Ireland’s COVID19 Crisis Response 1st May Slides and Videos

Session 1 – 10:00 – 11:30

A. Work and Organisations 


Has COVID19 changed our relationship to work? In this session, research around work, motivation and self-regulation in a crisis will be discussed, along with practitioner views of the challenges facing employees from different perspectives. 

Prof. Finian Buckley (DCU) SLIDES
Dr Deirdre O’Shea, (UL) SLIDES
Dr Nuala Whelan, (MU) SLIDES

B Youth Mental Health  


How has covid impacted youth mental health? This session examines evidence and considerations for practice and policy. 

Prof. Eilis Hennessey (UCD School of Psychology) Chair
Dr. Niki Nearchou (UCD School of Psychology)
“Resilience of young people with chronic health conditions during the Covid19 pandemic”. SLIDES
Prof. Gary O’Reilly (UCD School of Psychology)
“Its normal to feel more afraid, sad or angry” SLIDES
Dr. Amanda Fitzgerald (UCD School of Psychology)
“My World Survey 2- Mental health considerations for young people during COVID-19” SLIDES
Rachael Traynor (National Youth Council of Ireland)
“Mental Health in the Youth Work Sector”

Session 2 – 1200 – 13.20

A Citizen Engagement


Never was it more important that citizens be brought into the heart of discussions about how to respond to the Covid19 crisis and what sort of Ireland we might like to see in the future. In this session, we will outline the recent history of citizens’ assemblies in Ireland and internationally, explore their potential in the workplace, and consider how they can be scaled up and moved online to allow a nationwide debate on post-Covid Ireland

Professor David Farrell (UCD)
Dr. Jane Suiter (DCU)
Margaret Heffernan

B Climate Change 


The Covid-19 crisis and associated lockdown has led to a substantial reduction in energy demand leading to a drop in greenhouse gas emissions in Ireland and elsewhere. In this session, we will explore the most significant drivers of the fall in emissions and the implications for future climate change policy and society.

Lisa Ryan, UCD (organiser and chair)
Jim Scheer, SEAI
Joe Wheatley, UCD
John FitzGerald, Climate Change Advisory Council
Sadhbh O’Neill, DCU and Stop Climate Chaos