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IOP Ireland policy

Read about policy priorities on the island of Ireland and our key publications.


The IOP provides an active and authoritative voice for physics through our policy work. We work in all areas that affect physics, from school education through to research and innovation and we supply timely, evidence-based, scientific advice and in-depth analyses to governments and other agencies across Ireland and Northern Ireland.

The IOP's membership is a unique source of expertise, which informs all of our policy activities and all policy statements and positions are agreed by the Council of the IOP.

Policy priorities

Our current policy priorities (PDF, 208KB) for IOP Ireland are to promote and support action in the following key areas:

  1. Increased investment in research and development;
  2. Develop new partnerships with European researchers and innovators;
  3. Ensure physics education reflects diversity of society;
  4. Enhance Ireland’s world-class further and technical education;
  5. Safeguard Ireland’s researchers and partnerships; and
  6. Guarantee specialist science teachers for every student.

Ireland/Northern Ireland publications

2017

The role of physics in supporting economic growth and national productivity in Northern Ireland

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The role of physics in supporting economic growth and national productivity in Ireland

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2014

The Case for Irish Membership of the European Southern Observatory

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The Case for Irish Membership of the European Laboratory for Particle Physics - CERN

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