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 »
Whitaker Institute member Dr Maura Farrell says that women in rural economies, in agriculture or in small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are probably one of the most untapped potentials in rural development. Dr Farrell was speaking at the recent ‘Rural Ireland: Our Long-term Vision’ at the Irish Rural Link 30th anniversary conference. More from Agriland.ie.
A new study, led by Whitaker Institute member Dr Shane Conway, of the Environment, Development and Sustainability cluster, has found striking similarities between farmers in Ireland and the United States (US) when it comes to retirement and succession. Read more from Agriland.ie.
The Irish Government Economic & Evaluation Service has recently published a report evaluating the impacts of remote working. The report found remote working is likely to improve labour market outcomes, greater flexibility in terms of time management, childcare & commuting options, amongst other things. The report used findings from the Whitaker Institute and the Western Development Commission’s National Remote… | Read on »
Whitaker Institute member Professor Niall Ó Dochartaigh, co-leader of the Conflict, Humanitarianism and Security cluster, spoke to Deutsche Welle TV about the Northern Ireland Assembly elections. Watch here.
Whitaker Institute member Professor John McHale, of the Macroeconomics and Finance cluster, spoke to RTÉ 1’s Morning Ireland about the rate of inflation and why its likely to increase in the months ahead. Listen back here.
Whitaker Institute member Dr Nata Duvvury, of the Gender and Public Policy Cluster, has written a new piece for Cois Coiribe, which looks at the strong links between domestic violence and manifestations of public violence. The article is available to read here.
Psychological distress among higher education students is a growing concern, both in Ireland and internationally. As well as the personal consequences for students themselves, which can include diminished wellbeing, unhappiness, social isolation, and decreased enjoyment of life, the high prevalence of mental ill-health amongst students also has implications for the higher education sector. Poor mental… | Read on »
Whitaker Institute member Professor Stephen Hynes, SEMRU Cluster leader, has been featured in a recent article from Afloat.ie. The article looks at Professor Hynes recent policy brief on the costs and benefits of protecting a coastal amenity from climate change-related hazards. To read the article, click here. To read the related policy brief, click here.
Whitaker Institute member Dr Shane Darcy, co-leader of the Conflict, Humanitarianism and Security cluster, has authored a new piece for RTÉ Brainstorm. The article looks at the role Ireland can play in prosecuting aggression in Ukraine. How Ireland can play a role in prosecuting aggression in Ukraine Analysis: the State’s support for the International Criminal… | Read on »
On 25 April, the Whitaker Institute and Western Development Commission launched the 2022 National Remote Working Survey, which will gather data on employees’ experiences and preferences for remote working and assess how remote working is impacting their career choices. The launch of the survey garnered significant national and local media attention, which is available to… | Read on »