Spotlight on Research

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

John Williams and the end of an era for film music

The composer's pending retirement marks the end of a tradition for the sound of films dating from Hollywood's Golden Age writes, Conor Power, Department of Music

Thursday, 12 January 2023

Why the conversation around mental health can be misleading

Do we fully understand the significant differences between mental health challenges and mental illness asks, Dr Calvin Swords, Department of Applied Social Studies

Wednesday, 04 January 2023

Vamos Argentina: why so many Irish supported La Scaloneta

Argentina is home to the fifth largest Irish diaspora in the world explaining interest here in the team, writes Maria Lujan Medina, School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Tuesday, 20 December 2022

‘Merry Christmas in the Baron’s Hall’ - how an Irish artist painted an English Christmas

Art history offers a unique visual perspective on how Christmas was represented in Britain and Ireland during the nineteenth-century, writes Benjamin Casey, Department of History

Tuesday, 20 December 2022

Christmas in medieval Ireland

In medieval Ireland, Christmas was not as big a festival as Easter but was still considered a time of feasting and rest, writes Dr Niamh Wycherley, Department of Early Irish

Monday, 12 December 2022

What Viagra tells us about sustainability and repurposing

The little blue pill shows that a solution for one problem can often be successfully repurposed to solve a different challenge, writes Dr Bastian Rake, School of Business

Thursday, 08 December 2022


How data can be used to help fight wildfires in real-time

Researchers from the Department of Computer Science, the National Centre for Geocomputation, and the Irish Air Corps, are working with firefighters to develop a prototype system that will help combat highly destructive wildfires

Thursday, 01 December 2022

5 medieval hair treatments and trends

Connla Mac an Leagha's 16th century collection contains many remedies and treatments for medieval Irish society, writes Dr Siobhán Barrett, Department of Early Irish

Thursday, 24 November 2022

Will temperatures up to 17C become the norm in November?

The recent warmer than usual weather experienced across Europe raises important questions for society, write Shirley Howe and Dr Samantha Hallam, ICARUS and Department of Geography

Thursday, 17 November 2022