Work, Organizations and Society cluster leader, Professor Kate Kenny, has written an article for the Yorkshire Post. Research undertaken by Prof. Kenny on the importance of whistleblowing and the changes that are required in the treatment of whistleblowers are highlighted in the article. Read the article here.
Whitaker Institute member Dr Shane Conway, of the Environment, Development and Sustainability Research Cluster, spoke to RTÉ Radio 1’s Drivetime (@ 2.13.06) about farmers and their retirement. Listen here.
Whitaker Institute member Dr Seán Crosson, of the Creative, Liveable and Sustainable Communities research cluster, spoke with the Irish Times about his new book ‘Gaelic Games on Film’, a fascinating chronology of the portrayal of Ireland’s sporting culture on screen, from Hollywood to horror movies and Irish domestic productions. Read the article here.
Environmental economists offer what is arguably the most internally consistent theory of sustainable development. A sustainable development path is one that maintains welfare opportunities for future generations. An economy’s “genuine savings” (GS) represent changes to the productive capacity of the economy and thus indicate the capacity for the generation of future well-being. GS goes “beyond… | Read on »
The senior generation’s resistance to alter the status quo of the existing management and ownership structure of their farm is undoubtedly strong within the farming community. This phenomenon has resulted in extraordinary socio-economic challenges for young people aspiring to embark on a career in farming. This study sets forth a series of recommendations aimed at allowing… | Read on »
Whitaker Institute member Dr Patricia McHugh, of the Applied Systems Thinking cluster, provided expert input on behavioural change in an RTÉ Brainstorm article which looks at the difficulties of changing peoples behaviour around plastic. Why do we find it so hard to stop using plastic bottles? “Giving someone the information and telling them what to… | Read on »
Work, Organizations and Society cluster leader, Lucy-Ann Buckley, has written a new article for RTÉ Brainstorm. The piece looks at pre-nuptial agreements in Ireland and why they are not legally enforceable. Why aren’t prenuptial agreements legally enforceable in Ireland? “It is often argued that legally recognising prenups would respect the parties’ wishes and reduce… | Read on »
Whitaker Institute member Dr Áine Ní Léime, of the Gender and Public Policy cluster, and Dr Patricia Carney spoke with the Sunday Times about the ageing population of Ireland. Read the piece here.
Dr Lucy-Ann Buckley, of the Gender and Public Policy cluster, spoke with Icelandic television about the importance of the government to pay special attention to women with disabilities. Watch the clip and read the accompanying article here. (Option to translate the article to English)
Dr Easkey Britton, of the Applied Systems Thinking research cluster, was interviewed as part of National Geographic Spain’s feature on ’50 Projects Acting Against Climate Change’. In the clip, she describes the importance of the human connection to the ocean and discusses her work on the SOPHIE project. Watch the clip here. Read the… | Read on »