Call for Submissions – The 20th IFIP Conference e-Business, e-Services, and e-Society

Responsible AI and Analytics for an Ethical and Inclusive Digitised Society 1st – 3rd September 2021 National University of Ireland Galway, Galway, Ireland AI, analytics, and ICT in general, create opportunities and unintended or negative consequences for individuals and society. These opportunities and consequences have not been evenly distributed. Despite the many personal, economic, and… | Read on »

RTÉ Brainstorm – What’s next for commercial rates?

Gerard Turley

Whitaker Institute member Dr Gerard Turley, of the Performance Management cluster, has written a new piece for RTÉ Brainstorm. The article argues the current pandemic provides the new government an opportunity to rethink commercial rates. What’s next for commercial rates? Many businesses in towns like Sligo who’ve been badly hit by the pandemic and lockdown… | Read on »

RTÉ Brainstorm – Can organisations be kept honest during the pandemic?

Whitaker Institute member Professor Kate Kenny, co-leader of the Work, Organizations and Society cluster, has co-authored an article for RTÉ Brainstorm with Dr Laura Kierans, of Maynooth University. The piece argues the need to support whistleblowers to ensure accountability during the COVID-19 pandemic. Can organisations be kept honest during the pandemic? “We have a pretty… | Read on »

Dr Easkey Britton on Sir Tim Smit’s Kitchen Table Conversations

Whitaker Institute member Dr Easkey Britton, of the Applied Systems Thinking cluster, spoke with Sir Tim Smit, co-founder of the Eden project, in his series ‘Tim’s Kitchen Table Conversations’ where she discussed her forthcoming book Saltwater in the blood and the importance and impact of the ocean on her. Watch the full interview below.

Prof Saoirse Nic Gabhainn – New report on UV exposure and Children

Whitaker Institute member Professor Saoirse Nic Gabhainn, of the Health and Well-Being cluster, has published a new report with the Health Promotion Research Centre and the Institute of Public Health. The report examines children’s exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun and sunbeds, UV skin protection behaviours and sunburn. Read the full report here. The… | Read on »