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In Their Words

As part of the hospitality research project undertaken by Whitaker Institute member Dr Deirdre Curran, participants were invited to submit an audio file answering 3 questions: What do you like most about working in hospitality? What do you like least about working in hospitality? Tell me about an incident where you felt unfairly/badly treated: What… | Read on »

Unleashing Innovation with UN Sustainable Development Goals

By Professor Jay Friedlander  Chaired by Dr Majella Giblin On 16 November the Whitaker Institute was delighted to host a lecture followed by a masterclass ‘Unleashing Innovation with UN Sustainable Development Goals’ as part of InterTradeIreland’s All-Island Innovation Programme. The lecture provides senior leaders, social innovators and sustainability champions in small and medium enterprises (SMEs), a framework… | Read on »

Is Technology Changing the Face of Sport for the Better?

On Thursday 4 November, Whitaker Institute member Professor Kieran Conboy, of the Agile and Open Innovation cluster (LERO), hosted a panel session on ‘Is Technology Changing the Face of Sport for the Better?’. Technology plays an increasingly pivotal role across almost all elite and amateur sports, with a growing assumption that those using the latest… | Read on »

Irish Independent – Who really gets the tip when you eat out in a restaurant?

Whitaker Institute member Dr Deirdre Curran, of the Work, Organizations and Society research cluster, spoke with the Irish Independent about the Government’s approval to draft new legislation aimed at better regulating tips within the hospitality industry, protecting workers’ rights to those tips and providing greater transparency for customers and staff. Read the piece here. Dr… | Read on »

Economic and environmental impacts and opportunities of working from home

Working from home and electric vehicles could see emissions slashed by 73%, according to new research by NUI Galway and Western Development Commission. At an the recent Whitaker Institute webinar Economic and environmental impacts and opportunities of working from home experts including Professor Alma McCarthy (Work, Organizations and Society), Dr Tom McDermott (SEMRU), and Dr… | Read on »