After months of hard work the overall winner of the 2006 BT Young Scientist of the Year is announced by Ray D'Arcy at the RDS in Dublin.

At 14 years old Aisling Judge is the youngest ever winner. Aisling's project examined ways in which to identify the point at which food goes off. Aisling is a second year student at Kinsale Community College in Cork.

Reporter Emma O'Kelly speaks to Aisling, and her parents Maureen and Eamon, about the win and her hard work. Eamon Judge praises his daughter's hard work saying

She had experiements that were running 24 hours a day and was getting up at 3 in the morning

After receiving her award Aisling says

I suppose science is my career now... I'm looking into biology or physiotherapy or microbiology as a career.

Three students from Synge Street CBS in Dublin won the best group category in the competition.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 13 January 2006. The reporter is Emma O'Kelly.