News for: Social Sciences Research Centre

Public Trust in Government

New research carried out by Whitaker Institute member Professor Cathal O’Donoghue, of the Social Sciences Research Cluster, has shown that public trust in Government soared in 2020 as a result of policies to improve income protection during the Covid-19 crisis. Read more from the Business Post and Irish Examiner. Read the full press release here. Find out… | Read on »

RTÉ Morning Ireland – NUI Galway: Words of Comfort

First and third year Bachelor of Arts in Modern Irish Culture Studies students, led by Whitaker Institute member Dr Nessa Cronin, have been writing open letters to residents in nursing homes across the county. The initiative, Comfort Words, is a partnership between the Centre for Irish Studies, NUI Galway, and Nursing Homes Ireland to help… | Read on »

RTÉ Brainstorm – Who monitors the US presidential election?

Whitaker Institute member Professor Ray Murphy, of the Social Sciences Research Cluster, has written a new piece for RTÉ Brainstorm. The article looks at how elections are monitored in the United States and by whom. Who monitors the US presidential election? Research has found that voter fraud in the United States is “very rare”, but… | Read on »