Spotlight on Research

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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

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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

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How did the marriage bar affect Irish women?

The impact of Ireland's marriage bar on the affected women's professional lives and careers is still felt to this day, writes ​Dr Jennifer Redmond, Department of History

Wednesday, 13 September 2023

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Re-learning resilience to climate change from pastoral livelihoods

Uncertainties brought about by climate change are nowhere more keenly felt than in the drylands of East Africa but we can learn a lot about resilience from nomadic livestock farmers, writes Dr Tom Campbell, Department of International Development

Wednesday, 06 September 2023

Would 'zero tolerance' policing make Dublin city centre safer?

History teaches us that a Garda 'crackdown' would not create a sustainable reduction in crime in the capital, write Dr Kevin Wozniak and Dr Ian Marder, School of Law and Criminology

Monday, 21 August 2023

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Why do countries fail to implement disaster plan recommendations?

States spend a lot of cash and time preparing for emergencies, but fail to act on these plans when pandemics or disasters occur, writes Dr Gail Sheppard, School of Business

Tuesday, 15 August 2023

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