Fianna Fáil Councillor for Cabra Finglas David Costello attended the 2015 young scientist exhibition as a scientist not a politician. Working as a medical physicist in the Mater hospital Costello was attending the event on behalf of his national organisation the IAPM. Working with the Institute of Physics Ireland (IOPI) David was there to introduce young people to the interesting opportunities for scientists working in Irelend.
Costello said "studying science opens up many doors in life. I found work in our hospitals while others I studied with ended up working in facinating jobs in InTEL, on oil rigs, in the pharmaceutical industry and many more."
"The first group I met on the Thursday morning where 3 young scientist form St. Declan's Cabra. One of the lads, Stephen Cushion had entered a project on the application of remote lighting system that could be controlled by an app he programed for his smart phone. I was most impressed when he gave me a # tag to tweet and it turned the light on. Over all it was a really impressive project."
"I would also like to congratulate the overall winners of the competition Ian O'Sullivan and Eimear Murphy. There project on alcohol consumption was a real eye opener. I hope that all of the exhibitors and other young adults who attended the event find fulfilling careers as scientists."