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The Science Funding Debate – Letters to the Irish Times

Below is a list of letters to the Irish Times debating the issue of science funding. Please comment with any future or missed letters to news papers.  

The debate so far:

The Irish Times – Tuesday, July 3, 2012 – Funding for science
Dr PETER GALLAGHER, School of Physics, Trinity College Dublin;
Dr EMMA TEELING, School of Biology and Environmental Science, University College Dublin.

The Irish Times – Friday, July 6, 2012 – Funding science
LIAM MADDEN, Arbor Road, Menlo Park, California.

The Irish Times – Tuesday, July 10, 2012 – Funding for science
SEÁN SHERLOCK, TD, Minister of State for Research and Innovation, Kildare Street, Dublin 2.

The Irish Times – Wednesday, August 22, 2012 – An Irish slice of EU science funding
Prof PETER T GALLAGHER, School of Physics, TCD; Prof LUKE O’NEILL, ERC Advanced Grant Panel Chair for Immunology, Director, Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute, TCD; Prof PAUL CALLANAN, School of Physics, UCC; Prof DAVID McCONNELL, Smurfit Institute of Genetics, TCD; Dr EMMA TEELING, ERC Starting Investigator, School of Biology and Environment Science, UCD; Dr EAMONN CASHELL, Dean of Graduate Studies, CIT; Prof JAMES LUNNEY, Head of Physics, TCD; Prof JAMES McINERNEY, Department of Biology, NUIM; Prof RICHARD TIMONEY, School of Mathematics, TCD; Prof KEN WOLFE, ERC Advanced Investigator, Smurfit Institute of Genetics, TCD; Prof LORRAINE HANLON, School of Physics, UCD; Prof PATRICK DUFFY, Department of Geography, NUIM; Prof SINEAD RYAN, School of Mathematics, TCD; Prof WERNER NAHM, FRS, Director, School of Theoretical Physics, DIAS; Prof MIKE PEARDON, School of Mathematics, TCD; Dr MARY O’CONNELL, School of Biotechnology, DCU Prof GERALDINE BUTLER, Conway Institute of Biomolecular Biomedical Research, UCD, C/o Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2.

The Irish Times – Tuesday, October 9, 2012 – Neglect of basic research ‘damaging’
GEORGE MILEY, Professor of Astronomy, Leiden Observatory, The Netherlands.