Pat Dolan

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Young people in Northern Ireland have less interaction with others of different race, religion and age: “This environment is ripe for fostering extreme beliefs, actions and violence.” Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne

Young people in Northern Ireland live in more segregated communities with less diversity than previous generations, a report on the potential reunific(...)

Historian Catherine Corless. Photograph Reuters/Peter Nicholls

A project aimed at collecting the personal histories of people born at the Tuam mother-and-baby home was launched in Galway on Thursday. President of(...)

A window  was broken at the Masjid Maryam on the Old Monivea Road in Ballybrit, Co Galway on Tuesday. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Saying that the internet and social media are to blame for the radicalisation of some Muslims around the world is “a cop-out”, two leading US academic(...)

Actor Cillian Murphy and Prof Pat Dolan, director of the Unesco Child and Family Research Centre at NUI Galway

Cillian Murphy has a recurring dream: he’s in his school uniform, sitting at a desk and in the thick of the Leaving Cert all over again. “There are k(...)

Shelbourne chief executive Ollie Byrne is held back by a steward and goalkeeping coach Fred Davis during a clash with Drogheda United at Tolka Park in 2004. Photo: Andrew Paton/Inpho

“Nothing personal Emmet, but I’m suing you because I’ve had enough of that fat fuck.” I took a lot of angry calls from Shelbourne chief executive Oll(...)

Graham Barrett: ‘What is most frustrating is that the reasons we are so far behind are as clear as day. Our structures are outdated and they have been failing us for a long time, yet we still dance around the subject and pretend that we are doing something, when the reality is that we are not doing nearly enough.’

I believe there are huge issues at grassroots/underage level within Irish football - issues that are either not given enough recognition, underplayed (...)

NUIG’s Prof Pat Dolan: “It can be easily argued that while we have given forensic attention to the economic recovery, we have not yet given enough focus to the human cost and or recovery.”  Photograph: Aengus McMahon

Researchers need to “wake up” to the “lived experience of citizens” and produce work that is relevant now to families and communities, an NUI Galway ((...)

Stephen Kenny: has assembled a Dundalk team that has won successive league titles. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

It’s the guts of two decades now since Stephen Kenny sat opposite Vinny Perth and suggested the then teenage Dubliner’s career in football might be(...)

JK Rowling founded Lumos after reading about children being kept in caged beds. Photograph: Ian West/PA Wire

An international charity founded by Harry Potter creator JK Rowling is teaming up with NUI Galway on a project aimed at ending institutionalised care(...)

Prof Pat Dolan, head of the Unesco Child and Family Research Centre in NUI Galway: ‘Most of us take our family support for granted. You notice it only when you don’t have it.’  Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

One of the questions that went through the mind of Prof Pat Dolan when he heard about baby Maria, who was found abandoned on the side of a road in (...)

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