Spotlight on Research

Why hair salons and barbers are socially relevant

The absence of professional hair care is deeply felt by many as they struggle to hold on to the last vestiges of their dignity, writes Prof Mary Corcoran, Department of Sociology

Tuesday, 11 May 2021

Why did Oliver Cromwell end up in Ireland in the first place?

Why did Oliver Cromwell end up in Ireland in the first place? Cromwell's well-equipped troops faced an army of Irish and Old English Catholics, Irish Protestants and English royalists, writes Dr Eamon Darcy, historian of early-modern Ireland and Britain

Tuesday, 04 May 2021

How will the EU's new act deal with online lies and fake news?

The new Digital Services Act act represents incremental progress, but it remains far from clear whether its provisions will improve anti-disinformation efforts, writes Ethan Shattock, PhD candidate Department of Law

Tuesday, 20 April 2021

Why schools need resources to support traumatised children

The pandemic has increased the economic, social and psychological pressures on children, writes Dr Catriona O'Toole, Department of Education

Monday, 12 April 2021

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Will we have a say in Ireland's artificial intelligence strategy?

Public accessibility and transparency of the process behind Ireland's AI policies and practices has been very poor to date, writes Dr Maria Murphy, Department of Law

Friday, 09 April 2021

Why global access to vaccines is essential to end the pandemic

Failure to provide global access to Covid vaccines risks fresh outbreaks through travel or the emergence of new variants, writes Dr Aisling McMahon, Department of Law

Wednesday, 07 April 2021

Would you meet a person who committed a crime against you?

Restorative justice benefits victims, offenders and communities and must be available to everyone, writes Dr Ian Marder, Department of Law.

Tuesday, 30 March 2021

What can we learn from the COVID-19 drug and vaccine development?

The pandemic saw a rapid development of new drugs and vaccines but also highlighted the need for globally coordinated research, writes Dr Bastian Rake, School of Business.

Monday, 22 March 2021

CSI St Patrick: just where is the saint's body?

Despite his fame, the exact location of the body of St Patrick has been a bone of contention for over a millennium, writes Dr Niamh Wycherley, Department of Early Irish

Tuesday, 16 March 2021

Bean i gclub na mbuachaillí: Caitilín Dubh agus filíocht na mban

Cé nár fhág an file ón 17ú haois Caitilín Dubh ach cúig dhán ina diaidh, léiríonn na dánta seo go bhfuil traidisiún fada agus domhain ag filíocht na mban sa Ghaeilge, le Dr Deirdre Nic Chárthaigh, Roinn an Bhéarla

Monday, 15 March 2021

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