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Cystic Fibrosis research plan for Crumlin hospital

NUIG research projects receive €782,000

Only one in 10 older adults in Ireland rely on public transport – TILDA

Cork County Council & Cork Smart Gateway launch Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Challenge

Cystic Fibrosis research plan for Crumlin hospital

21 April 2017

THE RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland) and the National Children’s Research Centre (NCRC) have announced a new partnership that is aimed at strengthening paediatric Cystic Fibrosis (CF) research at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin. The €1.1 million research programme that will run for five years will focus entirely on children with CF. It […]

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NUIG research projects receive €782,000

21 April 2017

Eight research projects at NUI Galway have been awarded funding to commercialise their ideas, from renewable energy to treatment of Parkinson’s disease. Under European projects such as Horizon 2020, researchers across the EU have been funded to the tune of millions of euro to help turn their research proposals into fully fledged businesses. Eight NUI […]

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Only one in 10 older adults in Ireland rely on public transport – TILDA

14 April 2017

A new report launched by The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) at Trinity College Dublin and supported by the Road Safety Authority shows that most older adults rely on cars for transport, as opposed to public transport. It details major differences in the use of public transport between Dublin residents and those living in […]

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Cork County Council & Cork Smart Gateway launch Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Challenge

14 April 2017

Cork County Council together with the Cork Smart Gateway initiative and the Age Friendly Alliance have launched the €80k Small Business Research and Innovation (SBIR) Challenge with Enterprise Ireland. Through this challenge call, Cork County Council wants to explore low cost, innovative and accessible solutions that will help all of its older citizens to maintain […]

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UL begins new project investigating tax and inequality in EU

12 April 2017

Researchers at the Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick are playing key roles in a major new project investigating tax and evasion in the European Union. The Horizon 2020 COFFERS project (Combating Fiscal Fraud and Empowering Regulators) is one of the world’s largest research projects on tax and inequality and aims to discover how much […]

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Blue skies research funding launched

07 April 2017

A new programme aimed at providing funding to Irish researchers involved in exploratory blue skies research has been launched. The Laureate Awards programme will initially make €2.5 million available to those who are conducting research into areas where there is no immediate obvious economic impact. The first call is open to researchers across all disciplines […]

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Izzy Wheels wins 2017 Accenture Leaders of Tomorrow Competition

05 April 2017

Ailbhe and Izzy Keane have won the 2017 Accenture Leaders of Tomorrow competition. Through their company, Izzy Wheels, the Galway sisters are on a mission to break down negative stigmas associated with wheelchairs and prove to the world that a wheelchair can be a work of art. Ailbhe is the Founder and Creative Director of […]

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New research claims mobile banking saves billions in charges

05 April 2017

New research by money transfer service Azimo claims that mobile banking and new digital-only banks are saving consumers billions in various charges. According to a survey of more than 4,000 people in the UK, people in Britain who have turned to technology to help them with banking have saved up to £7 billion every year. […]

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Irish firm wins award for solution that kills superbugs

03 April 2017

Fatal superbugs that have contributed to the deaths of patients and to outbreaks in Irish hospitals face a new enemy in the form of an award-winning antimicrobial solution. DIT Grangegorman start-up company Kastus has won a Knowledge Transfer Ireland award, which recognises the achievements of higher-education institutes and publicly funded research organisations in Ireland. The […]

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Amryt to begin Phase 3 trial of drug to treat rare disorder

29 March 2017

Amryt Pharma has announced the commencement of “EASE”, the Phase 3 clinical trial of AP101 which offers a potential treatment for Epidermolysis Bullosa (“EB”). Currently there is no known cure for EB, a rare genetic skin disorder which causes the skin to blister and tear at the slightest touch. There are approximately 500,000 people living […]

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