SciFest receives over 400 media placements annually. The majority of these are in the print media but the project also features in radio and TV broadcasts and in online media. A selection of published material can be accessed below.


Print and online publications - click here

Press releases issued by SciFest - click here

School reports on SciFest@School events - click here 


Radio and Television

Radio Kerry. 14 November 2017. Interview with Deputy Principal and students of Killorglin Community School

LMFM. 26 April 2017. Inverview with Dr Edel Healy, Head of School of Health and Sciences, DkIT. Starts at 34:40

South East Radio FM. 28 November 2016. Interview with Aoife Kerins, Ursuline College Sligo. Aoife presented her project, Eye Opener: Helping Drowsy Drivers Stay Safe, at the SciFest National Final on 11 November.

Clare FM. 17 November 2016. Interview with Maghnus Hartigan from Mary Immaculate Secondary School in Lisdoonvarna. Maghnus presented his project, 'Applying Real-Time Physiological Responses to a Virtual Classroom Environment', at the SciFest National Final on 11 November.

RTE Radio Drivetime. 14 November 2016. Brian Lally interviews students at SciFest National Final.

RTE News2Day.11 November 2016. Report on SciFest National Final

Irish TV. 21 October 2015.  Cork Matters 63. SciFest@Mallow Science Fair; starts at 15:58

103.2 Dublin City FM. 10 November 2015.  Podcast of "Inside Education" programme - interview with Sheila Porter, CEO SciFest and two teachers at SciFest@SFI Discover National Finals 2015.

Irish TV.  16 May 2015.  Tipperary Matters 43. SciFest@College in LIT Thurles; starts at 11.55

Irish TV. 15 December 2014. Roscommon Matters 31. SciFest@School in CBS Roscommon; starts at 6.45 min.

Irish TV. 23 June 2014. Carlow Matters 3. SciFest@College in IT Carlow; starts at 7.25 min.

RTE2 Two Tube. 14 May 2014. Report from SciFest@College in IT Tallaght.

LMFM (Dundalk). 7 May 2014. Interview with George Porter, CFO SciFest, Dr Edel Healy, Head of the School of Health and Science, DkIT, and Tara Cunniffe, student exhibitor from Athboy Community School.

Red FM (Cork). 4 April 2014. Interview with Sheila Porter, SciFest CEO and report on SciFest@CIT

Spirit Radio. 15 February 2014. Interview with Sheila Porter, SciFest CEO.

Newstalk: The Pat Kenny Show. 22 November 2013. Interview with Sheila Porter, SciFest CEO. Starts at minute 36.

Near FM. 4 March 2013. Interview with Sheila Porter, SciFest CEO.

Raidió na Life. 5 Feabhra 2013. Éist le agallamh le Pádraig Ó Murchú, bainisteoir um oideachas agus taighde, Intel, anseo.

Irish TV. Ep.39. Erris raw talent. Segment on SciFest@College 2012 in IT Sligo starts at minute 45.


SciFest Ezines

SciFest publishes a regular ezine which is available online. All issues of the ezine can be accessed here. Teachers on the SciFest contact list are notified of each new publication. If you would like to have your name added to the list please contact us.


Print and Online Publications

Silicon Republic. 21 Februay 2018. How SciFest inspires students to put STEM into action

Teagasc. 31 March 2017. Teagasc Supporting SciFest@College Initiative

Irish Times. 14 November 2016. Report on SciFest National Final

Silicon Republic. 14 November 2016. Humming asthma treatment wins SciFest 2016 for Kildare student.

Irish Times. 20 January 2016. Images of the Day - Launch of SciFest 2016

Engineers Journal. 10 November 2015. Student's project on genetic testing and DNA research scoops top award at SciFest 2015. 5 June 2015.  Irish students win environment and sustainability award.

ManagEnergy. 8 January 2015. Deadline for INESPO Awards

Silicon Republic. 7 November 2014. Monaghan student Christopher Carragher triumphs at SciFest 2014

Galway Independent. 24 September 2014. Boston Scientific pairs with SciFest

Institute of Technology Carlow. 1 May 2014. SciFest 2014

Cork Institute of Technology. 4 April 2014. SciFest 2014: Showcasing the Best and the Brightest in Science

Dublin Institute of Technology. 4 April 2014. SciFest 2014

Irish Examiner. 3 April 2014. 'One Direction Effect’ sees teens disregard internet safety

Silicon Republic. 6 February 2014. SciFest 2014 announced for budding scientists

Limerick Leader. 1 February 2014. Conor's rowing device makes waves and lands him trip to LA

Irish Examiner. 11 January 2014. Puzzle-beating prizewinner

Irish Independent. 11 December 2013. Teen is en route to LA after taking maths step closer to 'Cycle' solution

Business and Leadership. 22 November 2013. Dublin student wins top prize at SciFest@SFI 2013 by taking step closer to solving ‘Travelling Salesman Problem’

Science Spin Issue 61. November 2013. SciFest 2013 - finalists prepare to compete for top award.

IT Sligo. 9 May 2013. IT Sligo Hosts Young Scientist SciFest 

Silicon Republic. 18 April 2013. Cork students to present science projects at SciFest event this Friday.

Evening Echo. 17 April 2013. 320 students to vie for SciFest crown.

Business and Leadership. 22 March 2013. First SciFest science fair takes place at DIT. 

Irish Times. 22 March 2013. Video

Foinse. 30 Eanáir 2013. SciFest Lasrach Spleodrach.

Business and Leadership. 29 January 2013. SciFest 2013 launched for second-level students.

Science Vol 48 No. 1. November 2012. Success for Irish students at ISEF the world’s largest international science fair. David King.

Science Vol 48 No. 1. November 2012. SciFest@Intel 2012. Sheila Porter.

Irish Times – Business and Technology. 24 May 2012. These students are just learning science – they are scientists. Marie Boran.

Science Vol 47 No. 3. May 2012. Thoughts on SciFest. Jennifer Dixon.

ASTIR Vol 30 No. 2. March 2012. Celebrating Science Success. Jennifer Dixon.

Science Vol 47 No. 1. November 2011. Girls outperform boys in SciFest 2011. Sheila Porter.


Press Releases

11 November 2016 - Caolann Brady wins top award at SciFest 2016 National Final

3 June 2016 - Lúc de Barra wins second place silver medal at INESPO 2016 in the Netherlands

16 May 2016 - Louis Madden wins two awards at ISEF 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona

11 April 2016 - Irish science fair SciFest identified as a global exemplar

20 January 2016 - Launch of SciFest 2016

6 November 2015 - SciFest  National Final 2015

16 February 2015 - Launch of SciFest 2015

5 February 2014 - Launch of SciFest 2014

22 November 2013 - Scifest 2013 National Final

22 March 2013 - SciFest@College in DIT 

31 January 2013 – SFI Press Release – SciFest 2013.

28 January 2013 – Launch of SciFest 2013


School Reports

Loreto College, St Stephen's Green, Dublin 2. 10 October 2014

Oakgrove Integrated College, Gransha Park, Derry.  6 June 2014

Holy Child Secondary School, Killiney, Co. Dublin. 2 May 2014 

Stratford College, Rathgar, Dublin 6. 29 April 2014

St Nathy's College, Ballaghaderreen, Co. Roscommon. 28 February 2014

Loreto St Michael's. Navan, Co. Meath. 17 November 2013


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