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RTÉ Brainstorm – Why are Russian military aircraft flying in Irish controlled airspace?

Whitaker Institute member Professor Ray Murphy, of the Conflict, Humanitarianism and Security cluster, has written a new piece on RTÉ Brainstorm. The article looks at the recent reports of Russian military aircrafts in airspace controlled by Ireland. Why are Russian military aircraft flying in Irish controlled airspace? Tupolev TU-95 bombers fly over Moscow’s Red Square during… | Read on »

InterTradeIreland – Protecting Space for Radical Innovation

On 4 March, the Whitaker Institute was delighted to host an InterTradeIreland seminar titled ‘Protecting Space for Radical Innovation’. The event, which was attended by over 40 people, saw a discussion between Professor Breda Sweeney and John Power, founder and CEO of based med-tech and drug delivery company Aerogen. Radical innovation aims to destroy current products, services… | Read on »

Professor John McHale on RTÉs Primetime

Professor John McHale

Whitaker Institute member Professor John McHale,Dean of the College of Business, Public Policy and Law, was featured on RTÉ’s Primetime to discuss the economic implications of Covid-19. Watch it here (@33:20)

Dr Eoin Whelan – Social Media Overload

A new study by Whitaker Institute member Dr Eoin Whelan, of the Agile and Open Thinking research cluster, has examined the problem of social media overload – the feeling of being overwhelmed with the amount of communication and information a person is exposed to while using social media.  The research, which was published in Internet… | Read on »

RTÉ Brainstorm – How media coverage shapes our opinion of climate change

Whitaker Institute members Dr Sinead Mellett and Dr Edel Doherty have co-authored a new piece on RTÉ Brainstorm. The article explores the way in which media coverage can shape our opinions of climate change. How media coverage shapes our opinion of climate change Date from the survey showed that coverage centred on extreme weather events… | Read on »

Launch of the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor 2019/2020 Global Report

Whitaker Institute member Professor Jonathan Levie has co-authored the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor’s 2019/2020 Global Report. The report looks at the state of entrepreneurship in terms of mind set and motivations as well as the national framework conditions required to allow entrepreneurship to flourish in an economy. Download the report here. Following the launch, Professor Levie… | Read on »

Local Authority Finances 2020

Whitaker researchers Dr. Gerard Turley and Stephen McNena have launched the www.localauthorityfinances.com website for 2020. Aimed at improving transparency and accountability in the public sector, the interactive online platform can be used to readily access and more easily understand individual council spending and income budgets. Council spending on local authority housing, roads, planning, environmental services… | Read on »