Plenty of research funding on the Horizon

By Will Goodbody, Science & Technology Correspondent @willgoodbody After all the planning, politicking, voting and spinning, this week finally saw the Irish launch of Horizon 2020, and the announcement of details of the first call for funding. The seven- year €79 billion EU science, research and innovation fund is the successor to the previous fund, Framework Programme 7 (FP7). For many scientists across Europe and beyond (because it is open to researchers in other countries) it will be their bread …

Despite bailout exit, Ireland still not out of the woods

By Business Editor David Murphy Ordinary Irish people won’t notice the slightest difference between life before and after the bailout. Banking problems persist, unemployment is still high and the economy is sluggish. Conditions are improving. But it is far too early to say that Ireland is out of trouble. I understand that initially the Government planned low key events to mark the end of the bailout. But Ministers were besieged by media requests, particularly from foreign journalists, and clearly decided …