A message from our CEO

Chief Executive of the HRB, Mairead O'Driscoll, reflects on 2020, highlighting the achievements amid the challenges.

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New investment to tackle COVID-19

€10.5 million of new investment in 39 COVID-19 research projects has been announced as part of the coordinated, national COVID-19 Rapid Response Research, Development and Innovation programme involving Ireland’s leading funding and innovation agencies.

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COVID-19 Rapid Response Research and Innovation Funding

Health Research in Action

A snapshot of some of the many great discoveries and outcomes we have been producing and supporting across various health sectors in Ireland.

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New treatment proves effective for critically ill COVID-19 patients

HRB funds Irish arm of an international trial that shows critically ill patients are less likely to die and will spend less time in ICU when treated with an arthritis drug.

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How do social and genomic factors impact health as we age?

The HRB is supporting a new research project between the US, Ireland and Northern Ireland to explore how experiences in early life contribute to the rate of biological ageing and impact on health.

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HRB appoints new Director for Research Strategy and Funding

Dr Teresa Maguire takes up the position in November 2020 and brings more than 25 years’ experience in health research-related roles.

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Dr Teresa Maguire

EU Funding success

Irish health researchers have secured nearly €85 million from the Horizon 2020 funding programme, exceeding the target of €80 million set in 2014.

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HRB publish new reviews on e-cigarettes

Evidence shows that adolescents who had ever used an e-cigarette were between three and five times more likely to start smoking tobacco cigarettes compared to those who never used e-cigarettes.

Press release - e-cigarette review
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