Spotlight on Research

Meet St Patrick's spin doctor

A cleric who lived 200 years after St Patrick's death is the one responsible for many of the stories around the saint's life writes Dr Niamh Wycherley,

Tuesday, 14 March 2023

A short history of Irish actors at the Oscars

Even before this year's record-breaking run of nominations, Irish actors have had many successes at Hollywood's big night out writes Dr Brian McManus, Oifigeach na Gaeilge

Wednesday, 08 March 2023

Is the proposed 'Fagin's law' an actual change to Irish law?

The new law concerns the grooming of children into crime, but whether it fills a gap in Irish criminal law is open to question, writes Dr Cian Ó Concubhair, School of Law and Criminology

Monday, 06 March 2023

Why Germany is a country grappling with its past, present and future

While it may not be obvious from the outside, German political and public discourse is currently undergoing tremendous change writes Dr Britta Jung, German Studies, School of Modern Languages

Monday, 27 February 2023

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Who insures the insurers against extreme weather events?

Insurance companies increasingly use catastrophe bonds to get financial protection for payouts on damages caused by weather disasters writes Dr Emmanuel Kypraios, ICARUS and School of Business

Monday, 20 February 2023

Famine Memorial Dublin c. Robert Linsdell, Wikimedia

What was life in Dublin like during the Great Famine?

The impact of the Great Famine on many people in the capital city was minimal and life for them continued very much as normal writes Dr Ciarán Reilly, Department of History

Tuesday, 14 February 2023

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

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