Neonicotinoids are Harmful to More Than Just Honeybees

Professor in Botany, Dr Jane Stout, believes a paradigm shift is needed in agricultural pest control to safeguard bees and other pollinators that provide an incredibly valuable ecosystem service.

State Taking Grandparents Who Provide Childcare for Granted

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.

Bitcoin: A Currency without a Country

Professor in Computer Science at Trinity, Donal O’Mahony, believes the crypto-currency genie is now well and truly out of the bottle.

Time to Talk about Youth Homelessness – Expert Comment on Homeless Crisis

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 Paula Mayock, Assistant Professor in Youth Research in the School of Social Work and Social Policy.

The Ebola Outbreak – Is Africa Really Rising?

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.”

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