Recent Submissions

  • Outcomes for permanence and stability for children in care in Ireland: implications for practice 

    Devaney, Carmel; McGregor, Caroline; Moran, Lisa (Oxford University Press, 2018-09-24)
    This paper reports on a qualitative study of outcomes for permanence and stability for children in long-term care in Ireland. The aim of this research was to inform social work practitioners on how to enhance stability and ...
  • Meitheal and child and family support networks process and outcomes: pilot study 

    Rodriguez, Leonor; Cassidy, Anne; Devaney, Carmel (UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, NUI Galway, 2018-09)
    This document reports on the fi ndings of the Meitheal and Child and Family Support Networks (CFSN) Process and Outcomes Pilot Study. This study was carried out between October and November 2016 to evaluate the appropriateness ...
  • Parenting support and parental participation work package final report: Tusla's programme for prevention, partnership and family support 

    Crosse, Rosemary; Devaney, Carmel (UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, NUI Galway, 2018-09)
    The Development and Mainstreaming Programme for Prevention, Partnership and Family Support (PPFS) is a programme of action being undertaken by Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, as part of its National Service Delivery ...
  • Parental participation: overall survey findings 

    Crosse, Rosemary; Devaney, Carmel (UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, NUI Galway, 2018-09)
    The Prevention, Partnership and Family Support (PPFS) Programme is a comprehensive programme of early intervention and preventative work which is being undertaken by Tusla, Ireland’s Child and Family Agency, with the ...
  • Parenting support and parental participation: qualitative interview findings 

    Crosse, Rosemary; Devaney, Carmel (UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, NUI Galway, 2018-09)
    The Prevention, Partnership and Family Support (PPFS) Programme is a comprehensive programme of early intervention and preventative work which is being undertaken by Tusla, Ireland’s Child and Family Agency with the ...
  • Report of parental participation seed-funded projects 

    Crosse, Rosemary; Devaney, Carmel (UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, NUI Galway, 2018-01)
    The Parental Participation Project is an initiative of the Parenting strand of the Atlantic Philanthropies, Ireland–funded Prevention Partnership and Family Support (PPFS) programme of work. Tusla – Child and Family ...
  • Meitheal and child and family support networks final report: Tusla’s programme for prevention, partnership and family support 

    Rodriguez, Leonor; Cassidy, Anne; Devaney, Carmel (UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, NUI Galway, 2018-09)
    The Development and Mainstreaming Programme for Prevention, Partnership and Family Support (PPFS) is a programme of action being undertaken by Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, as part of its National Service Delivery ...
  • A retrospective study of the Meitheal model 

    Cassidy, Anne; Rodriguez, Leonor; Devaney, Carmel (UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, NUI Galway, 2018-07)
    This report presents findings on a retrospective study of the experiences of parents1 and Lead Practitioners who participated in Meitheals initiated prior to 2017. This is complementary to the Meitheal Process and ...
  • The child and family support networks research study 

    Cassidy, Anne; Rodriguez, Leonor; Devaney, Carmel (UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, NUI Galway, 2018-09)
    Child and Family Support Networks (CFSNs) are multi-agency networks that are in the process of being established in each Tusla Integrated Service Area (ISA).1 Their purpose is to support Tusla’s aim of developing an ...
  • Second report of the parenting support champions regional learning group 

    Crosse, Rosemary; Devaney, Carmel (UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, NUI Galway, 2018-03)
    This research is part of a study to examine the process and implementation of the Parenting Support Champions Project, which is one element of the Parenting Support and Parental Participation Work Package. This work is ...
  • Tusla's parenting support champions project: process, implementation and outcomes 

    Crosse, Rosemary; Devaney, Carmel (UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, NUI Galway, 2018-09)
    The Prevention, Partnership and Family Support (PPFS) Programme is a comprehensive programme of early intervention and preventative work which is being undertaken by Tusla – Child and Family Agency in Ireland with the ...
  • Meitheal and child and family support networks - process and outcomes study 

    Rodriguez, Leonor; Cassidy, Anne; Devaney, Carmel (UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, NatiNUI Galway, 2018-09)
    This report presents research on the Meitheal and Child and Family Support Network (CFSN) model.1 The research has three components – (1) the Meitheal Process and Outcomes study, (2) findings on the Child and Family ...
  • Automatic taxonomy generation: a use-case in the legal domain 

    Robin, Cécile; O'Neill, James; Buitelaar, Paul (LTC'17, 8th Language & Technology Conference, 2017-11-17)
    A key challenge in the legal domain is the adaptation and representation of the legal knowledge expressed through texts, in order for legal practitioners and researchers to access this information more easily and faster ...
  • Teanga: a linked data based platform for natural language processing 

    Ziad, Housam; McCrae, John Philip; Buitelaar, Paul (Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC 2018), 2018-05-07)
    In this paper, we describe Teanga, a linked data based platform for natural language processing (NLP). Teanga enables the use of many NLP services from a single interface, whether the need was to use a single service or ...
  • How (not) to do public policy: Water charges and local property tax 

    O'Leary, Jim (The Whitaker Institute, NUI Galway, 2018-09-12)
    Two of the most contentious measures introduced as part of the severe fiscal consolidation necessitated by Ireland’s recent economic and financial crisis were the Local Property Tax and water charges. The two measures ...
  • Big Brother Big Sister and Garda youth diversion projects: perspectives on youth mentoring as a preventative intervention 

    Murphy, Kayleigh; Brady, Bernadine (UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, NUI Galway, 2018-06-26)
    Current policy emphasises the need for community involvement and inter-agency co-operation in youth crime prevention, as well as approaches that seek to strengthen the protective factors in young people’s lives, thus ...
  • Maristem-stem cells of marine/aquatic invertebrates: from basic research to innovative applications 

    Ballarin, Loriano; Rinkevich, Baruch; Bartscherer, Kerstin; Burzynski, Artur; Cambier, Sebastien; Cammarata, Matteo; Domart-Coulon, Isabelle; Drobne, Damjana; Encinas, Juanma; Frank, Uri; Geneviere, Anne-Marie; Hobmayer, Bert; Löhelaid, Helike; Lyons, Daniel; Martinez, Pedro; Oliveri, Paola; Peric, Lorena; Piraino, Stefano; Ramšak, Andreja; Rakers, Sebastian; Rentzsch, Fabian; Rosner, Amalia; da Silva, Tiago Henriques; Somorjai, Ildiko; Suleiman, Sherif; Coelho, Ana Varela (MDPI, 2018-02-15)
    The "stem cells" discipline represents one of the most dynamic areas in biomedicine. While adult marine/aquatic invertebrate stem cell (MISC) biology is of prime research and medical interest, studies on stem cells from ...
  • The colloquial WordNet: Extending Princeton WordNet with neologisms 

    McCrae, John P.; Wood, Ian D.; HIcks, Amanda (Springer International Publishing, 2017-05-27)
    Princeton WordNet is one of the most important resources for natural language processing, but has not been updated for over ten years and is not suitable for analyzing the fast moving language as used on social media. We ...
  • Multimodal multimodel emotion analysis as linked data 

    Sánchez-Rada, J. Fernando; Iglesias, Carlos A.; Sagha, Hesam; Schuller, Björn; Ian D. Wood, Ian D.; Buitelaar, Paul (IEEE, 2017-10-23)
    The lack of a standard emotion representation model hinders emotion analysis due to the incompatibility of annotation formats and models from different sources, tools and annotation services. This is also a limiting ...
  • Impact of kelp cultivation on the Ecological Status of benthic habitats and Zostera marina seagrass biomass 

    Walls, Aimee W.; Kennedy, Robert; Edwards, Maeve D.; Johnson, Mark P. (Elsevier, 2017-07-25)
    The Ecological Status of subtidal benthic communities within a commercial kelp farm on the southwest coast of Ireland was not impacted by macroalgal cultivation. Additionally, there was no effect on the biomass of Zostera ...

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