Spotlight on Research

Performing Arts - Maynooth University

What are local authorities doing to help artists and the arts?

There are massive differences in arts provision throughout the country, writes Amanda Jane Graham, Department of Sociology

Monday, 14 September 2020

What's the legal effect of Covid-19 payment breaks on mortgages?

Payment breaks and deferrals have been facilitated by lenders, but the financial consequences are borne by borrowers, writes Dr Karen Lynch Shally, Department of Law

Monday, 07 September 2020

A guide to the best Arabic literature in translation

Contemporary Arab literature occupies an increasingly prominent space in bookstores, literary festivals and international prize lists, writes Dr Rita Sakr, Department of English

Tuesday, 01 September 2020

Storm Thomas - Wikipedia Image

Why have we seen so many storms in recent years?

The very high level of storminess has meant more frequent and intense storms hitting Ireland, writes Dr Lisa Orme, in ICARUS and the Department of Geography

Tuesday, 25 August 2020

Hands type on a silver laptop keyboard against a dark background

Are you good at sharing what you know with your co-workers?

When employees are reluctant to share knowledge, this can be disheartening for fellow workers and damaging for organisations, writes Dr Tatiana Andreeva, School of Business

Tuesday, 18 August 2020

Thomas Coneeff Poster - Dept of History - Maynooth University

'The little Irish wonder': Ireland's greatest unknown athlete

A record-breaking Co Kildare runner Thomas Conneff was dubbed 'the speedy of Erin’, writes Dr Ciarán Reilly

Monday, 10 August 2020

Why have over a million Irish people downloaded the Covid-19 app?

Social and community bonds in Ireland remain strong and people see the app as an individual and collective response to the pandemic, writes Dr  Aphra Kerr, Department of Sociology

Tuesday, 04 August 2020

Can you sue your robot?

Creating a legal personality and classification for robots raises a number of interesting issues, writes Dr David Cowan, Department of Law

Monday, 27 July 2020

Laurence Carroll in an orange robe, carrying a bowl

From Booterstown to Burma: The Irish Buddhist tried for sedition in 1911

The tale of the Irishman who became a hugely popular Buddhist opponent of Christian missionaries is explored by Dr Laurence Cox, Department of Sociology

Monday, 20 July 2020

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Uncovering the development processes of Eumycetoma

MU scientists have made important findings on a disfiguring fungal disease that affects people in tropical countries, writes Prof Kevin Kavanagh, Department of Biology

Wednesday, 15 July 2020