Expert Comments

  • Alcohol and Mental Health in Ireland

    The best way to improve mental health in Ireland would be for the Government to implement the recommendations of its own Steering Group on a National Substance Misuse Strategy for alcohol, according to Prof Ian H Robertson.

    27 July 2015

  • China’s Ambitious Space Programme

    Future space endeavors will be driven by a mix of state actors, corporations and individuals, but China, by virtue of the ambition of its space programme, stands out, according to Professor of Business Studies Louis Brennan.

    17 July 2015

  • How Much Do You Really Care About Your Online Data?

    The perceived concern about losing control of our online data is actually far smaller than the desire to control our purse strings, according to Dr Kevin Koidl.

    6 July 2015

  • The North Began - The Forgotten Exodus of Northern Nationalists

    Northern activists who fled Ulster to avoid persecution after partition made significant contribution to cultural and political life in the new Free State, according to Professor Eunan O'Halpin

    22 June 2015

  • Magna Carta at 800 – the Dublin Connection

    Eight hundred years ago this week one of the most famous documents in world history was born: Magna Carta. It established the principle that executive power should not be above the law, explains Dr Peter Crooks, Assistant Professor in Medieval History

    16 June 2015

  • Inspiring Change: Empowering Women’s Futures in Africa

    Global progress towards equality for women and girls has been significant in the last 20 years, yet enormous barriers to female empowerment still persist, says Dr Gillian Wylie, Head of the Irish School of Ecumenics.

    25 May 2015

  • Britain Shouldn’t Leave the EU – It Should Join the Euro Group

    If the UK wants beneficial reform of the EU then let it be as a fully committed club member, observing the collective rules of that club, says Professor of Economics John O'Hagan.

    7 May 2015

  • Neonicotinoids are Harmful to More Than Just Honeybees

    Professor in Botany, Dr Jane Stout, believes a paradigm shift is needed in agricultural pest control to safeguard bees and other pollinators that provide an incredibly valuable ecosystem service.

    27 April 2015

  • Why we don’t hear about the 10,000 French deaths at Gallipoli

    Professor John Horne on why the Gallipoli campaign, which became a foundation myth in Australia and the Turkish ,was eventually forgotten in France.

    27 April 2015

  • State Taking Grandparents Who Provide Childcare for Granted

    As long as grandparents are doing the job 'for free' the State avoids the significant investment required for good-quality childcare, says Dr Virpi Timonen, Professor of Social Policy and Ageing at the School of Social Work and Social Policy.

    16 April 2015

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