Futures studies and public advisory work in Ireland
Purpose ? This paper is intended to provide a detailed account of foresight activities in Ireland, their methods, means, topics of research, and impact on public debate, together with links to the main web sites.
Design/methodology/approach ? This
paper surveys the institutions and agencies that contribute to futures studies in connection with public policies in Ireland.
Findings ? The Irish system of raising and producing futures studies resources is thus characterized by a proliferation of authorities with
the disadvantage of resources splitting up, but with the advantage of diversity.
Originality/value ? Provides an insight into the state of futures research in Ireland.