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Music Festivals, Inclusion and Public Spaces

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Creating a Positive Energy City Centre in Limerick

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Using psychology and the power of collective identities to combat adversity

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Research Soapbox

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Personalised medicine and the pharmacy of the future

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Importance and challenges of getting the right wheelchair

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Engineering Physical Activity in Breast Cancer

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Technology in Education: Why content is key

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Building teacher knowledge for quality mathematics education in Ireland

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Improving mathematics proficiency among Irish school children has long been a topic of national debate. The research team at EPI*STEM, the national centre for STEM Education based at the University of Limerick (UL), play a key role in highlighting the subject’s challenges and providing solutions.  EPI*STEM’s research uncovered a fundamental barrier to mathematical attainment.

Examining zero hours and low hours work in Ireland: regulation and the ‘grey zone’ of work

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Zero hours work is work with no guaranteed hours. Researchers at the Kemmy Business School (KBS), University of Limerick, have been examining the prevalence and impact of zero hours work and low hours work amongst Irish employees. Their government-commissioned 2015 report titled ‘A Study on the Prevalence of Zero Hours Contracts Among Irish Employers and Their Impact on Employees’ contained a series of recommendations on how to improve workers’ rights.