Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Questions (360)

Catherine Connolly

Question:

360. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation when she last met the director general of Science Foundation Ireland; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [27782/19]

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Written answers (Question to Business)

I meet regularly with the Director General of Science Foundation Ireland, Professor Mark Ferguson, as does the Minister of State for Training, Skills, Innovation and Research and Development.

My most recent meeting with the Director General took place on 9 May 2019 in the context of an announcement of renewal of funding to six world class SFI Research Centres. On 5 March 2019, I was briefed by Prof Ferguson on SFI's work plan and proposed funding calls for 2019.