Spotlight on Research

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Why do countries fail to implement disaster plan recommendations?

States spend a lot of cash and time preparing for emergencies, but fail to act on these plans when pandemics or disasters occur, writes Dr Gail Sheppard, School of Business

Tuesday, 15 August 2023

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How neon advertising signs lit up Dublin in the 1930s

Brightly-lit signs festooned the capital's streets in the 1930s and were very much a part of everyday life in the city, writes Dr Stephanie Rains, Department of Media Studies

Wednesday, 02 August 2023

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What are Twitter's legal obligations on stopping disinformation?

Elon Musk's platform still has obligations to combat disinformation under EU law but the true extent of these remains uncertain, writes PhD student Ethan Shattock, School of Law and Criminology

Tuesday, 25 July 2023

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The story of Irish lace is adding a new chapter in Borris

The exquisite handiwork of Borris Lacemakers is helping to revive the traditional craft of Irish lacemaking in Co Carlow, writes Helen Doyle, PhD candidate, Department of History

Monday, 17 July 2023

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Euclid's six year space mission

The European space telescope's mission is to probe the nature of dark matter and dark energy, writes Prof Peter Coles, Department of Theoretical Physics

Friday, 07 July 2023

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Ireland and the Crimean War

Irish soldiers and civilians played a significant role in the 1850s' war and were prominent at major battles like the Alma and Inkerman writes Dr David Murphy, Department of History

Monday, 03 July 2023

What do employees really think about skills-based volunteering?

Skills-based volunteering is seen as a win for all involved, but employees often don't view it in the same way as their organisation writes Dr Kiera Dempsey-Brench, School of Business

Tuesday, 20 June 2023

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Why being good at basketball is all about the brain

With its rapid movement and high-scoring potential basketball is the ideal sport for neuroscientists to study writes Kalyn Potter, Department of Psychology

Tuesday, 13 June 2023

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How to read Messi

With Messi back in the headlines, to understand the player we need to pay attention to the narratives around his persona and soccer culture in Argentina, writes Dr David Conlon, School of Modern Languages

Tuesday, 06 June 2023

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The role of religious personnel in women's prisons

Religious personnel were once pivotal in the operation of criminal justice in prisons, but the role has undergone a striking evolution of late writes, Dr Lynsey Black, School of Law and Criminology

Wednesday, 31 May 2023