Archive for Conor Lenihan

Minister Lenihan announces Science Foundation Ireland ‘Researcher of the Year’

Posted in research with tags , , on 15 November 2010 by Steve

“Minister for Science, Technology and Innovation, Mr Conor Lenihan TD, today (Monday, November 15th, 2010) announced Professor Jean-Pierre Colinge of Tyndall National Institute, Cork, as winner of Science Foundation Ireland’s ‘Researcher of the Year 2010’ accolade …” (more)

[Science Foundation Ireland, 15 November]

Lenihan highlights critical role of Science Foundation Ireland as researchers gather for major summit

Posted in research with tags , , on 15 November 2010 by Steve

“… Minister Lenihan was speaking in advance of today’s Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Science Summit in Athlone, where over 300 of Ireland’s leading scientific researchers are gathering for a two-day strategic think-in. The theme of this year’s Summit is ‘Mining Minds – A New Decade of Discovery’. The Science Summit 2010 will feature keynote addresses today from Ms Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, European Commissioner for Research, Innovation & Science, and Mr Rory McInerney, Vice President, Intel, as well as a panel of leading figures from industry and research …” (more)

[Science Foundation Ireland, 15 November]

Leading figures from Ireland’s software sector converge for collaborative showcase

Posted in research with tags , on 19 October 2010 by Steve

“Mr Conor Lenihan TD, Minister for Science, Technology and Innovation, today (Tuesday, October 19th 2010) addressed leading academic and industry figures in the software sector at a special software industry-focused showcase hosted by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and the Irish Software Innovation Network (ISIN) …” (more)

[SFI, 19 October]

Lenihan blasted for link to creationist

Posted in research with tags , on 19 September 2010 by Steve

“Conor Lenihan has ‘no business’ being science minister if he supports the views of a controversial anti-evolution book, according to one of the world’s foremost critics of organised religion …” (more)

[Mark Hilliard, Sunday Tribune, 19 September]

The Minister and evolution

Posted in research with tags , on 16 September 2010 by Steve

“Madam, – As the main organisers of the 2012 world conference of the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution, we would like formally to invite Minister of State for Science, Technology, Innovation and Natural Resources Conor Lenihan, or his successor, to come to the opening of the conference in June of that year …” (more)

[James McInerney and others, Irish Times, 16 September]

The Necessity of the Public Understanding of Science

Posted in research with tags , on 15 September 2010 by Steve

“Today should have seen Conor Lenihan, Minister for Science, launching one Irish crank’s book on how the theory of evolution is ‘a hoax’. Mercifully he has withdrawn following condemnation from bloggers, internet forums and journalists, though he refuses to admit there was anything wrong with the original decision. In one way, I find this story encouraging …” (more)

[Gen Shanahan, Cork Student News, 15 September]

Evolution of a book launch

Posted in research with tags , , on 15 September 2010 by Steve

“In just over a month from now, on October 23, it will be 6,014 years exactly since the earth was created. How do we know that? Well, that’s the date arrived at by James Ussher, who Archbishop of Armagh in the mid-17th century …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 15 September]