Spotlight on Research

How the 1941 North Strand bombings wiped out an entire family

The German bombing of Dublin's North Strand caused the tragic deaths of seven members of the same Co Offaly family, writes Dr Ciarán Reilly, a historian of 19th & 20th century Irish history at Maynooth University

Monday, 23 August 2021

Is a criminal trial appropriate in non-contested insanity cases?

The 'insanity defence' in Irish criminal law has led to cases where juries ignore evidence and judicial direction, writes Dr Cian Ó Concubhair, Department of Law

Friday, 13 August 2021

Why the EU and Canada's CETA deal is not just another treaty

There are a number of reasons for Ireland to be cautious about this trade agreement, writes Dr Oisin Suttle, Department of Law

Tuesday, 27 July 2021

Why gender and diversity change in Irish film and TV work must be audited

Political, economic and cultural institutions should reflect the diverse identities of its people, writes Dr Anne O’Brien, Department of Media Studies

Thursday, 22 July 2021

Colin the Caterpillar and the curious case of IP rights

The conflict of IP law, historically reserved to courtrooms, is entering our lives in more striking ways, writes Dr Liam Sunner, Department of Law

Thursday, 15 July 2021

New Garda Powers Bill fails to protect rights of journalists

The issue of journalistic privilege needs to be addressed, writes Dr Cian Ó Concubhair, Department of Law

Wednesday, 07 July 2021

How understanding the buff-tailed bumblebee could help save the bees

Bombus terrestris, also known as the buff-tailed bumblebee, is a model-organism for pollinator research, writes Sarah Larragy, Department of Biology

Tuesday, 29 June 2021

The growing prevalence of the rare allergic disease Eosinophilic Oesophagitis

Since it was formally recognised in 1993, the chronic allergic disease Eosinophilic Oesophagitis has become increasingly prevalent in Ireland, writes Gary Markey, PhD student, Department of Biology

Monday, 21 June 2021

The case of the missing skulls from Inishbofin

The colonial legacies of universities and museums have become an issue, writes Dr Ciarán Walsh, Department of Anthropology

Monday, 14 June 2021

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

Tuesday, 08 June 2021