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Rialtas na hÉireann | Government of Ireland

A National Conversation on Research in Ireland

We would like to thank everyone throughout the country who submitted ideas to Creating Our Future. The Expert Committee and Working Groups now begin the task of analysing the data, to ensure that the findings reflect the public’s voice and recommendations are developed to inspire research in Ireland.

What is it?

Creating Our Future provided an opportunity for everyone in Ireland to give ideas on how to make our country better for all. From science, the environment, health and education to poverty, the arts, diversity, and inclusions – all ideas submitted will help to inspire researchers to make a better future for Ireland.

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Why are we doing it?

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown the importance and value of research and innovation in our lives. As a forward-thinking country, we wanted to ask how research can help meet the opportunities and challenges facing our society over the coming years. Creating our Future provided an opportunity for everyone to have a voice. The ideas submitted by the general public will inspire research projects that will make a positive impact on our lives.

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December 1, 2021

Minister Harris announces over 18,000 ideas received from...

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Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris TD has today (1 December) announced that over 18,000 ideas...

Creating Our Future submissions close

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The Creating Our Future Roadshow made its last stop at Trinity College Dublin on Tuesday 30th November. Chair of the Expert Committee, Linda Hogan,...

November 19, 2021

It’s time to face our future

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Luke O’Neill, Chair of Biochemistry at Trinity College Dublin, writes that Creating Our Future is asking people to break down the ivory towers...