Category Archives: education
I wrote this piece because I feel that we are too often we taught narrow paths, by teachers who themselves have a limited perspective. There is beauty in most things, if we can calm ourselves to look; and there are parallels … Continue reading
Published in my column of 3rd June 2013 in the Irish Times – what happens when tax avoidance is no longer a viable Irish industrial policy ?… There is something exquisitely wry about a Republican dominated US Congress now questioning … Continue reading
This article appeared in today’s Irish Times. In it, I try to briefly summarise Obama’s and Romney’s positions on innovation, including R&D funding, immigration policy, corporate taxation and net neutrality. There’s a tremendous amount that could be discussed, but … Continue reading
I wrote this for the Irish Times on the 25th June 2012. In it I revisit the influence of the Irish on San Francisco; some current parallels between the Irish and Californian economies; and the primary challenge of any … Continue reading
Here’s an opinion piece I wrote for the Irish Sunday Independent today.. Last year was one of the best years in the history of the IDA. A record 248 new investments were won, against fierce international competition and despite our generally … Continue reading
The tech sector is buoyant, exports are strong, there are open job positions — where are people to fill them ?
My article from yesterday’s Irish Times Innovation Magazine… I recently had the privilege of attending the 2012 BT Young Scientist celebration dinner. Eric Doyle and Mark Kelly jointly gave a wonderful and well-delivered winners’ speech, explaining the background to their … Continue reading