Press Releases


Some recent press releases may be accessed by following the links below:

5 March 2017: Irish Research Council to mark IWD2017 by highlighting research improving women’s lives

29 December 2016: Over 370 new researchers benefitted from €30m in Irish Research Council funding during 2016

19 December 2016: Irish Research Council highlights scientific and historical roots of popular Christmas traditions

10 December 2016: Only colleges addressing gender inequality will get funding in new move by Irish agencies

23 November 2016: Minister Halligan joins Irish Research Council to celebrate 20 years of Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

14 November 2016: Irish Research Council to light up central Dublin for Science Week

11 October 2016: Irish Research Council welcomes funding for frontier research in Budget 2017

14 September 2016: Irish Research Council announces family-friendly programme of activities for Culture Night

30 August 2016: Funding of of €212, 246 announced by the Irish Research Council for Professor Daniel Bradley

11 August 2016: Researchers paving the way for future Olympic success

21 July 2016: €34m awarded to 1,400 researchers by the Irish Research Council last year

4 July 2016: From the study of time-travel through wormholes to use of drones in search & rescue operations: the contribution of Leinster researchers

1 July 2016: From the first female computer programmer to the Kelvin unit of temperature: the contribution of Ulster researchers

27 June 2016: Irish Research Council award figures demonstrate strong commitment to equal opportunities for female researchers

26 June 2016: Four young Irish researchers to meet their science heroes in Lindau this week

20 June 2016: New partnership to give promising young scientists & engineers the opportunity to make their mark in space

17 June 2016: From the study of Irishness in theatre to water pollution devices: the contribution of Munster researchers

7 June 2016: From Brennan’s torpedo to jet lag in horses: the contribution of Connacht researchers

19 April 2016: Funding of €144,000 announced by the Irish Research Council for 1916-themed projects

23 March 2016: Research funding programme to support NGOs in policy making for global development

15 March 2016: Irish Research breaking new ground on issues of relevance to St. Patrick’s Day

7 March 2016: Irish Research Council highlights research achievements of Irish women to mark IWD2016

5 February 2016: Irish Research Council launches Decade of Centenaries programme as part of #LoveIrishResearch campaign

28 January 2016: Minister English launches new initiative to increase public awareness of Ireland’s research achievements

30 December 2015: Irish Research Council closes year by marking 10 years supporting enterprise

10 December 2015: Unique programme to bring researchers and employers together opens for business

1 December 2015: Six European Research Council Starting awards worth close to €9 million won by researchers in Ireland

18 November 2015: Irish Research Council priming for future success in  Horizon 2020

3 November 2015: Tomb readers, galaxy mappers and climate change specialists among the next-gen of Irish researchers

14 September 2015: Minister English appoints Professor Jane Ohlmeyer as Chair of the Irish Research Council

4 August 2015: Minister English Launches the Irish Research Council Annual Report 2014 which highlights that €2.5m is being invested by business in 300 individual top emerging researchers 

1 July 2015: 18 European Research Council awards for Ireland worth over €30 million celebrated

10 June 2015: Six Irish researchers chosen to attend prestigious Masterclasses with 66 Nobel Laureates in Lindau, Germany

5th June 2015: Two Irish students reaching for the stars as they take off for NASA

29 May 2015: Minister English announces the creation of 36 research-based jobs under the Irish Research Council's Employment Based Programme 

6th May 2015: Minister English announces over €6 million for 80 prestigious Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowships

1 May 2015: New Horizons to support Ireland in achieving €1.25 billion target in European Research Funding  

16 March 2015: Celebrating the contribution of humanities and social sciences research to Irish society: Irish Research Council launch publication to mark global lebration of Irish culture

12 March 2015: National research strategy must benefit all elements of society: Minister Jan O’Sullivan launches Irish Research Council partnership with The Wheel

12 December 2014: Minister English welcomes €11 million European Research Council funding for eight Irish researchers

2 December 2014: €4.5 million investment announced to support business and research partnerships

19 November 2014: Irish education system must promote interdisciplinary approach to learning: Irish Research Council conference outlines how research partnerships can address global challenges

8 October 2014: Minister English announces €5.5 million in awards to support postdoctoral researchers