Spotlight on Research

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

A purple rotary phone on a purple stool against a purple background

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, writes Dr Aphra Kerr of our Dept of Sociology

Thursday, 26 March 2020

How forced hair cutting was used as a weapon of war in Ireland

The violent act of forcibly cutting off women's hair was widespread during the War of Independence on both sides in the conflict, writes Prof Linda Connolly of the Department of Sociology

Monday, 09 March 2020

Why winter bees are more vulnerable than summer bees

While winter honeybees live longer than their summer cousins, they face more threats from pests and diseases writes Rachel Ward, a researcher in the Department of Biology

Monday, 24 February 2020

"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

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