The WDC has a long history of both practicing and researching remote working.

In 2003, the WDC formalised a policy of tele-work.

The policy team has produced various reports such as the 2017 Policy Briefing: e-Working in the Western Region: A Review of the Evidence that have examined the incidence and practice of remote working (variously called tele-work and e-work).


In 2019, in collaboration with the Whitaker Institute, NUI Galway started to examine Remote working in the context of the current practice in particular sectors and areas, and was largely driven by talent retention, improving technology, the move to a low carbon economy and regional and rural development. These drivers have since been overtaken by the current Covid 19 crisis which has brought the issue of Remote working very much to the fore.

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