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Work, Organisation and Society: First cluster meetings

On Tuesday 26th March members from across the college and university met to discuss ideas and points of connection, using a ‘3 slides, 3 minutes’ format. An inspiring session ensued. Future activities are planned, and new members are encouraged to get in touch: http://whitakerinstitute.ie/research-cluster/work-organizations-society/

Ocean and Human Health Blog from the SOPHIE Project

Identifying Priorities for Oceans and Human Health – A Stakeholder Engagement Process.   by Dr. Easkey Britton, Applied Systems Thinking research cluster member and post-doctoral research fellow on the SOPHIE project. How do we understand the links between oceans and human health? What are the top priorities for oceans and human health in Europe? How… | Read on »

RTÉ Brainstorm: Why is the Irish planning system so complex?

A new RTÉ Brainstorm article by Whitaker Institute member Rónán Kennedy explores the complexities of the Irish planning system, highlighted by the case of the Apple data centre in Athenry. Why is the Irish planning system so complex? Opinion: as highlighted by the saga of the Apple data centre in Athenry, Ireland’s planning process can be slow,… | Read on »

COST Action IS1409 Policy Event in European Parliament, Brussels

COST Action IS1409: Gender and Health Implications of Policies to Extend Working Lives in Western Countries. The purpose of the event is to highlight the policy messages that represent the culmination of four years’ collaborative research into the gender and health implications of policies designed to extend working life. Our COST Action research network has… | Read on »

New Report: The European Union and the Northern Ireland Peace Process in the shadow of Brexit

The Whitaker Institute is proud to launch a new report, written by Giada Lagana, Niall Ó Dochartaigh and Anita Naughton entitled ‘The European Union and the Northern Ireland Peace Process in the shadow of Brexit’. The report highlights the substantial and deeply-rooted character of European support for the search for a political solution in Northern Ireland. It is based… | Read on »

RTÉ Brainstorm: How rural and agricultural areas can deal with climate change

An RTÉ Brainstorm article by Whitaker Institute member Sinead Mellett delves into RiskAquaSoil, a Whitaker project which aims to improve farmers resilience to the affects of climate change. How rural and agricultural areas can deal with climate change     “A pilot study revealed that farmers in Ireland are concerned about severe weather events and its effects on… | Read on »

2019 Monsignor de Brun Lecture by Philip Lane, Governor, Central Bank of Ireland

The 2019 Monsignor Pádraig de Brún Memorial Lecture, entitled Climate Change and the Irish Financial System, addressed the implications of climate change for the Irish financial system. Delivered by Governor of the Central Bank, Philip Lane, the lecture emphasised all sectors will be affected by climate change, whether through exposure to weather-related shocks or the… | Read on »

Irish Shipwrecks Providing Sanctuary for Fragile Coral Reefs

Work undertaken by members of the SEMRU research cluster, along with the University of Limerick, has discovered shipwrecks are acting as artificial reefs, “making an important contribution to maintaining coral and other species.” Continue reading about the discoveries below:   Irish Examiner The Times