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Nine research organisations from across Europe launch project Energy PROSPECTS

Researchers from nine European countries will explore energy citizenship across Europe Researchers from nine European countries – Ireland, Belgium, Latvia, Hungary, Germany, The Netherlands, France, Spain and Bulgaria start a three-year project EnergyPROSPECTS to explore the various and challenging aspects of energy citizenship across Europe. The partners will work with citizens communities, businesses and decision-makers… | Read on »

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 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.