Spotlight on Research

How supermarkets turned loyalty cards into a data treasure trove

Loyalty cards were once a way to reward repeat customers but the data they produce is a lucrative revenue source for supermarkets, writes Dr Nada Elnahla, School of Business

Tuesday, 28 November 2023

MU researchers tackle antimicrobial resistance

Researchers at Maynooth University have created a new molecule that could help in the fight against drug-resistant bacteria.

Monday, 20 November 2023

Science Week: Three ex-hurricanes hit Ireland in recent weeks. What's going on?

Research shows there's has been a significant increase in the number of ex-tropical cyclones and Ireland will need to be prepared, writes Dr Samantha Hallam and Randy Aird, ICARUS

Monday, 13 November 2023

Just what is intersectionality – and what does it mean from an Irish perspective?

Our history means Ireland has specific things to say about relationships between race, class, disability, gender and sex, writes Professor Anna Hickey-Moody, Department of Humanities

Tuesday, 31 October 2023

old curch site with grave stone and a ruin

The cult of the dead in medieval Ireland

Back then, corpses, the dead and eerie graveyards used to play a far more active role in Irish life, writes Dr Niamh Wycherley, Department of Early Irish

Monday, 23 October 2023

How Irishman William Howard Russell invented modern war reporting

The Dublin-born correspondent of The Times became synonymous with the work of the war reporter in the 19th century writes Dr David Murphy, Department of History

Tuesday, 17 October 2023

Why is stigma and shame associated with mental illness in Ireland?

To find the origins of why this is the case, we need to look to our past and, in particular, a piece of legislation from 1838, writes Helen Doyle, PhD candidate, Department of History

Wednesday, 11 October 2023

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How much do you really know about crime and justice?

Dr Ian Marder, School of Law and Criminology, poses some quiz questions about the Irish criminal justice process, crime rates and other topics

Tuesday, 03 October 2023

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, ICARUS and the Department of Geography

Wednesday, 27 September 2023

Farming and the sustainability challenge

The challenge for farmers and food producers is to balance economic sustainability with environmental sustainability, writes Dr Michael Hayden, School of Business

Monday, 18 September 2023