Spotlight on Research

Ukraine war protest

Russia’s invasion is a response to Ukraine’s pro-democratic and pro-western ambitions

Ukraine today is a country attempting to forge its own political destiny in the shadow of a larger force, write Professor Hana Cervinkova and Dr John Paul Newman

Friday, 04 March 2022

A short history of Russia's long standing paranoia about the West

Russia's suspicions, unease, and sense of insecurity over Europe and the West go back to the 1700s, writes Dr David Murphy, Department of History

Thursday, 03 March 2022

Has the pandemic impacted more on introverts or extroverts?

Research has found that introverts experienced increased anxiety at the onset of the pandemic, but extroverts quickly caught up, writes Dr Jon Gruda and Dr Adegboyega Ojo, School of Business

Friday, 25 February 2022

'Make Russia great again': why Putin is a man on a mission

The latest military build-up of Kremlin forces near Ukraine's border is part of Putin's plan to restore historical Russia, writes Oleg Chupryna, PhD scholar in the Department of Sociology

Monday, 07 February 2022

Is it time to rethink employment services for the long-term unemployed?

The experience of those using public employment services such as JobPath shows they're not fit for purpose, writes Dr Michael McGann, Department of Sociology

Saturday, 05 February 2022

Boss Brigit

We do not need to amplify Brigit as a supernatural deity to appreciate her power and influence, writes Dr Niamh Wycherley

Tuesday, 01 February 2022

How Ireland dealt with 1951's deadly flu epidemic

Without effective vaccines, the flu epidemic 70 years ago caused many deaths, closed schools and impacted businesses, writes Dr Irene Mosca, Department of Economics

Monday, 24 January 2022

Ken Saro-Wiwa's death row letters to an Irish missionary nun

26 years after his unlawful execution, the Nigerian activist's struggle for environmental justice has been taken up by many others, writes Dr Íde Corley, Department of English

Monday, 17 January 2022

A garda car and van parked in front of some houses

The secret world of the Irish witness protection programme

What makes the Irish witness protection scheme stand out is that there is no legislation governing the programme itself, writes Aaron Harte-Hughes, Department of Law

Monday, 10 January 2022

Why Silent Night is the anti-Christmas movie

Silent Night is an ideal movie for these times of anxiety around emergencies like climate change and Covid-19, writes Dr Julie Rodgers and Peadar Kearney, School of Modern Languages

Tuesday, 04 January 2022

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