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Marine Institute featured in Newsweek

IRELAND POSITIONS ITSELF AS WORLD LEADER IN MARITIME RESEARCH

Mick Gillooly, Joint Acting CEO Marine Institute24 May 2021: The Marine Institute's Joint Acting CEO Michael Gillooly recently spoke to Newsweek, as part of its country report on Ireland alongside political and business leaders including Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Leo Varadkar, Minister for Finance, Pascal Donohoe, Director General, Science Foundation Ireland, Mark Ferguson, President, NUI Galway, Professor Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh, among others.

Recognising Ireland's robust economic performance in the five years preceding the COVID-19 pandemic, the Newsweek report on Ireland focuses on the country's ambition and ability to navigate the economic challenges as a result of the pandemic in addition to the effects of Brexit.

In his interview with Newsweek, Michael Gillooly, Joint Acting CEO, Marine Institute, talks about the Institute's efforts to promote research on Ireland's rich maritime ecosystem and the reasons the country's maritime research capabilities are significant on the international stage.

"Ireland has earned a good reputation in Europe and internationally for its participation in marine research and innovation and for driving collaboration in this area. The Marine Institute has seen significant collaborations with industry and other research centres, universities and international stakeholders. We have an obvious geographical advantage in the marine sense. This allows us to use the country as a locus for Atlantic research, technology development and innovation. Ireland is described as an ideal place to innovate due to it being small enough to run tests, but large enough to demonstrate a significant impact."

See Michael Gillooly's full interview in Newsweek here

Distributed exclusively on Newsweek.com the Ireland: New Dawn, New Opportunities feature will reach a vast readership of 95 million across the globe. Newsweek is a premier news magazine and website that has been bringing high-quality journalism to readers around the world for over 80 years.

Read the full Ireland: New Dawn, New Opportunities report on Newsweek.com here

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