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Irish Women More Likely to Have a Third-level Qualification Than Men

    Irish Women More Likely to Have a Third-level Qualification Than Men

The Central Statistics Office has published ‘Women and Men in Ireland 2016′ which presents over 70 indicators that identify important gender differences in the activities of men and women and also presents the situation in Ireland in an international context.
Statistician Helen Cahill comments: “More girls than boys sat higher level papers in the Leaving Certificate […]

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The Future is FeMale

    The Future is FeMale

An international study of global attitudes towards gender biases and roles has revealed that almost half of both men and women believe the world would be a better place if more women held positions of power. However, the study, carried out by Havas Creative in partnership with Market Probe International, revealed that globally, only 24% […]

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Ireland Signs Earth Observation Agreement With the European Space Agency

    Ireland Signs Earth Observation Agreement With the European Space Agency

Enterprise Ireland has signed a Technical Collaborative Arrangement with the European Space Agency. This Arrangement will provide the State with unprecedented access to the Copernicus Programme’s near-real time earth observation information. The data will be stored locally for research, commercial development and policy informing purposes. Enterprise Ireland co-ordinates Ireland’s industrial and research participation in ESA […]

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Launch of €6.7 Million Climate Change Research Initiative Led by University College Dublin

    Launch of €6.7 Million Climate Change Research Initiative Led by University College Dublin

The Government has officially launched the 5-year Acclimatize project (www.acclimatize.eu/), a new €6.7 million climate change research initiative, with Professor Andrew J. Deeks, President, University College Dublin (UCD). The project has been part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Ireland Wales Programme 2014-2020.
The overall objective of the project, led by UCD in partnership with […]

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Funding For SFI FutureMilk Centre Welcomed by Teagasc

    Funding For SFI FutureMilk Centre Welcomed by Teagasc

The Government has announced funding for the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) FutureMilk Centre, bringing to 17 the total number of funded SFI research centres. The FutureMilk Centre will be hosted by Teagasc, in partnership with the Tyndall National Institute, Ireland’s national microelectronics institute, the Telecommunications Software & Systems Group (TSSG) at Waterford Institute of Technology […]

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Departments launch Co-Innovate programme

    Departments launch Co-Innovate programme

The Minister for Culture, Heritage, and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys, has launched the Co-Innovate programme in Monaghan, along with Permanent Secretary of the Department for the Economy, Dr Andrew McCormick.
Co-Innovate aims to increase the numbers of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) involved in research and innovation across the border region of Ireland (Cavan, Donegal, Leitrim, […]

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Public Health (Alcohol) Bill will slash advertising revenue to Irish media by €20m

    Public Health (Alcohol) Bill will slash advertising revenue to Irish media by €20m

Economist Jim Power has published a report entitled ‘The Potential Impact on Irish Media of the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill 2015’, which was commissioned by media owners. The Public Health (Alcohol) Bill 2015 seeks to introduce widespread restrictions to the advertising of alcohol in Ireland. This includes restrictions on the content of advertisements and advertising […]

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SuperValu still on top

    SuperValu still on top

The latest grocery market share figures from Kantar Worldpanel in Ireland show the highest market growth since January 2017. The latest figures reflect the impact of Easter on consumers and retailers alike, with the holiday falling outside of the comparable time period in 2016.
Price deflation, which has held steady at -0.2%, has been offset by […]

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Success of Horizon 2020 showcased in Brussels

    Success of Horizon 2020 showcased in Brussels

Enterprise Ireland and Science Foundation Ireland, on behalf of Ireland’s national support team for Horizon 2020, hosted a breakfast meeting this week for Irish research leaders in Brussels ahead of the European Commission’s conference “Research & Innovation – shaping our future”.
This event was an opportunity to highlight the success to-date of Ireland’s participation by researchers […]

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Recognising the achievements of Ireland’s Champions of EU Research

    Recognising the achievements of Ireland’s Champions of EU Research

Minister of State for Training, Skills, Innovation, Research and Development John Halligan and Julie Sinnamon, CEO of Enterprise Ireland presented outstanding achievement awards to academic researchers, companies and research organisations that have reached the pinnacle of European research at the ‘Ireland’s Champions of EU Research’ event which took place on the 28th of June.
Sixteen individuals […]

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Decline in satisfaction with broadband speeds

    Decline in satisfaction with broadband speeds

Irish broadband is still stuck in the slow lane, while many consumers are in the dark over whether they are getting the speeds they are actually paying for, according to new research from independent and impartial price comparison website Switcher.ie.
Despite the Government making a concerted effort through the National Broadband Plan to get Ireland up-to-speed, […]

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Just 29% of Irish people believe schools are providing necessary digital skills

    Just 29% of Irish people believe schools are providing necessary digital skills

A survey commissioned by Ricoh Ireland has found that just 29% of Irish people believe schools are equipping children with the necessary skills for the digital era. It also revealed that only a third of respondents feel that Irish schools have access to the range of modern technologies that will help students to become digitally […]

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Pitney Bowes invests in Dublin creating 100 jobs

    Pitney Bowes invests in Dublin creating 100 jobs

Pitney Bowes has announced plans to open a new operations centre in Dublin that will house a three-year multi-million euro R&D project focused on developing a next generation e-commerce and payments platform for global brands.
The new operations centre will comprise a Client Support Centre and Research & Design Centre, creating approximately 100 new jobs for […]

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Manufacturing Technology Centre to create 40 hi-tech jobs in 2017

    Manufacturing Technology Centre to create 40 hi-tech jobs in 2017

Irish Manufacturing Research, Ireland’s first Independent, industry driven, research and technology organisation has opened with the creation of 40 jobs. The Centre specialises in advanced manufacturing technologies and the positions will be high tech research roles in the areas of Industry 4.0, Collaborative Robotics, Industrial IoT, Data Analytics, Energy Efficiency, Additive Manufacturing/3D printing, Design Thinking […]

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156K cancer patients could miss out on life-saving drugs every year in US and Europe

    156K cancer patients could miss out on life-saving drugs every year in US and Europe

Irish medtech company Diaceutics has announced research results showing that more than 156,000 cancer patients in the US and Europe could be missing out on targeted life-saving drugs every year due to suboptimal diagnostic testing – therefore potentially affecting their chances of survival. The company has also found that substandard testing practices are causing pharmaceutical […]

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Businesses, public bodies encouraged to enter SEAI Awards

    Businesses, public bodies encouraged to enter SEAI Awards

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) has started the search for sustainable energy leaders as it launched its 14th annual energy awards, the longest running energy leadership awards in the country. The SEAI Sustainable Energy Awards recognise and reward excellence in energy efficiency and renewable energy and are open to organisations, businesses or communities […]

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SFI to invest €72 million in new Research Centres

    SFI to invest €72 million in new Research Centres

Science Foundation Ireland has announced it will invest €72 million over the next six years in four new world-class SFI Research Centres in Ireland. The new SFI Research Centres will be supported by 80 industry partners who will provide an additional €38 million to support cutting-edge basic and applied research with strong industry engagement, economic […]

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DCU Showcase gives companies opportunities to engage with research experts

    DCU Showcase gives companies opportunities to engage with research experts

For companies interested in innovation through R&D, the DCU Business Matchmaker and Research Showcase 2017 gives firms the opportunity to meet face-to-face with experts who are actively engaged in research that has applications across many industry sectors. The event, being held on the 11th of May in The Helix, DCU gives companies the chance to […]

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

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

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 a […]

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Economic growth outlook impressive despite Brexit effects

    Economic growth outlook impressive despite Brexit effects

Ibec’s new Q1 Quarterly Economic Outlook forecasts growth of 3.1% for 2017 and 2.8% in 2018. Strong improvements in consumer spending and investment are the key drivers behind this growth, but Brexit related trading challenges will weaken export growth.

Ibec’s Director of Policy and Public Affairs Fergal O’Brien stated: “The Irish economy is now in a […]

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60% of Irish project management leaders fear skills shortage ahead of Brexit

    60% of Irish project management leaders fear skills shortage ahead of Brexit

Project management (PM) leaders fear a Brexit skills shortage, according to a survey by the Ireland Chapter of Project Management Institute (PMI). The findings on the potential implications of Brexit for Ireland revealed 60% of those surveyed said there are not enough experienced Irish project and programme managers to fulfil the country’s PM needs.
Concern for […]

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New ESRI research examines sensitivity of income tax and USC revenues to changes in income

    New ESRI research examines sensitivity of income tax and USC revenues to changes in income

Income tax (including USC) is the largest individual source of tax revenue in Ireland, accounting for over 35% of the total. According to the ESRI, fluctuations in this source of revenue have a significant bearing on the total tax revenue.
Research from the Institute has found that income tax revenue automatically increases by 2% for every […]

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Irish researcher leads €4.9m project to halve CO2 footprint of carbon fibre production

    Irish researcher leads €4.9m project to halve CO2 footprint of carbon fibre production

Researchers from across Europe, led by University of Limerick (UL), have begun a project to produce carbon fibre from forestry by-products.
Carbon fibre is a reinforcement which when added to plastic improves its mechanical properties, thereby forming a composite material. Composites are used in many products including automotive parts and wind-turbine blades. However, carbon fibre is […]

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