News for: Performance Management

Professor Emer Mulligan launched Ireland’s first free tax clinic

Ireland’s first free tax clinic has been set up in NUI Galway to educate students about their entitlements, obligations and how to manage their tax affairs. The pioneering initiative sees tax students in the J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics work in partnership with teaching staff and professional tax advisors in providing an online and… | Read on »

RTÉ Radio 1 Drivetime – Likes on Instagram

Whitaker Institute member Dr Elaine Wallace, co-leader of the Performance Management cluster and Associate Director of the Institute, spoke with RTÉs Drivetime about her research on Instagram usage and mental health. Listen back below. The research was also featured in a number of news articles, click here to read more.

Instagram Likes and Happiness

Research conducted by Whitaker Institute member Dr Elaine Wallace, co-leader of the Performance Management cluster and Associate Director of the Institute, in collaboration with the University of Zaragoza, Spain has examined how Instagram Likes affect people.  Likes can make you less lonely, but more unhappy – especially when your followers can see your Likes. The full… | Read on »

Dr Ann Torres on Pandemic Retail Trends

Whitaker Institute member Dr Ann Torres, of the Performance Management cluster, spoke to RTÉ News and RTÉ Radio 1’s This Week (@0:00:42) about the biggest retail trends to emerge as a result of Covid-19.  

Recent Online Panel Event for PhD Students

The Whitaker Institute held an online panel event about the PhD Viva on 23rd September 2020.  Targeted at students in the final 12 months of their PhD, the event was fully subscribed, with 60 students registering to attend.   As the event was online, attendees joined in from around the world, including PhD students currently located… | Read on »

Fiscal Equalisation in the Irish Local Government System

Fiscal equalisation is a key element of a country’s intergovernmental fiscal arrangements where functions and funding are decentralised to subnational government. Equalisation transfers are used to reduce horizontal fiscal imbalances between local authorities, so that fiscal equity can be achieved whereby citizens are not disadvantaged in their access to public services by their place or… | Read on »

RTÉ Brainstorm – Local property tax: a guide to the A to Z of LPT

Whitaker Institute member Dr Gerard Turley, of the Performance Management cluster, has written a new article for RTÉ Brainstorm. The piece breaks down the meanings behind the terms and acronyms around the local property tax. Local property tax: a guide to the A to Z of LPT LPT, ARV, LAF, VSL SVT, WTF? Analysis: just… | Read on »

RTÉ Brainstorm – What’s next for commercial rates?

Whitaker Institute member Dr Gerard Turley, of the Performance Management cluster, has written a new piece for RTÉ Brainstorm. The article argues the current pandemic provides the new government an opportunity to rethink commercial rates. What’s next for commercial rates? Many businesses in towns like Sligo who’ve been badly hit by the pandemic and lockdown… | Read on »