Eoin Whelan

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The study, published by the Royal Society, also found that being exposed to information about the novel coronavirus on social media is associated with higher susceptibility to misinformation in Ireland, the UK and the USA. Photo-illustration: iStock

Misinformation about Covid-19 remains a threat to public health guidance, according to a new study from psychologists at the University of Cambridge. (...)

Researchers from NUI Galway and the University of Turku in Finland examined the habits of 294 randomly selected daily social media users around the world to see if they believed false or misleading claims online about coronavirus. File photograph: Getty

People who are constantly checking social media for the latest information on Covid-19 are more likely to believe and share misinformation about the v(...)

Using platforms such as Snapchat and WhatsApp to communicate with friends and family actually diminishes fatigue levels, the study found. File photograph: Alan Betson

Social media users who report feeling higher levels of “overload” from the volume of information and communication online are more fatigued on a day-t(...)

‘Self-monitoring devises that track our health and fitness allow people to take ownership of their fitness and are part of the rise in individualised medicine in the 21st century,’ says Prof Niall Moyna of DCU.

When fitness apps first came on the market in 2010, they were heralded as an exciting new way to monitor our fitness levels and motivate us to exercis(...)

Troubling: the B&A research shows a correlation between low self-esteem and social-media use. Photograph: PhotoAlto/Getty

The results of the 2019 Sign of the Times survey by Behaviour & Attitudes are published by The Irish Times today. The annual snapshot of Irish lif(...)

Video gaming: John Sharry’s advice to parents is to promote positive habits and set some rules. Photograph: E+/Getty

The Select Committee on Crime, Lawlessness and Vandalism has said there is an urgent need to prohibit the supply of video nasties, which have a damagi(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan and Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly in Phibsborough, Dublin, as they unveiled the housing package after months of discussion between the two departments. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Housing charities have given a guarded welcome to the Government’s rent control package, but warned more needs to be done to help those most vulnerabl(...)

Portlaoise players celebrate at the final whistle. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Portlaoise 1-19 Moorefield 0-8: Portlaoise completed a great eight days’ work when they surprised a fancied Moorefield at O’Moore Park. Eight days pre(...)

Dr Eoin Whelan recommends using an organisational network analysis to give a visual representation of how information flows around in an organisation

What makes some organisations innovative and others not? Why do companies such as Intel and Proctor & Gamble seemingly have conveyor belts of inno(...)

Philip Larraghy Evangelical convert to the  Church of Ireland. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

‘Okay, what colour was Jesus?” asks Anwar, a young man in a kufi cap standing outside the GPO on O’Connell Street, in Dublin, where he is manni(...)