Royal College of Surgeons buys Shanahan’s building for €5m

Posted in Governance and administration on January 10th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“The Royal College of Surgeons will strengthen its hold on the west side of Dublin’s St Stephen’s Green after agreeing to purchase the Georgian building occupied by the fine dining restaurant Shanahan’s on the Green. The college is believed to have paid close to €5 million for the building, which has been trading as a steak house since 2000. It was previously known as Whites on the Green when it was run as a restaurant by owner Peter White …” (more)

[Irish Times, 10 January]

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Funding for science research needs to double, says SFI

Posted in Research on January 10th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Ireland’s investment in science needs to almost double over the coming years if it is to be able to innovate on the scale required to transform the economy, according to Science Foundation Ireland (SFI). Speaking at the launch of SFI’s review of 2017 and the research body’s outline of plans for 2018, its director general Prof Mark Ferguson said there was no issue about the quality research being conducted in Ireland …” (more)

[Kevin O’Sullivan, Irish Times, 10 JAnuary]

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State spending on scientific research needs to increase by over €100m per year, expert warns

Posted in Research on January 10th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Ireland needs to increase State spending on scientific research by more than €100m a year to compete successfully with other countries, warned the Government’s science advisor. The work of 4,000 scientific researchers in Ireland will be funded with the help of €172.5m this year from taxpayers but State-aid for research projects needs to grow to €300m a year within the next few years, said Professor Mark Ferguson, director general of the Science Foundation of Ireland …” (more)

[Alan O’Keeffe, Independent, 9 January]

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Mary Harney appointed as chancellor of University of Limerick

Posted in Governance and administration on January 10th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Former tánaiste Mary Harney has been appointed as chancellor of the University of Limerick. Ms Harney, who retired from politics in 2011 and is now director of a number of private companies in the pharmaceutical, technology and finance sectors, will take up office as chancellor immediately …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 9 January]

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