Spotlight on Research

Skylight at John Hume - Maynooth University

How history is leading us to the frontiers of tolerance

What are the limits of tolerance? If we tolerate the most extreme and illiberal views, do they threaten to destroy the concept of tolerance itself? Philosopher Dr Susan Gottlöber believes that a pluralist society is the best one for humanity to be happy.

Friday, 20 January 2017

​Stemming the tide of antibiotic resistance

Dr Fiona Walsh, biologist, is working to uncover how and why resistance moves into harmful bacteria.

Monday, 12 December 2016

Opera: now showing at a cinema near you

It's being billed as ‘event cinema’ and growing numbers of cinema-goers are heading to the multiplex to catch an opera. Christopher Morris, Professor of Music, is exploring what is behind this new phenomenon.

Tuesday, 01 November 2016

The philosophies guiding education: Why student-teacher relationships matter most

Prof Sharon Todd is researching how best to build strong and ethical relationships between students and teachers.

Friday, 30 September 2016

Psychology - Circadian Clock - Maynooth University

Timing is of the essence

Neuroscientists at Maynooth are uncovering how working with circadian rhythm can aid recovery from illness

Tuesday, 03 May 2016

Letters of 1916

The Digital World of 1916

Researchers at Maynooth are using new technologies to enable public access to information and stories previously locked away in archives and museums

Monday, 07 March 2016

Measuring crop yields

Studies by Dr Caroline Brophy, Department of Mathematics & Statistics, have established a new seeding recipe to boost grasslands, helping farmers feed more animals while cutting the amount of fertiliser going into soils.

Monday, 28 December 2015

How the new poor struggle to cope

Exploring families' experiences of the economic crisis.

Friday, 23 October 2015

Ancient Classics - Bust of an old man, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford - Maynooth University

“If you want peace, prepare for war”?

New research on the classical world shows peace to be as elusive then, as it is today.

Monday, 14 September 2015

Electronic Engineering - John McDonald with robocup - Maynooth University

Mapping the world in real-time

Self-driving cars, flying drones and mobile robots all need to be able to perceive and understand the world around them. Dr John McDonald’s Computer Vision Group, part of Maynooth University’s Department of Computer Science, has created software that will help them do just that.

Tuesday, 21 July 2015