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Global Impact
12 June 2024
15  MINS

Mary Robinson: Trailblazer for Global Justice and Human Rights

Professor Siobhán Mullally MRIA

It is not too strong to say that Mary Robinson’s life and achievements have been truly exceptional. From her early days as a pioneering barrister, to the Presidency of Ireland, the role of UN Commissioner for Human Rights, and her current role as Chair of the Elders, she has wholeheartedly given her energy to fighting injustice in all its forms, and pursuing peace and equality. In the face of often fierce opposition, she pushed through barriers and upended certainties, always speaking out for those whose voices were not being heard. Here, Professor Siobhan Mullally explores the life and times of a remarkable Mayo woman.

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Global Impact
23 May 2024
18  MINS

Thriving or Surviving? A Global Research Alliance Pushing for Reform in Hospitality Work

Dr Deirdre Curran, Lecturer in Management, University of Galway

Research by J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics at University of Galway has found that although workers in the hospitality industry are often passionate about their work, the industry is experiencing a chronic labour shortage. Poor conditions and lack of prospects are some of the key reasons. Now a new global alliance aims to tackle conditions in hospitality through educating policy makers and industry leaders about what is needed to ensure “decent work”, and Ireland is positioned to be a leader in the field.

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SDG Champion
18 December 2023
18  MINS

“Water is at the centre of the climate crisis.”

Rory Moses McKeown, WHO

As a fundamental human need affecting a range of SDGs, access to clean and safe drinking-water is essential to a sustainable future. Rory Moses McKeown, University of Galway alum and Senior Technical Consultant at WHO, shares his views on the challenges to water safety and access in a climate crisis, and the emerging role of water in global conflicts.

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Equality
29 April 2021
17  MINS

Pandemic exposes income inequalities in Irish society

Dr Deirdre Curran, Dr Lucy-Ann Buckley, Professor Kate Kenny, Dr Gary Goggins, Dr Áine Ní Léime

Leading academics in the Whitaker Institute set out to explore some of the glaring inequalities in the Irish labour market which Covid-19 has shone a spotlight on.

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Equality
29 April 2021
19  MINS

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion – Issues and perspectives

Dr Nata Duvvury

Exploring how the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion agenda is pursued and progressed throws up many challenges, some of which cut to the core of how we limit what is up for debate and advancement.

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Equality
28 April 2021
14  MINS

Student reflections on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

MA Students Gender, Globalisation and Rights, 2020-2021, Dr Stacey Scriver,

Dr Stacey Scriver, Lecturer and Researcher in the Global Centre for Women’s Studies in NUI Galway, introduces the thoughts of Masters students who are studying issues around gender, globalisation and rights.

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28 April 2021

Cois Coiribe Podcast: Mary Harney – survivor and social justice activist

In this episode of our Cois Coiribe podcast, Law lecturer Dr Maeve O’Rourke sits down with NUI Galway alumna Mary Harney (MA 2013, LLM 2020). The tireless and beloved social justice activist shares wisdom she has gleaned from surviving institutional abuse as a child, a lifetime advocating for justice and her pursuit of education.

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Equality
28 April 2021
14  MINS

Lawyers for others – working for social justice and real change

Prof Larry Donnelly, , ,

NUI Galway’s School of Law has been a pioneer of an innovative approach to training lawyers, ensuring they work on cases for public good and gain a deeper awareness of the marginalised in society.

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Equality
28 April 2021
17  MINS

Inclusion – a goal and a role for us all

Dr Shivaun Quinlivan

When we think of equality we think of fairness and ways to increase diversity, but stopping there is stopping short. As society strives for meaningful equality it is up to all of us to ensure that everyone feels included.

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28 April 2021
14  MINS

In Conversation With: Research Associate Bianca Pereira

Bianca Pereira

Bianca Pereira sat down with Cois Coiribe to talk about the citizen science project Crowd4Access. The study is mapping footpaths in towns and cities where inaccessibility issues create challenges for wheelchair users, parents with young children, pedestrians with mobility issues, the visually impaired or blind, as well as the fit and healthy.  

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Equality
28 April 2021
17  MINS

In Conversation With: Professor Anne Scott

Prof Anne Scott

NUI Galway’s Vice President for Equality, Diversity sat down with Cois Coiribe to talk about leading and promoting all aspects of equality and diversity throughout the University.

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Equality
28 April 2021
14  MINS

Migrants and minorities in higher education – battling embedded inequality

Dr Srinivasan Raghavendran

An academic’s personal reflection on the need to level the playing field for immigrant and minority ethnic staff and students in universities and a call for institutions to be the champion for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.

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15 December 2020
16  MINS

NUI Galway – Strengthening Global Peace & Security

Tom Felle, Mícheál Tierney, Vice Admiral Mark Mellett, Prof Siobhán Mullally

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