Spotlight on Research

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

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

How many Bitcoin miners does it take to change a lightbulb?

Over the last couple of years, Bitcoin and other crypto currencies have made their way into mainstream financial news, writes Dr David Malone, Hamilton Institute and Department of Mathematics & Statistics

Sunday, 14 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

How to create a better Irish criminal justice system

Greater use of restorative justice can lead to better outcomes for both victims and offenders in the criminal justice system, writes Dr Ian Marder, Department of Law

Thursday, 04 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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