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iCRAG 2017: A Research Showcase

iCRAG, the Irish Centre for Research in Applied Geosciences – funded by Science Foundation Ireland, the European Regional Development Fund and industry partners – today held its inaugural research showcase in the Aviva Stadium. The event, with registrants from industry, state policy partners, geoscientists, engineers and researchers showcased the applied research taking place in the […]

iCRAG partners with SSPC for National Crystal Growing Competition

iCRAG, together with the Synthesis and Solid State Pharmaceutical Centre (SSPC) both funded by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), announced winners of the 2016 National Crystal Growing Competition at the national awards ceremonies recently.

The very successful National Crystal Growing Competition, now in its third year, has seen interest soar in schools nationally. For this reason, the […]

Celebrating Irish Science at Aras an Uachtarain

To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, President Michael D. Higgins and Sabina Higgins hosted a reception at Áras an Uachtaráin to acknowledge the special contribution made by citizens who have excelled in science and its application to Irish life. Pictured is iCRAG Director, Prof. John Walsh, with Michael D. Higgins. More info on the official Aras […]

Call for Proposals – Social Licence to Operate

Call for Proposals: iCRAG is inviting project proposals from established academics in Irish universities/research institutes on the subject of: Social Licence of Geoscience Activity and Development of Earth Resources.

Further information available at https://t.co/qaDr9htXVR

iCRAG industry partner Boliden announces investment in Tara mine

Congratulations to iCRAG industry partner Boliden, where exploration at the Tara zinc mine has identified a new mineralisation with an inferred mineral resource of 10 Mtonnes.

Tara mine, which is one of the larger zinc mines in the world, accounts for half of Boliden’s production of zinc concentrate and employs 550 staff, not including contractors. Successful […]

December 2016 iCRAG Newsletter

The December 2016 edition of the iCRAG Newsletter is available for download here.

iCRAG Lab@TCD and TIGER launched

State of the art micro-beam analytical laboratory launched by iCRAG at Trinity College Dublin

Facility will be used to develop new approaches to resource use and environmental mitigation

Science Foundation Ireland Director of Programmes Dr Darrin Morrissey (left) with iCRAG Deputy Director Prof. Balz Kamber (right) launch the TIGER scanning electron microscope in the iCRAG Lab@TCD

Dublin, December […]

iCRAG and SSPC launch Grow Your Own Crystal Competition

The 2016 Grow Your Own Crystal Competition has been launched by iCRAG and SSPC – the Solid State Pharmaceutical Centre.

The aim of the competition is for an individual second-level student to grow a single crystal. Crystals will be judged by a panel of experts from iCRAG and SSPC.

You can enter your crystal by tweeting us […]

iCRAG takes on Science Week 2016


Science Week (13th-20th November) is keeping iCRAG very busy this year. Not only is science is taking over our radios, computers and TV screens and all of our daylight hours, but the supermoon on Monday helped cast a scientific glow on our nights as well.

Events kicked off on Saturday 12th, when iCRAG Education and Public […]

Prof. Misstear elected Secretary General of the International Assoc. of Hydrogeologists

iCRAG Funded Investigator and hydrogeologist Professor Bruce Misstear from Trinity College Dublin was elected as Secretary General of the International Association of Hydrogeologists this week at its congress in Montpellier France. The IAH is the world’s leading association for the advancement of groundwater science, with members in more than 130 countries.  As Secretary General, Bruce’s role will […]