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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 »

SOPHIE website launched

Research in the field of Oceans and Human Health gets a big boost this week, as the Seas, Oceans and Public Health in Europe project launches its new website. Designed to encourage debate between different sectors, Seas, Oceans and Public Health in Europe (SOPHIE for short) will build a community of researchers and practitioners to… | Read on »

2018 Whitaker PhD Forum

On 6th June 2018, the Whitaker Institute hosted its annual forum for NUI Galway PhD students, in the Hardiman Research Building. Targeted at students at all stages of their PhD, the event was fully subscribed, with 65 students registered for the one-day event. The forum was opened by the Director of the Whitaker Institute, Professor… | Read on »

Go Wild in Galway – 26th & 27th May

Go Wild in Galway – Galway’s free festival of wildlife and nature, takes place on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th of May 2018. Locations are across Galway city and include Silver Strand, NUI Galway, Merlin Woods.  This year we will celebrate what nature means to everyone including how we benefit in terms of our health… | Read on »

CFP: Journal of Social Marketing special issue on social transformations and vulnerable populations

Special issue call for papers from Journal of Social Marketing Deadline for submission: 30 September 2019 Early expressions of interest and enquiries can be directed to the special issue Guest Editors: lukas.parker@rmit.edu.au and k.kubacki@griffith.edu.au See http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/call_for_papers.htm?id=7855  for the full call and submissions process