Fines for Covid-19 breaches can influence behaviour but will people pay them?
- Crime & Law
- October 20, 2020, 21:56
Another month, another new set of Covid-19 laws. Starting in March 2020 when the Health Act 2020 was introduced, the Irish public has been subject to(...)
Most people want more, not fewer, restrictions, survey shows – ESRI expert
- October 5, 2020, 13:23
There is a “clear disjunction” between public debate objections to more Covid-19 restrictions and a majority who want stronger measures to suppress th(...)
Three Covid-19 mistakes Ireland urgently needs to learn from
- September 21, 2020, 05:00
Anyone who doubts that psychology is a true science might take a look at learning curves. In the 19th century, the pioneering experimental psychologis(...)
Have young people stopped following Covid-19 advice on travel and parties?
- Health & Family
- August 8, 2020, 06:00
"It is hard to put your life on hold, especially when your adult life is potentially just before you,” the World Health Organisation’s Dr Mike Ryan sa(...)
Jennifer O’Connell: Ireland has its attitude to travel back to front
- August 1, 2020, 01:00
Let me see if I’ve got this right. Someone – because it’s all so Monty Pythonesque, let’s call her Judith – who is on the pandemic unemployment paymen(...)
Coronavirus and the economy – what if it’s not as bad as we fear?
- July 30, 2020, 10:56
The race to produce a vaccine against Covid-19 is well and truly on. On its progress rests the outlook for the world economy and the fate of thousands(...)
‘The virus will be back’: Preparing for the second wave of Covid-19
- Health & Family
- June 13, 2020, 06:05
Epidemics of infectious diseases can be unpredictable but they often come in waves. History has left hard lessons showing that a virus can quickly ret(...)
Majority want Government to lift restrictions slowly – ESRI study
- Irish News
- April 30, 2020, 02:26
A majority of people want the Government to go slowly in lifting the restrictions in place and remain nervous, particularly about the risk of a second(...)
Exiting lockdown: what will it mean for your workplace?
- April 23, 2020, 10:36
The Government is considering a gradual lockdown exit strategy after May 5th – as yet the details are unclear. But what will life be like for employee(...)