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March 20, 2008

Funding boost of 4.9m for NUI Maynooth


Kildare North Fianna Fail T.D. Áine Brady has welcomed the news that NUI Maynooth is to get a funding boost of €4.9 million.

"The funding will pay for two projects. The enhancement of the Callan Building will receive €2.9 million. This funding will allow for the creation of a new and refurbished laboratory and office space in the area of the biosciences as well as consolidating and enhancing the existing facilities into a single more effective unit for the benefit of researchers."

"The balance of €2 million will pay for the renovation of St. Anne’s House to accommodate the ICARUS research group and the Innovation Value Institute, two of Maynooth’s key research areas and areas of strategic growth."

"The funding will enable the NUI Maynooth to advance research and develop expectations and goals offered by national and European initiatives in the area." "The funding has been awarded by the Department of Education under the Research Facilities Enhancement Scheme initiative."

"This investment will send a strong message that Ireland is investing heavily in research in all areas of the country."

"It will also enhance NUI Maynooth, make it more attractive for students and develop cutting edge research in Kildare," concluded Deputy Brady.