€40 million to help Researchers further their careers

fgrep

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According to Minister Mary Mitchell O'Connor the €40 m announced For new scientific research projects will allow researchers ' further their careers'. What a disgrace , at a time when our education system is calling out for funding our Minister allocates funds to enhance CVs. To be honest not sure which actually is the disgrace the allocation of the funds or the Ministers ham fisted explanation of where they are targeted.
http://www.rte.ie/news/2016/0803/806581-science-funding/
 
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Link?
Explanation?
Anything at all?
 

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According to Minister Mary Mitchell O'Connor the €40 m announced For new scientific research projects will allow researchers ' further their careers'. What a disgrace , at a time when our education system is calling out for funding our Minister allocates funds to enhance CVs. To be honest not sure which actually is the disgrace the allocation of the funds or the Ministers ham fisted explanation of where they are targeted.
€40m boost for research projects - RTÉ News
Doing research is important. Developing researchers is important to research. What's the issue exactly?
 

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According to Minister Mary Mitchell O'Connor the €40 m announced For new scientific research projects will allow researchers ' further their careers'. What a disgrace , at a time when our education system is calling out for funding our Minister allocates funds to enhance CVs. To be honest not sure which actually is the disgrace the allocation of the funds or the Ministers ham fisted explanation of where they are targeted.
€40m boost for research projects - RTÉ News
So skilled educated people getting funding (a pathetic minuscule amount at that) for research projects is a disgrace...

Typically Irish anti intellectualism

Zoo
 

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There are many reasons why investment in research is important, but enhancing CVs is not one of them. Yet that is what our hapless Minister chose to highlight.To state that is not anti intellectualism my paranoid friend.
 

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There are many reasons why investment in research is important, but enhancing CVs is not one of them. Yet that is what our hapless Minister chose to highlight.To state that is not anti intellectualism my paranoid friend.
By enhancing CVs do you mean further education and upskilling?
 

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There are many reasons why investment in research is important, but enhancing CVs is not one of them. Yet that is what our hapless Minister chose to highlight.To state that is not anti intellectualism my paranoid friend.
Enhancing CVs is how you motivate researchers.
 

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By enhancing CVs do you mean...
Among the projects to receive a grant is one to develop a clinical test to predict whether breast and prostate cancer tumours are likely to return after surgery
And...
Money will also go towards a detector to help study stars, galaxies and planet formation.
Bastards!
 

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Is there a link that gives details of the projects?
 

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R&D is where it is at. No country is truly great until it produces its own technologies.
 

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The link in the op says that the funds are for research projects aimed at:

tackling breast and prostate cancer, determining the impact of salmon farming on our fisheries and to study the formation of stars and planets.

Furthering the careers of scientists is incidental really, the money is for projects aimed at improving our knowledge and that will no doubt benefit the people of Ireland and the World.

What is the issue? Ought we remain as we are and not attempt to improve our lives? Or is that the job of other states?
 

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The link in the op says that the funds are for research projects aimed at:

tackling breast and prostate cancer, determining the impact of salmon farming on our fisheries and to study the formation of stars and planets.

Furthering the careers of scientists is incidental really, the money is for projects aimed at improving our knowledge and that will no doubt benefit the people of Ireland and the World.

What is the issue? Ought we remain as we are and not attempt to improve our lives? Or is that the job of other states?
But, but, but, but... Politician I don't like... Rant, drool, rant...
 

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Fvck those with mental health issues when there's stars and planets, it's not like there's a European space agency or anyone else in the world.
 

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But, but, but, but... Politician I don't like... Rant, drool, rant...
Ah, it's alright when Stats is doing the drooling

#Corbyn.
 

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Can't we do both?
No, a walk around any A&E in the country will tell you we are failing miserably when it comes to "out of hours" assistance. So we clearly aren't doing both.

But as long as the grads get another leg up at the expense of the untermensch all's well.
 


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