A new report from NUI Galway examines farmers’ attitudes and preferences for climate change adaptation. The report by Whitaker Institute member Edel Doherty is part of the RiskAquaSoil project, and aims to present findings on farmers’ beliefs regarding climate change, the drivers and barriers of climate change adaptation and the willingness of Irish farmers to engage in… | Read on »
A new report from Whitaker Institute members examines farmers’ attitudes and preferences for climate change adaptation. The overarching aims of the report are to present findings on farmers’ beliefs regarding climate change, the drivers and barriers of climate change adaptation and the willingness of Irish farmers to engage in specific adaptation measures related to insurance… | Read on »
Whitaker Institute member Dr Marie Mahon, of the Environment, Development and Sustainability cluster, has written a new piece for RTÉ Brainstorm. The piece looks at the IMAJINE project, which is using scenario planning to look at various futures which could await Europe and the EU. Read more about the IMAJINE project here. What could Europe look… | Read on »
Whitaker Institute member Professor Molly Byrne, of the Health and Well-being cluster, spoke with the Irish Independent about the new COVID-19 restrictions imposed by the government. Read the article here.
Whitaker Institute member Dr Rónán Kennedy, leader of the Technology and Governance Cluster, will be hosted by the Oireachtas library and research service for his research project, ‘Algorithms, big data and artificial intelligence in the Irish legal services market’ which is funded by Science Foundation Ireland. The project examines how information technology is enabling new approaches… | Read on »
The findings from Phase II of the Whitaker Institute and Western Development Commissions Remote Working Survey has been featured in a number of new articles from the press. The survey found 94% of people who have been working remotely would like to continue to do so all or some of the time. Read the some… | Read on »
Whitaker Institute member Dr Eoin Whelan, of the Agile and Open Innovation cluster, spoke to The Irish Times about a recent international study which showed that misinformation about COVID-19 remains a threat to public health guidance. Read the full article here.
Whitaker Institute member Dr Easkey Britton, of the Applied Systems Thinking cluster, has been featured in a recent article by The Irish Times. In the article, Easkey discusses the healing and therapeutic properties of water. Read the article here.
Earlier this week, the findings from the second phase of the Whitaker Institute and Western Development Commission’s Remote Working Survey were released, which showed 94% in favour of working remotely some or all of the time and 23% of respondents would consider relocating, while 7% have already moved. Researchers from the Whitaker Institute at NUI Galway… | Read on »
In honour of International Day of Rural Women on 15 October, Whitaker Institute member Dr Maura Farrell, of the Environment, Development and Sustainability cluster, spoke to Agriland.ie about the ’highly innovative, resilient and dedicated’’ women who work in farming. Read the full piece here.