Spotlight on Research

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

Why you may well have heard that song before

Dr Liam Sunner, Department of Law, explores the complex world of music copyright, cover versions, samples and plagiarism

Monday, 31 May 2021

Why medieval Ireland was known as the 'island of saints'

We know all about St Patrick and St Brigid, but what about Ireland's other medieval saints? By Ellen Ganley, a PhD graduate of Maynooth University

Monday, 24 May 2021

Why password security rules don’t work

Organisations need to do a lot more on password security rather than making the user remember strings of characters and numbers, write Hazel Murray and Prof David Malone, Department of Maths and Statistics.

Tuesday, 18 May 2021

Why hair salons and barbers are socially relevant

The absence of professional hair care is deeply felt by many as they struggle to hold on to the last vestiges of their dignity, writes Prof Mary Corcoran, Department of Sociology

Tuesday, 11 May 2021

Why did Oliver Cromwell end up in Ireland in the first place?

Why did Oliver Cromwell end up in Ireland in the first place? Cromwell's well-equipped troops faced an army of Irish and Old English Catholics, Irish Protestants and English royalists, writes Dr Eamon Darcy, historian of early-modern Ireland and Britain

Tuesday, 04 May 2021

How will the EU's new act deal with online lies and fake news?

The new Digital Services Act act represents incremental progress, but it remains far from clear whether its provisions will improve anti-disinformation efforts, writes Ethan Shattock, PhD candidate Department of Law

Tuesday, 20 April 2021

Why schools need resources to support traumatised children

The pandemic has increased the economic, social and psychological pressures on children, writes Dr Catriona O'Toole, Department of Education

Monday, 12 April 2021

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