The Institute of Physics in Ireland manifesto for the Northern Ireland Assembly election

6 April 2011

Physics has proved an excellent investment for the economy and society at large - and it has the potential to continue delivering more.

Physics an investment for the future
Physics has proved an excellent investment for the economy and society at large - and it has the potential to continue delivering more. Physics-based innovation is part of the solution to many of the big issues of our time, particularly economic renewal and sustainability in energy.

Northern Ireland’s physics base contributes:

  • £1.1 billion annually to the economy
  • Generates 6.5% of Northern Ireland’s total Gross Value Added (GVA)

The next Northern Ireland Assembly must ensure that investment in research is not stifled by cuts, that physics education at all levels is made a priority, and that the best conditions are created for physics-based businesses to thrive.


You can help us get physics on the election agenda by requesting our manifesto post cards from us and then sending them on to Assembly candidates in your constituency.

Email sheila.gilheany@iop.org your postal address for a handful of our manifesto post cards.

Either wait to hand the manifesto postcard to a door-knocking campaigner or find your prospective Assembly candidates' addresses online and post it direct.