Congratulations to Alex Horan who has been awarded an IRC Government of Ireland PhD Scholarship. Alex will carry out research into organocatalytic asymmetric halogenations. Alex is the third member of the group to have been awarded one of these prestigious scholarships. Congratulations also to former project student Saranna Kavanagh who was also awarded an IRC scholarship to carry out research with the Gilheany group. Details of the awards made under the 2017 programmes were announced today by Minister of State for Training, Skills and Innovation, John Halligan TD. Alex and Saranna are 2 of just 284 PhD and Postdoctoral researchers awarded funding across the whole research spectrum from sciences to humanities. Well done Alex and Saranna!