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Prenuptial Agreements in Ireland

Prenuptial agreements have traditionally been considered legally void in Ireland. However, in 2007 a ministerial Study Group recommended limited legislative recognition of prenuptial agreements, in light of social and economic changes. The Study Group’s recommendations have never been implemented, and the legal recognition of prenuptial agreements remains controversial, largely due to fairness concerns, particularly in… | Read on »

2018 Whitaker PhD Forum

On 6th June 2018, the Whitaker Institute hosted its annual forum for NUI Galway PhD students, in the Hardiman Research Building. Targeted at students at all stages of their PhD, the event was fully subscribed, with 65 students registered for the one-day event. The forum was opened by the Director of the Whitaker Institute, Professor… | Read on »

The Farmer-Farm Relationship Impact on Generational Renewal

A focus on generational renewal has been highlighted by the European Commission as a priority for future Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reform. A major challenge therefore presents itself in the area of intergenerational family farm transfer, to help achieve this objective. There are numerous, intricate emotional facets affecting the older generation’s farm transfer decision-making process… | Read on »

Optimum Territorial Reforms and Local Authority Amalgamations: Does Size Matter?

Gerard Turley

The economic rationale frequently cited for local government territorial reforms and municipal amalgamations is the economies of scale argument. It is argued that in the subnational public sector sphere larger councils may exhibit scale economies, and provide services at a lower per unit cost than smaller councils. As against the ‘small is beautiful’ argument that… | Read on »

Go Wild in Galway – 26th & 27th May

Go Wild in Galway – Galway’s free festival of wildlife and nature, takes place on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th of May 2018. Locations are across Galway city and include Silver Strand, NUI Galway, Merlin Woods.  This year we will celebrate what nature means to everyone including how we benefit in terms of our health… | Read on »

CFP: Journal of Social Marketing special issue on social transformations and vulnerable populations

Special issue call for papers from Journal of Social Marketing Deadline for submission: 30 September 2019 Early expressions of interest and enquiries can be directed to the special issue Guest Editors: lukas.parker@rmit.edu.au and k.kubacki@griffith.edu.au See http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/call_for_papers.htm?id=7855  for the full call and submissions process

The trial of Ratko Mladić – An Insider’s View

  The Cluster on Conflict, Humanitarianism and Security co-hosted a seminar with the Irish Centre for Human Rights on the prosecution of Ratko Mladić on Wednesday 14 March 2018. The well-attended seminar was given by Jonas Nilsson, former Senior Legal Officer advising the Trial Chamber at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in the Hague. In this… | Read on »

Call for Papers- Journal of International Entrepreneurship Special Issue on: Looking Inside Born Globals and International New Ventures-Strategic Orientations for International Growth

Call for Papers JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP Special Issue on: Looking Inside Born Globals and International New Ventures: Strategic Orientations for International Growth Final Deadline for submissions: 31st July 2018   Guest Editors: Natasha Evers Marketing Discipline, J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics, National University of Ireland, Galway Email: natasha.evers@nuigalway.ie   Gabriela Gliga Marketing Discipline,… | Read on »