Spotlight on Research

What is Islamic finance - and what has Ireland done about it?

Islamic finance has potential opportunities for the Irish financial services sector, but legislative changes are needed to make it work here, writes Dr Edana Richardson, Department of Law

Thursday, 12 December 2019

We need to talk about how we adapt to climate change

While it’s critical to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, we also need to consider how we adapt to climate change, writes Dr Conor Murphy of ICARUS and the Department of Geography

Tuesday, 12 November 2019

The problem with Ivanka

Social media memes around Ivanka Trump's G20 summit appearance were the subject an Inaugural Lecture by Prof Maria Pramaggiore titled ‘Princess President? Gender, Power and the Meme-ing of Ivanka Trump’

Tuesday, 05 November 2019

The Great Hack: from the Counterculture to Cambridge Analytica

The recent Netflix documentary shows the legacy of the American Counterculture in technology's mix of desire and control, writes Dr Alan Carmody is a PhD graduate of the English Department

Wednesday, 30 October 2019

How maths can calculate climate change's impact on our sea levels

Research to discover what is happening to the sea levels around our coasts begins with mud and ends with maths, writes Prof Andrew Parnell, Hamilton Institute

Monday, 21 October 2019

The shanty towns Argentina's politicians have abandoned

Those who live in Argentina's villas miseria are excluded from official maps and marginalised by society, writes Dr Alan Smyth in the School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Thursday, 10 October 2019

The growing market for sex and intimacy in the gig economy

There is a growing market for the broadcasters of online sexualised content, writes Dr Paul Ryan, Department of Sociology

Wednesday, 02 October 2019

How eHealth could contribute to both health and wealth

eHealth will become a vital component in our future health systems and will help patients track their own wellbeing, writes Dr Nicola Mountford in the School of Business.

Monday, 23 September 2019

How the media needs to change its coverage of domestic violence

How the media shapes the national understanding of domestic violence really matters, but unfortunately, it often give audiences and readers distorted representations, writes Dr Anne O’Brien, Department of Media Studies

Monday, 16 September 2019

How food waste can be given a new lease of life

Items such as potato pulp that were once by-products of agricultural processes have now been elevated to co-product status, writes Laoise Ní Chléirigh, of the Froebel Department of Primary and Early Childhood Education

Monday, 09 September 2019

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