Spotlight on Research

What climate change means to Irish rivers

What does climate change mean for Irish rivers?

A new study sets out what climate change's impact on temperatures and rainfall patterns will mean for Irish rivers writes Dr Conor Murphy, Department of Geography & ICARUS Climate Research Centre

Monday, 23 May 2022

Sometimes I’m missing the words

‘Sometimes I’m missing the words’

A report on the experiences and rights of foreign nationals and ethnic minorities in the Irish penal system is the first of its kind in Ireland, write researchers in the School of Law and Criminology

Thursday, 12 May 2022

Ukraine War

After losing the first phase, what next for Russia in Ukraine?

Putin's forces appear to have processed the hard lessons from the opening weeks in Ukraine and have now reset their war plans, writes Dr David Murphy, Department of History

Tuesday, 03 May 2022

Pesticides are bad for bees

Memo for gardeners: pesticides are bad news for bees

One third of Ireland's 100 bee species are at threat of extinction due to habitat loss and pesticide use, writes Merissa Cullen, PhD candidate in the Department of Biology

Monday, 25 April 2022

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Space wars: how outer space became a military zone

Many states have had their eyes on the skies in regard to military expansion into space for decades writes Ciara Finnegan, PhD scholar, Department of Law

Tuesday, 19 April 2022


Disruptive cell linked to insulin resistance and childhood pre-diabetes

A study by Dr Andy Hogan on childhood obesity shows for the first time, a new cell type contributing to insulin resistance in children as young as six

Thursday, 07 April 2022

Are narcissistic bosses good at raising cash?

Confident, charismatic, and uniquely talented leaders tend to fare rather well at corporate fundraising write Jon Gruda, School of Business, Maynooth University and Jim McCleskey, Western Governors University

Monday, 28 March 2022

Education for convicted

'When people with convictions get degrees, everybody wins'

We should make higher education accessible for people with convictions, not deter them from applying writes Dr Ian D. Marder, Dr Ciara Bracken-Roche, Dr Joe Garrihy, Prof Claire Hamilton, Gemma Lynch, and Dr Rose Ryan

Monday, 21 March 2022

CSI St Patrick: just where is the saint's body?

Despite his fame, the exact location of the body of St Patrick has been a bone of contention for over a millennium, writes Dr Niamh Wycherley, Department of Early Irish

Monday, 14 March 2022

Ukraine invasion

Ukraine: what's likely to unfold in the coming weeks?

We can expect more pressure to be applied on Kyiv and other Ukrainian cities and probably an increase in urban warfare, writes Dr David Murphy, Department of History

Monday, 07 March 2022