Business of Joint Committee

I would also like to note for the record, correspondence which the committee has received from Professor Peter Clinch, chair designate of Science Foundation Ireland. When Professor Clinch appeared before the committee on Tuesday, 28 May, in answering a question on the possible benefits of membership of the European Organization for Nuclear Research, CERN, he indicated that Ireland may have associate membership of the organisation. Professor Clinch wishes to clarify that while Ireland is a member of several international research organisations, it is not currently a member or an associate member of CERN. I thank Professor Clinch for the clarification.