Whitaker Institute member Professor Stephen Hynes, SEMRU Cluster leader, has been featured in a recent article from Afloat.ie. The article looks at Professor Hynes recent policy brief on the costs and benefits of protecting a coastal amenity from climate change-related hazards. To read the article, click here. To read the related policy brief, click here.
Whitaker Institute member Dr Tom Gillespie, of SEMRU, spoke to Morning Ireland about the price of used cars. Listen back here.
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.
Whitaker Institute member Dr Tom Gillespie, of SEMRU, told the Irish Farmer’s Journal that remote working due to the pandemic has played a key role in the rise of house prices outside of Dublin. Read more here.
Whitaker Institute member Dr Liam Carr, of SEMRU, recently spoke to The Irish Times about how seaweed farming can have benefits for both coastal ecosystems and the communities who rely on them. Read more here.
This research examines the recreational use values associated with a coastal walking trail under threat from increased episodes of storm surges and coastal erosion, and the cost of alternative grey and nature based infrastructure options that could protect it. These options involve restoring an oyster reef bar that would act as a natural breakwater versus… | Read on »
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 »
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 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, Breakingnews.ie, Tech Register UK,… | Read on »
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 »