Archive for impact

Irish science achieves high ratings for research

Posted in research with tags , on 24 March 2011 by Steve

“Measuring the quality of research in different countries can be a complex, controversial exercise, but the widely used bibliometrics system shows that Irish scientists are increasingly influential …” (more)

[Conor O’Carroll, Irish Times, 24 March]


School secretaries vote for industrial action over wage cuts

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 5 March 2011 by Steve

“Ireland’s school secretaries and caretakers have voted in favour of industrial action, in protest at pay cuts introduced at the start of this year …” (more)

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Science funding: Science for the masses

Posted in research with tags , on 26 May 2010 by Steve

“The US National Science Foundation’s insistence that every research project addresses ‘broader impacts’ leaves many researchers baffled …” (more)

[Corie Lok, Nature, 26 May]

IMPACT backs deal despite concerns

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 21 May 2010 by Steve

“The biennial conference of IMPACT trade union has backed the Croke Park deal on public service pay and reform despite a number of delegates criticising those who negotiated its terms …” (more)

[Stephen Rogers, Irish Examiner, 21 May]

Croke Park deal ‘best’ on offer – Impact

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 20 May 2010 by Steve

“The president of the country’s largest public service union has said that there is little enthusiasm for the Croke Park agreement but that it is a deal for its time. In an address to Impact’s biennial delegate conference in Kilkenny tonight John Power said that the Croke Park proposals represented ‘the best and safest port available to the good ship public services in a raging economic storm’ …” (more)

[Martin Wall, Irish Times, 19 May]

Croke Park agreement on track to be ratified

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 7 May 2010 by Steve

“The Croke Park agreement looks almost certain to be ratified after the leadership of the country’s largest solely public service union gave it its backing …” (more)

[Stephen Rogers and Catherine Shanahan, Irish Examiner, 7 May]

Impact will make or break public sector pay deal

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 25 April 2010 by Steve

“The fate of the agreement between the government and trade unions on public sector pay and reform is likely to be decided by the members of Impact, the largest public sector union …” (more)

[Pat Leahy, Sunday Business Post, 25 April]