Biopharma giant Regeneron invests €300m in Limerick

Limerick is to receive 300 highly skilled jobs by 2016 after biopharma giant Regeneron Pharmaceuticals this morning revealed a US$300m investment for a manufacturing facility on an 11.88-hectare site previously owned by Dell at Raheen Business Park. Subject to planning approval from the local authority, the company expects to employ … Continue reading

Our sick children left waiting years for Medical care

    Our sick children are left waiting years for Medical Care – Thousands of sick children are waiting between one and four years or more to see a consultant in public outpatients at Dublin’s two largest children’s hospitals.     The numbers include many children with heart, brain, ENT, … Continue reading

HSE financial deficit close to €300million

  The Health Service Executive has told the Government that in a worst-case scenario its financial deficit for this year could be close to €300 million, significantly higher than previously stated. The director general of the HSE, Tony O’Brien, warned the Department of Health and the Department of Public Expenditure … Continue reading

Ireland still leading the way with Digital Healthcare

In follow up since our last article about how Ireland is leading the way with Digital Healthcare – Start-up Neuro Hero launches speech and language therapy apps Technology start-up Neuro Hero has launched a new set of apps for iOS and Android aimed at families whose loved ones have communications … Continue reading

Will a Science Education better your job chances?

More and more Irish believe science education will guarantee you a job Some 78pc of Irish people agree that young people interested in science have a better chance of landing a job than those that don’t. A new Eurobarometer survey shows that more than three-quarters (77pc) of Europeans think that … Continue reading

Ireland becoming a Global Leader in Digital Healthcare

Ireland – with its concentration of ICT giants, pharmaceutical and medical device makers – is strategically placed to become a world leader in digital healthcare technologies, a conference in Dublin heard today. The ActivAge conference was organised jointly by the Digital Hub Development Authority (DHDA) and St. James’s Hospital Dublin, … Continue reading

Shocking statistics on child sex abuse in Ireland

Under 13s most vulnerable to sex assault by male family member according to a report on child survivors of sexual violence which details shocking facts about child sex abuse in Ireland. (RCNI) The report, Hearing Child Survivors of Sexual Violence: Towards a National Response, is launched by Minister Frances Fitzgerald  and provides … Continue reading

Our BT Young Scientist winners also come number 1 for Biology in Europe

The winners of the 2013 BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition Ciara Judge, Emer Hickey and Sophie Healy-Thow have been awarded first prize in biology at the European Union Contest for Young Scientists in Prague today. The girls beat off competition from more than 120 students from 38 countries, ranging … Continue reading