One of the most momentous effects of COVID-19 was the move to remote working on the part of large numbers of people in Ireland. Could this become a more permanent change, and lead to the revitalisation of parts of rural Ireland currently in decline?

Watch an illuminating First Thought Talk at this year's Galway International Arts Festival, featuring four experts in the subject: Tomás O'Siocháin, CEO of the Western Development Commission, John Evoy, General Manager at Grow Remote, Professor Alma McCarthy, Head of the J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics at NUI Galway, and renowned architect Valerie Mulvin, author of Approximate Formality – Morphology of Irish Towns.

This event is moderated by Sarah McInerney of RTÉ.