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Fermanagh fracking fight perhaps a taste of things to come

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By Will Goodbody, Science & Technology Correspondent @willgoodbody In Belcoo, County Fermanagh opponents of fracking must be collectively exhaling. Over the past few months they took on Goliath. And yesterday they won – for now at least. For months protests … Continue reading

Three reasons to look to the stars

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By Will Goodbody, Science & Technology Correspondent @willgoodbody It’s been an exciting week for star-gazers, with the remarkable rendez-vous between the European Space Agency’s Rosetta probe and comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. For a man-made object to travel 6 billion kilometres unscathed around … Continue reading

Putting coding on the curriculum

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  By Will Goodbody, Science & Technology Correspondent @willgoodbody This week saw the inaugural Tech Week Ireland taking place. Run by the Irish Computer Society (ICS) with support from ICS Skills and Science Foundation Ireland: Discover, its aim is to … Continue reading

Intel Inside the Irish economy

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By Will Goodbody, Science & Technology Correspondent @willgoodbody In 1989, when Intel announced it was to begin manufacturing computer motherboards in Ireland, the then Minister for Industry and Commerce, Dessie O’Malley, made some projections about likely employment arising from the … Continue reading

Answering Ireland’s call at Mobile World Congress

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By Will Goodbody, Science & Technology Correspondent in Barcelona @willgoodbody Your product or service may be new. It may be clever. It may even be unique. But when you are a company competing on the global stage, in a massive … Continue reading

Plenty of research funding on the Horizon

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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 … Continue reading

Ireland and Innovation – a tale of two studies

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By Will Goodbody, Science and Technology Correspondent @willgoodbody It’s strange how sometimes two studies, on the same topic, can be published within hours of one another; but with markedly differing conclusions. That was the case last week and the topic … Continue reading

Paying a price for superfast mobile broadband

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  By Will Goodbody, Science and Technology Correspondent @willgoodbody If you are wondering what the cost of 4G will be when the Irish operators start offering it here from the autumn, a few clues are emerging from across the water. … Continue reading