These are contributions to the RTE Brainstorm progamme by staff from the Technological University Dublin. Brainstorm is an unique partnership between RTÉ (Ireland's national radio station) and Irish third level institutions. It is where the academic and research community contribute to public debate, reflect on what is happening in the work and communicate fresh thinking on a broad range of issues.

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Submissions from 2020

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How Supply Chains and Logistics Get Goods From A to B, Declan Allen

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It's The Way They Play 'Em: The Funny Side Of Instrumental Music, Daragh Black Hynes

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All You Need To Know About Working From Home, Maebh Coleman, Marian Jennings, and Rowena Hennigan

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How Our Food Habits Changed During The Pandemic, Aisling Daly

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9 Times Your Favourite Sports Stars Lost Their Cool, Siobhan Doyle

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A Short History of GAA Cancellations and Postponements, Siobhan Doyle

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A Short History of Shemozzles In The GAA, Siobhan Doyle

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Is It Time To Bring Gaelic Games Back to the Olympics?, Siobhan Doyle

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Match Off: High Profile Sports and Cancellations, Siobhan Doyle

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No more Davy Fitz: should the GAA bring in silent sidelines?, Siobhan Doyle

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The Mighty World of GAA Fashion, Beards And Championship Haircuts, Siobhan Doyle

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The Stories Behind 12 Great GAA Nicknames, Siobhan Doyle

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The Summer Garth Brooks Didn't Come To Town, Siobhan Doyle

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The Winner Takes It All: When Losing Streaks Come To An End, Siobhan Doyle

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Why are GAA goal celebrations so low-key?, Siobhan Doyle

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Why Commemorating The Enemy Is So Contentious, Siobhan Doyle

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Why Spontaneous Shrines Do More Than Remember The Dead, Siobhan Doyle

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5 Songs of Solace Written in Moments of Darkness, Mike Glennon

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How To Reopen Schools In A Child-Friendly Way, Ann Marie Halpenny

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How Dublin Dealt With The 19th Century Cholera Epidemic, Alan Hilliard

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How To Understand The Numbers Behind The Coronavirus, Elizabeth Hunter

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What Do The Daily Numbers Tell Us About The Covid-19 Pandemic?, Elizabeth Hunter

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How Cuts Harm Services for People With Intellectual Disabilities, Catherine Kelly

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'See Around Corners': How Business Should Respond to Covid-19, Jennifer Lawlor

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Why John McGahern's Amongst Women Is Still a Masterpiece, Eamon Maher and Paul Butler

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What's next for the Irish pub?, James McCauley

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Meet The Irish Craft Butcher, Emma McHenry

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All Over Your Face: The Fashion Industry and Face Masks, Kerry Meakin

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How Deirdre O'Connell Changed Irish Culture, Mary Moynihan

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How The Irish Became Food Delivery Pioneers in the 19th Century, John D. Mulcahy

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The Public Private Lives of Generation Z, Rachel O'Connor

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The Downsides of Working From Home, Ashley O'Donoghue

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What next for professional chefs after the lockdown?, Annette Sweeney

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How Great Collaborations Have Made a Mark On The World, Diane Tangney

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Just What is Genius?, Connell Vaughan

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What's the role of World Heritage Sites today?, Connell Vaughan

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When Global Brands Try To Woo Local Markets, Connell Vaughan

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Why Nostalgia is Part and Parcel of How We Relate to Sport, Connell Vaughan

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How Citizen Scientists and Video Games Are Taking on Covid-19, Rory Whelan

Submissions from 2019

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How The Judicial Council Bill Changes The Irish Justice System, Brian M. Barry

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Boards of Canada: Time Is On Their Side, Daragh Black Hynes

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How John Williams Created Star Wars' Iconic Sound, Daragh Black Hynes

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Pop's Long And Winding Road to The Courts, Daragh Black Hynes

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The Vinyl Countdown: What's Behind the Vinyl Revival?, Daragh Black Hynes

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Who Wants to Listen to an Algorithm?, Daragh Black Hynes

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All You Ever Wanted to Know About Craft Beer, Judith Boyle

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Close Encounters with Ireland's Invasive Species, Ken Boyle

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Why Aren't Prenuptial Agreements Legally Enforceable in Ireland, Lucy Ann Buckley

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How Dark Patterns Influence How You Behave Online, Leon Butler

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What Can Video Games Teach Us About Peace?, Gene Carolan

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Why are Russia's Middle-classes Backing Putin?, Ruth Casey

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A Nose for Wine: All You Need To Know About Sommeliers, Diarmuid Cawley

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Why Working From Home Is Good For You (And Everyone Else), Maebh Coleman, Marian Jennings, and Rowena Hennigan

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Making Laws in Ireland after Brexit, Cathal Curran

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How Sports Photography Tells a Story About Who We Are As a Nation, Siobhan Doyle

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'See yiz in Coppers': How To Make A Memorable GAA Victory Speech, Siobhan Doyle

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The Many Commemorative Rituals of Glasnevin Cemetary, Siobhan Doyle

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Why Do We Keep Resurrecting The Dead In Popular Culture?, Siobhan Doyle

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GAA Curses: Myth, Magic or Excuse?, Siobhán Doyle

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How An Organisation Like the GAA Can Help Vulnerable Young Men, Deirdre Duffy

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The Battle Between Fast Fashion and Sustainable Fashion, Deirdre Duffy

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Does Fashion Reflect the World Around Us?, Katriona Flynn

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Just What Does Luxury Mean In 2019, Katriona Flynn

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How HBO's Chernobyl Addresses 21st Century Concerns, Matt Fogarty

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Selling Fast: The Hidden World of Online Pricing, Edel Foley

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How Children and Older Adults Can Learn From One Another, Carmel Gallagher and Anne Fitzpatrick

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Brexit's Worrying Effect on Women in Northern Ireland., Yvonne Galligan

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Why AI Is An Opportunity Rather Than a Danger, Vihanga Gamage

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Taping Back Control: the Rewind of Cassette Culture, Mike Glennon

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What Was It Like To Go To The Doctor in Medieval Ireland?, Deborah Hayden

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Knowing When It's Time to Stop and Move On, Sinead Hewson

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Cooking the Books: the Recipe for a Successful Cookbok, Anke Klitzing

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Are you being served? The rise of robots in the services sector, Jennifer Lawlor

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Social Media Influencers And The Vexed Issue Of Full Disclosure, Margaret-Anne Lawlor

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The Ethics of Engineering, Diana Adela Martin

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Goodbye Dry January, Hello Hangover, Vanesa Martinez

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Why People Can Believe They're Smarter Than They Really Are, Vanesa Martinez

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Not Only Human: The Viruses in Your DNA, Vanessa Martinez

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The Science of Farting, Vanessa Martinez

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The Death of the Irish Rural Publican, James Mc Cauley

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10 Myths About Modern Tourism, Ziene Mottiar

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How To Attract Tourists To Rural Ireland, Ziene Mottiar

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Margaret Skinnider: From Maths Teacher to Easter 1916 Sharpshooter, Mary Moynihan

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How To Make a Brexit Christmas Pudding, Diarmaid Murphy and Kiera Mortimer

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How Chinese Migrants Are Adapting to Life in Ireland, Jun Ni

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Why It Matters To Be Media Smart, Brian O'Neill

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Who's Responsible For Childcare Behind Closed Doors in Irish Creches?, Jan A. Pettersen

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How do we restore life to our public spaces?, Bernadette Quinn

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How Should Cities and Resorts Deal With Overtourism, Bernadette Quinn

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How to Arrange an Orchestra of Personality Types, Arun Rao

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What Do Older Women Want From Fashion?, Amanda Ratcliffe

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Why Do We Find It So Hard to Stop Using Plastic Bottles, Aoife Ryan-Christensen

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How Bees Use the Waggle Dance as Google Maps for Pollen, Baljit Singh

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So You Want to be a Social Media Influencer, Fardus Sultan and Valerie Gannon

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The Art of Documenting War and Conflict, Ellen Thornton

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Is It Time for Ireland to Develop a National Soccer Museum?, Connell Vaughan

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Irish Soccer's Split Identity In The Age of Brexit, Connell Vaughan and Michael O'Hara

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100 years of Eva Perón, Mirna Vohnsen and Maria Belen Rabadan Vega

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How an Academy Award helped secure transgender rights in Chile, Mirna Vohnsen and Alejandra Crosta

Submissions from 2018

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What Makes a Good Judge, Brian M. Barry