Spotlight on Research

Ten Steps on a High Road Covid Era Back to Work Strategy

We need to avoid returning to a ‘normal’ that did not work for many people, writes Dr Mary Murphy, Department of Sociology

Friday, 29 May 2020

What's the psychological impact of pandemic-related unemployment?

The economic collapse has sparked widespread distress, writes Dr Nuala Whelan, Department of Sociology

Monday, 25 May 2020

The Ongoing Search for a Cure for Asthma

With asthma sufferers identified as at-risk during the Covid-19 crisis, research on how lung cells respond when they meet an asthmatic trigger is especially important, writes Hazel Dunbar, Department of Biology

Thursday, 21 May 2020

What death notices tell us about the coronavirus across Ireland

A record numbers of death notices were posted to the website in April 2020 for many counties, writes Dr Gerard McCarthy, of the Department of Geography and Dr Pádraig MacCarron, University of Limerick

Monday, 11 May 2020

Are social bonds an option for Ireland's coronavirus recovery?

Social bonds could help to provide much needed capital to fund responses to the crisis, writes Dr Edana Richardson and Dr Aisling McMahon in the Department of Law

Wednesday, 06 May 2020

How will Ireland police the pandemic?

An Garda Síochána have a chance to show that public safety can be maintained through consent rather than enforcement, writes Dr Ian Marder, Department of Law

Tuesday, 28 April 2020

COVID-19 Mental Health Survey by Maynooth University and Trinity College finds high rates of anxiety

Maynooth University and Trinity College collaborate on major Irish Covid-19 study

Monday, 27 April 2020

Maynooth University research assesses how primary schools, teachers, parents and pupils are adjusting to the reality of COVID-19 school closures

80% of respondents state that Irish is the most difficult subject to adapt to distance learning. Research identifies the advantages and disadvantages of online/distance learning for pupils and educators

Tuesday, 21 April 2020

What COVID-19 tells us about technology and human behaviour

We are witnessing some smart thinking during the current crisis when it comes to technology, but will such flexibility continue afterwards? ​

Monday, 06 April 2020

Why making that call is better than texting or tweeting

With broadband networks suffering from lag and buffering it might be time to return to our telephone networks and dust off our telephones.

Saturday, 04 April 2020