Read more: A New Generation of Symbols: Building a Shared Identity
Policy Brief A New Generation of Symbols: Building a Shared Identity Authors: Dr. Bethany Corbett, Queens University Belfast & Dr. Laura Taylor, University College Dublin Email: B.Corbett@qub.ac.uk, email@example.com A pdf version of this policy brief is available to download here. Why is this Issue Important? Imagine walking into a space and hearing ‘God Save the…
Read more: OECD Report: Strengthening Policy Development in the Public Sector in Ireland
The OECD has published a report that analyses the policy development process in Ireland, including the gaps, strengths, areas of opportunity and areas of action in the policy development system and further recommendations to improve policymaking. The report is available to read here.
Read more: Heat Pumps and Energy Retrofit – a Case Study with Policy Insights. Why a sample home with a C BER hasn’t upgraded to a Heat Pump
Dr. Shane Colclough DipEE, BSc(Eng), MIE, MBA, PhD, MIEI, C.Eng, EurIng School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy, University College Dublin A pdf version of this paper is available to read here. 1. Introduction Government policy is to install 400,000 heat pumps and carry out 500,000 home energy upgrades by 2030  with the National Retrofit…
Read more: Translating evidence into practice during COVID 19: a systematic review of measures used to reduce transmission in nursing homes.
Kate Frazer, Associate Professor, UCD School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems Link to report Link to published paper Key Words: Covid-19, long-term care, PPE This paper highlights the evidence of a rapid systematic review of measures in long-term residential care facilities during the Covid-19 pandemic. It presents the evidence base for multiple control measures for…
Read more: Ireland’s Competitiveness Scorecard 2023
The National Competitiveness and Productivity Council (NCPC) published a report on Ireland’s competitiveness position compared to other economies and identifies potential areas of concern. It is available to read here.
Read more: Report: Towards a New Literacy, Numeracy and Digital Literacy Strategy
The report “Towards a New Literacy, Numeracy and Digital Literacy Strategy: A Review of the Literature”, was commissioned by the Department of Education, and undertaken by the Institute of Education, Dublin City University (DCU). It is available to read here.
Read more: Inequalities in the Challenges Affecting Children and their Families during COVID-19 with School Closures and Reopenings: A Qualitative Study
This paper seeks to illuminate the policy implications of Covid-19 school closures and reopenings in Ireland through the voices and experiences of households, which reveals inequalities in terms of access to education and within home settings during school closures.[i] Using these insights, this paper identifies strategies and policy recommendations to mitigate inequalities throughout and beyond…
Read more: Metropolitanisation as pathway to more effective urban and regional development in Ireland: Policy lessons and reflections
This paper explores the evolving policy context and lessons learned in Ireland’s ‘metropolitanisation’ plans, through an examination of metropolitan governance, city regionalism, national, regional and local planning, resourcing, buy-in, and alignment of new approaches to urban and regional development. This research employs data and insight from an Irish Research Council funded project, Ireland in the Metropolitan…
Read more: Housing and Urban Development Policy Priorities
The National Economic and Social Council (NESC) published policy options for Housing and Urban Development. The publication is available here.
Read more: Health Sector Action Plan
The Department of Public Expenditure, NDP Delivery and Reform has published a Health Sector Action Report and Action Plan. More information is available here.