Remote Working in Ireland

An expert group, building on the findings of the National Remote Work Surveys and stakeholder consultations, has called on the Government to introduce a range of measures to support continued remote working. The Group made up of representatives from the NUI Galway’s Whitaker Institute, the Western Development Commission (WDC), and industry met with various companies,… | Read on »

Dr Ann Torres on Pandemic Retail Trends

Whitaker Institute member Dr Ann Torres, of the Performance Management cluster, spoke to RTÉ News and RTÉ Radio 1’s This Week (@0:00:42) about the biggest retail trends to emerge as a result of Covid-19.  

RTÉ Morning Ireland – NUI Galway: Words of Comfort

First and third year Bachelor of Arts in Modern Irish Culture Studies students, led by Whitaker Institute member Dr Nessa Cronin, have been writing open letters to residents in nursing homes across the county. The initiative, Comfort Words, is a partnership between the Centre for Irish Studies, NUI Galway, and Nursing Homes Ireland to help… | Read on »

New Book: Rural Gerontology Towards Critical Perspectives on Rural Ageing

Whitaker Institute member Dr Kieran Walsh, of the Population and Migration cluster, has co-edited a new book entitled Rural Gerontology: Towards Critical Perspectives on Rural Ageing. Whitaker Institute members Dr Nata Duvvury and Dr Áine Ni Leime, Gender and Public Policy cluster leaders, have also co-authored a chapter in the book entitled Rural women, ageing and retirement…. | Read on »

Joining the Dots: Linking Leeds City Region with the West of Ireland

As part of their “Joining the Dots” programme to encourage deeper economic ties between regions of Ireland and regions of the UK, the British Embassy in Ireland commissioned Professor Jonathan Levie and Dr Majella Giblin of the J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics at National University of Ireland Galway and members of the Whitaker… | Read on »

NUI Galway President’s Awards for Research Excellence

Congratulations to Whitaker Institute members who were awarded for their research excellence today as part of the President’s Awards for Research Excellence.  Dr. Eoin Whelan received the award for Research Supervisor, Dr. Thomas McDermott received the Early Stage Researcher award and Dr. Jane Walsh received the award for Established Researcher.  Read more at

The urbanising force of global warming

Tom McDermott, SEMRU

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 »

Dr Hannah Durand on adherence to public health guidelines in the run up to Christmas

Whitaker Institute member Dr Hannah Durand, of the Health and Well-Being cluster, spoke to Today FM’s The Last Word with Matt Cooper and RTÉ Radio 1’s Today with Claire Byrne (@0:08:25) about the current Level 3 restrictions and whether people are likely to adhere to the public health guidelines in the run up to Christmas.