Spotlight on Research

"The luck of the Irish": Irish Oscar wins and American culture

Irish actors have chequered history in the first 92 years of the Academy Awards, writes Dr Brian McManus

Wednesday, 12 February 2020

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What Parasite tells us about life in modern Korea

​The Oscar-winning film may investigate Korean society, but it also says much about current international social issues, writes Dr Rebecca Chiyoko King-O'Riain of the Department of Sociology

Monday, 10 February 2020

Why saying hello is a good idea in third-level education

Interaction between students and lecturers can have a surprising pay-off for both parties, writes Dr Christina O'Connor and Dr Gillian Moran at the School of Business, and Prof Denise Luethge, Northern Kentucky University

Monday, 03 February 2020

How close are we to finding life beyond the solar system?

More than 4,000 planets outside our solar system have been detected by astronomers to date, writes Dr Emma Whelan, lecturer in Experimental Physics

Tuesday, 14 January 2020

Meet your new workmates: Generation Z's views on work and careers

The next generation of workers may have awesome digital skills but are apprehensive about communicating and working face-to-face write Kim Margaret Coogan and Marian Crowley-Henry of the School of Business

Wednesday, 08 January 2020

Why cinnamon is the Christmas spice that keeps on giving

Research shows that cinnamon and its constituents have a wide range of medicinal applications, writes Dr John Stephens and Amanda Doyle, Department of Chemistry

Thursday, 02 January 2020

Why the study of history is so crucial for our society

The announcement that Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh had requested that History is to be given a special core status in the Framework for Junior Cycle was a welcome surprise.

Tuesday, 17 December 2019

What is Islamic finance - and what has Ireland done about it?

Islamic finance has potential opportunities for the Irish financial services sector, but legislative changes are needed to make it work here, writes Dr Edana Richardson, Department of Law

Thursday, 12 December 2019

Will Ukraine's president be able to stop the war with Russia?

Aside from that infamous phone call with Donald Trump, a bigger issue for Volodymyr Zelenskiy is the conflict with Ukraine's noisy neighbours, writes Oleg Chupryna a PhD student in the Department of Sociology

Thursday, 12 December 2019

We need to talk about how we adapt to climate change

While it’s critical to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, we also need to consider how we adapt to climate change, writes Dr Conor Murphy of ICARUS and the Department of Geography

Tuesday, 12 November 2019