News for: Socio-economic Marine Research Unit

Second Hand Motor Prices

DoneDeal’s Motor Price Index, a new report authored by Whitaker Institute member Dr Tom Gillespie has found that the price of used cars in Ireland has risen by 30% in the last year. Read more from Irish Examiner, RTÉ News, and Today FM’s The Last Word.

Examining the spatial distribution of marine employment

In order to examine the spatial distribution of marine industry employment, the study makes use of an existing spatial microsimulation model for the general Irish population; the SMILE (Spatial Microsimulation Model of the Irish Local Economy) model. SMILE is a static spatial microsimulation model designed to simulate regional welfare, income, and labour distributions in Ireland… | Read on »

The role of economic valuation and appraisal in marine policy making

There is now high-level recognition that the UN Sustainable Development Goals can only be achieved if the decline of ecosystems and biodiversity can be halted and reversed. This will require effective control of ongoing pressures, meaningful protection and enforcement of protected areas, and significant investments in ecosystem restoration. This research explores the possible use of… | Read on »

Used Car Prices

Used car prices have risen 56 per cent on average over the last two years, and rose by an average of 7.7 per cent over the last three months of 2021, according to a report authored by Whitaker Institute member Dr Tom Gillespie. Read more from The Irish Times, RTÉ News,, Tech Register UK,… | Read on »

Public preferences for the development of offshore wind farms incorporating electricity trade

Recent advances in offshore wind technologies implies that bottom fixed and floating turbines can be deployed further from shore at lowering cost and several studies indicate that Ireland is particularly well placed to exploit this potential. However, factors which influence the acceptance of offshore renewables may differ to those of onshore projects, particularly if energy… | Read on »