Follow @PoliticsIE
 
 
 
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 21

Thread: Ireland in Space Program

  1. #1
    Politics.ie Member Ulster-Lad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Dún na nGall
    Posts
    10,090
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default Ireland in Space Program

    Ireland is to invest €17 million p.a on a European investment in space. Is this really the best investment for the economy and this stage and what sort of value are we going to get? Will we have to borrow the money to participate in this? At the very least we should be proud of the fact we are cutting all services in this country that will help us to pay for this.

    Ireland will invest over E17 million a year in European Space programmes in the coming years, the Minister for Research and Innovation, Sean Sherlock told the European Space Agency Ministerial Council in Naples today.

    Minister Sherlock, in his presentation to the Council announcing details of Ireland's strategic investment in ESA Space programmes said, "The Irish priority for the 2012 Ministerial Council is to invest in those ESA programmes that best serve our national strategy. ESA, with the support of the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation and Enterprise Ireland, is enabling rapid expansion and growth in established Irish space companies, as well as supporting emerging and established high potential start-up technology companies."
    BUSINESS WORLD - Ireland to invest E17m a year in space
    ‘The Great only appear great because we are on our knees: Let Us Rise!’ “ (James Larkin)

  2. #2
    Politics.ie Member Catalpast's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Planet Blanchardstown
    Posts
    25,493
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)

    Default

    [Ireland is to invest €17 million p.a on a European investment in space. Is this really the best investment for the economy and this stage and what sort of value are we going to get? Will we have to borrow the money to participate in this? At the very least we should be proud of the fact we are cutting all services in this country that will help us to pay for this.




    If it creates jobs for Irish Workers - Good

    If it doesn't

    BAD

  3. #3
    Politics.ie Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    12,595
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    A country in a bailout programme should not be contributing to a supranational space programme.

    For obvious reasons.

  4. #4
    Politics.ie Member slippy wicket's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Down da bunker
    Posts
    4,550
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    If it goes towards r&d that leads to jobs here, great. Hard to justify in these austere times otherwise
    Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery. Sir Winston Churchill

  5. #5
    Politics.ie Member
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    3,052
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    Well lets face it - we have enough space cadets - especially on the Gov benches

    17 million? - we spend that in 1 day in the admin department of the HSE

  6. #6
    Politics.ie Member james5001's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    11,482
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by slippy wicket View Post
    If it goes towards r&d that leads to jobs here, great. Hard to justify in these austere times otherwise
    But surely we could use that money to create more constructive jobs (not construction jobs lol)
    The world is a very puzzling place. If you're not willing to be puzzled, you just become a replica of someone else's mind.

  7. #7
    Politics.ie Member ruserious's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    In the Bunker...Returning Fire!
    Posts
    29,323
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)

    Default

    I always knew our government had their heads in the clouds. They always seemed like spacers. Maybe the outcry from this lunar decision will bring them back down to orbit. I'm telling ya...watch this space.


    (Coat is on and leaving...)
    Boycott the "Irish" Sun rag.

  8. #8
    Politics.ie Member former wesleyan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    25,468
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ruserious View Post
    I always knew our government had their heads in the clouds. They always seemed like spacers. Maybe the outcry from this lunar decision will bring them back down to orbit. I'm telling ya...watch this space.


    (Coat is on and leaving...)
    We're going at night !
    "What Michael Collins accepted in '22,De Valera accepted in'27 and Gerry Adams accepted in '98.Sooner or later they all come around to accepting the Treaty"

  9. #9
    Politics.ie Member westernyelp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    1,260
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    17 million is small money relatively speaking, if it can buy us some good will, influence and a seat at a few tables in this burgeoning industry then it's a good thing for sure.

  10. #10
    MrFunkyBoogaloo
    Guest

    Default

    If we start payment in 2013 then, in 2015, we'll have paid in over €51,000,000 and, according to the Minister Sean Sherlock, less than 430 jobs will have been created.

    Good value?

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •