Professor Kate Kenny, Work, Organizations and Society cluster leader, has a new article in RTÉ Brainstorm. The piece explores whistleblowing in the financial sector. What I learned about Irish banking culture from whistleblowers “Ireland’s Central Bank… | Read on »
Whitaker Institute member Carol Ballantine, of the Gender and Public Policy Cluster, has a new piece in RTÉ Brainstorm. The article explores how Ireland’s asylum system enables violence against women. How Ireland’s asylum system commits violence against women “Leaving… | Read on »
The Conflict, Humanitarianism and Security Research Cluster co-organised a conference on Violence, Space and the Archives in NUI Galway on 23-24 May 2019 with almost thirty speakers from across Europe and North America. The event brought together archivists, political scientists, sociologists, historians, geographers, human rights scholars and others to explore key themes at the intersection between… | Read on »
Congratulations to Whitaker Institute members Dr Su-Ming Khoo, cluster leader of Environment, Development and Sustainability, and Dr Lorraine Morgan, cluster leader of Agile and Open Innovation, who both won at the 2019 Research & Innovation Symposium and President’s Award for Research Excellence. Dr Su-Ming Khoo was one of the recipients of the Research Supervisor… | Read on »
Professor Kate Kenny, cluster leader of the Work, Organizations and Society research cluster, spoke to RTÉ Radio 1’s ‘Drivetime’ host Mary Wilson about the reasons why people blow the whistle and the impact of the 2014 Protected Disclosures Act.
Professor Alan Ahearne, Director of the Whitaker Institute, delivered a presentation to Galway City Council on the economic implications of Brexit. In the presentation, Prof Ahearne said 25% of good imports nationally come from the UK and the largest impact of Brexit is likely to be felt in food and agriculture, financial services and tourism,… | Read on »
The Whitaker Institute in association with the J.E. Cairnes School of Business, was delighted to launch the ‘Cairnes School/Whitaker Institute Inaugural Professorial Lecture Series’ on 9th October 2019. Professor Alma McCarthy, Professor of Public Sector Management and head of the Management Discipline in the J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics delivered the first lecture… | Read on »
Work, Organizations and Society cluster member, Dr Deirdre Curran’s research on the poor treatment of hospitality workers has garnered media attention. The research finds that high numbers of hospitality workers are reporting verbal and physical abuse, and sexual harassment. Read more about the findings here: Irish Independent Irish Times Irish Examiner Dr Curran also spoke to… | Read on »
The incoming EU Whistleblowing Directive 2019 will require many organizations* to make significant changes to protect whistleblowers against retaliation, establish confidential whistleblower channels and clear reporting processes. Organisations must implement arrangements now that enable employees to speak up about perceived wrongdoing. But how to go about this? This research examined key organizations in the finance,… | Read on »
Professor Alan Ahearne, Director of the Whitaker Institute, was featured on RTÉ 1 where he provided expert analysis and discussed the 2020 Budget. Click below to watch the programme. Part I & Part II.