for subsequent research using these findings is ‘endless’.

# science-foundation-ireland - Wednesday 8 June, 2011

Irish research may lead to Alzheimer's breakthrough
# Health
# Health

Irish research may lead to Alzheimer's breakthrough

Jun 8th 2011, 2:45 PM 1,345 Views 2 Comments

Irish scientists believe they have made a breakthrough in developing drugs to help block the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.