Established in September 2008, the DCU Institute of Ethics is now recognised as an important European centre of ethics, distinguished by its research activities and its focus on translation of ethical theory into societal benefit. It satisfies an urgent societal need for ethical analysis of emerging issues in science, technology, healthcare, business, media and government. By engaging with professionals from the private and public sector, as well as with researchers from a variety of academic disciplines, it promotes the role of ethics in a broad range of academic fields and societal arenas.