As long as grandparents are doing the job 'for free' the State avoids the significant investment required for good-quality childcare, says Dr Virpi Timonen, Professor of Social Policy and Ageing at the School of Social Work and Social Policy.
16 April 2015
The zoologists are using GPS systems to better understand how badgers live their lives in Ireland, so as to develop a highly effective TB vaccination programme.
31 March 2015
Professor in Computer Science at Trinity, Donal O'Mahony, believes the crypto-currency genie is now well and truly out of the bottle.
3 February 2015
Media attention has focussed on homelessness among families and adults, but if we're really serious about tackling this crisis, then we have to start talking about youth homelessness as this is where the problem often begins argues Paual Mayock, Assistant Professor in Youth Research in the School of Social Work and Social Policy.
19 December 2014
Associate Professor in Geography in the School of Natural Sciences at Trinity College Dublin, Padraig Carmody, says: “Much of Africa has made substantial socio-economic progress in the last decade in particular, but for the continent to truly “rise”, a new relationship with the international system and a new state-citizen bargain is required.”
27 November 2014
If we are to plan for a sustainable future, it is vital that we assess material and energy flows in and out of cities and plan for some flexibility in their changes, says Dr Ainhoa Gonzáles Del Campo, Teaching Fellow in Trinity's School of Natural Sciences.
22 October 2014
Ireland's obesity problem affects people from all walks of life - it can no longer be ignored or considered ‘someone else’s problem’.
Obesity is affecting a growing proportion of older Irish adults and Dr Siobhan Leahy, TILDA Research Fellow and lead author of the July 2014 TILDA report: “Obesity in an Ageing Society" discusses what is needed now and in the future to address this national epidemic.
2 October 2014
A statutory review into the excessive use of Irish mental hospitals is needed according to Dr Damien Brennan from Trinity's School of Nursing and Midwifery. He argues however, that it would be an error for such a review to be incorporated within the inquiry into mother-and-baby homes.
22 July 2014
Assessing Ireland’s Hidden 'Natural Capital' Wealth Requires Collaboration Between Environmentalists and Economists
A Natural Capital Forum (NCF) for Ireland will be established to advance an economic assessment of all the resources, goods and services produced by the Irish environment, but Dr Jane Stout, Director of the Trinity Centre for Biodiversity Research, says the task ahead is a tricky one.
22 May 2014