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Calls for establishment of new state company to supply rental housing

24 March 2017

The Nevin Economic Research Institute has called for the establishment of a new semi-State housing company to supply the market with more affordable rental accommodation. In its latest quarterly outlook, the Institute said the collapse in building output since the crash had resulted in chronic housing shortages, resulting in spiralling prices and rents. It also […]

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TILDA awarded €10 million for ageing research

24 March 2017

The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA), will get a  €10 million  cash injection over the next 5 years from the Health Research Board (HRB) to fund its research on ageing.  By 2021, about one in seven in the Irish population will be aged 65+ and by 2031 this age will have grown to one […]

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Trinity’s new Immunology Research Centre seeks funding from SFI

21 March 2017

Trinity’s newest research centre will find out in early May whether they will receive funding from Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) after a round of interviews and applications that will determine the future of the ambitious immunology institution. Trinity is currently seeking funding from the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) to establish the INNATE Inflammation and Immunology […]

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Ireland-US research collaboration set to go ahead

21 March 2017

Lero, the Science Foundation Ireland-funded research centre for software, is set to join with Fraunhofer Center for Experimental Software Engineering at the University of Maryland to collaborate on “extensive research” in the coming years. Commenting on the new partnership, Lero researcher Prof Mike Hinchey said his group’s new partner offers “the global hallmark of excellence” […]

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KTI Annual Impact Award finalists include ground-breaking new technologies

20 March 2017

Recognising and celebrating excellence in knowledge transfer in Irish Higher Education Institutes and publicly funded research organisations, the annual KTI Impact Awards will be held in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham on Thursday 30th March. KTI (Knowledge Transfer Ireland) is the national office that helps business benefit from access to Irish expertise and technology by making […]

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UCC engineer elected Royal Irish Academy president

20 March 2017

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 historian, Professor Mary E. Daly who was elected as the Academy’s first female President in 2014. He is the first President from UCC. Professor Kennedy […]

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R&D company Cisco celebrates 10 years in Galway

08 March 2017

A worldwide technology leader, Cisco is celebrating 10 years in Co. Galway. The establishment of the Oranmore site in 2006 was the brainchild of former Senior Vice President Barry O’Sullivan, star of Dragon’s Den. Galway was recognised as posing a “big opportunity” for Cisco due to the fantastic skillset of workers in the region and […]

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GMI Launch Genomic Research on Rare Disorders

01 March 2017

Irish life-sciences company, Genomics Medicine Ireland Ltd. (GMI) announced on Tuesday that it has partnered with Temple Street Children’s University Hospital and the UCD Academic Centre on Rare Diseases (ACoRD) to launch a groundbreaking research study which will examine children with rare undiagnosed genetic disorders attending Temple Street, and their parents in order to identify […]

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CÚRAM Awarded €150,000 to Tackle Major Global Health Problems

22 February 2017

CÚRAM Investigator Dr. Martin O’Halloran has been awarded a second European Research Council (ERC) grant of €150,000 to support the development of a new medical device for the treatment of hypertension (high blood pressure) that can lead to heart disease and stroke, NUI Galway announced on Tuesday. The project is a collaboration between Investigators Dr […]

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What Needs to Change in Ireland if we Want to be a Real Global Leader in R&D

17 February 2017

Post written by Ian Collins, Partner at EY Ireland. Previously published on Fora.ie The burden for small firms investing in research should be lifted. Ireland’s tax regime already ranks among the best in class internationally and allows companies to claim significant cash refunds for their research efforts – in turn facilitating the creation of jobs and ultimately […]

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