Speaking on the Industrial Development (Science Foundation Ireland) Amendment Bill

Posted April 19th, 2013

On Wednesday I spoke in the Dáil on the Industrial Development (Science Foundation Ireland) Amendment Bill.

This Bill extends Science Foundation Ireland’s remit to fund applied research, to support awareness of science and to enable it to fund collaborations in Northern Ireland and internationally.

We have a strong reputation and a proud history in science. You need only to visit the annual Young Scientists exhibition to know that this will continue. But the government also needs to prioritise its funding and direct it better. This Bill is central to that strategy.

To watch my full contribution here.

You can read my draft remarks here.