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New EPA report by SEMRU researchers launched ‘Valuing Ireland’s Coastal, Marine and Estuarine Ecosystem Services’

New EPA report by SEMRU researchers launched An EPA report on the economic value of Ireland’s marine and coastal ecosystems has just been published [EPA Research Report No 239:  Valuing Ireland’s Coastal, Marine and Estuarine Ecosystem Services]. The work undertaken by SEMRU researchers, Daniel Norton and Stephen Hynes, and John Boyd from the Galway Mayo… | Read on »

Irish Independent- Over a barrel: oil hikes will push up more than just fuel prices

NUI GALWAY – 05/02/2018 Over a barrel: oil hikes will push up more than just fuel prices Sunday Independent (Main), 04/02/2018, p.8, Louise Mcbriide damage competitiveness and in an uncertain world with Brexit, the outcome would generally be bad.” Interest rates could also increase, according to Alan Ahearne, director of the Whitaker Institute in NUI… | Read on »

Project to Road Map Future Direction of Human Health and a Healthy Environment

Project to Road Map Future Direction of Human Health and a Healthy Environment NUI Galway SHEER project to highlight how water quality and access to blue/green spaces can improve our health, wellbeing and socio-economic status in Ireland Friday, 2 February, 2018: Researchers from NUI Galway have launched the ‘SHEER’ (Socio-economic, Health, Environmental Research) project, an… | Read on »

RTÉ Brainstorm: The Secrets Behind a Peace Process

An RTÉ Brainstorm article by Dr Niall Ó Dochartaigh—of the Whitaker Institute’s Technology & Governance and Conflict, Humanitarianism & Security research clusters—looks at the secrets behind a peace process. Bogotá celebrations to mark the signing of the historic agreement between the Colombian government and FARC rebels ending 52 years of conflict Opinion: There are many similarities in… | Read on »

Prof Grimes Discusses Apple’s Global Value Chains in Asia

  Prof Séamus Grimes — a member of the Whitaker Institute’s Innovation and Structural Change and Social Sciences Research Centre research clusters — recently spoke with Yves Gassot, the CEO IDATE DigiWorld Institute, about the intricacies of Apple’s global value chains in Asia. “About seven years ago, I began to realise that if I was to say… | Read on »

Dr Aidan Kane Features on RTE’s Brainstorm

Dr Aidan Kane–of the Whitaker Institute’s Macroeconomics and Finance reseach cluster, as well as Creative, Liveable, and Sustainable Communities and Socio-economic Marine Research Unit research clusters–recently featured on RTE’s Brainstorm website, discussing fiscal and budgetary history, linking it to his groundbreaking research project Duanaire. According to Dr Kane, budgets may be about the future, but… | Read on »