Spotlight on Research

Why have over a million Irish people downloaded the Covid-19 app?

Social and community bonds in Ireland remain strong and people see the app as an individual and collective response to the pandemic, writes Dr  Aphra Kerr, Department of Sociology

Tuesday, 04 August 2020

Can you sue your robot?

Creating a legal personality and classification for robots raises a number of interesting issues, writes Dr David Cowan, Department of Law

Monday, 27 July 2020

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From Booterstown to Burma: The Irish Buddhist tried for sedition in 1911

The tale of the Irishman who became a hugely popular Buddhist opponent of Christian missionaries is explored by Dr Laurence Cox, Department of Sociology

Monday, 20 July 2020

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Uncovering the development processes of Eumycetoma

MU scientists have made important findings on a disfiguring fungal disease that affects people in tropical countries, writes Prof Kevin Kavanagh, Department of Biology

Wednesday, 15 July 2020

How patents will affect pandemic vaccines and treatments

Patents can have many unforeseen consequences for the provision of urgent medicines and tests needed to fight Covid-19, writes Dr Aisling McMahon, Department of Law

Tuesday, 07 July 2020

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We're all Big Brother now

From  dashcams to running apps, surveillance has been inadvertently privatised by the collective actions of individuals, writes Dr David Cowan, Department of Law

Monday, 29 June 2020

Unlocking the mysteries of the SARS-CoV-2 sugary-coated glycan shield

High performance computing has unveiled the atomic structure of the coronavirus’s spike protein, and crucially, its strengths and weaknesses, writes Dr Elisa Fadda, Department of Chemistry and Hamilton Institute

Thursday, 18 June 2020

The difference between feelings and beliefs around the pandemic

If we want to understand the populace, we need to concentrate on the feelings around the crisis and not the so-called beliefs, writes Prof Mary Corcoran, Department of Sociology

Wednesday, 10 June 2020

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2020: the driest spring at Phoenix Park in Dublin since records began in 1837

A global pandemic means water has taken on a new public health importance and created new vulnerabilities, write Dr Simon Noone, Dr Conor Murphy and Csaba Horvath of ICARUS and the Department of Geography

Friday, 05 June 2020

Ten Steps on a High Road Covid Era Back to Work Strategy

We need to avoid returning to a ‘normal’ that did not work for many people, writes Dr Mary Murphy, Department of Sociology

Friday, 29 May 2020