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Call for Papers – ‘Judicial Conduct in Ireland: A Framework Fit for Purpose?’ & “Judicial Education and Training in Twenty-First Century Ireland: European and International Perspectives”

‘Judicial Conduct in Ireland: A Framework Fit for Purpose?’ Online Seminar Friday 22 October 2021 Irish Council for Civil Liberties Whitaker Institute and School of Law, National University of Ireland Galway School of Law, University of Limerick Papers are invited from scholars and practitioners for a seminar on Judicial Conduct in Ireland and the reforms… | Read on »

RTÉ Brainstorm – How the pandemic helped highlight young people’s strengths

Whitaker Institute member Professor John Morrissey, of the Social Sciences Research Cluster (SSRC), has written a new article for RTÉ Brainstorm. The piece looks at how the pandemic has helped highlight young people’s strengths.  How the pandemic helped highlight young people’s strengths Opinion: Covid-19 has added huge anxieties on students but they are far more engaged and… | Read on »

RTÉ Radio 1 – India’s devastating Covid-19 death toll continues

Whitaker Institute member Dr Srinivasan Raghavendran, of the Macroeconomics and Finance cluster, spoke to RTÉ Radio 1s News at One about the devastating impact of COVID-19 in India and on his family. Listen back below. *Please note, Dr Raghavendran’s story may be upsetting to some listeners

RTÉ Brainstorm – The similarities between long Covid and chronic fatigue syndrome

Whitaker Institute member Dr John Cullinan has written a new article for RTÉ Brainstorm. The piece looks at the similarities between long Covid and chronic fatigue syndrome. The similarities between long Covid and chronic fatigue syndrome Analysis: Myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) has been routinely dismissed and misdiagnosed by medical professionals, and the similarities between it and… | Read on »

RTÉ – Dave the robot promoting hand hygiene in Galway hospital

Whitaker Institute member Dr Jane Walsh, co-leader of the Health and Well-Being cluster, spoke to RTÉ about a new initiative at University Hospital Galway. Dave the Robot will promote hand hygiene to passersby as part of new research looking at the use of technology in healthcare. Read the full article and watch the segment, here.

Research sheds new light on vaccine hesitancy in Ireland and the UK

Young women least likely to say Yes to a Covid-19 vaccine  Young women are significantly less likely to say they would accept a Covid-19 vaccine, a new joint Irish-UK research project has revealed. The vaccine hesitancy study carried out by NUI Galway, in collaboration with University of Huddersfield, England, canvassed the views of 1,000 people… | Read on »

The Irish Times – If the vaccine clot risk is tiny, why is it scaring people?

Whitaker Institute member Professor Brian Hughes, of the Creative, Liveable and Sustainable Communities cluster, spoke to The Irish Times about the psychology behind why, given the small risk of developing these abnormal clots after receiving the vaccines, people are still afraid of getting the vaccine. Read more here.

Engineers Ireland – Research finds innovation can thrive when remote teams feel empowered to share ideas and engage in rigorous debate

Research from the J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics in collaboration with Dublin City University has been published in the prestigious US publication, MIT Sloan Management Review. The research ‘Driving Remote Innovation Through Conflict and Collaboration’ examined how business leaders can promote innovation in remote teams. The study was led by Whitaker Institute member… | Read on »