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Whitaker PhD Forum 2019

On 6th June 2019, 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 80 students registered for the one-day event. The forum was opened by the Director of the Whitaker Institute, Professor… | Read on »

New SEMRU Report: Ireland’s Ocean Economy on Course to Achieve 2020 Target

The Whitaker Institute’s Socio-Economic Marine Research Unit (SEMRU) cluster has released its latest update on the performance of Ireland’s Ocean Economy. Coinciding with the Our Ocean Wealth Summit and the Government’s Annual Review of its Integrated Marine Plan – Harnessing Our Ocean Wealth, the report presents a complete and comparable profile across thirteen marine related… | Read on »

RTÉ Brainstorm: Is war inevitable between the US and Iran?

Professor Ray Murphy, of the Conflict, Humanitarianism and Security research cluster, has a new piece on RTÉ Brainstorm. The article looks at the relationship between the United States of America and Iran. Is war inevitable between the US and Iran?           An anti-US wall painting in a street in Tehran in July… | Read on »

How to publish in top academic journals: Third Seminar

We were delighted to welcome Dr Catherine Welch (University of Sydney Business School) to the School of Business & Economics on 27 May. Catherine is a qualitative researcher who has also written extensively about qualitative research methodology in management and international business, particularly the case study. As well as publishing her own research, she is… | Read on »

InterTradeIreland Panel Event – Scaling a Tech Business – Lessons Learned

On 31 May, the Whitaker Institute hosted an InterTradeIreland panel event on ‘Scaling a Tech Business – Lessons Learned’ at the Galway Technology Centre.The event, which had 40 delegates registered, heard panellists discuss experiences, challenges and lessons learned in scaling their own start-ups, as well as expertise from an organization which supports the acceleration of startups…. | Read on »

Professor Alan Ahearne on the latest OECD Economic Outlook for Ireland

Professor Alan Ahearne, director of the Whitaker Institute, spoke to RTÉ Radio 1’s Morning Ireland about the latest Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) economic outlook for Ireland which says growth remains robust but also warns of risks to the Irish economy from the likes of Brexit.  

RTÉ Brainstorm: What does your local council do with your money?

Dr Gerard Turley and Stephen McNena, have written an RTÉ Brainstorm about their Whitaker project Local Authority Finances, which allows taxpayers to see how their money is being spent. What does your local council do with your money? Analysis: Leitrim spends €392 per person on roads, Galway spends €86 per head on housing and Meath… | Read on »

RTÉ Brainstorm: How hurling conquered Hollywood

A new RTÉ Brainstorm article by Whitaker Institute member Dr Seán Crosson, explores the relationship between Gaelic games and cinema, a topic which he explores in his new book Gaelic Games on Film: From Silent Films to Hollywood hurling, horror and the emergence of Irish cinema. How hurling conquered Hollywood Analysis: there has a long and colourful… | Read on »

Local Authority Finances

A new project has been undertaken by Whitaker Institute members Gerard Turley and Stephen McNena. Winner of the 2014 WA and the 2015 World Summit Award, the website www.localauthorityfinances.com aims at increasing awareness of how taxpayers’ money is spent locally by providing cross-council information on local authority spending and income, disaggregated by expenditure function and revenue… | Read on »