October 10, 2019

This piece contains comments I made in relation to increased traffic congestion in Cork. You will find the original article here

UCC economist Frank Crowley said that while a bit of congestion in a city can be a good sign of prosperity, Cork is clearly suffering from th...

October 7, 2019

This was first published on RTÉ Brainstorm

Opinion: decentralisation will only work if local government can make decisions about raising revenues and spending on services

Recent reports suggest that decentralisation is on the government’s agenda again. The Minister of St...

September 24, 2019

I discuss with Pat Kenny the problems around the Irish view of 'decentralisation' on the show dated 24th of September 2019. You can listen back here ..... I am first on at 9.05.

Regional Overall Share of Employment since 2012 Dublin's share of the job pie increasing from 29-31%. 55% of job growth created in Ireland from 2012-2019Q2 was in Dublin city region (Dublin & Mid-East). From 2015Q2-2019Q2 this has increased to 60%.

This article was written by Dr Jane Bourke and features work from a new paper by myself, Justin Doran, Ger Ryan, and Jane  in the International Journal of Innovation Management and the article by Jane appeared in the  and can be read on the Irish Times h...

September 20, 2019

Check out another article citing our (myself and Justin Doran) work (Automation and Irish Towns) here

September 11, 2019

Great to be in the Department of Finance  to present work with Justin Doran on regional resilience & automation and it’s relevance for local banking. This was a follow up to work I presented at the Credit Union Summer School

September 5, 2019

This article was published after my presentation at the Southern Construct conference in the evening echo it can be retrieved here and was written by Robert McNamara.

A UCC expert has warned that plans for regional development in cities like Cork over the next two decad...

September 5, 2019

This article was written by Robert McNamara in the Evening Echo and first appeared here on the 5th of September. it contains a summary of key comments I made at a presentation at the Southern CIF Construction Summit.

A UCC expert has warned that plans for regional...

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