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TRiSS Director celebrated at Trinity Innovation Awards 

Head of the Trinity Research in Social Sciences (TRiSS), Dr Ronan Lyons, was presented with a Trinity Innovation Award for his contributions to addressing the housing crisis in Ireland.

Dr Lyons, also an Associate Professor in Economics, was recognised for the socio-economic impact of his work, such as a recent consultancy project with Facebook, which included a report on why middle-income populations in Ireland cannot afford to buy a house, particularly in Dublin.

Dr Lyons, a leading academic in the area of housing in Ireland, said he was honoured to receive the Societal Impact Award for his work on how to make a healthier housing system.

"I'm hoping to continue to contribute in Ireland - and indeed go global over coming years, with research on New York City, the wider US and Canada, to name a few!", he said.

Trinity’s leading researchers and inventors were recognised for their innovative research and entrepreneurship at the 2021 Trinity Innovation Awards, which were deferred from last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr Lyons receives his award from Provost Linda Doyle