Dr Richardson’s chapter on Responsible Finance Sukuk has been published in the 2020-2021 edition of the Global Islamic Finance Report (GIFR). This year’s edition of GIFR considered the use of Islamic finance for as a means of attaining socio-economic inclusion and sustainable development. Dr Richardson’s chapter provided a review of recent developments in the global responsible finance sukuk industry
Date: Friday, 12 February 2021
Dr Aisling McMahon represents Access to Medicines Ireland alongside Dr Kieran Harkin at Oireachtas Joint Foreign Affairs Committee meeting on equitable global access to COVID-19 vaccines.
On 9th February 2021, Dr Aisling McMahon and Dr Kieran Harkin representing Access to Medicines Ireland (AMI) were invited to address the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence on equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines in low and middle income countries, alongside Ms. Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director of UNAIDS, and Dr David Nabarro, the World Health Organization’s Special Envoy on Covid-19.
Date: Thursday, 11 February 2021
Dr Edana Richardson’s article, ‘Islamic mortgage-alternatives in Ireland: A comparative reflection on a decade of consumer appetite in the face of legislative uncertainty’ has been published in the Conveyancer and Property Lawyer.
Date: Wednesday, 10 February 2021
Dr Lynsey Black will be working with one undergraduate student on the SPUR Project, 'Gender, Crime & Criminal Justice'
. The SPUR project (Summer Programme for Undergraduate Research) facilitates students to take on challenging research projects in a paid capacity, offering an opportunity to gain valuable research skills and work experience.
Date: Monday, 08 February 2021
Dr Bríd Ní Ghráinne has been awarded funding for her project on the protection of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)
Dr Bríd Ní Ghráinne will be recruiting an undergraduate law student to work with her on the project ‘Ulterior Motives: “Protecting” Internally Displaced Persons.’ Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are persons who have been forced to leave their homes as a result of armed conflict, violence, human rights violations or natural or human-made disasters, but who remain within their country. IDPs have similar wants and fears as refugees. They also have similar needs, such as access to shelter, food, medicine, and protection from the effects of armed conflict. However, unlike refugees, IDPs have traditionally been ignored by the international community notwithstanding the fact that IDPs outnumber refugees by about 2:1 (numbering 40 million at the end of 2019).
Date: Friday, 05 February 2021
We are delighted to announce the launch of the new website of Restorative Justice: Strategies for Change (RJS4C) Ireland. RJS4C is a cross-European project involving around 40 partners from ten jurisdictions, the goal of which is to refocus European criminal justice systems, agencies, policies and practices around restorative principles and processes. In Ireland, the project involves a Core Group of four persons from the State sector and civil society, and a Stakeholder Group encompassing over 450 persons from across State and non-state bodies, among others, with personal and professional interests in developing restorative justice in Ireland.
Date: Friday, 29 January 2021
Maynooth University Graduate Síona Cahill featured in Irish Times article about Young Irish Activists.
Former Maynooth University student Síona Cahill was featured in the Irish Times Magazine on Saturday 23, January. She first became interested in activism while she was studying law and sociology at Maynooth University.
Date: Tuesday, 26 January 2021
Dr Fergus Ryan of Maynooth University Department of Law has been referenced in an Irish Examiner article by former Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone.
Date: Thursday, 21 January 2021
The latest publication of Northern Ireland Quarterly features an article by PhD Candidate at the Department of Law entitled "The Electoral Commission, Disinformation, and Freedom of Expression".
Date: Tuesday, 19 January 2021
Dr Bríd Ní Ghráinne’s research was recently published in the Refugee Survey Quarterly, a leading peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal in the field of migration studies. Dr Ní Ghráinne’s article (co-authored with Dr Ben Hudson, University of Exeter) is part of an open-access Special Issue on ‘Improving Attention to Internal Displacement Globally.’ Guest-edited by the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Internal Displacement (HLP) Secretariat, and with over 20 original peer-reviewed articles by researchers, practitioners and policy-makers, the new Special Issue promotes renewed debate on challenges and solutions for the protracted crisis of internal displacement affecting tens of millions of people worldwide. The Special Issue will be launched at 3pm GMT on Thursday 21 January. You can register for the event here.
Date: Friday, 15 January 2021