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The urbanising force of global warming

Tom McDermott, SEMRU

The global population is urbanising rapidly. Each year, cities around the world host tens of millions of new inhabitants, particularly in low and middle income countries. While traditionally urbanisation has been associated with a process of structural change and economic development, today many poor countries are urbanising faster and at a much earlier stage of… | Read on »

Assessing the performance of EU Atlantic ports

EU Atlantic ports as multi-activity transport and logistic nodes can play a major role in the sustainable development of traditional and emerging maritime sectors and in the transition to a carbon-neutral economy. While the Atlantic Action Plan 2.0 envisions that the EU’s Atlantic port infrastructure and services can play a critical role in blue growth… | Read on »

RTÉ Brainstorm – 6 signs that you need a digital detox

Whitaker Institute member Dr Noel Carroll, of the Agile and Open Innovation cluster (LERO), has written a new article for RTÉ Brainstorm. The piece looks at the benefits of a digital detox and signs that you may need one. 6 signs that you need a digital detox Analysis: there are many benefits to a digital… | Read on »

RTÉ Brainstorm – How optimistic and pessimistic are Wild Atlantic Way businesses?

Whitaker Institute member Dr Liam Carr, of SEMRU, has co-authored a new article for RTÉ Brainstorm with Kineshia Nic Eiteagáin. The researchers spoke to Wild Atlantic Way tourism operators to assess how they felt after months of lockdown and restrictions. How optimistic and pessimistic are Wild Atlantic Way businesses? Analysis: researchers spoke to Wild Atlantic Way tourism… | Read on »

Nature documentaries, environmental preferences and willingness to pay: the Blue Planet II effect

The relationship between media and the environment has been studied from a wide range of perspectives within the field of mass communication for many decades. Nature documentaries are also now an increasingly used modality to communicate environmental issues in order to create awareness, change behaviours or perhaps motivate increased viewers’ demand for environmental policy action. However,… | Read on »

Determinants of adherence to COVID-19 physical distancing measures in the Republic of Ireland

Physical distancing measures (e.g., keeping two metres apart from others outside of one’s household, limiting one’s number of close contacts, avoiding social gatherings) are among the most effective strategies to reduce the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the community and healthcare settings. Emerging evidence gathered at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic suggested physical… | Read on »

Here are the 5 most popular queries about paying tax in Ireland

Whitaker Institute members Prof Emer Mulligan and Dr Margaret O’Neill have written a new article for RTÉ Brainstorm. The article looks at the most common queries that came up in Ireland’s first free tax clinic. Here are the 5 most popular queries about paying tax in Ireland Analysis: from credits and allowances to the PUP,… | Read on »