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Cois Coiribe – How COVID-19 is Accelerating Key Trends Shaping the Global Economy

Whitaker Institute Director Professor Alan Ahearne has written a new article for NUI Galway’s Cois Coiribe. The article describes how the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated and intensified trends in the global economy that were already underway, and both challenges and opportunities it represents for policy makers and societies, as governments around the world seek to rebuild… | Read on »

RTÉ Brainstorm – 6 signs that you need a digital detox

Whitaker Institute member Dr Noel Carroll, of the Agile and Open Innovation cluster (LERO), has written a new article for RTÉ Brainstorm. The piece looks at the benefits of a digital detox and signs that you may need one. 6 signs that you need a digital detox Analysis: there are many benefits to a digital… | Read on »

RTÉ Brainstorm – How optimistic and pessimistic are Wild Atlantic Way businesses?

Whitaker Institute member Dr Liam Carr, of SEMRU, has co-authored a new article for RTÉ Brainstorm with Kineshia Nic Eiteagáin. The researchers spoke to Wild Atlantic Way tourism operators to assess how they felt after months of lockdown and restrictions. How optimistic and pessimistic are Wild Atlantic Way businesses? Analysis: researchers spoke to Wild Atlantic Way tourism… | Read on »

Here are the 5 most popular queries about paying tax in Ireland

Whitaker Institute members Prof Emer Mulligan and Dr Margaret O’Neill have written a new article for RTÉ Brainstorm. The article looks at the most common queries that came up in Ireland’s first free tax clinic. Here are the 5 most popular queries about paying tax in Ireland Analysis: from credits and allowances to the PUP,… | Read on »

Assessing the Social and Economic Cost of Domestic Violence:

A new report carried out by Whitaker Institute members Dr Nata Duvvury and Dr Caroline Forde, of the Gender and Public Policy Cluster, for Safe Ireland has found that the aggregate cost of domestic violence to a woman, over her journey from abuse to safety, is approximately €113,475 over a time span of 20 years… | Read on »

Creative Economy Survey forecasts 10% employment growth over next three to five years amidst immediate challenges from Pandemic.

Survey undertaken by NUI Galway and the Western Development Commission shows that whilst the Creative SMEs predict a sales decline in the short term, over the next five years a 10% rise in employment is forecasted by the sector. The Western Development Commission (WDC) have published summary data from the recent survey of Creative Economy… | Read on »