Dr William Hynes, MD of Future Analytics Consulting, will be speaking about Minimum Housing Supply Requirements in Ireland’s Urban Settlements next week as part of the Housing Agency’s National Statement launch event.
FAC has vast experience in the area of socioeconomic research, and will be harnessing these skills later in the year as part of a project to develop a comprehensive approach to prevent and counter violent radicalisation and extremism.
Future Analytics Consulting is attending the upcoming two-day Security Mission Information & Innovation Group (SMI2G) brokerage event in Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL), Brussels on 2nd and 3rd February 2017. The event is a networking platform where delegates can discuss the Secure Societies calls for European Commission’s Horizon 2020 funding, explore innovative ideas and find partners for each open call of the EU security research programme.
The development of an effective healthcare strategy for Ireland (a need recently highlighted by Minister for Health, Simon Harris), will require an acute understanding of both the influences of demographic change on healthcare requirements, and also of how demographic change is set to impact service utilisation and overall costs.
In last Friday’s Irish Times, Minister for Health, Simon Harris highlighted the need for “detailed demographic analysis” to enable the mapping out of an effective strategy for healthcare in Ireland. The population is growing, and there are more people in the over-65 age group than ever before, who are more likely to rely on the health services. Informed analysis of the current data would provide clarity on the current situation and also allow the department to plan, based on predicted future trends.
The Irish utility scale solar photovoltaic sector experienced significant growth over the course of 2016. In January 2016, only two schemes had acquired planning permission. The situation in January 2017 is quite different as over 156 planning applications for utility scale solar energy schemes have been lodged with planning authorities. The status of each of these applications is set out below (Table 1).