Whitaker Institute member Stephen McNena, of the Performance Management Cluster, has written a new article for RTÉ Brainstorm. The piece looks at the price of goods and services in Ireland, which are substantially above the EU average. Why are prices in Ireland so high? Analysis: Ireland’s high prices are not a recent phenomenon and they’ve… | Read on »
Whitaker Institute member Dr Michael Lang, of the Agile and Open Innovation (LERO) cluster, has written a new article for RTÉ Brainstorm. The piece looks at how can Irish sport deal with the toxic side of social media. How can Irish sport deal with the toxic side of social media? Opinion: the abusive social media… | Read on »
Whitaker Institute members Professor Frances Fahy and Dr Gary Goggins, of the Environment, Development and Sustainability Cluster, have written a new article for NUI Galway’s Cois Coiribe. The piece looks at a recent study led by Professor Fahy and Dr Goggins which shows evidence that people can significantly reduce energy use when given the tools to… | Read on »
A new study by Whitaker Institute member Dr Thomas McDermott published in Nature Communications has found that 1 in 4 people globally are at risk from severe flooding. The study is available to read here. Read more from Phys.org, Forbes.com and Newagebd.net.
A proposed new law is making its way through the Oireachtas which will see changes made to tipping and service charges on bills to ensure the money goes straight to staff, preventing employers from using tips to make up basic wages. Whitaker Institute member Dr Deirdre Curran, of the Work, Organizations and Society Cluster, who has conducted industry research, spoke to the… | Read on »
Researchers at the Whitaker Institute’s Socio-Economic Marine Research Unit (SEMRU), led by Professor Stephen Hynes, and the Marine Institute are conducting a survey of marine and marine-related businesses as part of the regular reporting on Ireland’s Ocean Economy. The survey will look at advanced marine technology products and services, offshore renewable energy, marine commerce and… | Read on »
Whitaker Institute member Professor Stephen Hynes, SEMRU cluster leader, has written a recent article for NUI Galway’s Cois Coiribe. The piece looks at the government’s historic failure of recognising the value of marine ecosystem services in national income accounts and project appraisals, and how this is now changing. Read the article here.
A new study, led by Whitaker Institute members Dr Shane Conway with Dr Maura Farrell, has stressed the urgent need for policy to now re-examine its existing predominant focus on addressing the needs and requirements of the younger farming generation. Read more from That’s Farming.
Whitaker Institute members Dr Gerard Turley and Stephen McNena, of the Performance Management cluster, have written a recent article for RTÉ Brainstorm. The article explores whether Ireland should introduce a vacant home tax, similar to that introduced in Canada. Is it time to tax the thousands of vacant houses in Ireland? Analysis: Canada’s experience may… | Read on »
Whitaker Institute member Dr Eoin Daly, of the Conflict, Humanitarianism and Security cluster, spoke to Journal.ie about whether Ireland would be required to have a referendum before joining NATO. Read more here.