International migration in search of employment is long-established, as Ireland’s emigration record illustrates. Immigrants usually move initially to large cities where employment opportunities are greatest. Recruitment to specific types of rural employment is also well-established internationally. Additional research on the spatial distribution of immigrant labour at a national scale is recommended to gain a better… | Read on »
A new study carried out by the UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre has found that the majority of students in seven alternative education programmes for learners outside the mainstream system had significant success in progressing their education. The study, led by Whitaker Institute member Dr Cormac Forkan, found that across a three-year period, the… | Read on »
Whitaker Institute member Professor Pat Dolan, of the Population and Migration research cluster, spoke to The Irish Times about empathy education. Read the article here.
Whitaker Institute member Dr John Cullinan has written a new article for RTÉ Brainstorm. The piece looks at the similarities between long Covid and chronic fatigue syndrome. The similarities between long Covid and chronic fatigue syndrome Analysis: Myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) has been routinely dismissed and misdiagnosed by medical professionals, and the similarities between it and… | Read on »
Whitaker Institute member Dr John Cullinan’s research on workplace bullying has been featured in a recent episode of the RTÉ Brainstorm podcast. The podcast explains how workplace bullying costs Ireland €239 million every year. Listen to the podcast here.
Whitaker Institute member Prof Pat Dolan, of the Population and Migration cluster, has written a new piece for RTÉ Brainstorm. The article looks at who and what we have come to value in the pandemic and whether these values will remain post-pandemic. How lockdown has made us realise who and what matters most Opinion: will… | Read on »
On 27 January, the Whitaker Institute was delighted to host Negotiating Intercultural engagement in Ireland: Irish immigration policy and its impact on the day-to-day lives of migrants by Dr Orla McGarry. Interculturalism has become the dominant migration policy in Europe over the past two decades. In contrast with past policies of multiculturalism which are often seen as having… | Read on »
Whitaker Institute member Dr Kieran Walsh, of the Population and Migration cluster, has co-edited a new book entitled Rural Gerontology: Towards Critical Perspectives on Rural Ageing. Whitaker Institute members Dr Nata Duvvury and Dr Áine Ni Leime, Gender and Public Policy cluster leaders, have also co-authored a chapter in the book entitled Rural women, ageing and retirement…. | Read on »
A global UNESCO study on the impact of Covid-19 on young people’s lives is to be spearheaded by Whitaker Institute member Professor Pat Dolan, of the Population and Migration cluster. More than 100 countries have signed up and 6,000 young people applied to be researchers on the Youth As Researchers global initiative. More from The… | Read on »
Whitaker Institute member Dr John Cullinan, of the Population and Migration cluster, has been featured in a new article by the Irish Examiner. The piece looks at a project from Dr Cullinan and colleagues at other Universities which looks at the accessibility of home broadband for students across various institutions. Read the full piece here.