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 2021

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4 Steps To Make Dublin A Better Walking City, Ken Boyle

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What A Photographer Sees When He Visualises John McGahern's Work, Paul Butler

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All You Need To Know About The Johnson & Johnson Covid Vaccine, Ryan Craig

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What's Behind The Emergence of the Far Right in Irish politics?, Kevin Cunningham

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The High Cost of Outsourcing Manufacturing, Kevin Delaney

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How Should Ireland Commemorate Covid-19?, Siobhan Doyle

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How Should Ireland Commemorate Covid-19?, Siobhan Doyle

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Why We Need To Forget About Ireland's 2030 World Cup Bid, Siobhan Doyle

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All You Ever Wanted to Know About Fabrics, Katriona Flynn

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A 'Totally Inequitable' Tax System For Those Working From Home, Thomas Kane

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Five Reasons Why Walk And Talk Meetings Should Be A Thing Of The Future, Catherine Kelly

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Here Are 5 Secret Steps To Living A More Meaningful Life, Catherine Kelly

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The Truth About Pollen And Why It's Nothing To Be Sniffed At, Emma Markey

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5 Ways For Us To Value Water In Our Daily Lives, Alacoque McAlpine and Patrice Behan

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How Dessert Became The Bling Course At 18th Century Dinners, Tara McConnell

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Meet The 18th Century Irish Gents Obsessed With Plates And Dishes, Tara McConnell

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Has The Pandemic Killed Off The Suit As We Know It?, Kerry Meakin

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What Motivates a Whistleblower?, Maeve O'Connell

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How Functional Outdoor Clothing Became Fashion's Next Big Thing, Michael O'Connor

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How To Manage Equality, Diversity and Inclusion In The Workplace, Ashley O'Donoghue

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Why Corsets Are Still Not Out Of Bounds For Women, Molly Quinlan and Dee Duffy

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How To Create Spaces in Our Cities for Creativity to Thrive, Diane Tangney

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How Global Brands Try To Woo Local Markets, Connell Vaughan

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Wish You Were Here: 18th Century Tourism's Picturesque Views, Connell Vaughan

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What's The Size of Your Next-Day Delivery's Carbon Footprint?, Sabrina Zhang and Nikolaos Valantasis Kanellos

Submissions from 2020

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

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Should Seamus Woulfe resign from the Supreme Court?, Brian M. Barry Dr

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

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4 Steps to Make Dublin a Better Walking City, Ken Boyle

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How The Movement of People Has Always Spread Infections, Eiimear Cleary

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

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What's Actually In The Covid-19 vaccine?, Ryan Craig

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The Psychology Behind Voting for Donald Trump or Joe Biden, Kevin Cunningham

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How Our Food Habits Changed During The Pandemic, Aisling Daly

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The High Cost of Outsourcing Manufacturing, Kevin Delaney

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How to Design Products to Make People Feel Happier, Kevin Delaney and Colm O'Kane

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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 Protests and Activism In Sport, Siobhan Doyle

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A Short History of Shemozzles In The GAA, Siobhan Doyle

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Debunking some of the myths around Bloody Sunday, Siobhan Doyle

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How a French Graphic Novel Tells the Story of Bloody Sunday 1920, Siobhan Doyle

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How Christy Ring Became Hurling's Reluctant Superstar, Siobhan Doyle

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How GAA Managers Have Changed the Landscape of the Game, Siobhan Doyle

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Hurling, Football and Savage Winter Weather, 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 Story of Bloody Sunday and Tipperary Football's Rise and Fall, 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 Does Ireland Have a Problem Preserving the Past?, Siobhan Doyle

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

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Why Was the GAA Uncomfortable Remembering Bloody Sunday Victims?, Siobhan Doyle

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The Story of the Shelbourne Player and Hitler's Nazis, Sean Fitzpatrick

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All You Ever Wanted to Know About Fabrics, Katriona Flynn

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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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Step it up: is 10,000 really the magic number for steps in a day?, Angie Hartnett

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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 6 More Weeks of Lockdown Will Test the Nation's Unity, Catherine Kelly

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

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How We Should Mark International Day of People with Disabilities, Catherine Kelly

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It's Time to End Our Toxic Relationship with Donald Trump, Catherine Kelly

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

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Your Guide to the Foods Associated with Halloween in Ireland, Máirtín Mac Con Iomaire

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

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10 Ways to Become a Sustainable Fashion Consumer, Alacoque McAlpine

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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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Is Donald Trump Really a Strongman Leader?, Anna Maria Mullally

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What Will The Rest of Europe Be Watching On TV Over Christmas?, Anna Maria Mullally

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Does Wearing Glasses Make Your Child's Eyesight Worse?, Martin O'Brien

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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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How To Turn Shellfish Waste Into Bioplastics, Fionn O'Fearghail

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The Second Deadliest Volcanic Eruption of the 20th Century, Juan Pablo Osorio and Hugo Murcia

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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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Are We Protecting Older People To Within An Inch of Their Lives?, Joe Tierney

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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

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How Hi-Vis Clothes Make Us Think That Cycling is Dangerous, Nadia Williams

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