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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Where Have All The Truck Drivers Gone?, Declan Allen

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Why You Currently Can't Get The Goods You Want In The Shops, Declan Allen

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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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The Ins and Outs of Constituency Polling for Political Parties, Kevin Cunningham

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What's Behind The Emergence Of The Far Right In Irish politics?, Kevin Cunningham

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

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How Ireland Can Rethink It's Approach To School Meals And Food Education, Michelle Darmody

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The High Cost of Outsourcing Manufacturing, Kevin Delaney

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5 Moments Which Changed Irish Olympic History, Siobhan Doyle

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From Toys To Streakers, How Fans Can Disrupt Sporting Events, Siobhan Doyle

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How Ireland's County Boundaries Define Us, Siobhan Doyle

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How Should Ireland Commemorate Covid-19?, Siobhan Doyle

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

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Is it time to bring Gaelic games back to the Olympics?, Siobhan Doyle

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No More Davy Fitz: Should the GAA bring in silent sidelines?, Siobhan Doyle

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The Stories Behind Four Famous GAA One-Liners, Siobhan Doyle

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The Story Behind John Lavery's Controversial Painting of Roger Casement, Siobhan Doyle

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Why Are So Many GAA Teams Sporting Commemorative Jerseys?, Siobhan Doyle

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Why Are So Many GAA Teams Sporting Commemorative Jerseys?, 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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What Roy Keane And Mike Tyson Can Teach Us About Emotion Management, Eoghan Guiry

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Why We Went Mad For Nostalgia In The Last Year, Aisling Hoban and Valerie Gannon

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68% Of Under 40s Likely To Say Yes To AstraZeneca or Janssen Jab, Emma Howard

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What TikTok Filters Tell Us About Our Pursuit of Perfection, Jill Humby and Tara Rooney

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

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How Our Tax System Rewards Foreign Investors In Irish Property, Thomas Kane

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How Our Tax System Rewards Foreign Investors In Irish Property, Thomas Kane

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Are Your Bathroom Scales Weighing Heavily On Your Mind?, Catherine Kelly

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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 Physical and emotional health benefits of living with a dog, Catherine Kelly

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Why You Should Never Dig A Bigger Hole To Defend Your Mistakes, 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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How DNA Is Used To Catch A Killer, Sean McDermott

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How DNA Is Used To Catch A Killer, Sean McDermott

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

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Why Predictive Testing Is The Next Challenge For Radiotherapy, Dinesh Medipally

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Why Predictive Testing Is The Next Challenge For Radiotherapy, Dinesh Kumar Reddy Medipally Dr

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JFK And The Long Shadow Caused By The Bay of Pigs, Brian Murphy

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The CEO Is On Mute: The rise and rise of virtual AGMs, Maeve O'Connell

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The CEO Is On Mute: The rise and rise of virtual AGMs, Maeve O'Connell

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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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How Ground Subsidence Affects The Safety Of Buildings, Juan Pablo Osorio

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What Is Mica And Why Is It So Problematic For Irish Homeowners?, Juan Pablo Osorio

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How We See Colours, Mariana Pagkratidou

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

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How The Pandemic Impacted Vision Impaired Runners, Joan Ryan

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

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Can The 'Wicked Problem' Of Housing In Ireland Ever Be Solved?, Paul Umfreville

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How Global Brands Try To Woo Local Markets, Connell Vaughan

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Why It's Time To Face Up To The Climate Change Costs Of Culture, 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