Spotlight on Research

How forced hair cutting was used as a weapon of war in Ireland

The violent act of forcibly cutting off women's hair was widespread during the War of Independence on both sides in the conflict, writes Prof Linda Connolly of the Department of Sociology

Monday, 09 March 2020

Why winter bees are more vulnerable than summer bees

While winter honeybees live longer than their summer cousins, they face more threats from pests and diseases writes Rachel Ward, a researcher in the Department of Biology

Monday, 24 February 2020

"The luck of the Irish": Irish Oscar wins and American culture

Irish actors have chequered history in the first 92 years of the Academy Awards, writes Dr Brian McManus

Wednesday, 12 February 2020

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What Parasite tells us about life in modern Korea

​The Oscar-winning film may investigate Korean society, but it also says much about current international social issues, writes Dr Rebecca Chiyoko King-O'Riain of the Department of Sociology

Monday, 10 February 2020

Why saying hello is a good idea in third-level education

Interaction between students and lecturers can have a surprising pay-off for both parties, writes Dr Christina O'Connor and Dr Gillian Moran at the School of Business, and Prof Denise Luethge, Northern Kentucky University

Monday, 03 February 2020

How close are we to finding life beyond the solar system?

More than 4,000 planets outside our solar system have been detected by astronomers to date, writes Dr Emma Whelan, lecturer in Experimental Physics

Tuesday, 14 January 2020

Meet your new workmates: Generation Z's views on work and careers

The next generation of workers may have awesome digital skills but are apprehensive about communicating and working face-to-face write Kim Margaret Coogan and Marian Crowley-Henry of the School of Business

Wednesday, 08 January 2020

Why cinnamon is the Christmas spice that keeps on giving

Research shows that cinnamon and its constituents have a wide range of medicinal applications, writes Dr John Stephens and Amanda Doyle, Department of Chemistry

Thursday, 02 January 2020

Why the study of history is so crucial for our society

The announcement that Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh had requested that History is to be given a special core status in the Framework for Junior Cycle was a welcome surprise.

Tuesday, 17 December 2019

Will Ukraine's president be able to stop the war with Russia?

Aside from that infamous phone call with Donald Trump, a bigger issue for Volodymyr Zelenskiy is the conflict with Ukraine's noisy neighbours, writes Oleg Chupryna a PhD student in the Department of Sociology

Thursday, 12 December 2019