Spotlight on Research

How to turn up the LGBT voice in the workplace

When it comes to inclusion and diversity initiatives in the workplace, there are pros and cons to LGBT employee networks writes Dr Marian Crowley-Henry, Maynooth University and Dr Ciarán McFadden, Edinburgh Napier University

Tuesday, 08 June 2021

Why you may well have heard that song before

Dr Liam Sunner, Department of Law, explores the complex world of music copyright, cover versions, samples and plagiarism

Monday, 31 May 2021

Why medieval Ireland was known as the 'island of saints'

We know all about St Patrick and St Brigid, but what about Ireland's other medieval saints? By Ellen Ganley, a PhD graduate of Maynooth University

Monday, 24 May 2021

Why password security rules don’t work

Organisations need to do a lot more on password security rather than making the user remember strings of characters and numbers, write Hazel Murray and Prof David Malone, Department of Maths and Statistics.

Tuesday, 18 May 2021

Why hair salons and barbers are socially relevant

The absence of professional hair care is deeply felt by many as they struggle to hold on to the last vestiges of their dignity, writes Prof Mary Corcoran, Department of Sociology

Tuesday, 11 May 2021

Why did Oliver Cromwell end up in Ireland in the first place?

Why did Oliver Cromwell end up in Ireland in the first place? Cromwell's well-equipped troops faced an army of Irish and Old English Catholics, Irish Protestants and English royalists, writes Dr Eamon Darcy, historian of early-modern Ireland and Britain

Tuesday, 04 May 2021

How will the EU's new act deal with online lies and fake news?

The new Digital Services Act act represents incremental progress, but it remains far from clear whether its provisions will improve anti-disinformation efforts, writes Ethan Shattock, PhD candidate Department of Law

Tuesday, 20 April 2021

Why schools need resources to support traumatised children

The pandemic has increased the economic, social and psychological pressures on children, writes Dr Catriona O'Toole, Department of Education

Monday, 12 April 2021

A graphical representation of big data in the shape of a brain on a space-like background with data flowing in and flowing out

Will we have a say in Ireland's artificial intelligence strategy?

Public accessibility and transparency of the process behind Ireland's AI policies and practices has been very poor to date, writes Dr Maria Murphy, Department of Law

Friday, 09 April 2021

Why global access to vaccines is essential to end the pandemic

Failure to provide global access to Covid vaccines risks fresh outbreaks through travel or the emergence of new variants, writes Dr Aisling McMahon, Department of Law

Wednesday, 07 April 2021