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

Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Discovering the shared protein complex of fungi and mammalian cells

A team led by Dr Özgür Bayram in the Department of Biology has found fungal and mammalian immunity use similar proteins to control their immune defence

Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Who is a migrant?

How we define who is a migrant has huge implications for how we organise our societies, writes Professor Mary Gilmartin, Department of Geography.

Saturday, 13 April 2019

Rethinking ‘Revivalism’ – tracing ideas through history

Research by Nua-Ghaeilge Prof Fionntán de Brún in a new book examines the concept of revivalism

Thursday, 11 April 2019

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How Netflix changed what we watch on our screens

Netflix has revolutionised film and television viewing but its distribution model and system of recommendations bear closer scrutiny, writes, Dr Sarah Arnold, Department of Media Studies

Wednesday, 03 April 2019

Motherhood: Idealised, Marginalised and Taboo?

How are Traveller women treated by the state’s maternity services? Why do some migrant mothers raise their children in their native tongue and others don’t? The Motherhood Project at Maynooth University is breaking new ground in this field of research

Thursday, 28 March 2019

What deal comes after a no-deal Brexit?

While a no-deal Brexit would cause massive economic and political shocks, the legal process to avoid a hard border is a lot clearer, writes Professor Tobias Lock, Department of Law

Monday, 25 March 2019

Why the UK may have to vote in European elections despite Brexit

Whether or not Theresa May’s Brexit deal is approved by the House of Commons before March 29th, an extension of the Brexit negotiating period is now almost certain.

Sunday, 24 March 2019

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Make deep learning faster and simpler

Professor Barak Pearlmutter of the Department of Computer Science at Maynooth University is collaborating with colleagues at Purdue College of Engineering in the US to make deep learning faster, require less storage, and easier to code

Friday, 22 March 2019

What opera tells us about the issues of the day

Posh, for the cultural elite, expensive, old fashioned? On the contrary, writes Dr Antonio Cascelli, Lecturer in Music, opera has contributed to intense political debate and radical critiques of society

Wednesday, 06 March 2019