Automation and Irish Towns: Who's Most at Risk?

Today we held the CUBS/SRERC creative rural economy workshop. 120 academics, business practitioners and social entrepreneurs attended the workshop. Delegates attended from Enterprise Ireland, Government Departments, the Regional Assemblies, Local Development Agencies, County Councils and other bodies.

The event and my research report (co-authored with Dr Justin Doran) launched on the day `Automation and Irish Towns' made national headlines on all major national, regional and local TV and radio stations throughout the day.

It made the front page of all national newspapers and reached regional and local media outlets (at least 87 articles). I made numerous radio interviews on the findings of the research, TV interviews for RTE NEWS, an online video for UCC and wrote an Op-Ed for The Irish Independent.

Interview on RTE One O'Clock, Six O Clock and Nine O Clock News about `Automation and Irish Towns report. 22-02-2019

Interview on RTE Radio Morning Ireland about `Automation and Irish Towns report'. 22-02-2019.

Interview on Newstalk's Breakfast on `Automation and Irish Towns Report'. 22-02-2019.

The Irish Independent (2019) Focus must be on grassroots initiatives to help towns left behind. Feb 2019.

The Irish Times (2019) `Two out five jobs in Republic at risk of being lost to automation' The Irish Times 22-02-2019

The Irish Times (2019) `Report warning many jobs at in Republic at risk to automation overstated' The Irish Times 22-02-2019

The Irish Times (2019) `Little sign of Robophobia in town on cusp of automation' The Irish Times 23-02-2019

The Irish Independent (2019) 44% of `Irish jobs at high risk of automation, study finds'. 21-02-2019

The Irish Examiner (2019) `Rise of Machines threatens 40% of jobs in Ireland'. 21-02-2019.

The Irish Independent (2019) `revealed: the rural Irish towns most at risk to the rise of the robots'. The Irish Independent. 22-02-2019.

The Irish Independent (2019) `local towns among least likely to lose jobs to automation. The Irish Independent. 02-03-2019.

The Sun (2019) `Robot Takeover: rural towns at risk of losing jobs due to the rise of robots and automation revealed by top researchers.' The Sun, 22-02-2019.

The (2019) `This Town in Longford is the most at-risk place from job automation in the country' The Journal. 22-02-2019.