ACTION: Assessing Crisis Translation in Ireland’s Outbreak RespoNse

ACTION: Assessing Crisis Translation in Ireland’s Outbreak RespoNse

CTTS Researchers Prof Sharon O’Brien and Dr Patrick Cadwell have secured funding from DCU’s COVID-19 Research & Innovation Hub for a new project. The project is called ACTION and will assess crisis translation in Ireland’s COVID-19 outbreak response. It is accepted that public communication in a crisis needs to be timely, accurate, trusted, and appropriate. This is especially true for unfamiliar ideas (e.g., social distancing or cocooning). Ireland is a multilingual and multicultural society. The project will measure how well Ireland implemented translation of critical information as a risk reduction policy in the COVID-19 pandemic and how this translated information impacted on linguistic minorities in Ireland.