€25 Million for Science Research
The government, along with Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), the national foundation for investment in scientific and engineering research, has pledged more than €25m to fund 27 science research projects over the next five years. Enterprise Minister Batt O'Keeffe made the annoucement saying it will help develop jobs for the "smart economy", his latest buzz word. The funding should benefit nearly 140 third-level researchers across Ireland in research areas ranging from health, energy, agriculture, environmental protection and telecommunications. Any funding in science is graciously welcomed and everyone hopes it will help create jobs, especially in the current economic climate. For more information click here.