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 »
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 »
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 »
Whitaker Institute member Dr Doris Laepple, of the Environment, Development and Sustainability Cluster, spoke to Agriland.ie about her recent research which found GHG emission intensity per kilogramme (kg) of milk produced decreased by 13% between 2000 and 2017. Read more here.
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 »
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 »
Whitaker Institute member Professor John McHale, of the Macroeconomics and Finance Cluster, spoke to the Irish Independent about pensions. Read more here.
This study tested the stability of environmental preferences and willingness to pay (WTP) values using a discrete choice experiment (DCE) across three countries pre and post the peak of the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. A DCE examining the public’s preferences for alternative environmental management plans on the high seas, in the area of the… | Read on »
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 »
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 »
Whitaker Institute member Dr Deirdre Curran, of the Work, Organizations and Society cluster, has published a new report. The report presents the findings from a study of working conditions of hospitality workers in Ireland. The report is available to download by clicking on the cover below.