Above is Relative affluence or disadvantage of Local Electoral Areas (LEA) in Ireland. The map may be of particular interest to Cork people. The most disadvantaged Local Electoral Area (LEA) in Ireland is Cork City North-West indicating that deprivation is both an urba...

November 24, 2017

Cork County Council sure do love a greenbelt. Dark Green = no bloody way are we allowing the city expand in here, but if you're a town in here ... 'not a bother biy'....build build build...

This article first appeared on RTE Brainstorm available here

The term ‘creative’ is popular, but a fuzzy concept. Humans are the carriers of knowledge and we are inherently creative. Human capital has long been identified as a major source of economic growth. Richard Fl...

November 14, 2017

Above is a depiction of a two story Ireland - East and West. Most parts of Ireland are experiencing high price growth but the rate of the growth varies considerably. Most roads are leading to Dublin where the Dublin City Region is experiencing most of the high positive...

November 13, 2017

How to fix the housing Crisis? With Karl Spain, David McWilliams & Aidan Regan. Thanks to Alina Kisina for great photos!

November 13, 2017

As can be identified in the graph (Picture on right) the Western side of the island has a much older population, relative to the Eastern side. The housing market (& job market) is increasingly being polarized into a West/East divide over time. Two distinctive generatio...

November 3, 2017

This is a presentation on recent research work by Frank Crowley and Justin Doran (CUBS, UCC) on the role of creative occupations and the creative sector in stimulating innovation in Ireland.

November 2, 2017

On November 2nd, 2017 I presented at the  Road to ERSA Workshop. The Workshop Topic was:  Spatial Aspects of Entrepreneurship, Social Capital, and Wellbeing  Workshop. I presented on the importance of tolerance as a measure of social capital in determining life satisfa...

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