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Dr Eoin Whelan – Social Media Overload

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 »

RTÉ Brainstorm – Why are Ireland’s Army Ranger Wing going to Mali?

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 »

New SEMRU Report: Survey of Marine and Coastal Overseas Tourism in Ireland

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 »

Irish Times – GAA always keenly aware of the big picture regarding its games

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.

RTÉ Brainstorm – Why do we find it so hard to stop using plastic bottles?

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 »

RTÉ Brainstorm – Why aren’t prenuptial agreements legally enforceable in Ireland?

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 »