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Dr. Dick Kavanagh Retires

On 30th November last Dr. Dick Kavanagh retired from the IRDG.  Dick was a founding member and held the position of Managing Director since it’s inception in 1992.

Over the years Dick has developed the IRDG to be the key association for R&D performing companies across the country.   He has been a champion of change for member companies, and was particularly instrumental in lobbying for the improvement of R&D Grant schemes and the introduction of R&D Tax Credits in Ireland.…

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Research & Development – Business Attitudes

Research & Development – Business Attitudes

KPMG has recently undertaken a study of business attitudes to Research & Development in Ireland.  Please follow the link to read a copy of the report “Take a Closer Look 2012“.…

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Innovation at Agrispread earns Enterprise of the Year

Congratulations to Agrispread of Ballyhaunis, Co. Mayo on their success in winning the Enterprise of the Year Award on 24th November 2011.


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Our Thanks!

We recently conducted a Members Survey.   The primary purpose of our survey was to understand what you, the members, think of IRDG and your expectations of us as an organisation.  This information is critical to us as we are currently building our strategy for 2012.  It also ensures we can be better equipped to meet your needs for the future and to develop our Enterprise Innovation Network (EIN) linkages.

We received a very strong response with some excellent input.  The …

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