Archive for Máire Geoghegan-Quinn

EU research commissioner slams UK research spending cuts

Posted in research with tags , , on 11 February 2011 by Steve

“The European Union’s research commissioner has criticised British science and education spending cuts, saying they jeopardise future growth in the United Kingdom. Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, the research commissioner, told an audience at the Royal Society this week that it was essential to maintain investment in R&D and innovation to overcome the financial crisis …” (more)

[Inga Vesper, Exquisite Life, 11 February]

EU’s overdue chief scientist to be appointed this year

Posted in research with tags , on 7 February 2011 by Steve

“The appointment of Europe’s first chief scientist will hopefully happen this year, Maire Geoghegan-Quinn, the research commissioner told reporters in London today …” (more)

[Brian Owens, The Great Beyond, 7 February]

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]

‘Research and development investment will reap rewards’

Posted in research with tags , on 7 October 2010 by Steve

“Europe has the ideas, the experts, the companies and the markets but is losing out on creating millions of jobs and turning around its flagging economy, Commissioner Máire Geoghegan-Quinn said …” (more)

[Ann Cahill, Irish Examiner, 7 October]

Geoghegan-Quinn announces Europe’s largest investment in research and innovation

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

“The EU commissioner responsible for research and innovation, Ireland’s Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, today announced almost €6.4bn of European Commission funding for research and innovation …” (more)

[Deirdre Nolan, Silicon Republic, 19 July]

€6 billion for research and innovation

Posted in research with tags , on 18 July 2010 by Steve

“European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science Máire Geoghegan-Quinn will announce tomorrow a €6 billion (US$7.7 billion) fund for research and innovation. Geoghegan-Quinn will give details of the main fields of research and innovation to be covered and will call for proposals …” (more)

[University World News, 18 July]

Govt wants mandatory industry and academia research links

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

“Academic researchers should be required to partner with industry at all stages of their work so that ‘smart’ jobs can be created, asserted Batt O’Keeffe TD …” (more)

[Marie Boran, Silicon Republic, 26 May]

O’Keeffe to discuss innovation in Geoghegan-Quinn meeting

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

“The Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Innovation Batt O’Keeffe TD will today meet Ireland’s EU Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science Máire Geoghegan-Quinn as part of a week-long series of engagements in Brussels and Paris …” (more)

[Silicon Republic, 25 May]

Simplify rules for research grants: EU Commissioner

Posted in research with tags , on 29 April 2010 by Steve

“Research, Innovation and Science Commissioner Máire Geoghegan-Quinn has proposed a plan to simplify the procedures for taking part in EU-funded research projects. Announcing the plan at The European Commission in Brussels today, she said that minimising the administrative burden on researchers was vital …” (more)

[Deirdre Nolan, Silicon Republic, 29 April]

Geoghegan-Quinn surrenders her €108,000 annual pensions

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 27 April 2010 by Steve

“EU commissioner Máire Geoghegan-Quinn has decided to relinquish her ministerial and Dáil pensions for the duration of her term of office. Ms Geoghegan-Quinn contacted Minister for Finance Brian Lenihan last night and asked him to put in place the necessary arrangements to allow her gift both pensions to the State …” (more)

[Harry McGee, Irish Times, 27 April]

Geoghegan-Quinn surrenders pension

Posted in Legal issues with tags on 26 April 2010 by Steve

“Máire Geoghegan-Quinn said this evening that she will forego her Irish Ministerial and Dáil pension while she is a European Commissioner …” (more)

[, 26 April]

€100k state-pensioned Geoghegan-Quinn owns four houses

Posted in research with tags on 25 April 2010 by Steve

“European Commissioner Máire Geoghegan-Quinn owns four houses in Ireland, Luxembourg, the US and Spain, according to her sig-ned declaration of interests lodged with the EU Commission and seen by the Sunday Tribune …” (more)

[John Downes, Sunday Tribune, 25 April]

Just a little bit of hope?

Posted in research with tags , , , on 24 April 2010 by Steve

“Yesterday morning I was able to attend an event organised by Dublin City Council, focusing on the potential of an innovation culture as a way of generating new economic growth and prosperity for Dublin. The keynote speaker was Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 24 April]

Challenges Facing EU Commissioner for Research

Posted in research with tags , on 21 April 2010 by Steve

“The April issue of Public Service Review: Science and Technology features some interesting reflections on the challenges facing the EU’s new Commissioner for Research and Innovation, Máire Geoghegan-Quinn. From an Irish perspective, the former TD’s appointment to one of the most strategically important roles in Europe is significant …” (more)

[Ciarán Ó Catháin, A President’s Notebook, 20 April]

Call to maintain 3% research target

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 28 March 2010 by Steve

“Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, European Union commissioner for research, innovation and science, believes the bloc’s target of spending 3% of GDP on research and development must be maintained if Europe is to put itself firmly on the road to economic recovery …” (more)

[University World News, 28 March]

Geoghegan-Quinn welcomes NUIG UL Alliance

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , on 22 March 2010 by Steve

“EU Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science Máire Geoghegan-Quinn has welcomed NUI Galway’s strategic alliance with University of Limerick. Speaking in NUIG at her first public address in Ireland since her appointment, Commissioner Geoghegan-Quinn said that the alliance is a clear example of the type of steps that need to be taken if Ireland is to emerge from recession and develop a smart economy …” (more)

[Lorraine O’Hanlon, SIN, 22 March]

Commissioner gets to grips with research

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

“How nuclear physics helped reveal that a Bronze Age sword was never used to kill anyone has been explained to EU research commissioner Máire Geoghegan-Quinn on her first visit to one of the EU’s flagship research laboratories …” (more)

[Ann Cahill, Irish Examiner, 26 February]

Europe’s New Research Chief: Yes, I Can

Posted in research with tags , , on 11 February 2010 by Steve

“She had been on the job for barely a few hours, but during a 1-hour chat with a dozen reporters yesterday the woman who will hold Europe’s top science policy job for the next 5 years oozed self-confidence and a can-do attitude. Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, the Irish politician who was confirmed as the E.U’s new Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science on Tuesday, promised to tackle all of the intractable problems in E.U. science policy – but she avoided going into details …” (more)

[Martin Enserink, Science Insider, 11 February]

Geoghegan-Quinn given three weeks to develop jobs policy

Posted in research with tags , , , on 11 February 2010 by Steve

“Ireland’s new commissioner Máire Geoghegan-Quinn has just three weeks to come up with an outline of how best the European Union can turn research and innovation into jobs and growth …” (more)

[Ann Cahill, Irish Examiner, 11 February]

EU to reveal 2020 strategic R&D stimulus plan

Posted in research with tags , , on 10 February 2010 by Steve

“The EU Commissioner responsible for R&D, Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, has revealed the EU will reveal a strategic science and technology action plan called Europe 2020 to steer Europe through the recession …” (more)

[John Kennedy, Silicon Republic, 10 February]