News & Events

A selection of news items concerning the NUI Maynooth Foundation.


  • ‘Crowdfunding creates opportunities for start-ups but requires cohesive strategy’
    NUI Maynooth ‘CONNECT’ links business with researchers
    Monday 7th April 2014:

  • NUI Maynooth is to permanently host the archive of the distinguished multilingual writer Pearse Hutchinson in the university’s library.  Hutchinson’s collection, which generated significant interest internationally, includes published and unpublished poetry, memoirs, letters to friends and fellow poets including Saul Bellow and Octavio Paz, and his own paintings and sketches. NUI Maynooth is employing a dedicated archivist for 12 months to develop the collection and the university will also establish an annual bursary in his honour. 

  • The Minister of State at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade with responsibility for Trade and Development Mr Joe Costello TD officially launched the new 3U MSc in Humanitarian Logistics and Emergency Management. The post graduate programme is the first collaboration of the 3U partners, NUI Maynooth, Dublin City University (DCU) and the Royal College of Surgeons (RCSI), and is the first step in creating richer educational opportunities for students. The launch took place at the Business School in DCU.

  • Researchers from NUI Maynooth, the Centre for the Study of Historic Houses and Estates (CSHIHE), the Russell Library and the National Library of Ireland gathered at the university today to unveil the results of unique research into 19th century records. The launch took place as part of a genealogy workshop today at NUI Maynooth for local history groups.

  • A new study launched today by children’s charity Archways, shows promising results for young Irish children with ADHD symptoms and suggests that training for parents may derive the greatest benefits for kids. 

  •  The commercialisation of research in Ireland has the potential to create a significant number of jobs, increase exports and create revenue, according to Dr John Scanlan, Director of Commercialisation at NUI Maynooth. Dr Scanlan was speaking in advance of ‘Connect 2013’, an event which will link businesses with research teams in order to facilitate collaborative R&D partnerships.

  • Paddy Harrington Golf Scholar wins R&A Tournament at St. Andrews

    Gary Hurley, one of the Paddy Harrington Golf Scholars at NUI Maynooth captured the highly regarded R&A Scholars Bursary Tournament yesterday at St. Andrews in Scotland. Hurley clinched the men's event after winning the first hole of a sudden death play-off against Craig Howie from the University of Stirling. The 20 year-old from NUI Maynooth calmly rolled in a five foot par putt on the 1st hole of the Old Course and watched as Howie failed to hole his slightly shorter putt.

  • A leadership symposium this weekend organised under the 3U Partnership, a collaboration between NUI Maynooth, the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) and Dublin City University, explored leadership and highlighted innovation in the fields of education and healthcare.

  • SFI has announced funding to develop the science and technology required by industry to generate energy from wave, tidal and floating wind devices. Prof John Ringwood, Professor of Electronic Engineering and Director of the Centre for Ocean Energy Reseach (COER) at NUI Maynooth, was announced as one of the Co-PI’s in MaREI , the Centre for Marine Renewable Energy Ireland. The Research Centre was one of seven announced today by Richard Bruton TD, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation and Sean Sherlock, TD, Minister for Research and Innovation

  • The Department of Law, NUI Maynooth, has announced today that the Honorable Society of King's Inns has accredited its new four-year, full-time undergraduate LL.B. Bachelor of Laws degree. This adds to the department’s portfolio of accredited law degrees, which includes the B.C.L. (with a focus on Law & Arts) and the B.B.L. (with a focus on Law & Business).

  • Professor Philip Nolan Appointed President of NUI Maynooth


    The Governing Authority of NUI Maynooth today confirmed the appointment of Professor Philip Nolan as President of the University. He will take up the position on 15th August 2011.

  • NUI Maynooth today announced the establishment of the Callan Research Institute which will focus on the application of computer and communications technology to real world problems. The Callan Institute, which is already working with Intel, NXP and Alcatel Lucent, will prioritise working with industry to identify and answer relevant research questions in ICT technologies.

  • The inaugural Lt. General Dermot Earley Prize for the outstanding dissertation on the Certificate in Strategic Leadership programme at NUI Maynooth has been awarded to Lt. Colonel Patrick Mc Daniel. The award is named in honour of Lt. General Dermot Earley, former Chief of Staff of the Defence Forces, who died earlier this year.

  • NUI Maynooth has today reported an increase in Leaving Cert points required for entry to the majority of its courses. The points have been driven upwards by the increasing number of applications, with the University recording it’s highest ever number of applicants this year.

  • The Taoiseach Mr Brian Cowen T.D. today announced the establishment of a new Centre for Conflict Intervention at NUI Maynooth to honour Senator Edward M Kennedy. The Taoiseach and Professor John Hughes, President of NUI Maynooth, met with Jean Kennedy Smith, Victoria Kennedy and members of the Kennedy family prior to the announcement.

  • Minister Conor Lenihan TD today announced that Dr. Ross O’Neill, researcher at the Hamilton Institute, who is developing  a  revolutionary  treatment  for Tinnitus, is the winner of the Enterprise Ireland 'One to Watch' Award 2010. “This is an excellent example of the commercialisation of research” the Minister stated.