Spotlight on Research

Perks and challenges: a guide to 5G

One of the greatest challenges in delivering 5G networks is doing so at a cost that operators and customers can actually afford, according to Professor Ronan Farrell, Department of Electronic Engineering

Tuesday, 03 July 2018

Colin Graham - Just Auden's Silly Yeats

Silly Yeats’s voice echoes through Auden’s most iconic poetry

Maynooth University Head of English, Professor Colin Graham, argues that Auden’s criticisms of Yeats and his legacy did not stop the Irish poet from being an important influence on his work.

Monday, 02 July 2018

Does Ireland have a modern slavery problem?

A growing number of instances of serious labour exploitation have been detected in Ireland in recent years

Friday, 29 June 2018

Time to come clean on the State’s dirty secrets

A recent RTÉ documentary underlined how the poor treatment of women does not belong solely in the past, and there are modern injustices that must be addressed, says Professor Linda Connolly.

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Vaccines: Speaking out to stop little lives being wrecked

New parents have so little knowledge of diseases like measles that they think the vaccine is more dangerous than the disease, according to disease historian, Dr Ida Milne.

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Fionntán de Brún

Is foinse féidearthachtaí í an Ghaeilge

Professor Fionntán de Brún argues that the Irish language can be a medium for seeing the world in an entirely different way.

Friday, 11 May 2018

What is the future for fake news?

Dr Maria Murphy explains that fake news is an issue involving many things, from freedom of expression and its limitations, to data protection and micro-targeting.

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Leonard Cohen’s Broken Hallelujah

Philipp Rosemann, Professor of Philosophy, reflects on the immense popularity of an artist whose songs sound like prayers, whose voice seems to belong to an Old Testament prophet, and whose preferred topics include failure and guilt.

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Why Twitter is an unfit arena for democratic debate

Social media led to the rule of opinion over knowledge - and it leads to echo chambers where people share the same opinion

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

The strange case of Brexit and British sovereignty

A mug's game? "Even now, averting Brexit would leave British self-mastery intact

Tuesday, 06 March 2018