Spotlight on Research
Mapping the future: AIRO puts data analytics at forefront of policy planning
AIRO’s databank of publicly accessible information has become a ‘pulse’ of how Ireland is operating across a wide range of sectors, writes Justin Gleeson, Director of the All-Island Research Observatory (AIRO)
Monday, 04 July 2022
Census 2022: What does it mean for Dáil representation?
The population growth seen in the preliminary census figures points to more TDs and extensive boundary changes, writes Dr Adrian Kavanagh, Department of Geography
Friday, 24 June 2022
Have Leaving Cert maths questions got easier or harder?
An archive of Leaving Cert Maths papers tells a fascinating story of how the exam has changed since 1925, writes Prof David Malone and Dr Hazel Murray, Department of Maths and Hamilton Institute
Monday, 13 June 2022
What would a united Ireland look like? Some lessons from Germany
German reunification shows the many complex issues which must be dealt with when it comes to uniting two jurisdictions, writes Prof Tobias Lock, Department of Law
Tuesday, 07 June 2022
Why Russia's war on Ukraine should be a wake-up call for Ireland
Russia's invasion of Ukraine has had a massive global effect, something which has major ramifications for Ireland's defence strategy, writes David Murphy, Department of History
Monday, 30 May 2022
What does climate change mean for Irish rivers?
A new study sets out what climate change's impact on temperatures and rainfall patterns will mean for Irish rivers writes Dr Conor Murphy, Department of Geography & ICARUS Climate Research Centre
Monday, 23 May 2022
‘Sometimes I’m missing the words’
A report on the experiences and rights of foreign nationals and ethnic minorities in the Irish penal system is the first of its kind in Ireland, write researchers in the School of Law and Criminology
Thursday, 12 May 2022
After losing the first phase, what next for Russia in Ukraine?
Putin's forces appear to have processed the hard lessons from the opening weeks in Ukraine and have now reset their war plans, writes Dr David Murphy, Department of History
Tuesday, 03 May 2022
Memo for gardeners: pesticides are bad news for bees
One third of Ireland's 100 bee species are at threat of extinction due to habitat loss and pesticide use, writes Merissa Cullen, PhD candidate in the Department of Biology
Monday, 25 April 2022
Space wars: how outer space became a military zone
Many states have had their eyes on the skies in regard to military expansion into space for decades writes Ciara Finnegan, PhD scholar, Department of Law
Tuesday, 19 April 2022