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Remote Working in Ireland

On Tuesday, the Whitaker Institute and Western Development Commission launched the findings of the third national remote working survey, which found 95% of people want to continue working remotely in some form after the pandemic. The findings garnered significant media attention, which is available to read below. Click here to read more about the findings… | Read on »

Domestic Violence – The Cost of Doing Nothing

Ground-breaking research at NUI Galway on the economic cost of domestic violence (DV) in low and middle-income countries has been pivotal to developing new legislation and policies to protect women in Egypt, South Sudan and Vietnam. Women experience DV behind closed doors; however, its impact reaches beyond the individual and their family, having serious consequences… | Read on »

National Competitiveness and Productivity Council Bulletin 21-3 Remote Working: Implications for Competitiveness and Productivity

The National Competitiveness and Productivity Council has released a new bulletin on remote working which cited the Whitaker Institute and Western Development Commissions Remote Working Surveys. The bulletin examines the remote working experience in Ireland to date and focuses on the impact of remote working on enterprises, and how a new type of blended working… | Read on »

Vaccine Hesitancy

Young women are significantly less likely to say they would accept a Covid-19 vaccine, new research from a joint Irish-UK project has revealed. The vaccine hesitancy study was carried out by NUI Galway, led by Whitaker Institute member Dr Jane Walsh, co-leader of the Health and Well-Being cluster, in collaboration with University of Huddersfield. More… | Read on »

The Hindu Business Line – Investing in the care economy

Indian national newspaper, The Hindu Business Line, recently featured an article by Whitaker Institute member Dr Raghavendran Srinivasan, of the Macroeconomics and Finance cluster, regarding the post-Covid economy and how the issue of women’s household care work has taken centre-stage in Tamil Nadu politics. Read more here.

Irish Medical Times – Breaking the cycle

A study by Whitaker Institute member Dr Hannah Durand, Katie Monahan, and Whitaker Institute Professor Brian McGuire examines how more needs to be done to remove the stigma surrounding menstruation and menstrual pain, and how better menstrual literacy will help clinicians assess and manage the symptoms associated with dysmenorrhea. The study, ‘Prevalence and impact of… | Read on »