Whitaker Institute member Dr Rónán Kennedy, cluster leader of Technology and Governance, has a new piece in RTÉ Brainstorm. The piece discusses the need for policy changes to encourage green technology. Why policy changes are key to encouraging climate innovation … | Read on »
Dr Eoin Whelan, member of the Agile and Open Innovation cluster, has led a study which examined the problem of social media overload, which is the feeling of being overwhelmed and exhausted by the amount of communication and information demands a person is exposed to through social media channels, that may require energy and cognitive… | Read on »
Whitaker Institute member Professor Ray Murphy, of the Conflict, Humanitarianism and Security research cluster, has a new piece on RTÉ Brainstorm. The piece provides an analysis of the Government’s decision to send Irish Special Forces to participate in the UN’s peacekeeping mission in Mali. Why are Ireland’s Army Ranger Wing going to Mali? … | Read on »
Professor Alan Ahearne, Director of the Whitaker Institute, was interviewed on RTÉs PrimeTime, where he discussed potential support options the government could introduce for business in the wake of a no deal Brexit. Watch the clip below.
The Whitaker Institute’s Socio-Economic Marine Research Unit (SEMRU) has released a report that presents estimates of the value of coastal and marine overseas tourism activities in the Republic of Ireland for the year 2018. Launched at the Donegal Marine Tourism Conference, the report presents a profile of overseas tourism activity in coastal Ireland across 20 coastal… | Read on »
Work, Organizations and Society cluster leader, Professor Kate Kenny, has written an article for the Yorkshire Post. Research undertaken by Prof. Kenny on the importance of whistleblowing and the changes that are required in the treatment of whistleblowers are highlighted in the article. Read the article here.
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.
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 »
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 »
Whitaker Institute member Dr Áine Ní Léime, of the Gender and Public Policy cluster, and Dr Patricia Carney spoke with the Sunday Times about the ageing population of Ireland. Read the piece here.