Ireland has set ambitious economic growth targets for the agri-food sector up to 2025 and beyond, with sustainability being an important consideration in the national development strategies (Food Wise 2025 and Harnessing our Ocean Wealth – An Integrated Marine Plan). Although Ireland has achieved a prominent position in global agri-food trade as one of the… | Read on »
Whitaker Institute member Dr John Cullinan, of the Population and Migration cluster, has co-authored a new article for RTÉ Brainstorm with Dr Margaret Hodgins. The article looks at the results from their recent study on the costs of workplace bullying. How workplace bullying costs Ireland €239 million every year “Data we examined from before the… | Read on »
Responsible AI and Analytics for an Ethical and Inclusive Digitised Society 1st – 3rd September 2021 National University of Ireland Galway, Galway, Ireland AI, analytics, and ICT in general, create opportunities and unintended or negative consequences for individuals and society. These opportunities and consequences have not been evenly distributed. Despite the many personal, economic, and… | Read on »
Whitaker Institute member Dr Nessa Cronin, of the Social Sciences Research Centre cluster, has written a new article for the Business Post. The piece argues that lessons from the pandemic must be applied to the climate crisis when considering the ‘sacrifice zones’ of COVID-19. Read more here.
Whitaker Institute member Dr Gerard Turley, of the Performance Management cluster, has written a new piece for RTÉ Brainstorm. The article argues the current pandemic provides the new government an opportunity to rethink commercial rates. What’s next for commercial rates? Many businesses in towns like Sligo who’ve been badly hit by the pandemic and lockdown… | Read on »
Whitaker Institute members Dr Áine Ní Leime, co-leader of the Gender and Public Policy cluster, and Dr Margaret O’Neill have written a new piece for RTÉ Brainstorm. The article explores what older Irish men say about their how their portrayed in the media and the new significance it takes on in light of cocooning. “Old… | Read on »
Whitaker Institute member Professor Kate Kenny, co-leader of the Work, Organizations and Society cluster, has co-authored a new piece for the Centre for Health and the Public Interest. The article argues the importance of supporting health care workers to speak out in the midst of the pandemic. Read the piece here.
Whitaker Institute member Professor Kate Kenny, co-leader of the Work, Organizations and Society cluster, has co-authored an article for RTÉ Brainstorm with Dr Laura Kierans, of Maynooth University. The piece argues the need to support whistleblowers to ensure accountability during the COVID-19 pandemic. Can organisations be kept honest during the pandemic? “We have a pretty… | Read on »
Whitaker Institute member Dr Easkey Britton, of the Applied Systems Thinking cluster, spoke with Sir Tim Smit, co-founder of the Eden project, in his series ‘Tim’s Kitchen Table Conversations’ where she discussed her forthcoming book Saltwater in the blood and the importance and impact of the ocean on her. Watch the full interview below.
Whitaker Institute members Dr Caroline Forde, Dr Nata Duvvury, Dr Stacey Scriver, of the Gender and Public Policy cluster, have written an article for The New Pretender. The piece looks at the magnifying effect of COVID-19 on gender inequality and domestic violence. Read the full piece here.