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UCC engineer elected Royal Irish Academy president

    UCC engineer elected Royal Irish Academy president

Professor Michael Peter Kennedy, a world expert in wireless communications, has been elected as the 56th President of the Royal Irish Academy. Professor of Microelectronic Engineering at UCC, he succeeds

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Minister Mitchell O’Connor to open first Enterprise Ireland pavilion at Farnborough Airshow

    Minister Mitchell O’Connor to open first Enterprise Ireland pavilion at Farnborough Airshow

Today, the Irish aviation and aerospace sector will be promoted by Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD, the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation. It will happen at the Farnborough International Airshow in

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Coltraco Ultrasonics CEO receives Honorary Doctor of Science for his commitment to R&D and British talent

    Coltraco Ultrasonics CEO receives Honorary Doctor of Science for his commitment to R&D and British talent

Coltraco Ultrasonics CEO, Carl Stephen Patrick Hunter, has been awarded an Honorary Doctor of Science from Durham University. Carl is a Fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineers and a

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Professor Michael Morris new director of AMBER research center

    Professor Michael Morris new director of AMBER research center

AMBER, the Science Foundation Ireland funded materials science centre based at Trinity College Dublin, has today announced the appointment of Professor Michael Morris as Director of the organisation. Professor Morris,

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CONNECT’s Professor Luiz DaSilva elected IEEE Fellow

    CONNECT’s Professor Luiz DaSilva elected IEEE Fellow

Professor Luiz DaSilva, Professor of Telecommunications in the School of Engineering at Trinity College Dublin, and principal investigator at “CONNECT”, the world-leading Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) research centre at Trinity, has

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Registration open for Innovation Showcase 2015

    Registration open for Innovation Showcase 2015

Yesterday, Minister for Skills, Research and Innovation, Damien English TD, has invited people from business, science and research communities to register for the second annual Innovation Showcase event, which will

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Global Irish Design Challenge launched

    Global Irish Design Challenge launched

Irish Design 2015’s Global Irish Design Challenge is now open for submissions until the 30th of November. This is an opportunity for design professionals, students and graduates to be featured

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Start-ups from every continent heading for the Web Summit

    Start-ups from every continent heading for the Web Summit

This week’s Dublin-based Web Summit (3th-5th of November) will have something of a Latin flavour, with a large number of start-ups coming from South America. At least 16 young companies

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Irishman to oversee ICT organisation

    Irishman to oversee ICT organisation

Lero director Professor Mike Hinchey has been selected as president-elect of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP), which has more than 500,000 members worldwide. Limerick native Hinchey’s election as

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MINISTER FOR EDUCATION AND SKILLS, JAN O’SULLIVAN, LAUNCHES SEARCH FOR IRELAND’S TOP YOUNG PROBLEM-SOLVER

    MINISTER FOR EDUCATION AND SKILLS, JAN O’SULLIVAN, LAUNCHES SEARCH FOR IRELAND’S TOP YOUNG PROBLEM-SOLVER

Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan, launched the 2015 season of the All Ireland Linguistics Olympiad (AILO) in the search for Ireland’s best young problem solvers. The prize for

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250,000 PEOPLE EXPERIENCE THE ‘POWER OF SCIENCE’ DURING SCIENCE WEEK 2014

    250,000 PEOPLE EXPERIENCE THE ‘POWER OF SCIENCE’ DURING SCIENCE WEEK 2014

Sunday 16th November 2014 – An estimated 250,000 people took part in 800 science festivals, demonstrations, seminars and tours across the country this week during the 19th annual national science week. Coincidently the

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Cork students make Time’s most influential teenager list

    Cork students make Time’s most influential teenager list

Three Irish students from Cork have made it onto Time magazine’s annual list of most influential teenagers, alongside Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai and New Zealand singer Lorde. Ciara

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WIT to recruit 17 PhD scholars to spearhead new research

    WIT to recruit 17 PhD scholars to spearhead new research

Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) is recruiting 17 PhD scholars across a range of disciplines as part of its prioritisation of research growth at the institute. The 36-month scholarships, in

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Mary Maloney appointed CEO of CoderDojo

    Mary Maloney appointed CEO of CoderDojo

The CoderDojo Foundation is to be headed up by new a CEO, Mary Maloney, and is changing its structure to a membership model. CoderDojo founder James Whelton will remain a

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SAP and Ericsson to create almost 400 R&D jobs

    SAP and Ericsson to create almost 400 R&D jobs

Almost 400 new jobs are to be created across three counties by two multinational technology companies. SAP is increasing the numbers it employs in Galway and Dublin by 260, while

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Pharmaceutical firm creating 50 jobs in Dublin

    Pharmaceutical firm creating 50 jobs in Dublin

BioMarin Manufacturing Ireland, a subsidiary of BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc., is to add the positions at its Dublin Global Commercial Operations Hub. The expansion follows the announcement earlier this week that

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Jobs boost for North West as Letterkenny IT announces 60 research posts

    Jobs boost for North West as Letterkenny IT announces 60 research posts

More than 60 high-end science and technology research jobs, as well as 55 construction jobs, will be created at the new 20,000 sq-foot Science Park building at Letterkenny Institute of

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Innovation Academy, UCD appoints Dr Johnny Ryan as executive director

    Innovation Academy, UCD appoints Dr Johnny Ryan as executive director

The Innovation Academy, UCD has announced that it has appointed Dr Johnny Ryan as executive director. In his new role Ryan will take responsibility for the execution of the strategic

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Professor Orla Feely is New VP for Research, Innovation and Impact at UCD

    Professor Orla Feely is New VP for Research, Innovation and Impact at UCD

Prof Orla Feely will take up her new role as vice-president for Research, Innovation and Impact at UCD on 1 March. Having graduated with a BE from UCD Feely then

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New chair of Institutes of Technology Ireland appointed

    New chair of Institutes of Technology Ireland appointed

President of Letterkenny Institute of Technology Paul Hannigan is the new chairperson of Institutes of Technology Ireland for 2014. A native of Donegal, he has served as president of Letterkenny

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Ann Riordan appointed Chairperson of Science Foundation Ireland

    Ann Riordan appointed Chairperson of Science Foundation Ireland

Ministers Bruton and Sherlock confirm three new board appointments Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation, Richard Bruton TD, and Minister for Research and Innovation, Seán Sherlock, TD have today (Friday)

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