Read more: Facing an infodemic: How Ireland has communicated evidence-informed responses to COVID-19 on social media?
Social media platforms have become a critical communication tool for generating and disseminating information, and are key public communication strategy misinformation.
Read more: Tax Losses and Good Tax Governance in Ireland
The issues of tax transparency and tax regulation are at the centre of current debates on the fairness of tax systems. Where tax havens exist, they are often shrouded in secrecy, a secrecy that facilitates tax evasion
Read more: Trends in Social Housing Supports: Housing Assistance Payment (HAP)
The Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) is a type of rental support provided by local authorities. Under this scheme, local authorities make a monthly payment to landlords, while HAP tenants pay weekly contributions towards the rent to the Local Authority based on the household income
Read more: The Impact of the Pandemic on Services Oriented Towards Single Homeless Persons
The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the urgency of providing adequate and appropriate accommodation for the most vulnerable groups within the context of strategies being implemented to curb the spread of the virus.
Read more: The Pandemic One Year on: Trends and Statistics Between Three Waves of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Ireland
The first case of COVID-19 was diagnosed in Ireland on 29th February 2020 and the first death by Coronavirus on 11th March, the same day WHO (World Health Organisation) declared the COVID-19 outbreak a global pandemic.
Read more: Resilience as a Policy Response to Crisis?
Dr. Matthew Donoghue[a][b] ‘Resilience’, both in public discourse and public policy, has become somewhat ubiquitous. We are constantly encouraged to build our resilience. We are told of how economies must become resilient to the inevitable shocks associated with an unstable world. Rating agencies directly assess economies’ resilience through debt stress-testing. Communities and regions across the…
Read more: Foresight – A significant input to policy
Dermot O’Doherty[a], Donncha Kavanagh[b] and Michael Fitzgibbon[c][d] FORESIGHT – A SIGNIFICANT INPUT TO POLICY The coronavirus pandemic has brought an acute shock to the global economy. The immediate challenge for governments is to start the process of economic recovery while protecting the health of citizens. The pandemic also poses fundamental longer-term questions about what societies…
Read more: Making Homeworking Work: Preferences And Experiences Of Full-Time Workers During COVID-19
COVID-19 has forced large numbers of workers to switch to homeworking. This report uses primary longitudinal data from two surveys of 808 full-time workers in the UK which were conducted before and during the period of COVID-19 restrictions. It examines the impact of the pandemic on workers’ homeworking preferences and on their self-rated levels of…
Read more: Social distancing and social contact before COVID-19
Subsequent to the arrival of SARS-CoV-2 and emergence of COVID-19, policy to limit the further spread has focused on increasing distance between individuals when interacting, termed social distancing, and limiting the frequency of interaction by preventing non-essential and large-scale social gatherings