Optimum Territorial Reforms and Local Authority Amalgamations: Does Size Matter?

Gerard Turley

The economic rationale frequently cited for local government territorial reforms and municipal amalgamations is the economies of scale argument. It is argued that in the subnational public sector sphere larger councils may exhibit scale economies, and provide services at a lower per unit cost than smaller councils. As against the ‘small is beautiful’ argument that… | Read on »

Go Wild in Galway – 26th & 27th May

Go Wild in Galway – Galway’s free festival of wildlife and nature, takes place on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th of May 2018. Locations are across Galway city and include Silver Strand, NUI Galway, Merlin Woods.  This year we will celebrate what nature means to everyone including how we benefit in terms of our health… | Read on »

CFP: Journal of Social Marketing special issue on social transformations and vulnerable populations

Special issue call for papers from Journal of Social Marketing Deadline for submission: 30 September 2019 Early expressions of interest and enquiries can be directed to the special issue Guest Editors: and See  for the full call and submissions process

The trial of Ratko Mladić – An Insider’s View

  The Cluster on Conflict, Humanitarianism and Security co-hosted a seminar with the Irish Centre for Human Rights on the prosecution of Ratko Mladić on Wednesday 14 March 2018. The well-attended seminar was given by Jonas Nilsson, former Senior Legal Officer advising the Trial Chamber at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in the Hague. In this… | Read on »

Call for Papers- Journal of International Entrepreneurship Special Issue on: Looking Inside Born Globals and International New Ventures-Strategic Orientations for International Growth

Call for Papers JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP Special Issue on: Looking Inside Born Globals and International New Ventures: Strategic Orientations for International Growth Final Deadline for submissions: 31st July 2018   Guest Editors: Natasha Evers Marketing Discipline, J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics, National University of Ireland, Galway Email:   Gabriela Gliga Marketing Discipline,… | Read on »

Christine Domegan and Patricia McHugh have launched a new report ‘ Healthcare Worker Flu Vaccination and Strategy’

HSE recommends that all healthcare workers (HCW) in Irish health services receive the seasonal influenza vaccination each year. The recommended national uptake target is 40%. Compared to adults working in nonhealthcare settings, HCWs are at significantly higher risk of influenza1. Achieving a high uptake of influenza vaccination among HCWs is recognised as a vital infection… | Read on »