The global population is urbanising rapidly. Each year, cities around the world host tens of millions of new inhabitants, particularly in low and middle income countries. While traditionally urbanisation has been associated with a process of structural change and economic development, today many poor countries are urbanising faster and at a much earlier stage of… | Read on »
Professor Alan Ahearne, Director of the Whitaker Institute, and Dr Stephen Hynes, SEMRU cluster leader, have published a new report as part of the Marine Institute funded project Challenges and Opportunities for Ireland’s Major Ocean Economy Industries. Click on the cover below to download the full report.
Whitaker Institute member Professor Ray Murphy, of the Conflict, Humanitarianism and Security cluster, has written a new piece for RTÉ Brainstorm. The article explores whether a new UN treaty can work to ban nuclear weapons. Can a new UN treaty help to ban nuclear weapons? Opinion: while none of the current nuclear powers are willing… | Read on »
On 19 January, the Whitaker Institute was delighted to host Whistleblowers After Disclosure: Financial Impacts, Career Paths, and Survival Strategies. Whistleblowers perform a vital role in society, alerting the public to financial fraud, abuse in institutions and potential environmental disasters. But many genuine whistleblowers find themselves without a source… | Read on »
Whitaker Institute member Dr Ann Torres, of the Performance Management cluster, spoke with The Workplace Podcast about how we can better use negotiation in our lives, whether it is buying a house or dealing with a conflict at work. Listen to the podcast here.
Whitaker Institute members Professor Kate Kenny and Dr Meghan Van Portfliet, of the Work, Organizations and Society cluster, have co-authored an article with Stephanie Casey (Transparency International Ireland) for RTÉ Brainstorm. The piece looks at the cost for the individuals who blow the whistle. On the 19 January the Whitaker Institute will host a live… | Read on »
A recent issue of Guidance Matters the newsletter from the National Centre for Guidance in Education has featured research from the Whitaker Institute’s NEAR Health Project. The article, by John O’Donohoe, supports Green Guidance and encourages guidance counsellors to utilise nature for their clients wellbeing as well as encouraging green, sustainable and environmentally conscious careers…. | Read on »
Whitaker Institute member Dr Hannah Durand, of the Health and Well-Being cluster, spoke to the Irish Examiner about behaviour change and committing to New Year resolutions. Read more here.
Whitaker Institute member Professor Molly Byrne, of the Health and Well-Being cluster, has written a new piece for the Irish Times. The article explains why telling the public the COVID-19 virus is out of control is the wrong approach. Read the full article here.
The Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment have launched their National Remote Work Strategy report. The report references the findings from the Whitaker Institute and Western Development Commissions National Remote Working Survey (Phase I and Phase II). To read more and download the full report click here. Click here to read more about the findings… | Read on »
Whitaker Institute members Noreen O’Connor and Prof Alma McCarthy, of the Work, Organizations and Society cluster, have written a new article for RTÉ Brainstorm. The piece looks how the civil service can attract young people to fill the gap of the large number of people due to retire in the coming years. How civil service… | Read on »