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Minister Halligan Announces €2.8 Million Investment by Science Foundation Ireland in Public Engagement and Education Initiatives

44 projects receive funding to improve public understanding of science and technology, increase STEM uptake in education and improve diversity in STEM 16…

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Ministers Mitchell-O’Connor and Halligan Announce €47.4million SFI Investment in Research Equipment and Facilities

36 Science Foundation Ireland Research Infrastructure Awards to support Irish science in advanced manufacturing, drug delivery; 3D imaging; nanotechnology;…

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New Study on Irish Travellers Confirms Irish Ancestry and Estimates Split from Settled Community

Research shows Travelling Community diverged from ‘settled’ population before Great Famine Thursday 9th February 2017: A new study, led by RCSI (Royal…

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Professor Mark Ferguson reappointed as Director General of Science Foundation Ireland

8th February 2017 - Science Foundation Ireland today announced the reappointment of Professor Mark Ferguson as Director General of Science Foundation Ireland…

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IRELAND TO LEAD EU MARINE RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECT – MaRINET2

UCC to co-ordinate €10.5M EU Project Accelerating the Development of Marine Renewable Energy Technologies   Dublin, 2 February 2017: An investment of…

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Limerick calling space!

300 primary school students make live video call to the International Space Station                                 Students from Mary Queen of Ireland…

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I WISH 2017 – A SELL OUT SUCCESS

More than 4,000 teenage girls booked to attend STEM (science, technology, engineering & maths) events in Cork and Dublin Cork, 08 January 2017: I WISH…

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Irish professor named as fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Recognised for outstanding contribution to multimedia information indexing and retrieval, Smeaton is one of just 15 Irish IEEE fellows. Insight@DCU’s…

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Gold for UCC team at International Synthetic Biology Competition

 Members of the UCC “Limited Lactis” iGEM team pictured with (front second left) Dr. Mark Tangney (Cork Cancer Research Centre), (centre) Brandon Malone…

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Leading expert in cardiology joins NUI Galway to lead €5 million project in medical devices

Plan to develop wearable sensors for patients at high risk of heart attacks.Professor William Wijns, an expert in cardiology, has joined NUI Galway as…

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