Spotlight on Research

Motherhood: Idealised, Marginalised and Taboo?

How are Traveller women treated by the state’s maternity services? Why do some migrant mothers raise their children in their native tongue and others don’t? The Motherhood Project at Maynooth University is breaking new ground in this field of research

Thursday, 28 March 2019

What deal comes after a no-deal Brexit?

While a no-deal Brexit would cause massive economic and political shocks, the legal process to avoid a hard border is a lot clearer, writes Professor Tobias Lock, Department of Law

Monday, 25 March 2019

Why the UK may have to vote in European elections despite Brexit

Whether or not Theresa May’s Brexit deal is approved by the House of Commons before March 29th, an extension of the Brexit negotiating period is now almost certain.

Sunday, 24 March 2019

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Make deep learning faster and simpler

Professor Barak Pearlmutter of the Department of Computer Science at Maynooth University is collaborating with colleagues at Purdue College of Engineering in the US to make deep learning faster, require less storage, and easier to code

Friday, 22 March 2019

What opera tells us about the issues of the day

Posh, for the cultural elite, expensive, old fashioned? On the contrary, writes Dr Antonio Cascelli, Lecturer in Music, opera has contributed to intense political debate and radical critiques of society

Wednesday, 06 March 2019

And the winner is: the Academy Awards' problem with women

Dr Sarah Arnold, Lecturer in Media, analyses this year’s Oscar nominations and finds that women's role in cinema remains marginal

Thursday, 28 February 2019

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Why methane matters so much in climate change planning

Opinion: we need to urgently and aggressively address methane emissions in climate mitigation policy planning By Peter Thorne, Maynooth University; Bill Collins, University of California and Piers Forster, University of Leeds

Sunday, 24 February 2019

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It’s all in the flowers

Dr Conor Meade explores how the migration history of rainforest plants in Asia is preserved in their flowers

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

On your bike: how the bicycle influenced literature and art

The bicycle represented more than just another way to get around for many writers and artists

Monday, 04 February 2019

Would prosecuting 3,500 young people have solved their problems?

​Opinion: the Garda's failure to prosecute 3,500 young people for a range of crimes might not be as straightforward as it seems

Saturday, 02 February 2019