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Irish Times – GAA always keenly aware of the big picture regarding its games

Whitaker Institute member Dr Seán Crosson, of the Creative, Liveable and Sustainable Communities research cluster, spoke with the Irish Times about his new book ‘Gaelic Games on Film’, a fascinating chronology of the portrayal of Ireland’s sporting culture on screen, from Hollywood to horror movies and Irish domestic productions. Read the article here.

RTÉ Brainstorm – Why do we find it so hard to stop using plastic bottles?

Whitaker Institute member Dr Patricia McHugh, of the Applied Systems Thinking cluster, provided expert input on behavioural change in an RTÉ Brainstorm article which looks at the difficulties of changing peoples behaviour around plastic. Why do we find it so hard to stop using plastic bottles? “Giving someone the information and telling them what to… | Read on »

RTÉ Brainstorm – Why aren’t prenuptial agreements legally enforceable in Ireland?

Work, Organizations and Society cluster leader, Lucy-Ann Buckley, has written a new article for RTÉ Brainstorm. The piece looks at pre-nuptial agreements in Ireland and why they are not legally enforceable.   Why aren’t prenuptial agreements legally enforceable in Ireland? “It is often argued that legally recognising prenups would respect the parties’ wishes and reduce… | Read on »

Dr Lucy-Ann Buckley on the rights of females with disabilities

Dr Lucy-Ann Buckley, of the Gender and Public Policy cluster, spoke with Icelandic television about the importance of the government to pay special attention to women with disabilities. Watch the clip and read the accompanying article here. (Option to translate the article to English)

Call to Revisit Tax Relief on Pensions in Ireland

Whitaker Institute member Dr Emer Mulligan of the Performance Management research cluster, has co-authored a new report on the Pensions System in Ireland titled ‘Pensions in Ireland: The Perspectives of Irish Citizens and Implications for the Irish Pension System and Reforms.’ Read the press release and download the report below: NUI Galway report on the… | Read on »

RTÉ Prime Time – Working Conditions in the Hospitality Sector

Dr Deirdre Curran of the Work, Organizations and Society research cluster, was featured on RTÉ’s ‘Prime Time’ where she discussed working conditions in the hospitality sector and survey results from her research project which explores this topic.   Click here to watch the piece (15.13)

RTÉ Brainstorm – What time is it? A short history of time management

Professor Kieran Conboy, of the Agile and Open Innovation (LERO) Research Cluster, has a new article in RTÉ Brainstorm. The piece delivers a succinct history of time management.   What time is it? A short history of time management   “It is worth reflecting on the struggle between technology and its (in)ability to help us… | Read on »