Spotlight on Research

Will farmers ever be able to afford to retire?

Low-income farmers face multiple challenges to retirement, not least a ‘pension gap’ that can leave them financially vulnerable, writes Dr Michael Hayden and Dr Bridget McNally, School of Business

Monday, 18 October 2021

Obesity limits the training of our bodies’ natural killers

Natural Killer (NK) cells are a part of our body’s immune system, and are critically important for protection against cancer and viral infections, including SARS-CoV-2, writes Dr Andy Hogan, Department of Biology, Maynooth University

Monday, 11 October 2021

5 tips to adjust to life in the post-pandemic office

Apart from planning for change, remember to plan for obstacles and ways in which you can overcome them, writes Dr Jolanta Burke, Department of Education

Thursday, 30 September 2021

What are top six messages of the UN IPCC report on Climate Change?

The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report does not pull punches when it comes to the crisis the world faces, writes Prof Peter Thorne, Coordinating Lead Author of the IPCC report

Tuesday, 28 September 2021

Can chatbots help companies deal with social distancing measures?

Chatbots may be a way for the aviation, tourism and hospitality sectors to deal with interactions between staff and customers, writes Dr Rajibul Hasan, School of Business

Monday, 20 September 2021

What we learned about renting in Ireland during the pandemic

Did such measures as the rent freeze, eviction ban and protection for relevant persons contribute to security for tenants, writes Juliana Sassi, a PhD student at the Department of Geography

Monday, 13 September 2021

How the 1941 North Strand bombings wiped out an entire family

The German bombing of Dublin's North Strand caused the tragic deaths of seven members of the same Co Offaly family, writes Dr Ciarán Reilly, a historian of 19th & 20th century Irish history at Maynooth University

Monday, 23 August 2021

Is a criminal trial appropriate in non-contested insanity cases?

The 'insanity defence' in Irish criminal law has led to cases where juries ignore evidence and judicial direction, writes Dr Cian Ó Concubhair, Department of Law

Friday, 13 August 2021

Why the EU and Canada's CETA deal is not just another treaty

There are a number of reasons for Ireland to be cautious about this trade agreement, writes Dr Oisin Suttle, Department of Law

Tuesday, 27 July 2021

Why gender and diversity change in Irish film and TV work must be audited

Political, economic and cultural institutions should reflect the diverse identities of its people, writes Dr Anne O’Brien, Department of Media Studies

Thursday, 22 July 2021

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