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Getting it right from the start: a strategy for Ireland’s smallest citizens

Getting it right from the start: a strategy for Ireland's smallest citizens

Ireland has for too long tolerated a policy deficit in the area of early childhood education. Significant political energy has gone into the development of primary and post-primary schooling, but the care and education of children under the age of six has never enjoyed the same attention...
Compiling The Encyclopaedia of Music in Ireland

Compiling The Encyclopaedia of Music in Ireland

Mapping Ireland’s musical history was a dream project for a group of musicologists who finally were gifted the opportunity to produce Ireland’s first encyclopaedia of music. The Encyclopaedia of Music in Ireland (or EMIR as it has come to be known) was a project in the making for ten years...

UCD company goes into orbit

UCD company goes into orbit

“As a young engineer you dream of working in the aerospace or the automotive industries. To be actually sitting across the table from senior people in these sectors and discussing their needs as an equal is unbelievably compelling and exciting,” says John O’Donoghue, founder of UCD-based surface technology company, EnBio...


Passing on the gift of education

Passing on the gift of education

Nelson Mandela once said that education is the great engine of personal development. The South African president observed that through education, the daughter of a peasant can become a doctor or the son of a farm worker a president...


Enter the Otherworld

Enter the Otherworld

Mapping Ireland’s musical history was a dream project for a group of musicologists who finally were gifted the opportunity to produce Ireland’s first encyclopaedia of music. The Encyclopaedia of Music in Ireland (or EMIR as it has come to be known) was a project in the making for ten years...

Winds of change using systems analysis to optimise Ireland's energy grid

Winds of change using systems analysis to optimise Ireland's energy grid

UCD engineering graduate and Foundation Day Medal recipient, Dr Eddie O Connor, founder of Airtricity and of Mainstream Renewable Energy, has a vision for Ireland as a major supplier of green energy. He is pressing ahead with plans for an ‘energy bridge’...