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Vaccine Questions Ep6: Vaccine solidarity with Dr Siobhán O'Sullivan

Monday, 14 June 2021

In episode six Dick chats to Dr Siobhán O’Sullivan, Chief Bioethic Officer at the Department of Health about the difficult decisions officials and individuals must grapple with in this pandemic and the values and...

Science Committees, Life and Medical Sciences Committee

Watch Peatlands: a climate solution

Thursday, 10 June 2021

In the fifth in this series of Climate Conversations, Dr Florence Renou-Wilson discussed the role Irish peatlands can play in climate mitigation.

Science Committees, Climate Change and Environmental Sciences Committee

Vaccine Questions Ep5: Inoculation against misinformation with Professor Jane Suiter

Friday, 21 May 2021

In episode five Dick chats to Professor Jane Suiter, Director of the Institute for Future Media, Democracy and Society at DCU about what drives the spread of disinformation and how it can undermine vaccination...

Science Committees, Life and Medical Sciences Committee

Water is a public health issue

Thursday, 13 May 2021

Availability of a secure supply of clean water is a necessity that comes at a high cost, but has an as yet unrealised value. Find out more in this blog by Professor Fiona Regan, DCU.

Science Committees, Climate Change and Environmental Sciences Committee, Climate Change Blog

The role of Irish Bioethics: (re)building trust and reasonable discourse in medicine, science and technology

Thursday, 22 April 2021

If you missed our RIA Life and Medical Sciences Symposium on the need for a sustainable framework in Ireland for deliberating on bioethical responses you can watch it now.

Science Committees, Life and Medical Sciences Committee

Vaccine Questions Ep4: Trust and reliability with Emer Cooke

Wednesday, 21 April 2021

Emer Cooke, Head of the EMA explains its role in assessing and authorising COVID19 vaccines, and Dick asks why should we trust the EMA to ensure that all the vaccines we receive are safe and reliable?

Science Committees, Life and Medical Sciences Committee

Watch Achieving Ireland's climate action ambitions

Monday, 12 April 2021

The RIA Engineering and Computer Sciences committee hosted a conference entitled ‘Achieving Ireland’s Climate Action Ambitions’ online on 25 February 2021.

Science Committees, Climate Change and Environmental Sciences Committee, Engineering and Computer Sciences Committee

Watch Climate Change and Land in Ireland

Monday, 12 April 2021

In the fourth in this series of Climate Conversations, Dr Eamon Haughey discussed the challenges in the land system and the role land can play in climate mitigation and adaptation in Ireland.

Science Committees, Climate Change and Environmental Sciences Committee

Vaccine Questions Ep3: Getting the jab with Dr Lucy Jessop

Monday, 29 March 2021

Join  Dr Lucy Jessop, Director of Public Health at the National Immunisation Office as she explains when, where and how people will get their vaccination shots.

Science Committees, Life and Medical Sciences Committee

Watch keynote and policy outlook from Achieving Ireland's Climate Action Ambitions conference

Tuesday, 2 March 2021

If you missed Mr Eamon Ryan T.D., Minister for Environment, Climate and Communications, and Transport keynote at the RIA conference 'Achieving Ireland's Climate Action Ambitions' on 25 February 2021 you can watch...

Science Committees, Climate Change and Environmental Sciences Committee, Engineering and Computer Sciences Committee

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