The Irish Times – Hybrid working is the new norm — even if nobody is sure exactly what it means
A recent article from The Irish Times features findings from the Whitaker Institute and Western Development Commissions recent National Remote Working Survey. The article looks at the future of hybrid working. Read more here. To read more about the findings from the National Remote Working Survey, click here.
RTÉ Brainstorm – Why are prices in Ireland so high?
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 »
Dr Christine Domegan and Dr Tina Flaherty Awarded Best Research Paper
Congratulations to Dr Christine Domegan and Dr Tina Flaherty, who won best research paper for the third year in a row at the European Social Marketing Conference in Thessaloniki, Greece June 23rd to June 25th. The paper is titled ‘Going round in Circles; Causal Loop diagrams highlight Exchange inefficiencies is Social Marketing’
RTÉ Brainstorm – How can Irish sport deal with the toxic side of social media?
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 »
Cois Coiribe – Tackling Energy Consumption – We Have More Power than We Think
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 »
Severe flooding risk
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.
Payment of Wages Bill
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 »
Afloat.ie – Impact of COVID Among Data Points Sought in Ireland’s Ocean Economy Survey 2022
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 »
Cois Coiribe – Beyond GDP – The value of marine ecosystem services
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.
That’s Farming – ‘Farmer’s Yards’ could ease fears of ‘stepping aside’ from farming
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.