Debate

This page is an evolving document collecting links to scattered published fragments of the on-going science funding debate in Ireland. Please post links to other articles, blog posts, radio interviews, videos, etc. that we have missed.

In letters to the Irish Times

Below is a list of letters to the Irish Times debating the issue of science funding:

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.

The Irish Times – Tuesday, October 23, 2012 – Funding science for EU’s future
Nobel Prize and Fields Medal Winners: SIDNEY ALTMAN, WERNER ARBER, ROBERT J AUMANN, FRANÇOISE BARRÉ-SINOUSSI, GÜNTER BLOBEL, MARIO CAPECCHI, AARON CIECHANOVER, CLAUDE COHEN-TANNOUDJI, JOHANN DEISENHOFER, RICHARD RERNST, GERHART ERTL, Sir MARTIN EVANS, ALBERT FERT, ANDRE GEIM, SERGE HAROCHE, AVRAM HERSHKO, JULES A HOFFMANN, ROALD HOFFMANN, ROBERT HUBER, Sir TIM HUNT, ERIC R KANDEL, KLAUS VON KLITZING, SIR HAROLD KROTO, FINN KYDLAND, JEAN-MARIE LEHN, ERIC S. MASKIN, DALE T MORTENSEN, ERWIN NEHER, KONSTANTIN NOVOSELOV, Sir PAUL NURSE, CHRISTIANE NÜSSLEIN-VOLHARD, VENKATRAMAN RAMAKRISHNAN, Sir RICHARD J ROBERTS, HEINRICH ROHRER, BERT SAKMANN, BENGT I SAMUELSSON, JOHN E SULSTON, JACK W SZOSTAK, Sir JOHN E WALKER, ADA E YONATH, ROLF ZINKERNAGEL, HARALD ZUR HAUSEN; PIERRE DELIGNE, TIMOTHY GOWERS, MAXIM KONTSEVICH, STANISLAV SMIRNOV CEDRIC VILLANI, C/o South Mimms, Hertfordshire, England.

The Irish Times – Wednesday, October 24, 2012 – Neglect of basic research
ANTHONY QUINN, Associate Professor Electronic and Electrical Engineering, School of Engineering, Trinity College Dublin.

The Bloggosphere

Science Calling! – Maria Delaney

Questioning Irish science policy

Back to the Basics

Ireland Loses Independent Voice on Science

News Articles

Govt’s €500m scientific research budget to target key job-creating areas – 01.03.2012 – Carmel Doyle – silicon republic

The Irish Times – Monday, July 16, 2012 – Science funding doesn’t add up – DICK AHLSTROM, Science Editor

The Irish Times – Tuesday, July 17, 2012 – Scientists not giving human life its meaning – JOE HUMPHREYS

The Irish Times – Wednesday, August 22, 2012 – Research funding at risk, warn scientists – DICK AHLSTROM Science Editor

The Irish Times – Monday, September 10, 2012 – Beware false dichotomies in debate over science funding – GRAHAM LOVE

The Irish Times – Tuesday, October 2, 2012 – Academic research must contribute to society – JOHN KELLY

The Independent -UCD medical school chief quits €241,000 job for US – Katherine Donnelly – October 22 2012

The Irish Times – Tuesday, October 23, 2012 – Nobel winners urge EU to protect spending on research – DICK AHLSTROM Science Editor

The Irish Times – Monday, October 29, 2012 – Uncertainty expands when there is a vacuum of trust – DICK AHLSTROM

The Irish Times – Monday, November 5, 2012 – Funding science – Opinion/Editorial

The Irish Times – Monday, November 5, 2012 – Nobel winner Heath turns up the heat on State – DICK AHLSTROM

The Irish Times – Monday, November 12, 2012 – Research excellence needs a funding plan – DICK AHLSTROM

Science Foundation Ireland reveals strategic plan to 2020 – 12.11.2012 – Carmel Doyle – silicon republic

Science Foundation Ireland sets out ‘ambitious’ eight year plan – 12 November 2012 – RTE News

Irish Science Policy: 2020 replaces 2013 as target to be ‘best country in…world for scientific research’ – Michael Hennigan – Nov 13, 2012

The Irish Times – Monday, November 19, 2012 – What now for scientific funding in Ireland? – CLAIRE O’CONNELL

Publicly Funded Research – Luke Drury – Royal Irish Academy

Follow the money, do the research – DICK AHLSTROM – The Irish Times – Thursday, November 22, 2012

Radio

RTE – Radio 1 – Morning Ireland

Chief Scientific Advisor position abolished – Irish Stem Cell Foundation’s Dr Stephen Sullivan

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