Spotlight on Research

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¡Viva Irlanda! Remembering the history of the Irish in Argentina

Irish people have had a huge impact on Argentina's culture and society, but awareness of this heritage has been virtually forgotten writes Maria Lujan Medina of our School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Wednesday, 10 July 2019

The man behind the moustache: meet the real Douglas Hyde

Dr Máire Nic an Bhaird of the Froebel Department of Primary and Early Childhood Education examines the creative personality of Ireland’s first President

Wednesday, 19 June 2019

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

Monday, 17 June 2019

Derry Girls and the value of good television

While Game of Thrones is economically valuable to Northern Ireland, programmes such as Derry Girls offer more social value to audiences writes Dr Sarah Arnold, Department of Media Studies

Monday, 10 June 2019

What Nietzsche can teach us about fake news

The philosopher's legacy has been tainted by erroneous readings of his work and misappropriation of his ideas, writes Dr Matt Fogarty, Department of English

Friday, 31 May 2019

Is Ireland's proposed Digital Safety Commissioner justified?

The mooted office is modelled on a similar body in Australia, but there is little independent research about how well it is functioning, writes Emer Shannon, Department of Law

Monday, 27 May 2019

Ireland during the Renaissance: "a remarkably vibrant place"

Ireland's 16th and early 17th centuries may have been dominated by war and rebellion, but it was also a surprisingly bookish era, writes Prof Pat Palmer, Department of English

Tuesday, 21 May 2019

How do people behave during terrorist attacks?

In the first 10 minutes of an attack, it's the general public who must deal with the actions of terrorists, writes Dr Mark Maguire, social anthropologist and Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences

Thursday, 09 May 2019

The ethics of smart cities

Using big data and AI to manage cities creates many ethical issues, but efforts to address these concerns can be just as contentious, writes Prof Rob Kitchin, Department of Geography

Thursday, 02 May 2019

Come together: the power of groupwork

We work, play and learn in groups, but society is organised on the basis that we live as individuals, independent of others, writes Dr Bríd Connolly, Department of Adult and Community Education

Thursday, 18 April 2019

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