Monthly Archives: February 2005

The Future of Ireland

The Last Lecture Series


2 February 2005           




Science, Technology and the Future of Ireland



Edward M Walsh




In a lifetime Ireland has transformed itself from being one of the poorest countries in Europe to one of the most affluent.


Ireland’s politicians and public servants can take credit for devising, even if with considerable good luck, a strategy that has attracted the world’s most sophisticated corporations and with them the most advanced technologies and scientific know-how the human mind has conceived.  In turn we have demonstrated an ability to … Continue reading...

My Favourite Share

Article prepared by Edward M Walsh at the request of Senator Shane Ross for MY FAVOURITE SHARE.  Sunday Independent. 

I was at school in 1955 when I bought my first shares: 100 Lobitos Oil at 3/6. The stock market and its ups and downs was an integral part of family life. Silence fell around the table each lunch-time during the mid-day stock market report on Radio Eireann: we children knew that making noise for these few minutes could rile a normally tolerant and gentle father.  At night I fell asleep to the sounds seeping from our parent’s room of the … Continue reading...