Spotlight on Research

What can we learn from the COVID-19 drug and vaccine development?

The pandemic saw a rapid development of new drugs and vaccines but also highlighted the need for globally coordinated research, writes Dr Bastian Rake, School of Business.

Monday, 22 March 2021

CSI St Patrick: just where is the saint's body?

Despite his fame, the exact location of the body of St Patrick has been a bone of contention for over a millennium, writes Dr Niamh Wycherley, Department of Early Irish

Tuesday, 16 March 2021

Bean i gclub na mbuachaillí: Caitilín Dubh agus filíocht na mban

Cé nár fhág an file ón 17ú haois Caitilín Dubh ach cúig dhán ina diaidh, léiríonn na dánta seo go bhfuil traidisiún fada agus domhain ag filíocht na mban sa Ghaeilge, le Dr Deirdre Nic Chárthaigh, Roinn an Bhéarla

Monday, 15 March 2021

How 42% of us have abandoned the alarm clock during lockdown

New research shows that the pandemic has had some major impacts on our sleep patterns. By Sudha Raman and Prof Andrew Coogan, Department of Psychology

Monday, 08 March 2021

How visual art gives us rich insights into how our brains work

Just like listening to music, viewing works of art can have a profound effect on our mental health, writes Dr Richard Roche, Department of Psychology

Wednesday, 03 March 2021

How to make homeschooling work for parents

The best way to manage homeschooling is to prioritise family care over the curriculum, writes Dr Katriona O’Sullivan, Department of Psychology

Tuesday, 23 February 2021

Why the dryrobe wars shouldn't put you off outdoor swimming

Irish swimming places have always welcomed people regardless of body shape, size, skin or what you're wearing, writes Dr Ronan Foley, Department of Geography

Tuesday, 16 February 2021

Why do so many people believe Covid-19 conspiracy theories?

Conspiracy theories have been widespread during this pandemic and pose a significant risk to health, writes Dr Joanne McVeigh and Prof Malcolm MacLachlan, of the ALL Institute

Tuesday, 09 February 2021

How a grisly atrocity influenced a 17th century Irish ghost story

A ghost story based on the 1641 Irish Rebellion became a cautionary tale warning Protestants of Catholic savagery and treachery, writes Dr Eamon Darcy, a historian of Early-Modern Ireland and Britain

Tuesday, 02 February 2021

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Researchers at Risk supported into skilled posts in industry

Researchers fleeing persecution are being supported into skilled posts in industry, writes Peter McGuire

Monday, 25 January 2021