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    Stalking and harassment: An investigation of experiences in Ireland
    (University College Cork, 2023-02) O'Sullivan, Catherine; Staunton, Ciara; Tusla, Ireland
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    Implementing the public sector equality and human rights duty for the Traveller community in Ireland
    (Travellers of North Cork CLG, 2022-11) Baker, Denise; Cubie, Dug; Fahy, Bec; Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission
    Research funded by the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) to examine the implementation of the public sector equality and human rights duty by public sector bodies for Travellers in Ireland.
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    Migrations in our common home: Planning for change - Climate change and migration
    (Social Justice Ireland, 2022-11) Balfe, Karol; O’Neill, Rory; Moriarty, David; McCarthy, Jo; McGeady, John; Curran, Sheila; Kelly, Anthony; Forde, Gerry; Bennett, Colette; Healy, Seán; Devilly, Sibéal; Byrne, Colm; Barry, John; Cubie, Dug; Daniel, Victoria Oluwatobi Isa; Bennett, Colette; Social Justice Ireland; Society of African Missions; Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Apostles
    Migration linked to climate change did not get the attention it deserves at COP27. The Global North must accept responsibility for its role in driving climate change and abide by their commitments made to schemes which address worsening conditions for those in the Global South – according to the Roundtable on Migration in Our Common Home. COP27 marks thirty years since the adoption of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. As the world grapples with the devastating consequences of intensifying climate change, this policy brief examines how climate change is impacting migration, displacement and food security. As COP27 draws to a close, this policy brief looks at the pledges made by Ireland, as well as Ireland’s obligations to Official Development Assistance (ODA) and Climate Finance and the compelling argument in favour of Loss and Damage funding made by the Global south for over three decades. As COP27 draws to a close, the Roundtable expresses its disappointment at the lack of ambition evident in Ireland’s response and the repackaging of previously announced, and inadequate, policies.
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    Literature review on enhancing integration of disaster risk and climate change adaptation in Irish emergency planning
    (Environmental Protection Agency, 2020-07) Greene, Shannon; Medway, Peter; Cubie, Dug; Le Tissier, Martin; Environmental Protection Agency
    The scope of the present literature review is under the remit of a wider project entitled Enhancing Integration of Disaster Risk and Climate Change Adaptation into Irish Emergency Planning which is funded under the Environmental Protection Agency's Climate Topic 3 funding call. The project, which began in March 2020, is due to run until March 2021. The objective of the project is to help institutions responsible to further 'climate-proof' emergency planning and risk management systems in Ireland to the increasing risk of extreme hydrometeorological events, by addressing national policy and decision-making processes, as well as local and regional planning and response mechanisms.
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    Migrations in our common home: Responding with care - Ireland's response to the Ukrainian crisis
    (Social Justice Ireland, 2022-05) Kelly, Anthony; Bennett, Colette; Moriarty, David; Cubie, Dug; Forde, Gerry; McCarthy, Jo; McGeady, John; Balfe, Karol; Barry, John; O’Neill, Rory; Healy, Seán; Curran, Sheila; Daniel, Victoria Oluwatabi Isa; Colette Bennett; Social Justice Ireland; Society of African Missions; Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Apostles
    Ireland’s response to the Ukrainian migrants has been almost exemplary and this “human rights first” approach should be the blueprint for a reshaping of Ireland’s International Protection system. Beyond the immediate challenges faced by Ukrainian people forcibly displaced, the wider geopolitical impacts of the crisis – the dependency on Russian fossil fuel production and resultant risks, together with risks to food security – will be felt globally into the future, and disproportionately impact those who can least absorb them. Ireland needs to focus on the care, human rights and wellbeing of all. The legitimate expectations of people living in Ireland are not being met. This is most obvious in areas such as housing and homelessness, a two-tier healthcare system, the deepening rural-urban divide, and high levels of poverty and social exclusion, especially among children. These are all areas that must be grappled with in addition to our response to the Ukrainian crisis. This policy briefing takes a look at the key issues and makes a series of policy recommendations aimed at addressing immediate and future challenges.