The Environmental Protection Agency has announced €10.7 million of funding for 42 research projects.
The funding comes as part of the EPA 2030 Research Strategy, and will aid to address climate change and other emerging and complex environmental problems.
Over 200 researchers across the higher education sector will be supported with this funding, with the University of Galway receiving the largest sum from the allowance.
With their high success rate in research, €2.3 million has been allocated to the Galway College for projects relating to greenhouse gas emissions, ozone levels, radon, human biomonitoring and earth observation.
€5.8 million of the overall funding will go towards addressing climate change, with just over €2 million going to delivering a healthy environment.
The sum given to facilitating a green and circular economy is just over €1.8 million, while €1 million goes to protecting and restoring our natural environment.
This funding comes as part of the 2022 EPA Research Calls, with the 2023 edition expected to launch in April.