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A management plan to protect Irish agriculture from climate change

Risk Aqua Soil, the project undertaken by Whitaker Institute members Edel Doherty and Sinead Mellett, has garnered media attention for it’s aim to alert society to the likelihood of climate disasters, and to address co-ordination for detection and risk management and recovery solutions. Read more about it here: Irish Tech News  Galway Daily Irish Examiner… | Read on »

Sinead Mellett Featured in Irish Farmer’s Journal

Sinead Mellet, of the Environment, Development and Sustainability Research Cluster, was recently featured in the Irish Farmer’s Journal. In the article, a snipet from her presentation at the Climate Change Workshop in Tullamore (1/11/18) To read the piece, click here.

Christine Domegan and Patricia McHugh’s Flu Project featured by WHO Europe

The joint Whitaker and HSE project on Healthcare Worker Flu Vaccination, was recently featured by the World Health Organization Europe. Congratulations to all those involved. To read the piece released by WHO, click here. To read the original report and policy, please follow the links below. Download the full report Download the full policy  

A Lunar Cycle – Easkey Britton

  Fusing cold water surfing, dance & poetry, Easkey Britton explores a synodic month from a female perspective. Taking us on an emotive journey through the places in-between, where instability reigns supreme. Embracing the imperfections as we connect with ourselves and the environment around us. Winner Best Short Film – Shoreshots Surf Film Festival 2018

How (Not) To Do Public Policy: new report on the water charges debacle

  The Whitaker Institute will host a conference today on ‘How (Not) To Do Public Policy’, and launches a report of the same name which examines and compares the failure of water charges and the success of the Local Property Tax in Ireland.  The conference will gather senior policymakers, public servants, academics, and other experts to… | Read on »

New report calculates the value on coastal proximity

This research, conducted by economists Tom Gillespie and Stephen Hynes, SEMRU, along with Ronan Lyons (Trinity College Dublin), has analysed over half a million sales and rental property listings placed over the last decade and calculated the extent of the sea-view enjoyed by properties and the average increase in value attributed to this. The paper… | Read on »