Local Government Funding in Ireland

Traditionally, local governments fund recurring expenditures from three broad sources, namely user fees and charges, local taxes and grants or transfers.  Although reform of local government funding is a never-ending process, since the 2008 financial crisis Ireland has witnessed an unusually large number of changes in the funding of Irish local councils. These are a… | Read on »

RTÉ Radio 1 – Fiscal Policies in the Upcoming Election

Professor John McHale

Whitaker Institute member and Dean of the College of Business, Public Policy, and Law, Professor John McHale of the Macroeconomics and Finance research cluster, spoke with RTÉ Radio 1s This Week about political parties’ fiscal policies in the upcoming elections.

The Pros and Cons of Fitness Apps

Dr Eoin Whelan, of the Agile and Open Innovation cluster, has led a new study which examines how fitness apps can affect the wellbeing of users, both positively and negatively. Read more: RTÉ Today FM Irish Health News Irish Tech News Run Ireland Listen: RTÉ Radio 1 Drivetime (@ 2.26.40)

The Growth Effects of Foreign Direct Investment

The potential benefits from foreign direct investment (FDI) are viewed as important, as technology transfers resulting from FDI can lead to higher productivity of domestic firms, thereby boosting a host country’s growth rate. Economists and policymakers in many developing economies thus believe firmly that FDI plays a key role in the economic convergence process; they… | Read on »

Business Post – Suu Kyi has made herself the face of a murderous regime

Whitaker Institute member Professor Ray Murphy, of the Conflict, Humanitarianism and Security cluster, has written a new article for the Business Post. The article looks at Myanmar’s leader’s decision to appear at the International Court of Justice where there is a three day hearing to consider genocide charges against her country. Read more here.

Whitaker Members Form New Entrepreneurial Masterclasses

Whitaker Institute members Professor Esther Tippmann and Professor Jonathan Levie have teamed up with the Galway Technology Centre to offer emerging tech companies a masterclass in scaling. Read more about it in Silicon Republic.

Celebrating 10 years of Marine Economics and Policy Research at NUI Galway

The 10th Annual Marine Economics and Policy Research Symposium was held on Thursday and Friday the 28th and 29th of November at the Marine Institute in Oranmore. Organised each year by the Socio-Economic Marine Research Unit (SEMRU) of the Whitaker Institute, NUI Galway, with the support of the Marine Institute, the one and a half… | Read on »

Professor Kate Kenny Presents Research on Whistleblowing

Work, Organizations and Society leader, Professor Kate Kenny has participated in a number of events recently showcasing the research she has undertaken on Whistleblowing. On 21st November, Professor Kenny was invited to be a panellist at the Transparency International Ireland Conference on Integrity at Work in Dublin. Transparency International Ireland’s Integrity at Work Conference 2019 brought… | Read on »