Spotlight on Research

Will Leopard 2 tanks be a game-changer in Ukraine?

A consignment of these high-powered battle tanks will undoubtedly raise Ukraine's combat capacity in the coming months writes Dr David Murphy, Department of History

Tuesday, 07 February 2023

Will the real St Brigid please stand up?

Here's the evidence which indicates that the Kildare woman was real - and why this is worth emphasising today, writes Dr Niamh Wycherley, Department of Early Irish

Monday, 30 January 2023

How climate disasters destroyed one of our earliest civilisations

Climate change in the shape of two major droughts brought an end to the the world's largest civilisation writes Dr Nick Scroxton, Department of Geography

Monday, 23 January 2023

How good is living and working in a city for your wellbeing?

Knowing the wellbeing of an urban population is a complex problem, but data from smart cities could hold answers writes, Tzirath Perez Oteiza, Dr Liadh Kelly and Dr Peter Mooney, Department of Computer Science

Tuesday, 17 January 2023

John Williams and the end of an era for film music

The composer's pending retirement marks the end of a tradition for the sound of films dating from Hollywood's Golden Age writes, Conor Power, Department of Music

Thursday, 12 January 2023

Why the conversation around mental health can be misleading

Do we fully understand the significant differences between mental health challenges and mental illness asks, Dr Calvin Swords, Department of Applied Social Studies

Wednesday, 04 January 2023

Vamos Argentina: why so many Irish supported La Scaloneta

Argentina is home to the fifth largest Irish diaspora in the world explaining interest here in the team, writes Maria Lujan Medina, School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Tuesday, 20 December 2022

‘Merry Christmas in the Baron’s Hall’ - how an Irish artist painted an English Christmas

Art history offers a unique visual perspective on how Christmas was represented in Britain and Ireland during the nineteenth-century, writes Benjamin Casey, Department of History

Tuesday, 20 December 2022

Christmas in medieval Ireland

In medieval Ireland, Christmas was not as big a festival as Easter but was still considered a time of feasting and rest, writes Dr Niamh Wycherley, Department of Early Irish

Monday, 12 December 2022

What Viagra tells us about sustainability and repurposing

The little blue pill shows that a solution for one problem can often be successfully repurposed to solve a different challenge, writes Dr Bastian Rake, School of Business

Thursday, 08 December 2022